Telephone and email:
510, 1716 16th Avenue NW
Calgary, AB T2M 0L7
To refer a family to Connections:
Call Connections at 403 209-1100.
Connections welcomes families in which a parent has a learning challenge (cognitive deficit, developmental disability, brain injury, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome). Our ability to bring a new family into our services is based on both capacity and funding source. Families who have funding readily available (eg. Children's Services, Persons with Developmental Disabilities) can be provided with supports more quickly than families without any financial support and for whom we must find funding. Parents eligible for funding can join Connections and our team can help get the funding in place.
To donate to Connections:
We welcome and can provide a tax receipt for donations to help us support more families to parent successfully. We can provide full support to a family, reducing our waiting list, for just under $10,000 per year. Cheques can be addressed to Connections Counselling and Consulting Foundation.
Connections is a registered charity, BN 890700347RR0001.
To donate directly to our families:
We welcome gift certificates that we can use to support our families’ needs by providing the gift certificates at times of crisis or to purchase supplies for family educational and social programs. (Walmart, Superstore and Safeway gift certificates in $25 denominations are the most useful). Transit tickets are also welcomed so that our families can use them to get to appointments or family programs at our offices or in the community.
We would love to work with your group (family, classroom or school, co-workers, church group) to identify the right sized project so you can make a difference and help our families be healthy and strong. Call us - 403 209-1100.
To work at Connections:
People with training and experience in social work, specialized in disabilities and parenting may send a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We only consider individuals who believe adults with disabilities deserve an opportunity to parent and who support the principles of ‘good enough’ parenting that focus on the basics of safety and well-being while supporting families’ choices and lifestyles. We offer flexibility, permanent part-time hours and plenty of support from the ‘Connections family.’