Activities and Groups

Family Futures Resource Network

Family Futures Resource Network provides programs and services to families in the areas of parenting, early childhood development, family support, and accessing community resources. They offer free and low-cost programs and services in a safe and welcoming environment.

LD Edmonton Programs 2019

Social Skills Group ages 8 – 12 years

  • Does your child struggle to learn?
  • Do they have difficulty with organizational skills?
  • Do they have trouble paying attention or staying on task?
  • Do they have trouble managing their emotions or social relationships?
    We Can Help! 
    Join us for our Social Skills Program starting January 26, 2019.
    Our groups specialize in children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities
    Children between the ages of 8-12 years can register for this 8-week program. Running Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Life Project Teen Social Skills Group ages 13 – 17 years 

  • Does your teen struggle to succeed in social situations?
  • Does your teen struggle to succeed in junior or senior high school? 
  • Do they have trouble managing their emotions or social relationships?
We Can Help!
Join us for our Life Project Social Skills Program starting January 29, 2019
Youths between the ages of 13 – 17 years can register for this 9-week program.
Running Tuesday’s from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
All sessions take place at LD Edmonton office. This program is open to everyone

The nine-week Life Project program is designed to help youth ages 13 to 17 overcome barriers to success. With the emphasis on fun, participants will explore communication strategies, improve emotional intelligence and develop skills to create healthy relationships. Study time will be provided and participants will be able to develop learning strategies through low ratio homework help. Participants will also have the opportunity to study for their Learners’ Permit using the Learners’ License Prep Kit (additional charge). As part of the program, participants work with facilitators to make their own dinner and develop life skills for cooking, clean up, budgeting and meal planning.

Some families may be able to obtain FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) funding to subsidize the cost of the program, depending on the needs that have been determined for their child. Contact your FSCD worker to find out if your child qualifies.LD Edmonton FSCD Vendor Number #598081 

For more information, please contact, call our office at 780-466-1011 or call Karen Popal @ 780-707-2085

Tourettes Canada – Edmonton Chapter Bursaries

Tourettes Canada – Edmonton Chapter offers Bursaries for Social Skills groups for any parent portion not covered by FSCD.  No FSCD contract? – not a problem, you can still apply for a bursary! 

1.  Child Must have a Tourettes Diagnosis and the Family MUST have an active Tourettes Society Membership
Not a member yet? – click here or call our National Office at 1-800-361-3120
2.  Proof of registration MUST be provided

What is a Bursary?

Tourettes Society local chapter does fundraising throughout the year, with the major Fundraiser being the Planes, Trains, and Auctionbales put on by the Rotary Club of Edmonton – Sunrise, allowing the local chapter to provide monies to local families to assist with the cost of Summer Camps.

Bursaries are NOT based on income but are first come, first serve.

Please download the attached Bursary Application, please submit to

LD Edmonton Information Programs

Special Needs Coding in schools- January 22, 2019

How to advocate for your special needs child –  February 19, 2019

Members are Free
Non-members are $10.00

All information sessions take place at LD Edmonton Office
10510 – 45 Ave
Starting at 7:00pm
For more information please contact LDEdmonton

P: 780.466.1011

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Cadets, Air

Cadets, Army

Girl Guides

Scouts. The 88 Polaris flyer is geared towards youth with neurological or mental health conditions including sensory processing disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, OCD, nonverbal learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s, anxiety, Tourette’s, ODD, bipolar, schizophrenia, and the like. Parent or caregiver participation is required.

Sports programs: Edmonton has many sports programs, including indoor and outdoor soccer, hockey, basketball, baseball, football, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, climbing walls, etc. Look for a good local program where your child will interact with other children from your community.

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