Youth & Family Resources

The Town of Innisfail together with FCSS, offers various community programs for families and children within Innisfail. From early learners to life skill development and partnerships with youth clubs, we support all levels of growth and learning in the community. 

Children & Youth


Giving children a head start, leading the way with the skills needed for a brighter tomorrow.


Early Learning

Children's Indoor Play Space (CHIPS)

The CHIPS program is a drop-in parent/guardian supervised playgroup. You and your children (0 - 5 years old) will enjoy a safe , fun environment for burning off lots of energy with a focus on gross motor skills development. If you're interested in attending this unique program with your child, then drop by the Innisfail Library Learning Centre Community Room to check it out.
Ages: 0 - 5 years
Cost: Free (No registration required)
When: Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (closed on stat holidays)
Where: LLC Community Room
For more information, call the Community & Social Development Coordinator at 403-227-3376.



Life Skills 

Kidproof™ Home Alone (June 28 or Aug 16)

Is your child ready to stay home alone? Kidproof At Home Alone training is designed to give children the tools and knowledge to look after themselves while at home unsupervised for short periods of time. 
What the kids learn:
 Their rights & responsibilities when at home alone
→ Safe practices when at home
 How to respond safely to emergencies
 How to keep constructively occupied

This program is recommended for kids 10 - 12 years of age and is not a certified course.
Ages: 10 - 12 years
Cost: $35
10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. | 28-Jun

10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. | 16-Aug

Where: Innisfail Aquatics Centre



For more information about this program, call the Aquatic Centre at 403-227-2924.


Merfolk Club

Experience swimming like the Merfolk! This camp will teach basic swimming skills before transitioning into merfolk monofins. These swim sessions incorporate movement skills, fitness, pool entries and exits, dolphin dives, spins, turns, and of course mermaid games. Besides the 13 swim sessions in the water with the merfolk tails, the camp will prep the Merfolk to give a demo of the skills they have learned. Best of all, the fin is yours to keep! Requirements: Must be a Swim Kids Level 5 or above or demonstrate the ability to a disorienting entry, tread water for 1 minute and swim on their front 25m. There will be no refund if your child is unable to attend the camp due to swimming capability.
Ages: 8 - 12 years
Cost: $50.50 with approved tail | $110.00 with purchased tail
Thursdays | 3:30 -4:30 p.m. | July 4-Aug 22

Where: Innisfail Aquatics Centre



For more information about this program, call the Aquatic Centre at 403-227-2924.


Red Cross Certified Baby Sitting Course (May 17 or Aug 7, 2019)

The things every babysitter should know to become a more reliable, confident and safe babysitter. This course teaches basic first aid and the caregiver skills required for caring for younger children, as well as learn how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course also offers training on how to promote oneself to prospective parents to babysit their children.
What the kids learn:
 Provide caregiving skills to younger children
 Create a safe and fun environment
 Provide basic first aid
 Prevent/respond in emergency situations

This  is a one-day course offered two times per year .
Ages: 11 - 15 years
Cost: $45
When: May 17 or Aug 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Innisfail Aquatic Centre


For more information about this program, call the Aquatic Centre at 403-227-2924. 


Kid's Have Stress Too!®

"Learning to handle stress is an important life skill for everyone."

Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada, the Kids Have Stress Too! program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress, and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. The program includes a range of resources designed for parents, those who work with young children in early learning settings and for classrooms. 

The program runs from 12-16 weeks for approximately 1-hour per week. For more information, call the Community & Social Development Coordinator at 403-227-3376. 


Summer Program: High Five Leaders In Training

LIT Program


The benefits of becoming a Summer Day Camp Leader In Training...

Develop leadership and employment skills for future job opportunities, while being actively engaged in your community. Volunteering with our Summer Day Camps is a great opportunity to do something positive, fun and active over the summer break with the potential to receive a reference letter and evaluation from our Day Camp Coordinator. It can be a true asset for future employment or post-secondary applications.


For more information about this program, call the Recreation Program Coordinator at 403-227-3376.


Life Saving Standard First Aid (Nov. 8 & 9)

This is a comprehensive 2-day course, that offers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR Level C) skills for work requirements or for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home. This course includes the latest first aid and CPR and AED guidelines. Certification Currency: 3 years from the date of certification.
Ages: 13+ years
Cost: $135
When: July 25-26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Innisfail Aquatics Centre




Youth Clubs

Boys & Girls Club of Red Deer & District

The Boys & Girls Club's mission is to provide safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life.

For more information about service offerings in Innisfail and to register for a program, contact the Innisfail Program Coordinator at 403-350-9815 or visit


The Clubs offer:

  • After school drop-in activities
  • Fun, sports and recreation
  • Adventure skill building opportunities
  • Day camps
  • Weekend retreats and conferences
  • Leadership development
  • Positive mental health development
  • A welcoming and inclusive environment


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer & District

Big Brothers Big Sisters is about matching a child/youth with an adult or teen mentor, a "Big", to establish a positive relationship in their life.

For more information about service offerings in Innisfail, to register for a program or to become a mentor, contact the Innisfail Program Coordinator at 403-350-9815 or visit


What they do together:

  • Boost confidence
  • Practice life & social skills
  • Learn new things
  • Make great memories
  • Have unique experiences
  • Develop leadership qualities
  • and of course, Have Fun!



The Innisfail Library has a number of programs and activities for all ages to learn, create and connect with others too! See for yourself at



For more information on children, family and senior programs and services, contact the Town of Innisfail Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Department at 403-227-3376.