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 to lead 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: Tue, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. (closed on stat holidays)
Where: LLC Community Room



Life Skills 

Kidproof™ Home Alone

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 - 13 years of age and is not a certified course.
Ages: 10 - 13 years
Cost: $30
When: March 9, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Innisfail Aquatics Centre

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Red Cross Certified Baby Sitting Course

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 one-day course is offered two times per year (Spring and Fall).
Ages: 11 - 15 years
Cost: $45
When: Janurary 31, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Innisfail Aquatics Centre

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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 between 12-16 weeks for approximately 1-hour per week.

For more information, contact Karen Bradbury at 403-227-3376 or email



Youth Clubs

Boys & Girls Club (Red Deer)

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, or to register for a program, contact the Innisfail Program Coordinator at 403-350-9815 or visit

All sessions are held at the Innisfail Jr. / High School in Room 166.

Kids Club
Ages: 6 - 12 years
When: Tue & Thur, 3:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Ages: 10 - 12 years
When: Tue, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

13 - 17 years
When: Thu, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.





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.