Family Education


Family Education is provided through, formal parent education groups and parent-child education groups which promote healthy child development, positive parenting strategies and healthy attachment. 

Virtual Parent Education Groups
During COVID-19 Pandemic

Parent Education provides opportunities for families to learn strategies that build their skills to parent. Join one of our free parent groups offered throughout the year. These groups are open to all families with children in the city of Edmonton.

For more details including date, time, and location of our groups and workshops please see our Program and Services Guide.

During this time of physical distancing, Norwood is offering parenting groups in person and virtually.
Please call us at 780-471-3737 to inquire or register. We'll ask some questions about technology and preferred time. We cannot guarantee that we will set the program on a preferred time but it will give us a reference for what time parents are looking for. Once we have 10 registrants, we will run the group within seven days to give our facilitator time to connect with families, gather demographic information, and drop-off any needed materials.
It has allowed us to see areas where we need growth and then using that to fuel our play and pick out what they need. We've made plans with staff on how to develop those skills which allowed us to get the tools in our home for the play that my child needed. I see the amount of improvement and it's amazing.
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Parent Education provides group opportunities for families with children birth to 6 years old, to learn strategies that build their skills to parent. Join one of our free parent groups offered throughout the year. These groups are open to all families with children in the city of Edmonton. 

Program Highlights:

  • Formal educational groups provided on parenting and child development etc. 

  • Free child minding 

  • Family support 

  • Referrals to other services 

  • Healthy meals and snacks 



Parent/child Education 

These fun and free groups are created to participate in a child's learning and development. Drop in groups offer a wide variety of activities and resources. Groups connect children and families with Norwood staff and other families in the community. 


Program Highlights:

  • Parents and children to play together in a child friendly environment  

  • Family support 

  • Referrals to other services 

  • Healthy meals and snacks 

  • Meeting new people from your community  

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program

This parenting program provides participants with a toolbox of parenting ideas in order to choose which ones are the best for individual families. 


Triple P can support families to:

  • Raise happy, confident children 

  • Manage challenging behaviours 

  • Set rules and routines  

  • Encourage positive behaviours 

  • Increase parenting capacity and confidence 

Triple P Seminar

This 2 hour session offers information on positive parenting strategies.  

Topics include: 

  • The Power of Positive Parenting 

  • Raising Resilient Children 

  • Raising Confident, Competent Children

Triple P Discussion Group

This 2 hour session provides opportunity to discuss specific behaviours observed in children. 

Topics include: 

  • Dealing with Disobedience 

  • Developing Good Bedtime Routines 

  • Managing Fighting and Aggression 

  • Hassle-free Shopping with Children 

Triple P Group

This 8-session group provides an in-depth look at parenting strategies and opportunities to practice. 

Activities Include: 

  • Parent Education 

  • Opportunities to practice strategies 

  • 1:1 Coaching 

Triple P Primary Care

One-on-one support is offered over four sessions to address specific questions and concerns related to child development and healthy attachment. 


Empower U combines financial literacy programs with a 1:2 matched savings component up to $720.00 in free matched savings. This means every dollar saved by group participants generates two dollars. 


Empower U is open to people of diverse backgrounds who are experiencing low income.  Through this program, participants take control of finances, reduce debt and save money.  Receive up to $720 in FREE matched savings!  

The topics include, budgeting, consumerism, credit, home ownership, debt repayment, plus much more. 

The program is 12 sessions and is available to men, women and couples. Empower U is presented in partnership with the United Way and ATB Financial.

Family Support

Home Visitation

Home Visitation is provided within the homes of families with their young children birth to 6 years old. 

Family Support Workers offer a strength-based approach to support families in order to enhance positive parenting and healthy parent/child interactions while building strong families.                         


Program Highlights: 

  • Weekly or bi-weekly in-home support 

  • Goal setting 

  • Child development information and activities 

  • Parent education 

  • Family support 

  • Referrals to other services  

Health for Two 

This free program supports women through their pregnancy. You will meet with one of our Norwood staff who will provide you with information for a healthy pregnancy. You will also receive milk coupons, prenatal vitamins, and bus tickets to help you visit your doctor.

"I know that family support works can help with many things, like paper work or being a liaison between organizations. Those are amazing gifts to a person that is not comfortable in those situations or does not feel confident. Having a link to be able to walk you past those situations that can seem so scary is a blessing. Having an organization that can listen to you or tell you this is scary but we will walk with you is a benefit.  The ways in which Norwood can help a family are things that should make people worry less. Just having someone with you in those situations where you need support is a benefit to anyone."
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