Events & Education

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact the event organizer before attending as most events have now been postponed.


16 Oct 2021

Teens/Parents Talk Transition - Zoom Workshop Series

11:00 AM - Noon

ONLINE - Alberta Children's Hospital - 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB

This online peer led workshop runs for 3 consecutive Saturday mornings starting on October 16 and ending on October 30, 2021. It is designed to help youth (ages 14-19) learn to manage their chronic health condition in a supportive, fun environment with their peers. An online workshop for parents/caregivers regarding the transition to adult care will be offered the same day from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

For more information or to register, call 403-955-7252 or email


MyHealth Passport Workshop

ONLINE - Alberta Children's Hospital - 28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB

This is a "hands on" workshop where youth and/or their parents can learn to create a personal wallet-sized health information card. It's a great way for teens to learn more about their health condition, history & medications!

For more information, check out the MyHealth Passport site, call 403-955-7252 or email



Progressions is a support group for parents/guardians to ensure they do not feel alone or overwhelmed as their children with special needs transition into adulthood. The mom's support group meets the last Friday of each month for breakfast.

For information about upcoming meetings or breakfast events, email or call 403-804-5142.


ReBrand: Career & Employment Initiative for Youth

McBride Career Group - #400 - 602 12th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

The ReBrand employment initiative for youth is a free program for individuals between 17-30 years. This 21 week program offers career exploration and planning, employment skills, personal development and work experience. To be eligible applicants must be out of school for 6 months, currently unemployed and looking for full-time employment, and/or to pursue educational opportunities. Intake is continuous.

For more information or to register for this program, contact 403-777-5633 or checkout the ReBrand website.


Autism Campus Prep


Autism Campus Prep is a free online resource for individuals on the autism spectrum who are looking to enroll in post-secondary, and would like a better understanding of the academic and non-academic changes they may encounter and how to plan for life after graduation. The course covers selecting academic programs, understanding how to fully participate in work/social life on campus, and maintaining health and wellness.

For more information or to register visit the Sinneave Family Foundation website.


Celebrate the Journey Resource Fair for Youth & Young Adults with Disabilities


The transition from children's services to adult services for youth with a disability can be challenging. Information, education and support make it easier. The goal of this annual Resource Fair is to share information about adult resources in Calgary and surrounding area. A variety of agencies, organizations and associations will be at the Fair to answer questions and provide information about the support they provide. Children's Link will be in attendance to provide information about PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities), AISH (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped) & Guardianship/Trusteeship.

For more information, call 403-955-7252 or email


L.I.F.E (Learning Independence For Future Empowerment)

VIRTUAL - March of Dimes - 3639 26 Street NE, Calgary, AB,

The virtual L.I.F.E. program runs two or three days/week for 10 weeks. It helps young adults with disabilities become more independent. Learning opportunities include financial literacy, life skills, music therapy, sport and recreational outings, transit training, conductive education and more. To register for this program, applicants must have a disability, be 18 years of age or older, and be able to direct their own care. 

For more information or to register, visit the L.I.F.E. website or contact Kim Smith at or 403-263-1946.


Launch Into Life! QuickStart Planning Tool 


Transitioning into adulthood and the community beyond high school can be challenging for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. The Launch into Life! Quick Start Planning Tool was developed to help in planning for this transition to adulthood, and assists individuals on the autism spectrum with creating a personalized plan for success.  It’s free and easy to use.

For more information, call 403-210-5000 or email


Community Education Service

View the Education Calendar for sessions on specific health conditions, youth issues or topics related to transitioning to adult care.

For more information or to register, contact 403-955-4747 or .