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CanLearn Friends – Now Online for Schools!

The CanLearn Friends program was initially developed as an in-school program for children in grades 4-6 to help them manage their emotions, strengthen their relationships, and improve their behaviour. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, we wanted to find a way to work with kids on these essential skills. We are excited to announce that we will be offering the Friends program VIRTUALLY to schools!

Registration for FALL 2021 is now open!

Over the course of 8-weeks children will be provided with an engaging and interactive learning experience and will learn and practice skills related to:

  • Making and keeping friends
  • Coping with anxiety and worry
  • Managing their emotions
  • Communicating well with others
  • Thinking positively
  • Problem-solving
  • Dealing with bullying
  • Relaxation and mindfulness
  • Self-confidence
  • Supporting expected behaviours

Up to 8 one-hour sessions will be offered to each school (weekly or bi-weekly). There are a limited number of spots for this program, and they will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Since facilitators are conducting sessions virtually, the program requires a school staff member to be present in the classroom to assist with facilitating the sessions.


Who can participate? Teacher nominated students in grades 4-6 identified with learning, attention and social-emotional challenges.

Cost: FREE

Dates and Times: Determined by the school and program facilitator


To reserve a spot for your school, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jaime Gaber, at (403) 686-9300 (Ext 167) or email: [email protected]


CanLearn Friends is a FREE program made possible through a partnership between the CanLearn Society and FCSS (Family and Community Support Service, City of Calgary). The program was developed by CanLearn Society psychologists and is facilitated by qualified personnel from CanLearn Society.