Parent Support Groups

For support group dates view our calendar.

​Parents of Anxious Kids

​In today's world children are under more stress than ever before!  Difficulty sleeping, stubbornness, obsessive thoughts, stomach aches, avoidant behaviors, headaches, excessive shyness - these are some signs that your child may be experiencing anxiety. This monthly group offers support, strategies, information and resources for parents and caregivers of children and youth who may be showing signs of anxiety. For more information on this program please contact Lorraine Spector at focusparent@shaw.ca.

FOCUS for Attention

There are many challenges and celebrations in a family where ADHD is present.  All parents and caregivers of children and youth with ADHD are invited to this monthly support group.  Join us for strategies, information, resources, guest speakers and the opportunity to network. For more information, contact Lorraine Spector at focusparent@shaw.ca.​​​

Cochrane Prenatal Health Group

Pregnant and facing challenges? Register for a free, prenatal health and early parenting group that offers peer support and information about healthy nutrition, pregnancy and birth and accessing local community resources to help you through pregnancy and beyond. The group is facilitated by Alberta Health Services and is offered in partnership with the Parent Link Centre. FREE. Register at 403-228-8221.

Post-Partum Depression Support Group

Post-partum depression affects everyone differently. Experiencing crying, impatience, irritability, restlessness, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, sadness or mood changes may be a sign to reach out for support. Asking for help is a sign of courage and strength. Join us at this monthly group to meet with trained professionals, receive support and have your questions answered. Group support helps everyone heal together. Offered in partnership with Cochrane Mental Health and Addictions.

ADHD Information and Support:

CADDAC is the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada, a not for profit organization. One of their goals is advocacy. On this site you will find information on ADHD studies, commentary on public view of ADHD, medication information and updates, materials to access etc.

Disability Tax Credit Information 

CHADD Calgary is part of C.H.A.D.D. Canada, a charitable organization aiming to help support, educate, and better the lives of individuals with ADHD, and those who care for them. The Calgary chapter aims to provide up-to-date information on ADHD, special events and programs.  Phone: 403-225-8512  Email: chaddcalgary@yahoo.com 

LDAA, Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta is a registered charity and non-profit organization focusing on Province-wide initiatives to maximize the potential of people with learning disabilities. Financial resources and helpful information about learning disabilities. 

ADDitude magazine is from the U.S., so some of their school and government based information may not be pertinent, but there are strategies, discussions and solutions that can be helpful.

Alberta Health Services suggested resources from the Alberta Children’s Hospital FCRC to learn more about ADHD

Alberta Health Services – Programs & Services Including Mental Health & Addiction

Dr. Ned Hallowell’s web page

If you have recommendations for links with information that may be pertinent for parents and caregivers of children/youth with ADHD, please send them for review to Lorraine Spector at focusparent@shaw.ca.  Thank you!