Programs and Services

Programs and Services

We provide parents with a wide variety of programs, services, and support.

We provide free educational programming, groups, and events designed to create positive outcomes for children and their families throughout the Edmonton area. KARA is a Spoke of the North Central Edmonton FRN (Family Resource Network).  For more information about the FRN, please check out their website here.


With COVID-19 restriction slowly being lifted, we will be offering “Pop-ups at the Park” as well as fun activities online.  Follow us on Facebook for updates and activities to do at home with your child!  Click on the “Download” tab below for our printer friendly ECS Calendar.


Due to our concern for everyone’s safety and well-being, KARA will not run “Pop-ups at the Park” if the Humidex Value is 35 Celsius or higher, and / or if the UV index is 8 or higher. We will notify all registered participants if the “Pop-up” will be done via Facebook Live.

In the case of inclement weather, we will also be going “live” on our Facebook page.

Summer Programs

Please check out our downloadable ECS Calendar or see below.


KARA Coffee

Join us again in September for our KARA Coffee sessions.

We hope you have a great summer!


One on One

Call Winifred at 587-525-6679/ Winifred@kara-frc.ca  to schedule your One on One via phone. A Family Resource Worker will be happy to discuss everyday parenting matters!


Stay tuned for upcoming programs in September

Please keep checking our calendar below for upcoming programs.


Health For Two

Description: This program is for women who need support to have a healthy pregnancy. It also provides support throughout the pregnancy and up to 2 months of postnatal care to women who require extra support to have a healthy pregnancy.
This service includes:

  • Information on pregnancy, birth, baby care, and parenting (including pregnancy and parenting options).
  • Support and referrals to community support such as maternity care, mental health, addictions, housing, food security, etc.
  • Nutritional supplements (such as milk coupons and prenatal vitamins).

This program for expectant mothers is offered over the phone or via Zoom. To make an appointment call Janice at 587-525-7279 or email janice@kara-frc.ca

Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)

Developmental Questionnaire:

Description: An ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that screens 5 key categories – communication, problem solving, fine motor, gross motor, and social. As follow up, staff provide tips and activities to try at home or refer participants to services and programs that will be helpful.

For More Info: Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.


Social Emotional Questionnaire:

Description: The Social Emotional ASQ is a parent completed questionnaire that asks simple questions about a child’s behaviour and social interactions. It is another tool to help parents better understand their child.

For More Info: Call 780-478-5396 for more info or to make an appointment.

Please Note: ASQs are designed to screen children 2 months to 5 years.

Resources & Links

  • COVID-19 info for Albertans click here.
  • North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network Hub  is your “one stop” place to get updates about what is going on in the Network, as well as information about the programs and services offered by all four agencies!  Click here for the FRN Newsletter.
  • Need access to a food hamper please call the Edmonton Food Bank at 780-425-4190. Phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.  For a list of Free Community Meals, click here.
  • 211 Alberta Dial 211* for telephone service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 170 languages.  Certified community resource specialists are trained to help you navigate the complex network of social services.  Need a coat? Dial 211* is a free, confidential service that provides information and referrals to a wide range of community, social, health, and government services.  *If you live outside of Edmonton, Leduc, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County, call 780-482-4636 to reach 211.
  • Call the 24-Hour Distress Line at 780-482-4357 if you or someone you know is in crisis, contemplating suicide, feeling overwhelmed, or experiencing abuse.  When in crisis, sometimes it’s easier to chat.  This is a safe, 100% confidential, one-on-one conversation with a Support Team member.  
  • City of Edmonton: www.edmonton.ca
  • Health Link: www.healthlink.ca
  • Alberta Education: www.education.alberta.ca
  • Mental Health Copilots: www.mentalhealthcopilots.org
  • Child Care subsidy: www.child.alberta.ca

None at this time

Click below for a printer friendly version of our latest Early Childhood Calendar.

Program and Events Calendar

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