The Athabasca Family Centre

The Athabasca Family Centre is all about connecting parents to parents and the resources in their community. We serve all parents and caregivers who need support, information, training, or programs to improve their parenting skills and provide children with a good start in life.  The Family Centre includes a group meeting room and indoor and outdoor play/activity areas. They are all safe places for you and your child to gather with others to learn and spend time together.

Working together to nurture children’s development by engaging,

supporting, and educating families within their communities.


Parenting has a powerful impact on children’s learning and behavior. Positive parent-child relationships support the development of healthy, responsible and happy children. Family Centre staff work together with the Early Childhood Development Program to provide services.

Programs available to support parents and families or for children and to provide social interaction. Athabasca County is part of a provincial network of similar centres that provide parents and caregivers with free resources and support. Their goal is to develop nurturing environments to support early childhood development. Enjoy playtime with your children and socialize with other parents/caregivers.

The environment provided by parents and other caregivers during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood is crucial to laying a good foundation for later development. Comprehensive, community-based parent support programs can have a positive, long-term effect on a child’s development. Children come first in all Parent Link program services and activities!

Do programs cost anything?

Programs are FREE, except when partnered with other agencies or businesses.

What does the Family Centre do?

Parenting Classes – Triple P, Family Support, and Early Learning.

Is the Family Centre connected to Children Services?

No, the Athabasca Family Centre is voluntary and everyone is welcome.

What programs does the Family Centre offer?

We offer many activities for families and children such as Drop In, Craft Time, Tiny Chef, Families Together, Salsa Tots, Ready, Set, Kindergarten, Partners in Time and Play and Say. Other programs and services include; parent education, Active Parenting, Triple P Parenting and developmental screens.

The Athabasca Family Centre is located in the Family Resource Centre at Athabasca FCSS. This centre includes a group meeting area and play/activity area.