Resources Near & Far
We love our community...and yours!! Here are a few links to great organizations in Calgary and beyond. If you have a local organization or charity that you would like to see here, please send me an email with the relevant info!
The Children’s Cottage Society offers a wide range of programs for parents and children in Calgary, Alberta strengthening families by demonstrating leadership through a network of Crisis, Respite, and Support Services.
“Preventing harm and neglect to all children and strengthening families through crisis, respite and support services” is their misson.
The Children’s Cottage Society believes asking for help is a sign of strength. The Children’s Cottage works closely with other agencies to connect families to appropriate resources that can meet their needs.
You can support them through monetary donations (they are a registered Canadian charity), volunteering in various capacities and donating new and used items. Please see their need list for which items they are accepting.
Mission: We strengthen families by creating learning opportunities that build confidence, competence and connection through life’s transitions.
Vision: Families Matter is a trusted and respected resource for families and community partners.
Families Matter is committed to the possibility of confident and inter-dependant families. They are a not-for profit society of 30 staff, 100 volunteers, 70 community partners and 37 major and corporate donors who created and delivered 10,000 learning opportunities for Calgary Families in 2008. They provide learning opportunities that build confidence and strengthen Calgary families and caregivers through life’s many transitions by building on our core values.
LLL Canada encourages, promotes and provides mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society.
Made by Momma is 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization and a registered Canadian charity! Our goal is to help families facing situations of adversity by providing support in the form of homemade meals and baked goods, new and gently used baby and children’s items, a quick house clean/tidy, a friendly, supportive visitor and other services to allow mothers the time they need to focus on themselves, their families and bonding with their children.
CRAVE Calgary (We are a CRAVE Member)
CRAVE: a curated collection of shops and businesses brought to you by exceptional women entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs: showcase your inspiration and business around the world.
Shoppers: tour our collection of shops in your area and across the world with our featured businesses.
Extraordinary Women: meet other women of vision and insight and create inspiring business relationships at events in your area.
Modern Mama is about “getting moms out of the house”. Being a mom on maternity leave, a stay-at-home-mom, a working mom, a single mom; whether you have one child or five, the common thread is that it’s difficult to find time for yourself, and motherhood can feel isolating and overwhelming at times.
They offer an annual membership. A full YEAR of not only discounts on Modern Mama events, there are many other perks AND partner discounts to be had, lots of them. Get this, they’re not just any partner discounts, they’re discounts at the hippest places in town that want your Modern Mama business and probably the only way you’ll get a discount with them!
Adventures of Little is PROUD to be a Perks Partner! We offer a 10% discount on all regular priced items in our store! To receive the discount, contact us with your name and membership number and we'll give you your promo code to save away! We offer the discount to local members and members from afar!
Their Mission: The Real Diaper Association is a collective non-profit organization in which parents and small businesses take the lead in creating a cultural shift to increase the use of simple, reusable cloth diapers. We connect current cloth diapering parents to the long history of cloth diapering. Cloth diapers are real diapers. The Association organizes local advocates and activists for cloth diapers through a member-supported resource center which plans campaigns, trains organizers, distributes educational information, supports local groups, and connects users to the Cloth Diaper industry. Local Real Diaper Circles reach users face-to-face with knowledge and tools to make cloth diapering accessible and acceptable to parents, who have the power to change the world one baby at a time.
The Calgary Doula Association is a Canadian non-profit Association. We are committed to providing emotional, physical and knowledge based support for women and their families during pregnancy, labour, birth, and the postpartum period while promoting a positive, informed birth experience. As you browse though our site, you will learn about doulas and the support they offer throughout your birth and postpartum experience. You will also find links to pertinent information that will help you make informed choices about your birth.