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Children and Youth

This is not a comprehensive list. If you would like to include your organization or service in this list, please contact the Community Services branch at 780-743-7966 or

Child and Family Emergency Hotlines

Bullying Helpline


Child Abuse Hotline (24-hour)


Child Find Alberta


Children's Services Crisis Unit

After Hours 1-800-638-0715

Kids Help Phone


Missing Children Society of Canada


Family Violence Information Line (24-hour)


Child Care Resources

For a list of local licensed child care services visit the Government of Alberta's Childcare Lookup Tool (use the postal code prefixes T9H and T9K for Fort McMurray child care).

Child Development Dayhomes is an established accredited Dayhome Agency offering home-based childcare in Fort McMurray.

Children First: Eagle Ridge Nest is a fully licensed and accredited daycare centre operated by the non-profit Children First Society.

The Hub

The Hub Family Resource Centre offers free programming and resources to families at our two locations in Fort McMurray and throughout the Municipality with our Hub on Wheels program. Whether you’re looking for a place to come meet other caregivers, spend time with your child, or receive parenting support and advice, The Hub has it all! Contact us now for your copy of our seasonal program guide or for more information.

Safe Visitation and Safe Exchange services are also offered through The Hub. Safe Visitation and Safe Exchange services provide an opportunity for children to have a positive visit/exchange with their parent in a safe and secure location.

Franklin Location: 10020(B) Franklin Ave
Phone: 780-791-7110

Timberlea Location: 6-118 Millennium Drive
Phone: 780-743-9115

You can find us online at and on Facebook and Twitter.

YMCA Of Northern Alberta Child Care

The YMCA has childcare options in several locations throughout Wood Buffalo such as:

YMCA Birchwood Child Care

Early Years (12mths to 6 yrs)
190 Tamarack Way

YMCA Dickensfield Out of School Care

Out of School Care (grade 1 to 6)
201 Dickins Drive

YMCA Eagle Ridge Child Care

Early Years (12mths to 5yrs)
2-301 Sparrowhawk Drive

YMCA Eagle Ridge Out of School Care

Out of School Care (grade 1 to 6)
2-301 Sparrowhawk Drive

YMCA NewAlta Child Care

Early Years (12mths to 6 yrs)
9908 Penhoorwood Street

YMCA Thickwood Child Care

Early Years (19mths to grade 6)
96 Silin Forest Road

YMCA Thickwood Out of School Care

Out of School Care (grade 1 to 6)
96 Silin Forest Road

YMCA Timberlea Out of School Care

Kindercare – NEW for SEPT 2016
Out of School Care (grade 1 to 6)
107 Brett Drive

YMCA Westview Out of School Care

Kindercare – NEW for SEPT 2016
Out of School Care (grade 1 to 6)
407 Wolverine Drive

Visit YMCA of Northern Alberta for more details.

Funding And Subsidies

Child Care Subsidy Program information

Child Care Subsidy Estimator

Child Care Resources for Parents

Live-In Caregiver Programs

Fort McMurray Nanny Service

Child And Youth Programs And Services

Athabasca Tribal Council Child and Family Services


Baby Friendly Initiative Wood Buffalo


Educare Early Intervention


96 Silin Forest Road, Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray Boys And Girls Club


20 Riedel St., Fort McMurray

Justin Slade Youth Foundation

“Empowering youth to make better life choices and to express themselves in a positive way through music, art, drama and sport.”

Free programming for youths age 12 to 17!

To find out more about the Justin Slade Youth Foundation, our programming or volunteer opportunities, drop by the Dugout, located at 10500 Morrison Street, Fort McMurray.

Phone: 780-705-0010

Northeast Alberta Child And Family Services


8/F, Provincial Building, 9915 Franklin Ave., Fort McMurray

The Children's Centre


Bay C & K, 254 Gregoire Drive, Fort McMurray

Sports Funding Programs

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is committed to promoting healthy and active lifestyles for all residents in the region. The following two programs can help families afford to register their children for organized sports, setting the foundation for good health and wellness as they grow.


No kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport is a provincial program that provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport.

Applications are available on the Kidsport Wood Buffalo website.

Contact Information for KidSport:


Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Did you know that one in three Canadian families can't afford organized sports for their kids?

Jumpstart, a national funding program through Canadian Tire, helps kids get the chance to play.

Contact Information for Jumpstart:

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