the first 5 years
Parenting & Family Life
Discover resources available to provide support during the early years of parenting.
Parenting Programs

Triple P Online

Families can access Triple P online for free and do the sessions/modules at their own pace. Online has two age categories – “Toddler to Tween” and “Pre-Teen to Teen”. To access Triple P Online, follow the below links:


Triple P Discussion Groups

Topics for these 2 hour groups are “Developing Good Bedtime Routines”, “Managing Fighting & Aggression”, “Dealing With Disobedience” and “Hassle Free Shopping”.

Triple P Positive Parenting Program

There are a variety of Triple P programs that can be delivered in different ways to parents and caregivers.

Kids Have Stress Too

In these sessions parents and caregivers will learn to recognize and understand children’s stress and the impact on their health and development, as well as discuss approaches to help children deal with stress, problem solve and relax. Focuses on children 2-12.
Triple P Fear-Less
Multiple session series that looks at anxiety, what it is and how it develops, emotional resilience, modeling, avoidance & exposure, responding to anxiety and constructive problem solving.



Triple P Seminars

The topics for these 1.5 hour seminars are “The Power of Positive Parenting”, “Raising Confident, Competent Children” & “Raising Resilient Children”.
Nobody’s Perfect
These sessions are for families with children birth to 5 years. Nobody’s Perfect is an education and support program for parents of children from birth to 5 years. Parents can talk about real-life parenting experiences and work with the support of a trained facilitator to discover ways of positive parenting.

Triple P Group

A multiple session series that looks at positive parenting, encouraging positive behavior, teaching new skills and managing misbehaviour.

Triple P Primary Care

Four personalized 15 to 30 minute sessions that look at a specific parenting concern. Available in-person, over the phone or by video.
Additional more intensive Triple P courses are available. 306-825-5911 or Please contact us at info@midwestfamilycon for more information or to explore which Triple P program suits your family’s needs.
Connecting with Other Parents & Families

Mother’s First

These sessions are for new mothers to share experiences & to learn about and practice self- care. Information and support will focus on the experiences and needs of new mothers who may be concerned about or experiencing anxiety, stress or Postpartum Depression (PPD).

Family Play and Learn

These sessions are offered for parents and children to explore and play while learning about child development milestones, positive parenting and ways to incorporate each into play-based activities.

Coffee Talk

This is an opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers of teens for coffee and conversation! Weekly topics will be provided but also an opportunity to discuss the concerns and experiences you are having. Topics will include areas of development, behavior, parenting and community programs and services for parents.
Dadderday Nights
Bring your Dad, Grandpa or Uncle. Work together to create a project or just enjoy the time playing together. Open to all the guys and children of any age.

Baby Bunch

Meet other new parents, share ideas and explore a variety of strategies to help encourage and support baby’s development during the first year of life. For parents and caregivers with babies under 12 months of age.
Indoor Playground
Attend one of our Indoor Playground sessions. During these times you can connect with other families. This is an opportunity for your child to practice important social skills in a fun unstructured session. Throughout the playground are opportunities to practice all areas of development. A program facilitator will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Home Based Services
MFC offers a variety of services to support individual families. Program Facilitators work one-on-one with families in the areas of child & youth development, parenting and family dynamics, and community connections including service coordination. Goals are set based on what matters most to each family.
Home Visitation
Home Visitation (HV) is a voluntary family and home-based program for families of children prenatally to 6 years of age. HV promotes positive parent-child relationships, positive parenting knowledge and skills, healthy child development and family wellness; helps families access formal and informal networks of support and builds strong communities.
Family Coaching and Mentorship (FCM)
Family Coaching & Mentorship (FCM) is a voluntary family and home-based program for families of children from birth to 18 years. Healthy, strong family relationships are foundational to young people’s growth, learning, and well-being. These relationships build strong social and emotional strengths that kids use throughout their lives. Our goal is: to build protective factors; to foster developmental relationships at home and in the community; and to effectively connect the parent/caregiver with resources to achieve or sustain family wellness.
Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP)
Parent Child Assistance Program (PCAP) is available to women who would benefit from support to reduce or stop alcohol and/or drug use during pregnancy, and are pregnant or up to 6 months postpartum and are ineffectively connected to community services. Or women who have a child diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and are currently using alcohol/drugs and are in their childbearing years. The PCAP Mentor helps the women to build and maintain healthy independent family lives and to prevent future births of children exposed to alcohol and drugs. Available to families living in Lloydminster & the County of Vermilion River.

My Child Has A Delay

Saskatchewan Early Childhood Intervention Program
ECIP is a home-based service available to parents of children from birth to school-entry who are experiencing, or at risk for, developmental delays. Services include family support & capacity building, monitoring and coaching child development, and case coordination including transition planning.
Alberta Early Childhood Intervention Program
ECIP is a home-based service available to parents of children from birth to five years of age who are experiencing, or biologically at risk for, developmental delays. Service may be provided up to 6 years of age when there are unmet needs. ECIP supports child development, coordination of other services and helps parents be confident advocates for their children. Available to families living in Lloydminster AB & the County of Vermilion River.
Indigenous ECIP & Family Support
Indigenous ECIP & Family Support is a home-based service available to parents and caregivers of children from birth to 18 who have, or are eligible for, Treaty Status and who are experiencing, or at risk for, developmental delays. Support focuses on the capacity of caregivers to meet the physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual needs of children/youth. Program Facilitators can coordinate Jordan’s Principle Applications for children & youth medical and special needs as well as assist with service coordination and transition planning.
Preschool Mental Health Program
PMH supports families of children from birth to 6 years of age who are experiencing delays in their social emotional development or who have a mental health diagnosis. Service is home-based and individualized for each family to encourage children’s development in the areas of positive relationships, self-calming and emotional awareness while supporting family wellness. Unless a diagnosis is already in place, eligibility is determined by an Ages & Stages Questionnaire Social Emotional. Service area is regional including Lloydminster, Vermilion, Wainwright, Camrose, Vegreville and surrounding areas.

Child Care

Choosing a child care provider is an important decision for any family. Use the below links to search for child care in your area. Families on the AB or SK side of Lloydminster can access child care on both sides of the border.
Finding Child Care
Licensed Child Care Lookup:
Call Child Care Connect toll free:
Childcare Subsidies
Child Care Subsidies are available to offset the cost of child care for eligible families.
Inclusive Child Care (ICC) Consultative Services
Through coaching, mentoring and training, ICC Consultative Services supports child care programs to build their capacity to successfully include all children. Support is available for licensed daycare centres, approved family day homes, licensed nursery/ preschools and licensed out of school care programs. The service area includes Alberta Central Region and the eastern side of North Central. For more information, contact the MFC Program Director of Programs & Services. Referrals are made through the provincial website link below.