Kids Up Front is one of our cornerstones …
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the hope, the possibilities, the normalizing — would not happen.
For our kids, its about belonging — you belong in the community, and are part of it.
Kids Up Front collaborates with a broad network of partner agencies that provide child and family services in the education, health and social service sectors. Kids Up Front (Edmonton) does not charge a fee for service, instead we recognize the tremendous effort our agency partners make by coordinating appropriate supervision and other logistics that enable children, youth and families to participate in Kids Up Front experiences. All agency partners are required to sign a formal Kids Up Front agency agreement.
Are you involved with a program that helps kids and families in the Edmonton Capital Region? Wish to register with Kids Up Front? Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids Up Front Agency Partners
A Safe Place: Emergency Shelter and support for women and children fleeing family abuse.
Abbotsfield Youth Project Society: Life Skills group run as an after-school program for kids from 6-12; snacks, activities and a ride home.
ABC Headstart: Works with low income families and their children to achieve success in learning and life.
Aboriginal Youth & Family Well Being & Education Society: Stay in school program for Junior High Aboriginal Youth; provides counselling, tutoring, mentoring by family support workers and educational mentors.
Acaxual Youth Group: Opportunities for youth to prevent gang involvement violence.
Action For Healthy Communities Society: Capacity-building programs to improve health and well-being in their communities.
Alberta Adaptabilities Association: Provides care i.e. respite, after school, teen/pre-teen and summer programs for children with speical needs. Focus on motor development, essential life skills and expressive arts to help create success for life for the children attending programs.
Alberta Health Services: Youth community service; intensive, mobile, outpatient (former AADAC – youth addiction / mental health services)
Alexis Nakota Sinox Nation School: First Nations school on reserve land; educates 220 students from within the community.
Amisk Support Services Inc.: We are a 6-bed group home care facility.
Apollo Out Of School Care: Out-of-school for ages 5-12.
Ardrossan Jr Sr High: Program providing support to kids and families with FASD.
Association for Supported Community Connections: Provides opportunities by enabling individuals with disabilities.
Beaver Youth Support: Youth group care; motivation and empowerment for youth to achieve in academics.
Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society: Early intervention children’s services for aboriginal kids.
Beverly Day Care: After school care.
Bissel Centre: Connecting people with resources in the city.
Blood Tribe Dept of Health: Health and recreational services for youth.
Bosco Homes: Provides numerous services to kids and families at risk.
Boyle Street Community Services: Inner-city community programs.
Boys & Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Edmonton: Delivers programs that address the physical, emotional, academic and overall wellness of children and youth.
Boys & Girls Club Of Leduc: Runs a number of programs, providing youth a safe place to go without fear of rejection.
Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County: After-school care and teen programming.
Boys and Girls Club Wetaskiwin: Safe, positive childrens programming.
BRAGG: Citations given by EPS officers reinforcing positive behaviours.
Brightwood Ranch: Summer youth ranch for under-privileged kids, most are from single parent, foster or guardianship homes.
Brittany Lane Housing Co-op: Hosts events for low-income children and families in the housing co-op.
Camrose Association For Community Living: Teaching independence and parenting skills, one-on-one with families.
Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region: Provides recreational and social opportunities for children that have a behviour disorder or a mental health issue.
Canadian Native Friendship Centre: Youth leadership group and general counselling services to the Aboriginal community.
CASA: provides mental services to infants, children and families.
Catholic Social Services: Variety of community services and programs.
Centre For Race & Culture: Work with youth/children, typically under-privileged homes; try to combine our social justice programs with the arts to increase the impact of our anti-racism message.
Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta: Delivering programs, education and resources to people whose lives are affected by CP.
Challenge by Choice: Social recreation programming for youth experiencing mental health issues.
Child and Family Services Region 6 High Risk Unit: Supporting youth working to overcome many barriers.
Childrens First Family Services: Contracts to Region 6 to provide foster care services, recruit, train and support foster homes in providing care for children.
Childrens Heart Society: Support, research, equiptment, grants & referrals for families of children with congenital and aquired heart disease.
Chimo Residential Group Homes: Addiction Group Homes, life skills programs, life management programs.
Clareview Headstart: Early intervention.
Community Options: Out-of-school care programs, play and support.
Counterpoint House: 8 bed residential treatment group home.
Creating Hope Society of Alberta: Provides support, advocacy, mentorship and educational resources for aboriginal families.
Crossroads Family Services: Provides services to children who cannot remain with their families.
Crossroads Residential: Provides care to youth with child welfare status.
Crystal Kids: Provides opportunities for underpriviledged youth in the form of a recreational facility
Dickinsfield Amity House: Serves low-income individuals and families as well as large immigrant and refugee population.
E4C: A range of services and programs for children and families in Edmonton,who are facing financial barriers.
Early Headstart: Weekly programming and in home support for low-income families with young children.
Edmonton Academy Society for Learning Disabled: Operates an independent school specializing in the education of students with learning disabilities, allowing students to reach their potential academically, socially and emotionally.
Edmonton After School Care Association: High quality child care services to youth aged 5-12; all day Monday to Friday year-round.
Edmonton and Area Child & Family Services: We engage and support youth who cannot be at home, typically because of much trauma in their lives.
Edmonton Immigrant Services Association: Youth Programs, in-school mentoring, afterschool programs, language bank and ESL classes.
Edmonton Mennonite Centre For Newcomers: Helps immigrants and refugees from diverse backgrounds participate and blend into the community.
Edmonton School District#7 Jasper Place High: Provides support and counselling to at risk youth.
Edmonton Women’s Shelter Ltd.: For women with or without children fleeing abusive relationships.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton: Helps women and girls who are or may be at risk of being criminalized.
Elves Special Needs Society: Partners to Kids Kottage for their respite program.
Excel Society: works with individuals with developmental disabilities.
EYC: A human services organization that works towards changing lives and building stronger communties.
Fort Saskatchewan Boys and Girls Club: Variety of programs and services for children and youth; social, recreational, educational, counselling and support.
Fulton Afterschool Care Associaton: Provides care and respite care for children with special needs, handicaps and from low-income families.
Glengarry Childcare Society: Care and support of kids and families.
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation: Serves inpatients, day patients, outpatients, pediatric rehabilitation; the GRH serves over 20,000 families each year.
Good Samaritan Society: Variety of Programs geared toward seniors and people with disabilities.
Heartland Youth Centre: The Heartland Youth Center is home to two organizations: the Stettler Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stettler.
iHuman Youth Society: Works with high risk youth to reintegrate into society, outreach programming, crisis intervention and arts mentorship.
Inner City Childrens Project: Helping at-risk youth, to succeed in life.
Inner City Youth Housing Project: Provides safe housing and referral services to inner city and street involved youth.
John Howard Society: Serves to create and maintain safety in the community.
KARA Family Resource Centre: Parent education, family support and ECD programs.
Kids Kottage: Helps kids out of abusive situations.
Kids With Cancer: Support and education for kids with cancer and their families.
McBride Career Group: Helping unemployed Albertans, provides various programs provincially for employment training, life skills and placement.
McMan Youth and Family: Foster care, group homes, support for people with disabilities.
Metis Child and Family Services: School programming and support for those Metis children affected by substance abuse, bullying, poverty and mental health issues.
Millwoods Family Resource Center: Provides many programs for families and children in the community of Millwoods.
Muscular Dystrophy Canada: Funding and information on MD for the community.
Native Counselling Services Of Alberta: Housing, food, education, cultural awareness, parenting skills, lifes kills, programming and advocacy.
NorthEast Tenn Drop-In Centre: Drop-in and registered programs and education for at-risk kids 8-17 years of age.
Neighborhood Empowerment Team: Crime reduction prevention initiative of the Edmonton Police Service.
Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre: Supports for children and families within the Norwood community.
Oak Hill Boys Ranch: Residential treatment facility.
Old Strathcona Youth Society: Provides a supportive environment that fosters youth empowerment and development.
Oliver Early Learning Programs: Learning and intervention for children 12 months to 12 years and their families.
Onion Lake Group Home: Provides holistic and culturally appropriate programs for youth that need a safe place to stay.
Pathways Day Program: Day Programs for persons with disabilities.
Prisim Peyisis Group Home: Home for children and youth in need of a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
Robin Hood Association: Programs and homes for people with disabilities.
Rocky Youth Development Society: Operate the Clearwater Boys and Girls Club, an after school care program in Caroline and Rocky Mtn House. We also have a youth program for youth.
Ronald McDonald House: A home away from home for parents (siblings) who come to Edmonton when a child is treated for critical illenss.
Roots and Wings: Family support.
Rosslyn Junior High: Counseling, mentoring and extra-curricular activities.
SCERDO: Somali Canadian Education and Rural Development Organization promotes community development through various programs.
School of Hope: Assists the education of children who have been removed from school.
Sidekicks Mentoring: One-on-one mentoring for children. Opportunities to experience new things, meet new people.
SKILLS: Provides respite and community services to children with disabilities.
Spirit Keeper Youth Society: Preventative programs for children from disadvantaged families.
Spirit of Our Youth Homes Inc.: Supported independent living placements; Aboriginal-serving agency, youth do not come from Edmonton but around the Province, they have limited family and resources in the city.
Star Program: School program run by Alberta Mental Health.
Starlight Childrens Foundation: Educating, inspiring and entertaining seriously ill children and their families.
Stars Air Ambulance: Emergency Air Ambulance.
Stollery Chidren’s Hospital: Serves children and families in the Edmonton region as well as families from BC, Sask, Manitoba and the NWT for medical needs.
Terra Centre: Provides a range of support programs and services for teen moms, young dads and their children. This support includes individual and group support, educational and/or employment support.
The Family Centre: Offers family aide, support, youth work, counseling, home support, interpreters and parenting workshops.
The Rainbow Society of Alberta: We grant wishes to Alberta children who have a chronic or threatening condition.
The Red Road Healing Society: Provides free professional social, legal, health and educational programs and services from a cultural grassroots perspective.
The Way In Program: Wraparound services to improve physical and mental health for students and families in 3 junior high schools: Dan Knott, Edith Rogers and TD Baker.
Transitions Association: Supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to achieve a full life.
Uncles and Aunts at Large: Provides supportive services to parent and children living in single parent families, including parent support group, adolescent girls group, group activities and one one one mentor matches.
Unity Centre of NE Edmonton: Personal & basic needs support, for children youth and family.
WIN House: Womens shelter for women with or without children, who are fleeing abusive relationships.
Wings of Providence: Provides safe, secure long-term housing for women and children leaving family violence. The residents participate in an intense counselling program.
WYCP Wilderness Youth: Delivers a 10-day back country experience for youth deemed high risk and referred by their support persons.
Xroads House E4C: Provides shelter and food to high risk youth.
YMCA Edmonton: Family services for children with disabilites, counselling services, volunteer services, community visions.
Young Life East Edmonton: An afterschool and evening program where kids can come feel safe and accepted.
Youth Addiction Services
Youth Empowerment Support Services: Provides shelter, food and clothing to youth at risk in our 3 residential programs; includes community enhancement programs which includes outreach, skills training and our day program call the star project.
Youth Restorative Action Project: YRAP is a youth justice commitee comprised of youth, vounteers we deal specifically with those youth whose criminal behaviour has caused a significant social harm.
YWCA: YWCA Edmonton is girl empowerment, violence prevention, healthy communities & women’s leadership.
Zebra Child Protection Centre: Supporting children & families through disclosure, investigation and recovery from child sexual abuse.