About Us

What is the Bridging the Gap Program?

Bridging the Gap Program is a new program of the Growing Families Society. The purpose of this program is to bring together volunteers to support the Society’s programs. The purpose is also to expand the opportunity for volunteering and employment in Strathmore and Wheatland County. Bridging the Gap volunteers are already putting their skills and experience to work!

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Contact Information

Growing Families Society
for East Rural Counties

650 Westchester Road
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1H8

Phone: 403-361-7216

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About Growing Families Society

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The Growing Families Society supports families in Strathmore and East Rural Communities. It’s mission is to promote, support and advocate healthy lifestyles within rural communities by enhancing the unity of the family structure through various client directed programs and community development.

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Jelly Bean Dance

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Strathmore Civic Centre

$5 per child at the door – adults are free. For Children up to Grade 6! Under Grade 2 must be accompanied by an adult. Adults get in free and are encouraged to stay. CONCESSION AVAILABLE. Halloween Costumes optional

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Challenging Behaviors – WON’T or CAN’T

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Badlands Community Facility, Conference Room A (upstairs), 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, AB

Registration Fee: $60 – includes workshop handouts, lunch & refreshments
Presenting – Angela Irvine, Ph.D. Registered Provisional Psychologist
Who should attend: Caregivers and their support systems, frontline workers of individuals with disabilities, educators, mental health providers, correctional staff, medical services, and interested community members.

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Bridging the Gap Program Funding Partners

The Bridging the Gap Program has been made possible thanks to the support and funding we have received from the following organizations and partners:

  • Growing Families Society for East Rural Counties
  • United Way Calgary and Area
  • Wheatland Family and Community Support Services
  • Strathmore Family and Community Support Services
  • W. Brett Wilson and Family



Bridging the Gap is supported by:

Wheatland Family and Community Support Services (WFCSS)

and other Funding Partners