Parent Link Centre

About

The Parent Link Centre is a hub for Aboriginal parents and caregivers seeking information and support on how to assist with their children’s learning, development, and health. Each day begins with a smudge and a prayer to give thanks to the Creator. A ceremonial room is open to anyone in need of spiritual guidance. At the Parent Link Centre, people can access weekly programming on men’s traditional parenting, restoring our spirits or anger management, and parenting as grandparents.

There are always opportunities for cultural crafts such as rattle and blanket making, as well as breakfasts and Cree-active Story Time with Elders. An Outreach worker connects families to whatever resources they need (milk coupons, bus tickets, programming from partners, information on nutrition, etc.). An Early Childhood Development Worker focuses on child development and can conduct parenting assessments. Programs offered at the Parent Link Centre fall into four areas: parent education, family support, early child development, and support and referral. Some partners include Crystal Kids, Stollery Hospital, Spruce Ave School, and Ben Calf Robe School.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Programming

Mom’s R Us
Mondays 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Sewing Circle
Mondays 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Baby Bounce Toddler Tumble
Tuesdays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm (*At the Crystals Kids Centre located at 8718 – 118 Avenue)

Men’s Group
Tuesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Presentation Nights
Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Collective Kitchen
Every second Wednesday 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Summer Programming

Dads program: The Aboriginal Parent Link Center is proud to present Dad’s Have Fun Too! Come enjoy activities and food with other Dads.  For more information click >here<

Camp Day: Looking for fun cultural crafts and activities to do as a family? The Aboriginal Parent Link is offering a day camp for you and your family. For more information click >here<

Elder’s Program:Join the Aboriginal Parent Link staff on a spiritual journey to the Lac St. Anne Pilgrimage. Daily transportation will be provided. For more information click >here<

APLC May 2017 Calendar