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In-Home & In-Community

Virtual and in-person community programming

Pacekids is proud to offer in-home and in-community programs funded by the Government of Alberta’s Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), and community partners.

To learn more about FSCD funding and the FSCD Programs Pacekids’ offers, please
contact our FSCD Intake team at 403-234-7876 or [email protected]

Why Choose Pacekids?

Family-Centre Practice

We focus on supporting both the development of the child, as well as the functioning and development of the family unit.


Children learn best through play and our strategies focus on ways to support development while building functional living skills.

Stress Free FSCD Programing

Working collaboratively with FSCD, we take care of all the details. From hiring and supervising the team, paying staff, billing FSCD and managing the paperwork related to a family’s programming, we will take care of those details so families can focus on helping their child reach their developmental goals.

Support Beyond FSCD

At Pacekids, we recognize the distinctive challenges families encounter while caring for a child with diverse needs, and we focus on supporting both the development of the child, as well as the functioning and development of the family unit. Our community programs like Flourishing Families support the whole family unit. Our focus extends to families who may encounter challenges accessing existing programs because of cultural, language, work-related, or financial constraints.

The Flourishing Families Program (FFP) is tailored to support children aged 5-12 (or beyond depending on diagnosis and developmental stage), their primary caregivers, siblings (from birth to 17 years old), and their extended community. Our goal is to break barriers between these groups and build a natural support network.

This program operates in a cycle where groups of families are brought together to cover topics such as self-care, healthy advocacy, coping with feelings, stress management and more. Sessions are available in multiple languages, including English, Urdu, Tagalog, Spanish, and more, with interpreters available when needed. We also schedule sessions during evenings and weekends to accommodate working caregivers and siblings attending school.

Interested volunteers with experience working with families or children with diverse needs are also welcome. 

Pacekids is a qualified provider of the Behavioural & Developmental Supports (BDS) Program funded through Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). Pacekids BDS programming supports families with children from six months to approximately 10 years of age.

Pacekids takes a family-centred, play-based approach to our services by supporting both the development of the child, as well as the functioning and development of the family unit. Contracts can involve up-to-two Therapists who work with parents/guardians to review concerns, suggest strategies and work directly with the child where possible. Goal areas can be targeted to help address concerns both in the home and community environments (i.e. grocery stores, libraries, places of workshop, etc.).

Specialized Services for children from six months of age to 10 years old, based on clinical discretion. 

Specialized Services is a program that is designed to work directly with children with disabilities and their families. By utilizing therapists from up-to-four disciplines (as determined by the FSCD MDT process), the trans-disciplinary approach allows the team to work collaboratively to meet the various needs of a child and their family. Goals are often related to the areas of behaviour management, social interactions, communication, cognition, gross and fine motor development, mobility and functional daily living skills.

The Triple P Positive Parenting Program is a system of supports offered through weekly sessions via Zoom. Triple P aims to work with parents to use Positive Parenting Program strategies to develop a positive relationship with their child, encourage appropriate behavior, teach their child new skills, manage misbehavior and implement planned activities routines for high-risk parenting situations.

With the support of the Practitioner, parents set their own goals and decide which parenting strategies to implement based upon their values and needs of the child and family.