North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN)

FRN: Banner & Hours

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North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) is excited to welcome families to our programs and cannot wait to meet families in our new home. The Family Resource Network (FRN) is a “HUB” location for parents and caregivers to receive extra support and learn new skills related to all things parenting. Our programs include Resource Navigation, Home Visitation for expecting parents and parents with children 0-6, Family Support for parents of children 7-18 and Caregiver Education. Through the HUB, we have formal partnerships with several programs so we can provide the best quality support to families, funded by the Government of Alberta. Our “spoke” services include the Boys and Girls Club, Creating Hope Society, KARA Family Resource Centre and the YMCA of Northern Alberta. All of our services are free of charge.

The Castle Downs Family YMCA is the home of this FRN and its service area includes North Central Edmonton North of Yellowhead Trail, East of St. Albert Trail and West of 66 Street. All programs are confidential and free of charge.


Mon-Thurs Fri Sat, Sun & Holidays
8:30am–6pm* 8:30am-4:30pm* Closed
*Hours are by appointment only. Please call or email our team prior to your visit.


FRN: Hub Information

More Information & Self-Referrals

To refer yourself, a client or family to the North Central Family Resource Network (FRN), please complete the form below and click here to submit it to the FRN HUB. For more information, please contact our team at


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North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network

Located inside the Castle Downs Family YMCA
11510 153 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5X 6A3
Phone: 780-377-3730


    Programs & Services

    Boys and Girls Club/ Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Provides mentoring to children and youth to learn executive function skills such as emotional self-regulation, decision making and planning ahead.


    Boys and Girls Club/ Big Brothers Big Sisters programs

    Creating Hope Society

    Traditional parenting Indigenous Ways of knowing to support parents with education and in-home support. Will serve families with children and youth 0-18.


    Creating Hope Society programs

    KARA Family Resource Centre

    A number of programs and opportunities for families with children age 0-6; supporting early learning and development.


    KARA Family Resource Centre programs

    YMCA Caregiver Education

    The YMCA Caregiver Education program works with our spoke partner to provide a variety of in-person and virtual groups. Provides caregivers and parents with educational resources and workshops for families with children and youth aged 0-18 years. Workshops are created to support and improve a person's parenting skills. Workshops may be general and can cover the most common issues parents may encounter, or specifically, for infants, toddlers, children, and teenagers.

    Caregiver Education focuses on enhancing parenting practices and behaviours, such as developing and practicing positive discipline techniques, learning age-appropriate child development skills and milestones, promoting positive play and interaction between parents and children, and locating and accessing community services and supports. 

    Children and youth workshops are offered to various age groups and support youth in building resiliency, capacity for coping, self-esteem, anger management, digital literacy skills, social acceptance and more!


    Caregiver Education programs

    YMCA Family Connect: Family Support

    Family Support is an early intervention program that provides support to families with children aged 7 to 18 in the North Central Edmonton area. Parents are supported to create a nurturing and safe family environment, build resiliency within themselves and their children, build new social connections and learn about positive parenting and child development. Register for a workshop today!


    Family Support programs

    YMCA Family Connect: Home Visitation

    Home Visitation provides support for families with children aged 0-6 yrs (including prenatal), in the North Central Edmonton area. Supports include early intervention, strengthens family connections, coaching and supports for parents, families and caregivers. Support provided virtually and in-home.


    Home Visitation programs

    Resources for Parents & Caregivers

    Raising children and youth can be tough, that's why we have resources and support programs for you!

    YMCA Family Connect offers parent, caregiver and family education, as well as support and wellness workshops. Parent education programming serves families with children and youth, and provides support for families to gain knowledge about parenting and their child’s development through a variety of topics and support programs. 

    You can view our calendar for more programs!

    If you are looking for information or support in a particular topic or area, please contact or 780-377-3730.  

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    North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN) Hub

    Castle Downs Family YMCA
    YMCA of Northern Alberta
    P: 780-377-3730 | E:
    11510 153 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5X 6A3