Supports for Families

Getting Help at Christmas
Giving Assistance at Christmas

Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Pathfinders

Online registration is now open at and leaders will be at the Joint Registration Night in September at the
Flare N Derek in Turner Valley.

Groups meet in the basement of the United Church in Turner Valley on the following evenings:

Sparks (ages 5-6) Tuesdays from 6-7 pm
Brownies (ages 7-8) Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm
Guides (ages 9-11) Thursdays form 6-8 pm
Pathfinders (ages 12-14) Thursdays from 6-8 pm

Summer Camps

  • Summer Camps may be available through the Boys and Girls Club - 403-933-4066
  • Summer Camps may be available through The Salvation Army - call 403-652-2195

Pool Fee Assistance Program

Low income residents of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, or the surrounding MD may qualify for free pool passes. Limited quantities are available through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre 403-995-2626.

Special Needs Association for Parents and Siblings (SNAPS)

This non-profit organization works to provide respite, support, and information to families who have 1 or more children with special needs.  Visit SNAPS for more information or call 403-603-3232.

Rowan House Emergency Women's Shelter & Region 3 Family Based Care Society Shelter

Visit them online at Rowan House Emergency Shelter or contact the crisis line at 403-652-3311.
For info on the Free 6 week course on Healthy Relationships for Women contact 403-652-3311 or 
Welcome a Rowan House Family into your home! Community Host Home

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Foothills

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Foothills is a good place for kids to hang out with friends? The Boys and Girls club is a great place to meet. With pool tables, guitars, a piano and a large TV with blue ray for movies, the club offers plenty of opportunities to have fun. There are also 6 computers for your use, cameras and video cameras for movie making, video games, books, art supplies and games. The arena staff are also willing to set up basketball, tennis and volleyball nets for indoor use over the summer. So come check it out!

Babysitter Training Course

The Babysitting Course covers all areas in babysitting and child safety. Children 11 years and older are eligible to register. Course is open to all age-qualified residents of Black Diamond, Turner Valley and the M.D. of Foothills including Longview. For further information please call Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Coordinator Suzan Nagel at 403-933-4348.

Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program

The Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program is free for eligible children ages 12 to 35 months. For more information the poster is Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program (PDF) or call 403-955-1350.