Family Resources

Other Programs & Services For Children and Families

Edgerton Public Library

5037 - 50 Avenue
Edgerton, Ab
Email: librarian@edgertonlibrary.ab.ca
Phone: 780 755 3938 ext 7
Website: www.edgertonlibrary.ab.ca

Edgerton Public School

5216 - 53 Street
Edgerton, Ab
Email: Edgerton@btps.ca
Phone 780 755 3810
Website: www.edgerton.btps.ca

Edgerton Public School is a K - 12 Public School. Edgerton Public School offers students small classes and a safe and fun learning environment. A small teacher-to-student ratio allows the staff to encourage all individuals to excel in many different areas. The School also has a strong and active Parent Council.
The School is a social hub in the Edgerton community as well, with many different groups and organizations utilizing the facilities for their programs.

Buffalo Trail School Division

Central Office - 1041 - 10A Street
Wainwright, Ab
Phone: 780 842 6144
Email: central_office@btps.ca
Website: www.btps.ca

Family School Liason Program (FSL) 

Family School Liason Program (FSL) provides short term social/emotional counselling (skills and strategies) to children/students and their families in Buffalo Trail Schools and East Central Catholic Schools. 
Please contact Edgerton Public School for further program information, schedules and availability. 

Wainwright & District Parent Link

902 - 5th Avenue (lower level)
Wainwright, Ab
Email: edc@silvercrest.ca
Phone 780 842 2505
Website: www.wdplc.ca

Parent Link Provides free parenting and play programs to meet the needs of the families and communities in the service area. Parents and caregivers can participate in a wide variety of activities and information sessions.
  • Parent Link provides 5 Core Services:
  • Parent Education
  • Early Childhood Development and Care
  • Family Support
  • Information and Referrals
  •  Developmental Screening

Parent Link provides PLOW (Parent Link on Wheels), a drop in playgroup with weekly programming for families with children aged 0 - 6, in the communities of Edgerton, Irma and Chauvin. PLOW in Edgerton takes place on Thursday mornings 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the Edgerton School in the Eagles Nest Program Room.

Wainwright & District Family and Community Services

902 - 5th Avenue (upstairs)
Wainwright, Ab
Email: fcsom@silvercrest.ca
Phone: 780 842 2555
Website: www.wdfcs.ca

The mission of Wainwright & District Family and Community Services is to 'Increase the quality of life for our community through preventative programming, information, awareness and volunteerism.

Programs for children and families include:
  • Counselling
The psychologist provides short term, solution focused counselling to individuals, couples, youth and families. Fees for this professional service are subsidized by WDFCS for residents in the service area of the Municipal District of Wainwright including, Edgerton, Irma, Chauvin and Wainwright. By appointment only.
  • Parent Link
Providing opportunities to play with your children in a large indoor playground, make crafts, and learn through play focused activities for children ages 0-6.
  • Parent Link on Wheels
Providing Edgerton, Irma and Chauvin a weekly program.


Healthy Families 

Family & Community Services Office 
902 - 5 Avenue
Wainwright, Ab T9W 1C7 
Phone: 780 842 5481 
Email: Carina Fletcher cfletcher@cafcl.org
    or WainwrightReferral@cafcl.org 
Website: www.cafcl.ca/healthyfamilies 

The Mission of Healthy Families is to work in partnership with families to provide information and support that encourages positive and responsive parenting, promotes child well-being and nurtures healthy development of children during the early years of life through home visitation services.

Healthy Families provides prevention programs aimed to help parents and parents-to-be build healthy families by providing the support needed to create healthy homes. During home visitation facilitators provide moms, dads, families and caregivers who are expecting (prenatally) or have infants/children 0-6 years of age with information 
  •  support in areas of positive-child relationships
  • increasing parenting knowledge
  • promoting family wellness 
  • fostering healthy child development 
  • creating a safe stimulating home environment 
  • support to access a network of formal and informal services and supports in the community. 

The Program is voluntary, with no fee. Anyone can refer, including: self; Parents; Friends; Public Health Nurses; Social Workers; Teachers; Physicians; Prenatal Instructors. Program is available to anyone in the Villages of Edgerton, Chauvin, Irma, Town of Wainwright and MD of Wainwright. 




Alberta Health Services:

Speech Language Pathology

Provincial Building
810 - 14th Avenue
Wainwright, Ab
Phone: 1-866-937-7476 (Coordinated Intake), 780 842 4077

Speech-language pathology partners with families, schools and health care providers to support children who have trouble communicating due to speech, language, voice, stuttering, or swallowing concerns.

Services:
  • may be provided together with other services, such as Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy
  • may include assessment, consultation, treatment, follow-up, and co-ordination of services
  • can be provided on an individual or group basis
  • may be offered in many settings, including health centre/clinic, home, school, and community
  • are based on the family priorities and goals
  • health promotion and public education

Occupational Therapy

Provincial Building
810 - 14th Avenue
Wainwright, Ab
Phone: 1-866-937-7474 (Coordinated Intake), 780 842 4077

Occupational Therapy partners with families, schools and health care providers to support the child's ability to participate in daily activities.

Services:
  • may be provided together with other services, such as Speech Language Pathology or Physical Therapy
  • may include assessment, consultation, treatment, follow-up, and co-ordination of services
  • can be provided on an individual or group basis
  • may be offered in many settings, including health centre/clinic, home, school, and community
  • are based on the family priorities and goals
  • • health promotion and public education