Our Child and Family Services Team is settling into their new home in Forest Lawn with a wide variety of programs for families. It is exciting to have children in the space – learning, laughing, and growing!

BabySong for ages 0-2 with a parent (or two!) is a fun interactive time with music and song allowing for moments of connection and joy between parents and their little ones. Beginning May 7, this program will run 10AM to 11:30AM every Tuesday.

The Come & Play program, for ages 0-5 (also with parent), is a more comprehensive program with stories, crafts, circle time and independent play. Again, this program lets parents and children enjoy connecting with one another and with other children and parents. This program is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 10AM – 11:30AM.

School Readiness runs Thursdays from 9:30-11:30AM for children ages 3-5. This program helps children prepare for a smooth transition into formal schooling through play, structured activities, and socialization opportunities. Parents do not participate in this program, but are required to remain on-site.

Our After S’Cool Club, for ages 6-12, runs Thursday from 3:30 – 5:00PM. Kids can get help with homework, participate in educational games, and can also enjoy some art and sports activities. 

The above programs require registration – email or call 403-410-1160.

We have other great opportunities for kids too like chess tournaments, bike events and, thanks to great partner organizations, skateboarding and soccer! 

Of course, our annual programs – summer camp, backpacks, and Christmas Toys – support kids and families throughout the year. Right now we are focusing on backpacks (check out our Share with Us page) to see how you can help, so that we can be ready to distribute our goal of 3000 backpacks to support low-income families in August.

As always, we also provide help with basic needs like Emergency Food Hampers, Infant Essentials, and connection to other resources as needed.

Together, let’s support families and help raise a generation of happy, healthy kids!



We pride ourselves on being welcoming . . . an open door to all in need.  What is news to many though, is that much of what happens at The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary) is about opening doors out!  We open doors for our clients to the services and aids available to them – doors to solutions and opportunities – offering hope and respect as they transform their lives to step out into their community with their heads held high.  

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