about us

Success Stories

Parents with learning challenges love their children like anyone else. They just need a bit of support to be successful.

Welcome to Connections

We support parents who have a cognitive challenge. We’ve developed parenting skills education and family support that help adults who have a developmental disability, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or brain injury be successful parents.

success stories

our services

In-Home Support For Parents

Children want to be with their Mom and Dad. Connections supports families to stay together.

Our Services

For 24+ years our services have successfully supported parents with cognitive challenges (developmental disability, brain injury or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder).

in-home support
family programs

learn more

Parenting Tips

Families we support can parent successfully. Love is not dependent on IQ.

Learn More

There are few resources for parents with cognitive challenges. As the only agency in Western Canada focused on these parents – we’re sharing our expertise to increase the community’s capacity to help.

parenting tips
frequently asked questions


Connections doesn’t miss a beat: Supports 109 families in April 2020

Connections reached a remarkable milestone in April – 30 years of supporting families in which a parent has a cognitive challenge. Like many non profits, Connections began at a kitchen table responding to a new need. Adults with cognitive challenges were beginning to live independently in the community, choosing to be married and have children, yet were having their children taken away. With just a little bit of… Read More


Parenting is hard.
For parents who are atypical learners, parenting can be even harder. Connections has 30 years of experience supporting parents with cognitive challenges (developmental disability, brain injury or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) with proven-successful services.

learn more

Parenting – it’s a topic with perhaps the strongest held, personal views.
We all want to be the best parent we can be and we are all inundated with information about parenting – not always wanted!  We are sharing our best resources for respectfully and effectively helping people parent well.