Community Resources

Community Resources

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Health Services

HealthLink

Dial 811 from anywhere in Alberta, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week for telephone health advice and health information.  Calls are answered by a registered nurse.  Visit https://myhealth.alberta.ca for additional information.

Public Health Services

Programs and services include Building Better Babies, Oral Health Programs, Car Seat Safety and Inspections, Health Promotions, Breastfeeding Support/Lactation Consultant, Immunizations and Prenatal Classes.
Peace River: (780) 624-7260
Grimshaw/Berwyn: (780) 332-6506
Red Earth Creek: (780) 649-2242
Associate Medical Clinic, Peace River: (780) 624-2581

Mental Health Services

Call 780-624-6151, Services provided at this Peace River location include walk-in counselling, assertive outreach services and regional collaborative service delivery with school-based and school-linked mental health teams.


Community Libraries

Peace River Municipal Library: 780-624-4076
Grimshaw Library: 780-332-4553
Berwyn Women’s Institute Municipal Library: 780-338-3616
Dixonville Community Library: 780-971-2593
Nampa Municipal Library: 780-322-3805
Red Earth Creek Public Library: 780-649-3540

Bibliotheque de St. Isidore: 780-624-8182


Toy Lending Libraries

Peace Playland in Peace River – (780) 618-6714


Schools

Peace River School Division #10
780-624-5941
prsd.ab.ca

Holy Family Catholic Regional Division #37
780-624-3956
hfcrd.ab.ca

Northlands School Division #61
780-624-2060
nsd61.ca


Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

For more information on programs, recreation opportunities and services, contact your local FCSS office:

Peace River FCSS:
780-624-1000

Grimshaw FCSS:
780-332-4788

Nampa/ Harmon Valley/ Reno/ Marie Reine FCSS:
780-322-3954

St. Isidore/Three Creeks/ Wesley Creek FCSS:
780-624-8071

Cad0tte Lake FCSS:
780-629-2476

White Buffalo Cultural Society FCSS:
780-618-9479


Services for Families

Peace Parent Link

Serving Northwest Peace, Fairview-Clearhills and Manning & District

Peace Parent Link provides services and supports to families and links them with other resources available in the community. Services include Triple P Parenting Programs, parenting courses, developmentally appropriate Learning through play programs for toddlers, preschoolers and parents, a resource lending library, parenting information and pamphlets, developmental screenings and drop in play during all open hours.  All programs are FREE, everyone is welcome!

Phone (780) 624-0770 for more information or visit peaceparentlink.ca

Early Childhood Interventionist

The purpose of this program is to enhance the child’s development and strengthen the family’s ability to adapt to the challenges of having a child with exceptional needs, call (780) 624-7253 for more info.

Sagitawa Friendship Centre

In partnership with community agencies and service providers, The Sagitawa Friendship Society will provide opportunities and programs that assist the people of the community to feel valued, supported, and capable of reaching their full potential. Phone (780) 624-2443 for information on programs and services.

Families First Home Visitation Program

Voluntary home visitation programs tailored to meet each family’s individual needs.  Contact Families First for programming in Peace River and area at (780) 624-2451.

Northwest Child and Family Services

Alberta Supports helps connect seniors, persons with disabilities, lower income Albertans, and children and youth with programs and services that can assist with daily living; employment and training; abuse, bullying, homelessness and other emergency situations. Albertans can call, click or come-in to access to more than 120 social-based services. Dial 1-877-644-9992, or go to albertasupports.ca, or visit the Peace River Alberta Supports Centre.

Phone: 780-624-6460 for the Peace River Office, phone (780) 835-7191 in Fairview and area.

Alberta Supports
Midwest Building 9715 – 100 St, Peace River AB
1-877-644-9992
albertasupports.ca


Childcare & Early Education

Inclusive Child Care Program

The Inclusive Child Care Program provides on-site early intervention services for children from birth to grade one who demonstrate a need for additional behavioral and /or developmental supports within Early Learning and Child Care Programs. Specialists work in collaboration with children, families, caregivers and community agencies to ensure children’s successful inclusion and healthy development.

For more information please contact an Inclusive Specialist in your area. Phone (587)-479-9084, iccppr@ssdcs.ca.

First Steps Program

An early intervention class for 3 – 6 year olds with mild to severe delays in speech or motor skills.

7701 – 99 Street, Peace River, AB

780-624-3650

La Prematernelle “Les Petits Coeurs”- Preschool & Day Care

Located inside Ecole Des Quatre-Vents School.

780-624-3015

Sugar Plum Tree Day Care Centre – Preschool & Day Care

780-624-1479

Peace Regional Outreach Campus Day Care

780-624-5534

Peace River Playgroup and Nursery School (PRPNSS)

PRPNSS offers preschool classes to 3 and 4 year old children. They are located at the Al Adair Rec Centre in Peace River. They offer a fun and safe environment for children to become prepared for their kindergarten year.

9702 – 98 Street, Peace River, AB

780-322-3223

Grimshaw Playschool

A fully licensed program offered to children ages 3 and 4 years.

780-617-4844

Enlightened Beginnings – Preschool & Day Care

780-617-0137

Woodland Cree Day Care / Headstart 

780-629-3803

Duncan’s First Nation Day Care/ Headstart

780-597-3777

Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter

1-877-624-3466


Children & Healthy Eating

How Can I help my Toddler and Preschooler eat healthy food?

  • Canada’s Food Guide can help you choose healthy food for children. Canada’s Food Guide has four food groups: Vegetables & Fruit, Grain Products, Mile & Alternatives.
  • Offer your child a variety of foods from all four groups. Young children have small stomachs and need to ear small, regular meals/snacks throughout the day.
  • Plan for breakfast, lunch and supper with choices from three to four of the food groups.
  • Plan two to three snacks per day with choices from two of the food groups.
  • Canada’s Food Guide is available at www.hc-sc.gc.ca or from your local public health centre.

How Can I help my Child Enjoy Healthy Food?

  • Enjoy healthy family meals together as often as possible.
  • Offer a variety of healthy foods for meals and snacks.
  • Keep mealtimes as pleasant as possible.
  • Remember that children will eat different amounts of food from day to day.
  • Help children to listen to their bodies to eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full.

Eating Healthy Foods Helps Children in Many Ways.

  • It helps children get the vitamins and minerals their bodies need.
  • It helps children have energy all day long.
  • It helps their brains develop.
  • Healthy food helps children’s bodies grow. It helps to form strong teeth, bones and muscles.
  • Healthy food helped protect children against diseases now and in the future.
  • It helps children develop healthy eating habits for life.