One Mom's Story

"It is sometimes hard for people to understand the reality of being a parent and having no options. My past is checkered with addiction, abuse and mental illness. Now, after a lot of hard work and support from the Crisis Nursery, I am a proud parent to a two-year-old boy.

My son stays at the Nursery when I have an appointment or am overwhelmed and with the help of a Family Coach, I am working though the Nurturing Parenting program. The Crisis Nursery program has given me options that have been life changing for me and my son."


Thank you

It has been a busy Spring at the Children's Cottage Society. It is because of community support that through our various programs families get the help they need and children are safe, cared for, and have fun.

Thank you to every individual, organization, church, service club and donor who has supported children and their families through donations of cash or items, holding events, or even just following us on social media.





Formula Needed at the Crisis Nursery

Infants staying at the Crisis Nursery and Brenda's House family shelter are in need of formula, especially 
powdered Enfamil A+, age 0 to 1 year and liquid formula (all brands) though liquid or powdered formula of any brand are welcome. Please drop off at the Crisis Nursery, 845 McDougall Road NE. Monday through Sunday, preferably between 10am and 6pm. Call 403-233-2273 to ensure staff are available to accept your donation. For additional needed items, see our Spring Wish List.

Wish List

Because of you...

In 2018, through all of the Children's Cottage Society programs, 2,852 children were buffered from the stress of crisis which helped improve their learning and behaviour as well as lead to better physical, emotional, and social wellbeing throughout life.


Community Support

The need for crisis childcare in Calgary is great, but the generosity and committment of Albertans is greater! Here are just a few examples of community support that has been offered in the past few months.

Kinsmen Club of Calgary

The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is a huge supporter of local children's charities. Here they are dropping off a cheque at the Crisis Nursery.

Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts

Just a few of the more than 300 handmade quilts created by the Guild and donated to children and youth in need including children at the Crisis Nursery.

 A Birthday Gift

This young lady donated her birthday money to children at the Crisis Nursery. Thank you to Sarah and other thoughtful children like her.

Disney Princesses

Real Disney princesses visited Brenda's House family shelter and the Crisis Nursery bringing with them toys, balloons, and  items from the Children's Cottage Society Wish List.

St. Rita's Ladies Group

St. Rita's Ladies Group from St. Pius X Parish donated these much-needed items of children's clothing for children at the Crisis Nursery. 

Royal LePage Calgary

Royal LePage Clagary hosted a unique fundraising event - a Night in Morocco - that featured belly dancing! Proceeds went to two local charities including the Children's Cottage Society.


Partnering with the community

We believe that it takes a village to raise a child and that's why we create partnerships with the community agencies and organizations. Here are just a few upcoming community partner initiatives.

Wee Wild Ones Monster March

Each year, Wee Wild Ones school hosts a Monster March to raise funds to support the Children’s Cottage Society. Children and families
are encouraged to dress up like monsters and join the March around St. Patrick's Island and enjoy a special performance by Lightning Ant Music School. The March takes place on June 16th, starting at 10am. For more info or to register, click on the link.

Monster March

Calgary Women in Energy

Calgary Women in Energy hosts its annual golf tournament in June - this year their charity of choice is the Children’s Cottage Society. CWIE also provides ongoing support to children and families through Children's Cottage Society programs throughout the year. CWIE is dedicated to promoting, supporting and empowering women in Calgary. The event takes place on June 27th at Winston Golf Club.

CWIE Charity Golf Tournament


Help the Crisis Nursery volunteer program win $10,000

The Crisis Nursery volunteer program is in the running to win $10,000 through the Field Law Community Fund program!

The work of the Children's Cottage Society is made possible every day by the work of volunteers, especially at the Crisis Nursery. The Crisis Nursery utilizes approximately 800 volunteers every year to support more than 1,300 children.

Please click on the link and vote today.


Thank you to Clays for the Cottage Sponsors

This June, the Children's Cottage Society will host its 3rd annual Clays for the Cottage event. The event wouldn't be possible without the generous support from our sponsors and community partners. Thank you for all that you do to support children and their families!


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