The Indigenous Family Enhancement Program is intended for Indigenous children, youth, and families living in Cranbrook and surrounding areas. The programming we provide is individual, family, and community-centred, and completely voluntary.
Indigenous Family Enhancement provides the following programs:
- Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Services
- Group Programming
- Youth Justice Support
- Cultural Activities
We prioritize maintaining and promoting Indigenous children and youth’s relationships with Family, Community and Territory while valuing and promoting culture, community, language and territory. This is accomplished through the delivery of numerous community-based and culturally rooted programs which are informed by the individuals we are privileged to serve.
Family enhancement services are on a voluntary basis to support children, youth and families health, well-being, and cultural continuity, as well as their connections to their families and communities.
Groups & Programs
Family Skate Program
Join us Friday afternoons for our Family Skate and Pizza Program from 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm! All ages are welcome, and we require that parents/caregivers are in attendance with their children and/or youth. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under the age of 19, and rentals are available free of charge.
Join us for laps around Western Financial Place! We meet every Monday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Cranbrook Western Financial Place. When we finish our laps, we meet in the WFP meeting room for refreshments, snacks, and wellness check-in. We bring in special guests once a month to share information on a broad range of participant-chosen topics.
Youth and Family Arts Program
Come see what your hidden talents are or explore other areas to master. We host a monthly art program where families can get together to learn different art techniques from registered instructors through the Cranbrook Arts Council. Please register in advance with firstname.lastname@example.org
Hockey Skills Program
Join us on Wednesdays for our Hockey Skills Program! Children and youth can participate in this weekly program to provide eligible Indigenous children and youth with hockey fundamentals to prepare them for team hockey. Participants must have skills in skating to attend. Certified hockey coaches facilitate the program, running from 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm at Western Financial Place.