North Central Edmonton Family Resource Network (FRN)

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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 parent 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.



Sat & Sun


8:30am–6pm Closed Closed


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

Click here to complete a referral form


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

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.

KARA Family Resource Centre

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

YMCA of Northern Alberta – Caregiver and Family Education

Provides caregiver/parents educations and workshops for families with children and youth aged 0-18yrs.

YMCA of Northern Alberta – Family Connect child, youth and family support

This program provides support to families with children 7-18 yrs to strengthen family functioning, support to create a nurturing and safe family environment, build resiliency, build new social connections, and learn positive parenting and child development skills.

YMCA of Northern Alberta – Home Visitation

Provides support for families with children aged 0-6 yrs (including prenatal). Supports include early intervention, strengthens family connections, coaching and supports for parents, families and caregivers. Support provided virtually and in-home.

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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