North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) is a “HUB” location for parents and caregivers to receive extra support and learn new skills related to all things parenting.

Through the HUB, we have formal partnerships with several programs so we can provide the best quality support to families, funded by the Government of Alberta. Our “spoke” services include the Boys and Girls Club/Big Brothers Big Sisters, Creating Hope Society, KARA Family Resource Centre and the YMCA of Northern Alberta. All of our services are free of charge.

More Information & Self-Referrals

To refer yourself, a client or family to the North Central Family Resource Network (FRN), please click the button below and complete the form. For more information, please contact our team at or 780–377–3730.

Our Services

Boys and Girls Club/Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boys and Girls Club/Big Brothers Big Sisters offer varied social connections and supports programs that aim to facilitate and promote a child and youth’s spiritual, emotional, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development to assist them in reaching their developmental potential. Their programs provide ‘brain-building’ opportunities for children and youth to build positive supportive relationships with their parents, peers and other adults and to learn executive functioning skills such as emotional self-regulation, decision-making and planning ahead.

Find out more about the Boys and Girls Club/Big Brothers Big Sisters:

P: 780-424-8181 | 
10135 89 Street, Edmonton, AB T5H 1P6

Creating Hope Society

Using Indigenous Ways of Knowing and specific staff and resources, parent education and family support programming will serve families with children and youth 0-18 years old. Parent and caregiver education and family support are intended to help families gain knowledge about parenting and their child’s development.

Through the Strengthening Homefires Cultural Support Program, the Creating Hope Society is focusing on early intervention and prevention programs to support participants and provide a strength-based approach to enhance families’ capacities by addressing understanding, strength, needs and goal-setting.

Find out more about the Creating Hope Society:

P: 780-477-7961 |
Room 2 - 9538 107 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 0T7

KARA Family Resource Centre

Designed to foster interactive play and learning between parents and their children, Early Childhood Development programming reflects the ‘learning by doing’ philosophy. This is an important part of KARA Family Resource Centre. Parents will receive information on healthy child development, access to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and help identifying any potential developmental issues. You can also seek referrals to appropriate resources to address any concerns.

Find out more about KARA Family Resource Centre:

P: 780-478-5396 |
6717 132 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5C 2A4

Caregiver Education by YMCA Family Connect

Our Caregiver Education program offers a variety of workshops for multiple age groups that target specific parent and caregiver needs and concerns, including development, wellness, discipline, family resilience, children's development, co-parenting and blended families. Workshops are also offered to children and teens to support their anxiety, grief and loss, wellness, self-esteem and development.

Family Connect also creates opportunities for parents to meet and discuss real-life issues with their peers.

Find a workshop

Find out more about YMCA Caregiver and Parent Education:
P: 587-709-5353 | e:

Family Supports by YMCA Family Connect

Family Supports is an early intervention program that provides support to families with children aged 7 to 18 in the North Central Edmonton area. Parents are supported to create a nurturing and safe family environment, build resiliency within themselves and their children, build new social connections and learn about positive parenting and child development.

Find out more about Family Supports:
P: 587-709-5353 | E:

Home Visitation by YMCA Family Connect

Home Visitation provides support for families with children aged 0-6 yrs (including prenatal), in the North Central Edmonton area. Supports include early intervention, strengthening family connections, coaching and support for parents, families and caregivers. Support is provided virtually and in-home.

Find out more about Home Visitation:
P: 587-709-5353 | E:

North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) is a collaboration between Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area, Creating Hope Society of Alberta, KARA Family Resource Centre and YMCA of Northern Alberta with funding from the Government of Alberta.

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