Serving Families – East Campus


Our East Campus in Forest Lawn, provides services and programs with a focus on serving families, but also with programs for adults and seniors too.
It is our commitment to help strengthen the community, and we do this by providing opportunities for families and individuals to learn, grow, and connect.


Helping with Essentials

We provide emergency food hampers and other aids to help those struggling with food security.  

By relieving the burden and stress of figuring out where their next meal is coming from, we give individuals and families the freedom to focus on other areas where growth and support may be needed.  

We support in the moment, but also offer proactive and preventative solutions to the variety of barriers many low-income Calgarians face.

Annual Family Support Programs
We offer three annual programs that help ensure parents with limited incomes can still provide significant childhood experiences for their children –
Summer Camp subsidies, back to school Backpack Program, and our Christmas Toy Program. Registration for each program will be available here on our website.


Learning and Engagement Opportunities

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

By helping our clients enhance their English language skills it’s our hope that they will be able to further their careers, education, financial security, social stability, and day-to-day lives in Canada.

Financial Literacy

Managing finances is an important life skill.  We offer support to low income individuals and families and provide tools that will help them to manage and improve their financial situation.  Clients can access information about everything from assets, budgeting, banking, credit, and consumerism, and learn about the technical and behavioural components of financial literacy.

Client Tax Return Program

The ability to understand, access necessary tools, and complete and submit an annual tax return is a significant barrier for many. Through this program we help individuals attain, mitigate poverty and remove the barriers to filing, helping ensure access to government financial support and subsidies and ultimately helping to bolster overall household finances.

Parent and Child Programming

A variety of programs for ages 0 – 12 encourage and support learning. Many programs also help parents and children connect and learn together. Check out the calendar for dates, times and registration details.

Youth Engagement and Leadership

Youth of all ages living in low-income households often struggle with literacy, adding to the variety of barriers that make them vulnerable to bullying, mental health issues, isolation, addiction and more.  We provide physical aids (Backpack program) and engagement and education programs to help youth develop pre-reading skills, language and comprehension skills, social skills, self- esteem and confidence. We want to support youth of all ages to stay in school, make healthy choices and access opportunities for further education and career development. Healthy, happy, supported youth can become the future leaders their communities need.

Programming for Seniors

Seniors are always welcome to participate in Adult Education classes and community events, but soon we will also offer unique program just for seniors.  Watch out for events listed in blue in the calendar. 

Recreation Space

Our big beautiful recreation space and great community partners allow for a wide variety of opportunities to be healthy and active.

Soccer, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Table Tennis, Pickleball . . . and more!   Skateboard programs will resume in the Fall.  

What’s happening at the Community Resource Centre?

To learn more about any of these programs, please call 403.410.1160 or email:

East Campus

(403) 410-1160

#100, 5115 17 Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2A 0V8