The Foothills Children's Wellness Network has been created by concerned citizens of Okotoks, High River, Black Diamond, and Turner Valley and is a collaborative partnership:
Sheep River Health Trust
The Sheep River Health Trust is focused on supporting programs that improve the Health & Wellness of the Foothills residents, from children’ to seniors and everything in between. All donations support local initiatives. We help to facilitate the comprehensive offering of health services in our communities.
FCSS stands for Family and Community Support Services and is an organization that helps bring people together to share information and to develop partnerships to meet the needs identified by the community.
FCSS High River
High River’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the Province of Alberta, the Town of High River, and the MD of Foothills to provide preventive social programs in our community. Local autonomy is a foundation of the FCSS philosophy which supports local programs to develop services that meet unique needs of individual communities. FCSS provides and supports a variety of social programs to positively affect the quality of life of our residents
Town of Okotoks
Okotoks Recreation Centre
This multi-use recreation facility located in North Okotoks has everything you've ever wanted in a recreation facility, under ONE roof, for ONE price! Supporting the health and well-being of our community, we offer year-round continued learning, sport, recreation and leisure opportunities for all ages and abilities.
The Recreation Centre is home to indoor pools, hot tub and sauna, fitness studio, ice arenas, curling rink, a child-minding service, youth centre and more!
Okotoks Family Resources Centre
Are you new to the community or looking for information about what community resources and social services are available locally? We know it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Let us help!
Our friendly staff at the Okotoks Family Resource Centre can help you problem-solve, and will connect you with the right supports for financial challenges, coping difficulties, medical and dental services, grief, addictions, family issues, support groups and more.
Parent Link Centre
The High River Parent Link Centre provides support and resources to parents, caregivers and their children aged zero to six years old. Parent Link Centres connect parents to parents, families to families, and parents to resources in their communities. All programs and services are FREE. Please feel free to come in, have a look around and visit with our staff.
The Parent Link Centre recognizes that support for parents is key to fostering optimal child development and therefore offers parent/child activities and parenting programs that provide support and information to families regarding positive parenting practices. Connecting through play is a guiding philosophy of Parent Link Centres.
Healthy Okotoks Coalition
The Healthy Okotoks Coalition (HOC) is a non-profit society that was formed in 1998 as a “healthier communities” partnership between the Town of Okotoks and Headwaters Health Authority. Membership is open to anyone interested in community wellness initiatives. HOC plays an advisory role at the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre.
Town of High River
Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex
The Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex is located at 228 12 Avenue S.E. and consists of a 25 meter swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, two ice arenas, concession, and is home of the Highwood Curling Club. The Curling Club runs four sheets of ice at the back of the facility.
The Cargill Field House addition, which opened in early 2014, adds over 33,000 sq. ft. of new space to the recreation complex. The new facility includes a two-lane walking track, spectator seating for 200 people, meeting room, and a playing surface designed to accommodate a variety of sports such as soccer, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
High River District Health Care Foundation
The mission of the High River District Health Care Foundation is to provide our donors with a means of enhancing the quality of health care available in our community.
Alberta Child & Family Services
Leads child care and intervention, early childhood development, foster and kinship care, adoption, and improvements for children and youth.
Foothills County encompasses a diverse rural landscape in which leadership and planning support a strong agricultural heritage, vibrant communities, a balanced economy and the stewardship of natural capital for future generations.
The County is a rural municipality located adjacent to and immediately south of the City of Calgary. Covering an area of approximately 3,600 square kilometers in area, located in the foothills of sunny southern Alberta, Foothills County surrounds the Towns of Okotoks, High River, Turner Valley, and Black Diamond, the Village of Longview, and the Eden Valley Indian Reserve.
FCSS Turner Valley
Turner Valley Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) assists local non-profit organizations through funding and program support of the provincial Human Services Ministry. The partnership provides provincial funding that is matched with local tax dollars on an 80/20 share basis. The funding is then used to support and develop locally driven preventative social service initiatives. In Turner Valley, a Council-appointed board is responsible for reviewing applications and providing community input into social needs programming.
A community support and resource network for people with disabilities, families and guardians. Specialized programs and outreach to help people to access inclusive services in the Foothills.
FCSS Black Diamond
The Town of Black Diamond Family and Community Support Services strives to build a strong and resilient community by providing supports that strengthen, enrich, and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. It does this through working in partnership with community and government agencies and supporting local programs. One of the more direct services provided to residents is information and referral. FCSS has an extensive listing of resources to which we are available to connect local residents. The FCSS coordinator is available by phone or appointment to work with you personally, providing assistance and direction with the promise of complete confidentiality.
Foothills School Division
Each learner entrusted to our care, has unique gifts and abilities. It is our mission to find out what these are…Explore them... Develop them... Celebrate them!
Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society
Our mission is to enhance capacity for the prevention of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and for the provision of care and support to rural communities. We have provided these services to communities in South Central Alberta for over 16 years.
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools
As an evangelizing school division, in partnership with the family, we will deliver an authentic Catholic learning experience by creating a foundation of faith and knowledge in a warm, caring environment to guide all students to appreciate the goodness of all creation and to meet the challenges of life with hope and confidence.
Lifelong health is determined by more than just our genes: early life experiences change our brains in ways that make us more or less vulnerable to health problems in adulthood.
Knowing that, how can we improve the health of everyone in our communities? The Palix Foundation pursues that question across the widest possible range of disciplines.
Together we transform lives of children, youth and families through sustainable supports and connections, leading to healthy and fulfilling lives.
Primary Care Network
We believe in the adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We want to change the way our communities look at health care, and emphasize illness prevention. We can do this by providing support and education for your ongoing good health. Empowerment begins when patients build ongoing relationships with their family doctors and the health care team. To your health!
Wild Rose Community Connections
Wild Rose Community Connections assists families in building positive, parent-child relationships and promoting the healthy development of their young children.
We provide service to Foothills County; Willow Creek M.D.; and Vulcan County.
High Country Wellness Coalition
We are a group of dedicated citizens who care about Black Diamond, Turner Valley & surrounding area. We focus on projects that help build healthy communities by addressing the determinants of health
and supporting wellness initiatives. The High Country Wellness Coalition (HCWC) has been promoting health and wellness in the Foothills since 2007.
Our High River
Our High River is both an invitation and a call to action for every person in High River; an opportunity for passionate citizens to work collectively to create an enviable quality of life for everyone living in this community. We understand that it is our job to be involved, committed to and accountable for making the life we want in Our High River and we are willing to take it on.
Boys and Girls Club of the Foothills
Welcome to the website of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills! We are a charitable organization dedicated to the personal growth and development of children and youth. We are committed to providing the highest quality programs and services for parents and their children.
Dedicated, trained staff and volunteers offer programs in physical recreation, technology, the arts, personal growth and more. The Clubs creates a safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area
With the support of a caring mentor, young people develop the resilience to overcome adversity so they can reach their full potential.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society
FCIS (Foothills Community Immigrant Services) is a project of CCIS, (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society). Since 1981, we have worked collaboratively with the communities in which we reside to assist new Canadians with their immigration and resettlement needs. The strong foundation of the larger Calgary-based organization provides the platform for exceptional programming to be provided in our nine (9) rural locations in southern Alberta.
We deliver these services through a dynamic multi-cultural, multi-denominational and multi-disciplinary team of 200+ professionals who collectively speak over 60 languages. Our broad range of programs (over 70 in total) assist newcomers of all backgrounds by providing education/orientation sessions, community connections, family life training, employment assistance, volunteer opportunities and so much more. Our programs are designed for virtually every age group and demographic.
Alberta Health Services
Alberta Children’s Hospital
This facility provides a range of healthcare services for children up to 18 years old including a 24/7 emergency department.
To support collaborative practice and integrated care planning in support of kids and families involved with Health Region pediatric clinics and programs amongst Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists.
Preschool Oral Health Program
Preschool oral health service is an integral part of the provincial Oral Health Action Plan1 (OHAP) designed to increase equitable access to oral health prevention in vulnerable populations.
Healthy Minds Healthy Children
Education and consultation for Alberta professionals working in child and adolescent addictions and mental health
Addiction & Mental Health
Public health shares a common purpose with the larger health care system: to improve quality of life, support people in staying healthy and reduce premature death. The emphasis in public health is on keeping the population healthy, and improving the health of the community through programs and services that promote and protect health and prevent disease, disability and injury.
High River Low Risk Maternity Clinic
Provision of maternity care to Low Risk Obstetrical patients.
Provides care to women throughout their low risk pregnancy, labor, delivery and up to 6 week post-partum period.
- uncomplicated pregnancy with no serious risk factors
- patient must be able and willing to participate in ongoing prenatal care including attending all scheduled appointments
- if we patient develops into high risk, we will refer patient to tertiary care center for care.
- women with pre-pregnancy BMIs of 35 to < 38 will be referred to anaesthesia for an opinion on whether it is safe to deliver them in High River.
- c section and epidural capabilities on site
We are a francophone public school. Our school board is based out of Calgary. We have a total of 10 public schools and 4 catholic schools throughout southern Alberta.
École Beausoleil is a kindergarten to grade 12 school. We also have a preschool program. Our school was founded in Okotoks in 2005. We were in portables from 2007 to last year located behind École Percy Pegler School. Since January 2019 we finally moved into our brand new building located at 70 Ranchers Meadows. At the moment we have 125 students. Our school big on all issues pertaining to the environment. We are powered partly by solar panels, compost and recycle. We offer the same curriculum as all other schools. Students learn French and English as a first language. They are exposed to the culture, the traditions and of course the language. Our school offers all option courses that other junior high and high school students are exposed; for example, Foods, Wood work, Welding, Fashion, Robotics...just to name a few.
Early Learning & Child Care Centres
Rowan House Society
Rowan House Society offers a continuum of trauma-informed services to prevent and end domestic violence in the rural communities we serve. Our main objective is to provide immediate safety and support for women and children fleeing abuse through our short-term, 24 bed emergency shelter and crisis line. One-on-one support and advocacy in a community setting is also available through our Outreach program, for families who may need our services to keep themselves safe while residing in their home; and we work to challenge social norms and break the cycle of violence by providing Preventative Education and Awareness for youth in schools, as well as presentations for the general public.