Social Well-being

Childcare

  • The University of Calgary Child Care Centres operate out of main and west campus.  University of Calgary students are given priority access, however, the wait list tends to be long, so registration EARLY is key.  Find wait list registration forms and other details on the website.
  • The Alberta Health Services (AHS) Child Care Program offers priority access to an accredited/approved daycare program in Calgary for AHS employees and physicians. 
    • See the frequently asked questions section or the profile on the AHS intranet under Childcare and Family Resources.  Access via InsiteOur Teams/Departments > Human Resources > Workplace Health and Safety > Employee Wellness > Child Care and Family Resources 
  • Contact the AHS Employee Assistance Program for help securing child care or to get advice about options.  You must register (provide AHS email) to have full access to resources.
  • The Canada Child Care Directory – Calgary is a searchable website profiling various preschools, daycares, and dayhomes searchable by city quadrant.  Inquire individually for availability and costs.  
  • Childcare Alberta’s searchable website profiles various local preschools, daycares, dayhomes, before and after school programs, and babysitters.  Inquire individually for availability and costs.  

New to Calgary?

Housing

Work

  • For new physician orientation information from AHS, check out the Medical Affairs webpage on InsiteOur Teams/Departments > Medical Affairs
  • University of Calgary International Student Services provides support services and customized advising for all international students adjusting to studying at the University of Calgary and to life in Canada.  This includes unique peer-driven programs that connect international and Canadian students.

Community

Social Event Listings

  • Avenue Magazine’s event listing profiles various social events happening around the city by month.
  • Eventbrite’s Calgary Events listing.
  • The Calgary Herald’s Swerve page provides event listings, including family friendly options. 
  • PARA's event listing is updated throughout the year to profile wellness and professional events organized by residents for residents.