Family First



The program supports families in crisis who are at risk of being involved with Protections Services by providing in-home support and counseling to families requiring skill building. The program allows the community to access the services with referrals from independent families and supporting agencies. Family First is an Accredited Program through the Canadian Accreditation Council 

Contact Laurie McCallum at  780 723 5494

Housing First



 The intent of the program is to address all housing  and homelessness issues in Edson and surrounding area, with the spectrum of the Housing First Model. 

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Contact Erica Snook-Pennings 780 723 5494

Free Gym


 The Edson Friendship Centre operates a fully functional gym. The gym is opened to the public, and is a free service. 

Hours of Operation

Weekdays 8:30am - 4:00pm

Contact Michelle Findlay 780 723 5494

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Children's Programs

Brighter Futures



A Centre based program that is designed to overcome barriers to optimal growth and development of at-risk children between the ages of birth to six years. The program offers a Centre-based program for children, parent education, outreach services and satellite programs through various partnering agencies.

 Contact Joleen Bishop at 780 723 6444 EXT.7

Play and Learn


An accredited Preschool program for 4 year old children  that works on Kindergarten readiness in a play based environment. 

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Subsidy available at:

 Contact Joleen Bishop at 780 723 6444 EXT. 7

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Discovery Kids


A play based environment for three year old children to enhance their overall development. This program is also accredited.  

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Subsidy available.

 Contact Joleen Bishop at 780 723 6444 EXT.7

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Women Infant and Nutrition



The WIN program offers pre and post natal support to families including free food coupons and prenatal vitamins. Supported by Health Canada, WIN offers services in Edson, Hinton and Jasper. 

Contact Debbie Gideon at 780 517 8202

Part Time Child Care


offering part time child care for children 0- 6 years in a nurturing and supportive environment.  

Subsidy available.

Contact Joleen Bishop at 780 723 6444 EXT.7

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