When babies are born, so are parents.  We know that the journey of raising children comes with many celebrations, questions, worries, joys, and milestones; and our Family Centres are here for every step of that journey.  Families Matter operates two beautiful Family Learn and Play Resource Centres, one in Midnapore and one in Horizon (just off Barlow and 32 Ave NE).  Our centres run programs in our centres, outdoors, and online that support families along the early parenting journey.  Our Centres are a space where parents, caregivers, and their children can come play, learn and connect with staff as well as other parents.

We run programs that allow children to explore and learn through child-led play, unstructured drop in groups and structured groups, all while their parents/caregivers are also able to learn about their child and their growth.  Our program offering are always evolving but always come back to supporting optimal child development, parents being connected, and families having space to grow and learn together.  A few of our current program focuses are:

  • Early language development
  • Emotional literacy
  • Gross and fine motor development
  • Social and peer connections for children and their parents/caregivers
  • Sensory play
  • And so much more!

Along with our programs, our centres and centre staff are able to support parents/caregivers to understand their children and their development through Ages & Stages Questionnaires.  ASQs are developmental screening tools that help assess a child’s development and growth, as well as help parents/caregivers understand ways to support that growth in their children.  Family Centres staff are also able to support families in getting connected to other services & supports, such as other early childhood supports, basic needs programs, and more.

Our Intake Team is here to help you find what classes and programs are a good fit for you.

Please reach out if you are in need of or are seeking support.

Call 403.205.5194 or 403.205.5180 or email intake@familiesmatter.ca

Horizon Family Centre
Midnapore Family Centre