Connecting with others who share similar experiences helps us feel less isolated and more hopeful. Children’s Link and other community agencies host a variety of events and programs throughout the year that provide opportunities for people to meet, share stories, offer support and have fun.

November 2021

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Home for the Holidays (The Alex)

Kids Chat Box (Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary)

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Adult Day Program (Expressive Arts) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

The Family Zoom Room (CNIB)

POKÉMON CLUB (Autism Calgary)

Conversation Café & Parent Connection (Virtual)

3

Whole Notes ll – Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Dance for Down Syndrome (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

4

Families Grow, Cook, Create (Virtual) (The Alex)

Parent Support Group (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

5

Affordable Produce Market (The Alex)

Friday Fun Connections (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Clubhouse Night (AAFS)

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Mixed Movement for Physical Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Saturday Cha Cha Boogie Zumba (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Saturday Half Notes Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Saturday Fun Expressions Art (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

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Winsport Adapted Multi-Sport Program (Calgary Adapted Hub)

8

Home for the Holidays (The Alex)

Kids Chat Box (Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary)

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Adult Day Program (Expressive Arts) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Virtual and In Person Coffee Social (CP Kids and Families)

The Family Zoom Room (CNIB)

Young Adult Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

POKÉMON CLUB (Autism Calgary)

FATHER’S AUTISM NETWORK (FAN) (Autism Calgary)

Families Forward – Families with Children Under 18 (Gateway Association)

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DeepDive: Poppies (Recreational Respite)

Whole Notes ll – Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Art & Mixed Media: Create your own Poppy (Recreational Respite)

CNIB Young Writers

Dance for Down Syndrome (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Virtual Parent Support Group (Autism Alberta)

LGBTQ+ Autistic Adult support group (Autism Society Alberta)

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Muscles & Me: Strength Training (Recreational Respite)

Families Grow, Cook, Create (Virtual) (The Alex)

Parent Support Group (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

KEEPING IT TOGETHER (KIT) MOTHER’S GROUP (autism Calgary)

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Affordable Produce Market (The Alex)

Friday Fun Connections (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Escape Room: Sherlock Holmes (Recreational Respite)

Art & Mixed Media: Colour Wheel (Recreational Respite)

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Muscles & Me: Ninja Kids (Recreational Respite)

Mixed Movement for Physical Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Saturday Cha Cha Boogie Zumba (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Saturday Half Notes Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Saturday Fun Expressions Art (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Life Skills: Bullet Journalling (Recreational Respite)

Telus Spark Science Centre (AAFS)

14

Winsport Adapted Multi-Sport Program (Calgary Adapted Hub)

15

Stress and Healthy Coping: Helping Youth Address Their Stress (AHS)

Multicultural Studies: Learn French 2 (Recreational Respite)

Gateway to Digital Inclusion Program Info Session (Gateway Association)

Home for the Holidays (The Alex)

Kids Chat Box (Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary)

Post-Secondary Connect Online Group (CNIB)

Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol Training (Autism Edmonton)

Stress and Healthy Coping: Helping Youth Address Their Stress (AHS)

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Adult Day Program (Expressive Arts) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Art of Friendship Workshop (Inclusion Lethbridge)

CanLearn Society

Virtual Music for Kids (CNIB)

The Family Zoom Room (CNIB)

Learn to Draw: Cartoon Characters (Recreational Respite)

STEM Lego: Mighty Machines (Recreational Respite)

Autism 101 (Autism Alberta)

Pokemon Club (Autism Calgary)

ASD-Positive Scouts Group Parent Information Evening (Autism Calgary)

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Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth: A Workshop for Parents and Family Members (AHS)

DeepDive: Reptiles (Recreational Respite)

Job Fair (SASH Disability Support Services)

Whole Notes ll – Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

The Zoom Zoom Room (CNIB)

Youth Virtual Field Trip to the Circus (-24) (Easter Seals of Alberta)

Dance for Down Syndrome (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Dare to Care: Bully Proofing your Child (AHS)

Respite Connections 2021 (AAFS)

Families Forward – Not Eligible for PDD? Now What? (Gateway Association)

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Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Juno House presents: Healthy Brains = Healthy Children (AHS)

Muscles & Me: Chair Yoga (Recreational Respite)

Mealtime Struggles Class – Tips for Dealing With Picky Eating (AHS)

Chloe’s Friend Den: Super You! (Recreational Respite)

Tween Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

Youth Paper Spinners (-24) (Easter seals Alberta)

Families Grow, Cook, Create (Virtual) (The Alex)

Teen Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

Parent Support Group (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Envisioning the Future (Gateway Association)

Positive Parenting Seminar Series for Parents of Children with Disabilities (Pacekids Programs)

Screen time: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (AHS)

Youth Movie Night- Dumbo (animated version) (-24) (Easter seals Alberta)

Female Adolescents and Epilepsy (Epilepsy Association of Calgary)

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Affordable Produce Market (The Alex)

Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Circus Circle Art (18+) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Adult Virtual Trip to the Circus (18+) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Friday Fun Connections (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Adulting 101 Workshop (Inclusion Lethbridge)

Fashion Forward (CNIB)

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Muscles & Me: So you think you can dance? (Recreational Respite)

National Child Day 2021

Mixed Movement for Physical Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Saturday Cha Cha Boogie Zumba (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Saturday Half Notes Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Saturday Fun Expressions Art (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Life Skills: Why Volunteer? (Recreational Respite)

21

Winsport Adapted Multi-Sport Program (Calgary Adapted Hub)

Clubhouse Science Day (LAAFS)

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Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Multicultural Studies: French Cultures Around the World (Recreational Respite)

Gateway to Digital Inclusion Program Info Session (Gateway Association)

Online Trip: Space (Recreational Respite)

Youth Learn to Draw Pets (-24) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Home for the Holidays (The Alex)

Kids Chat Box (Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary)

Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol Training (Autism Edmonton)

Kids Have Stress Too (AHS)

KEEPING IT TOGETHER (KIT) MOTHER’S GROUP (autism Calgary)

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Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Adult Day Program (Expressive Arts) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Art of Friendship Workshop (Inclusion Lethbridge)

Adult Learn to Draw Pets (18+) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Wellness Walk (CP Kids and Families)

Adult Virtual Pet Field Trip (18+) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strategies for Parent and Child Wellbeing (AHS)

CanLearn Society

Virtual Parent Support Group (Autism Alberta)

MentorAbility Industry Information Session: Careers in Administration (Gateway Association)

Virtual Music for Kids (CNIB)

The Family Zoom Room (CNIB)

Art & Mixed Media: Origami (Recreational Respite)

Young Adult Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

Autism 101 (Autism Alberta)

Young Adult Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

Transitioning to Adulthood: A Workshop for Parents and Guardians of Youth with Disabilities

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Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Conversation Café & Grandparent Connection (In-Person)

DeepDive: Walt Disney

Mental health for highly sensitive teens; unique struggles for these emotional feelers (AHS)

Whole Notes ll – Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

The Zoom Zoom Room (CNIB)

Art & Mixed Media: Learn to Draw: Animals (Recreational Respite)

Pet Rocks! (-24) (Easter Seals Alberta)

CNIB Young Writers

Dance for Down Syndrome (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Bloomers) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

There’s no mental health without spiritual health (AHS)

Forming an Inclusive Community and Supporting Parents on their Unique Journey (Autism Society Alberta and Mindfully Inclusive)

25

Transitioning To Adulthood A Workshop For Parents & Guardians of Youth with Special Needs

Conversation Café and Parent Connection (Virtual)

Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Muscles & Me: Your Choice (Recreational Respite)

Disability Tax Credit & RDSP Information Session (Momentum)

Tween Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

Story time and Bingo (-24) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Families Grow, Cook, Create (Virtual) (The Alex)

Teen Zoom Hangout (CNIB)

Parent Support Group (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Positive Parenting Seminar Series for Parents of Children with Disabilities (Pacekids Programs)

2E Gifted Children: Covid-19 & Well-Being (AHS)

Youth Movie night- “The Secret Life of Pets” (-24) (Easter Seals Alberta)

BIOMEDICAL SUPPORT NETWORK (Autism Calgary)

Families Forward – Families with Children Over 18 (Gateway Association)

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Affordable Produce Market (The Alex)

Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Learn about animals with jobs (18+) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Pet Trivia (18+) (Easter Seals Alberta)

Friday Fun Connections (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

This is Me! Escape Room (Recreational Respite)

Art & Mixed Media: Jewellery Making (Recreational Respite)

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Muscles & Me: Boxing (Recreational Respite)

Mixed Movement for Physical Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Saturday Cha Cha Boogie Zumba (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Beyond Graduation Project (Inclusion Lethbridge)

Mixed Movement for Developmental Needs (Buds) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Saturday Half Notes Music (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Saturday Fun Expressions Art (Cerebral Palsy Alberta)

Life Skills: Grocery Game (Recreational Respite)

28

Parents educational resources for kids (PERK) (CNIB)

Winsport Adapted Multi-Sport Program (Calgary Adapted Hub)

Youth Hang Out (CNIB)

29

Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Multicultural Studies: Learn French 3 (Recreational Respite)

Managing the Holidays through Mindfulness: Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Well-being (AHS)

Abuse Prevention and Response Protocol Training (Autism Edmonton)

Home for the Holidays (The Alex)

Kids Chat Box (Independent Living Resource Centre of Calgary)

Parents educational resources for kids (PERK) (CNIB)

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Sensory Friendly Santa Visits (South Centre Mall)

Adult Day Program (Expressive Arts) (Bloom Wellness Collective)

Art of Friendship Workshop (Inclusion Lethbridge)

CanLearn Society

Virtual Music for Kids (CNIB)

The Family Zoom Room (CNIB)

Creative Writing: Mad Libs! (Recreational Respite)

STEM Lego: Brides (Recreational Respite)

Autism 101 (Autism Alberta)

Understanding and Using Mental Toughness to Enhance Performance: When Toughness is Really NOT About Being “Tough (AHS)

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