Do you want to strengthen your parenting skills and your self-esteem as a parent?

We offer a variety of parent groups and workshops throughout the year. The groups are open to all families with children living in the city of Edmonton.
To register for one of our parent groups or workshops please phone 780-471-3737.
Programs are offered in number of locations:

  • Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre, 9516 114 Avenue Edmonton
  • RJ Scott School – Parent Link Centre, 11610 38 Street NW Edmonton
  • Ubuntu Centre – 14023 Victoria Trail NW Edmonton
  • St. John’s Cultural Centre – 10611 – 110 Avenue NW Edmonton
  • Riverdale Community League – 9231 – 100 Ave Edmonton

For more details including date, time, and location of our groups and workshops please see our Program & Services Guide or our Events page.



CHILD DEVELOPMENT  PROGRAMS

Stay and Play

The FREE indoor play space is for families with children 0-6 years old. Enjoy playtime with your children and meet new friends. Toys, activities and nutritional snacks are provided.


One is Fun, Time for Two

Toddlers’ time at Norwood! Come and meet other toddlers and parents and enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, movement and activities.

Children aged 1-2 years. Encourage and support your child’s learning through play and fun.

Nutritious snack provided


PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Growing Together

A positive and safe gathering place for pregnant women and new moms!

Have some fun, meet other moms, and access information and FREE resources. All children are welcome and snack is provided. Bring a friend!

Delivered in partnership with the Health for Two Program and Alberta Health Services.


Triple P – Positive Parenting Program

When it comes to raising kids, everyone has an opinion. There are so many ideas out there. So how do you know what’s best and what works?

Triple P gives parents simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life. Problems like toddler tantrums or teenage rebellion, self-esteem issues, bedtime battles, disobedience, aggression – Triple P can help you deal with them all and more.

Seminar and Discussion Topics include:

  • Raising Resilient Children
  • Raising Competent & Confident Children
  • Positive Parenting
  • Dealing with Disobedience
  • Managing Fighting and Aggression
  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines
  • Hassle-free Shopping with Children
  • After the Fire
  • Parenting in Two Cultures
  • 8-week Program for a variety of parenting skills

Incredible Years

The Incredible Years parent training series is an Evidence Based Program that focuses on strengthening parenting competencies (e.g., monitoring, positive discipline, confidence) and fostering parent’ involvement in children’s school experiences to promote academic, social and emotional competencies and reduce conduct problems. In collaboration with Alberta Health Services Staff, this program is for parents aged 5-12.


Handle with Care

We help children take care of their bodies – let’s talk about taking care of their social and emotional health as well! Join us in this NEW and interactive program for parents and caregivers of young children (0-6 years old) to talk about different strategies to help children grow and become healthy adults!

In the group, we will talk about different strategies to help children:

  • Build trust and attachment
  • Build and enhance self-esteem
  • Understand emotions and express them in healthy ways
  • Build positive relationships with others

Parenting in Two Cultures

This group is for parents who are interested in bringing together the best of two cultures: Canadian and their own – to raise healthy, happy children in Canada without losing the traditions and culture that they value.

Through fun, interactive activities, parents share their stories and learn about parenting practices from other cultural groups. Parents also support each other as they explore how to use their prior knowledge and experiences in a new environment as well as develop additional skills that are appropriate and helpful for them and their families.

Nutritious snack and limited child-minding provided.


Longhouse Red Road Healing Society

Join us for the Longhouse series! An evening full of family fun that includes supper and refreshments.

We will have activities for the whole family including: nature walks, crafts, rhyming, story time, parenting information, cultural learnings, resource sharing, music, and so much more!


Literacy and Parenting Skills (L.A.P.S.)

Join us and celebrate working together as families. This FREE group is part of the Longhouse Program. Come meet new people while we talk about family values, traditions, food choices for your children, parenting strategies, and more! The activities will focus on a new topic each week.

Child-minding and light supper provided through our partnership with the Red Road Healing Society and E4C


Tip Thursday

Do you have any questions about parenting, child development, or other Norwood programs and services? Come join us for some refreshments and to speak to knowledgeable Norwood facilitator! Some of the new things we would be happy to help you with include:

  • Parenting Tips
  • Information on Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire
  • Information on milk coupons
  • Much, much more

Empower -U

The Empower U program is a 12 week financial literacy program that provides you with the opportunity to improve your ability to take control of your finances, reduce debt and save money. The benefits of Empower U include learning how to manager your money more effectively, and the opportunity to receive up to $600 in FREE matched savings!

Topics include budgeting, money personalities, consumerism, credit, home ownership, debt repayment, plus lots more.

The program is 12- sessions and is available to men, women and couples. The program is presented in partnership with the United Way and ATB Financial.

Dinner is provided.


Each One Teach One

Learning to effectively manage your money is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your family. Norwood is proud to offer the following financial literacy seminars presented by United Way and Financial Pathways Collaborative. These seminars will help you build the knowledge, skills and confidence to reach a whole new level of financial freedom!

  • Introduction to Basic Budgeting
  • Debt Smarts
  • Building a Healthy Credit History
  • RRSPs & Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA)
  • Introduction to Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs)
  • Building a Healthy Credit History

Be a Great Dad

An opportunity to learn some great tips and strategies to develop closer relationships with your kids. Take the Great Dad Challenge to become a better dad and father. This is a 4-week program created by dads, for dads.

Nutritious dinner provided and limited child minding available.


PARENT GROUPS

 

Father’s Club

Talk about guy stuff and do guy things – Father Club.  For guys who are fathers, father figures, or going to be a father.  Father Club meets once a month, EVERY MONTH.


Cooking Groups

Parents can attend cooking groups to increase their knowledge of proper nutrition as well as make food that is simple yet nutritious and based on the Canada Food Guide. Everything is provided. Limited child-minding available.


Meditation Through Movement

Join us in this FREE 1-hour class where you will have the opportunity to improve your ability to focus on the present relax and regulate emotions & feelings. Yoga mats are provided.


 

PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)

We value parent involvement at Norwood and believe in fostering a sense of program ownership with the families we work with.

Our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is a dedicated group of parents that come together to support Norwood’s programs and activities.

PAC meets on a monthly basis to support the planning and delivery of agency events and activities and provide program planning and evaluation input. Some of the great activities our PAC team organized include the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations. PAC provides an opportunity for families to shape the direction of our programming, make a positive impact and foster a strong sense of community.

PAC is fun, and a great way to meet other families in the community.

To get involved, please contact Carola at 780.471.3737