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Rural Connections Family Resource Network
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Located in Westlock, and designed for rural Alberta, this Hub acts as central referral point for families wanting assistance to build on their strengths and develop strong familial units.

The Network provides a range of free services that focus on strengthening caregiver knowledge, access to community supports and resources, improving child and youth development, and building resiliency and fostering well-being (ages 0 – 18 years).

Our Programs are offered in Smoky Lake, Waskatenau, Vilna, Thorhild, Thorhild County, Westlock, Westlock County, Barrhead, Barrhead County, and surrounding areas.

Please call 780-307-2444 for more information for you and your family, or complete our referral.



#204, 10619 100 AVE

Westlock, AB


Family Resilience

For families with youth aged 7 - 18 yrs

Working collaboratively with families to build caregiver confidence in their ability to meet their children's needs. Support may focus on

  • Healthy Relationships;

  • Attachment;

  • Positive Discipline;

  • Mentoring;

  • Life Skills;

  • Child Development

Services are offered by WJS Canada


HOME Visitation

For families with youth aged 0 - 6 yrs

Home Visitors provide one-on-one parenting strategies to

  • Promote positive parent-child relationships;

  • Grow parenting knowledge and skills;

  • Foster healthy pregnancies and child development;

  • Help families identify and access formal and informal supports and services;

  • Assist in the identification and pursuit of family goals

Services are offered by Healthy Families Healthy Futures

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Family capacity & connection

For families with youth aged 0 - 18 yrs

Providing opportunities for Caregiver Education and other programming focusing on child development, asset building, parenting, and strengthening family bonds.

Programs may include:

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