Inclusive Learning Services - Partnerships/Services

Bow River Regional Collaborative Service Delivery

Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD) will help children and youth have access to the right supports at the right time.  RCSD supports the vision of Inspiring Education, Social Policy Framework, Information Sharing Strategy and other Government of Alberta initiatives.

Bow Valley Regional Collaborative Service Delivery


Bow Valley Early Childhood Development







Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Right From the Start

Mental Health Capacity Building Project for Children and Families

Right from the Start is one of 37 projects in a province wide Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools Initiative. This initiative is led by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education, in partnership with allied health, social service and community agencies with funding from Alberta Health and Wellness.

Through an enriched model for integrating community resources in school-based programming, mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention services are delivered within Banff Elementary School, Elizabeth Rummel School and Lawrence Grassi Middle School in Canmore. The project vision asserts that mental health is not an affliction. We envision a shift towards a culture that will establish the spectrum of mental health as a vital part of each person. The project mission is to cultivate community that values and supports mental health and well-being through a framework of promotion, prevention and early intervention.

The team has established the Mental Health Wellness Wheel which describes mental health as comprised of the four components: Physical (our body), Psychological (our mind), Emotional (our feelings) and Spiritual (our beliefs). Much of our programming places emphasis on school wide mental health and wellness, class presentations, mindfulness practices, opportunities for role modeling of healthy decision making and conflict resolution, healthy relationships, citizenship, as well as individual support for children and families. The project team consists of a two Wellness Mentors, two Success Coaches and a Project Coordinator and many impactful partnerships with community agencies and organizations to assist with the co-creation and delivery of mental health programming.



COPE is a partnership between Families, Education, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Human Services through Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) and Children and Family Services. A shared concern amongst parents, educators and physicians is early identification and intervention for children experiencing emotional, behavioral and developmental difficulties. COPE provides school-based consultations with physician specialists (pediatricians and child psychiatrists) to support teachers and parents whose school-aged children are experiencing developmental, behavioral or emotional struggles impacting their learning by:

  • Identifying mental health and/or developmental issues that may impact learning and behaviour
  • Providing supportive recommendations for the management of the identified issues
  • Providing referrals to other community organizations as necessary
  • Providing case management and follow up

COPE referrals can be made by the school or referred by attending Pediatrician. To help ensure a smooth COPE request process schools can contact the COPE District Family Liaison.


Settlement Services

Settlement Services