Community Resources


Virtual Parent Cafe

  • Tuesdays: Okotoks / Heritage Heights / Red Deer Lake
  • Wednesdays: High River / Cayley / Blackie
  • Thursdays: Black Diamond / Turner Valley / Millarville / Longview

The Foothills School Division Minds Matter Team invites parents to a weekly online cafe to support mental health and wellness!

  • 12:30 - 12:40 Weekly Learning
  • 12:40 - 1:30 Q&A, Join anytime!

Our team of supports will be happy to discuss topics such as:  

  • how to cope and maintain routine during the pandemic
  • accessing community supports and resources
  • strategies to support yourself as a parent or your family

Join Google Meet or if you are connecting via landline, please call Loriann Salmon, (403)-422-0328.


Free Upcoming Parent Education Webinars

Offered by Community Education Service. To view a webinar register here.


Kids Have Stress Too
May 27th  from 1:00-2:30 and May 28th from 6:00-7:30
An introduction to key aspects of early childhood and brain development, and the crucial role parents and professionals play in buffering the impact of stress on kids. Learn strategies to help young children become aware of and manage stress in fun and engaging ways.


Emotional Regulation Using Mindfulness
June 4th, 6:30-8:30
Are you finding it difficult to find balance in this challenging time? Explore how, for most of us, our survival responses (fight, flight or freeze) are currently going haywire. Learn how mindfulness practices can help to regulate your childs emotions, boost immunity, decrease anxieties, improve focus, concentration, and improve our overall sense of well-being. Participants will be invited through guided mindfulness activities during the session. 


The Core Story of Brain Development: Learning, Growing, and Developing in Uncertain Times
June 11, 1:00-3:00
Even though it feels like the world has come to a strange stand still, children’s brains are still learning, growing, and developing. This session will provide information on brain development and how early life experiences, including COVID 19, are stored into a child’s brain and body,