Services We Offer

0-18 18+ Seniors Community Development

Services for individuals age 1-18 and their families

  • Outreach - in home supports for families raising children with developmental disabilities
  • Skip - Social Knowledge In Practice focuses on social skills development for teens in Gr. 7-12 that have been diagnosed with a developmental disablity
  • Gateways - connecting families to resources and services in the community
  • Triple P - curriculum based family support strategy designed to help parents.
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Outreach is a free program that supports families raising children ages 0 to 18 with developmental disabilities. We provide in home support to children experiencing social, emotional and behavioral challenges. We work collaboratively with the family on specific goals and provide parenting and behavioral strategies. Our work is for one hour once a week in home.

To be eligible for Outreach Services the child needs to have a confirmed diagnosis.

Referrals can be made by parents, professional or supporting community members. For referral information or any questions please contact:

Phone (403) 717-7691
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Social Knowledge In Practice (SKIP) group focuses on social skills development for teens in grades 7-12 that have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. It will help teens build peer relationships and gain knowledge through a variety of social skills activities.

This is a free group offered at The Calgary SCOPE Society on Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Professional Development Days. Participants must have a diagnosed developmental disability and be independent in their basic needs.

Registration is ongoing throughout the year and a registration package must be completed by a parent/guardian prior to participating in the group. This group is capped at 30 participants.

For a registration package and brochure please contact:

Phone (403) 717-4107
Email skipr@calgaryscope.org
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Gateways is a free service that supports families raising children ages 0 to 18 with developmental disabilities. We provide in home support to families that are facing barriers; such as ESL, mental health, multiple children with disabilities and/or low income. Our program connects families to resources and services in the community.

To be eligible for Gateways the child needs to have a confirmed diagnosis.

Referrals can be made by parents, professional or supporting community members. For information or any questions please contact: the referral line at 403 717 7696.

Phone (403) 717-7696
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The Triple P program is a scientifically researched curriculum-based family support strategy designed to help parents improve their parenting skills, build positive relationships with their children and encourage their child’s development. The Calgary SCOPE Society offers three free programs that are delivered in the families’ home for one hour each week:

Primary Care Stepping Stones
Primary Care Stepping Stones is comprised of 5 sessions over 7 weeks to help parents develop effective management strategies for tackling 1 or 2 specific childhood behavior problems or developmental issues. To be eligible for this program the child must be between the ages of 2-12 years old and have a Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) contract.
Standard Stepping Stones
Standard Stepping Stones seeks to help parents develop effective practical strategies for managing behavior and developmental problems. This program is completed between 3 to 6 months. To be eligible for this program the child must be between the ages of 2-12 years old and have a Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) contract.
Primary Care Teen
Primary Care Teen is comprised of 5 sessions over 7 weeks that aim to help parents develop effective management strategies for dealing with 1 or 2 specific teen behavior problems or developmental issues. To be eligible for this program the child must be between the ages of 12-16 years old and have a Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) contract.

To become involved with any of the Triple P Programs please contact:

Phone (403) 297-2149
Website triplep-parenting.net

Services for adults age 18+

  • Community Support - community based services to adults with dual diagnosis (developmental disability & accompanying mental health diagnosis)
  • Deaf/Blind - provides highly specialized supports to deaf/blind individuals who require behavioral & mental health services
  • Counselling - free counselling services to adults with developmental disabilities
  • TIPS - supports persons 18 and over with a developmental disability
  • ASK - focuses on social skills for adults diagnosed with developmental a disability
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The Community Support Team provides community based services to adults with dual diagnosis (developmental disability and accompanying mental health diagnosis). We work as allies and believe that all individuals belong in the community regardless of the complexity of their support needs. We also offer specialized services for adults that are deaf and/or deaf blind. Support can range from 5 hours a week to 24 hours per day.

To be eligible for The Community Support Program the individual must have Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) funding.

Referrals can be made by the individual, family, health care provider, PDD or supporting community members. For referral information or any questions please contact:

Phone (403) 717-5622

The Community Support Team also houses Deaf Plus/Deaf Blind services.These services provide highly specialized support to individuals who require complex behavioral and mental health services, and who are also in need of specialized communication interventions as a result of vision loss, hearing loss or both. In addition these individuals require Deaf/Deaf Blind Interveners who act as the individual’s eyes and ears and provide communication in American Sign Language (ASL) via traditional and/or hand-over-hand signing. Other modes of communications are used based on individual learning styles and needs; every program is matched on an individual basis. We can provide anywhere from 5 hours of day support per week to 24 hours per day.

To be eligible for The Community Support Program the individual must have Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) funding.

Referrals can be made by the individual, family, health care provider, PDD or supporting community members. For referral information or any questions please contact:

Phone (403) 717-5583
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Calgary SCOPE Society provides free counselling services to adults with developmental disabilities who have Persons with Developmental Disability (PDD) funding. Counselors at the Calgary SCOPE Society help people understand their feelings and sort out their problems.

For referral information or any questions please contact:

Phone (403) 717-5602
Fax (403) 291-4087
Email melodye@calgaryscope.org
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TIPS is a free program that supports persons 18 and over with a developmental disability that have funding from Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). We provide strategies for individuals and their support teams in areas of social, emotional and behavioral challenges. In addition, our program can assist with connecting individuals to resources and services in the community. Our program can be delivered in home, the community or at our office.

To be eligible for TIPS Program the individual is required to have PDD funding.

Referrals can be made by individuals, guardians, professionals or supporting community members. For referral information or any questions please contact:

Phone (403) 717-7691
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Adult Social Knowledge (ASK) focuses on social skills development for adults 18+ that have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. Participants will gain knowledge and skills through a variety of social topics and activities.

This is a free group offered at The Calgary SCOPE Society on Thursdays from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Registration is ongoing throughout the year and a registration package must be completed by the individual/guardian prior to participating in the group. The group is capped at 25 participants. For a registration package and brochure please contact Sheri at:

Phone (403) 717-4107

Services for senior citizens

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Journeys supports older adults and seniors with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnosis. The focus of this program is to provide opportunities to create and foster meaningful relationships, proactive health care, assistance in finding and securing appropriate housing, facilitating leisure opportunities and offering educational services to promote a healthy lifestyle. The Journeys program provides support based on the individual clients’ needs and wants. We can provide anywhere from 5 hours of day support per week to 24 hour staffed residence.

Referrals can be made by the individual, family, health care provider, PDD or supporting community members. For referral information or any questions please contact:

Phone (403) 717-5614

Community development services

The Disability Action Hall started in 1998 and is comprised of adults with disabilities and allies who meet once per week to share stories and work on issues of social justice together. We work towards a better Alberta for everyone. We meet to talk about disability pride and culture, resources, housing, services, supports and how to make change. We work in coalitions, act as advisors, create events, do presentations and much more.

Everyone is welcome to attend. The Disability Action Hall does not provide caregiver support at the meetings. Feel free to bring your own support to the meeting such as a family member or worker. We usually meet every Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm.

For more information please contact:

Phone (403) 717-7630
Website www.actionhall.ca
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