Babies and Toddler Drop-in

Ages: 0-5 Years
Duration: 0ngoing
Dates: Mondays, with the exception of stat holidays
Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Maximum Participants: unlimited
Cost: Free to attend

Start the week out on a high note!

Siblings welcome in this open session in our Centre. Have some fun in a warm, dry playroom; meet other moms, grandma’s, aunties and caregivers; and feel free to bring your bag lunch to enjoy afterwards.

Our resource library is also open to visit and withdraw books, audio and visual materials, and play tools.


Pierogi dinner and a movie

Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015

Time: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Join us for dinner and a movie at the EDSS Centre.
Traditional Pierogi dinner including sausage and beverages. The movie will be Rio 2!

Space is limited to 40 people, RSVP now to avoid disappointment.

Cost: Free for all EDSS Families

We are unable to provide a gluten-free option for this dinner, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Your Name*
I can volunteer to help with
Names and ages of attendees from your family
We require gluten-free pierogi, so we will bring our own, as we understand you can't guarantee cross-contamination.

Urbanity Custom Homes PSA for Down syndrome in Edmonton airs on Global TV

You may have seen some familiar faces on Global TV this month, and heard a familiar tune.

Urbanity Custom Homes Ltd, sponsor of the Uniquely Me song and video which launched last September, has generously donated air time on Global TV to present this video.

Feel free to share this with your friends on social media!

Moms Group and Dads Group

These are fun evenings where moms or dads get together to share advice and stories. They are informal gatherings, ranging in group size, and may involve an activity.  This is a group for parents but babes in arms are welcome.

Contact the office for more information: 780-944-4224

Mom’s Group Schedule – 2015

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 – Host Rena Skoreyko

Friday, Mar 20, 2015 – Host Valerie Myrmo

Public Speaking for Adults

Are you interested in public speaking, and improving presentation skills?

Ages: 18+
Sundays, 1 – 2:30p.m.
March 01 – 29, 2015 (5 weeks)
Cost: $150 per person
Facilitator: Alison Foxford, SLP

REGISTER NOW – registration deadline – Feb 22, 2015

Please bring: a drink, paper and pencils

Goal: To provide opportunities for public speaking practice and to encourage giving and receiving constructive feedback about speaking and presenting skills.

The group will learn some basic public speaking skills and will select several topics they each wish to present on to the group. Each week presentations will be done and time will be given to receive feedback from the group. This is an opportunity for structured practice and participants will be expected to complete homework weekly independently in preparation for the next week.

Childcare for children with Down syndrome

There comes a time in every parents life, when you hand over your child, your precious bundle of joy, to someone else to care for. Be it for an hour or a day, it can be nerve-wracking that very first time. It can continue to be nerve-wracking if you haven’t developed the trust in your childcare provider.

When your child has Down syndrome, and its compounded by other medical diagnosis, finding a reliable and trustworthy childcare program can seem daunting.

The Alberta Government provides us with several types of programs for childcare. Below are the two most relevant to the needs of the Down syndrome community.

The Supported Child Care Program provides supports for children with disabilities to attend and participate in the regular activities of a day care program, out of school care program or an approved family day home when parents require childcare to attend work or training. Supported child care may include providing funding for additional child care staff and program consultation.
The Child Care Respite Program is intended to provide temporary child care to help families who are in the midst of addressing significant challenges. Parents and guardians receive child care support when they really need help and have the opportunity to become more aware of child care options and connect with other
community resources. Quality child care can give children positive opportunities to develop new relationships and participate in new activities.
For more information about how Child Care Services can assist your family, call 780-427-0444.
For more information on Edmonton Region Child and Family Services, call 780-427-2250 or visit our website at

Edmonton Region Child & Family Services
6th Floor Oxbridge Place
9820-106 Street
Edmonton AB T5K 2J6
Phone: 780-427-2250 or 780-422-3355

Dedicated to improving the lives of individuals born with Down syndrome