Making a difference for children and their families

For more than 30 years, the Children's Cottage Society has been making a difference in the early years of a child through programs that help children and families reach significant outcomes.

In 2018, because of the generous community of donors, volunteers, and supporters, 2,852 children in 1,566 families received the help they needed during a difficult time. We would like to thank you for your support. 

To find out more about the impact of our programs on the lives of children and their families, see the 2018-2019 Annual Report.


Guess who closed the stock market?

The Children's Cottage Society was given an exciting opportunity on July 11 - to ring the closing bell of the Toronto Stock Market with TMX Group Calgary at their annual Stampede Breakfast.

TMX Group's national employee-led charitable giving program is focused this year on making a difference in children's health. The Children's Cottage Society is thrilled to have been chosen as TMX Group's Alberta charity partner.

Thank you, TMX Group Calgary for helping shine a light on the importance of preventative services for children and their families.

And a very special thanks to TMX Group Calgary for donating $15,000 to the Children's Cottage Society!


See how the Crisis Nursery Program changes lives

When parents need emergency child care and have nowhere else to turn, the Crisis Nursery provides 72 hours of loving care for children under age eight.

Not only does the Crisis Nursery help children and their families in the short term - but in the long term.

Families who receive Crisis Nursery services are offered a family coach who assists parents to set goals, learn about child development and parenting skills, and connect with community resources. This program is tailor made to fit each family’s needs and is provided in their own home.

In this way, children are buffered from toxic stress, parenting capacity is enhanced, and family resilience and relationships are strengthened.

See the 2018-2019 Annual Report to find out more about the impact of the Children's Cottage Society programs on children and their families.



Summer Wish List:
Urgent need for formula

You can help a child at the Crisis Nursery or a family in Brenda's House shelter - by donating an item - big or small - from our Summer Wish list. A pair of socks? Sunscreen? A sun hat? Bus tickets, toy dinosaurs, a Blu Ray DVD player - have a peek at our list and help kids soar. Thank you!

Urgent Need: Because we always have many infants and babies at the Crisis Nursery, we are in need of formula:

  • Enfamil A+ Liquid Ready to Feed 0-12 months
  • Enfamil A+ Powder 0-12 months 
  • Enfamil A+ Gentlease 0-12 months

Incredible community support!

The Children's Cottage Society depends on community support to help make a difference for children and their families helped through our programs.

Wee Wild Ones Monster March

Wee Wild Ones organized the coolest fundraising event ever - a Monster March. The proceeds of $10,000 went to the Crisis Nursery. Thank you to all the little Monsters and families, and to Wee Wild Ones for helping children and their families!

Calgary Women in Energy Golf Tournament

Huge thanks to Calgary Women in Energy for raising money for the Crisis Nursery through their annual golf tournament. An incredible day in spite of the rain!

Field Law Community Fund Program

We are very thankful to have been chosen as one of the southern Alberta winners of the 2019 Field Law Community Fund Program. $5,000 will go towards the Crisis Nursery volunteer program. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

QuadReal's Stampede Breakfast

QuadReal - a Canadian real estate investment and management company - has for the past six years, invited us to be a part of their Stampede breakfast here in Calgary through a 50/50 raffle that benefits the Children's Cottage Society. Thank you, QuadReal!

Clays for the Cottage

The third annual Clays for the Cottage - a sporting clays fundraising event - was a success thanks generous and thoughtful sponsors, donors, participants, and volunteers. We want to thank each and every one of you for supporting the event - and for helping raise $180,000 for children who stay at the Crisis Nursery.


And, coming soon . . .

There are some exciting events coming up that benefit the Children's Cottage Society. If you have time in your day, we'd love to see you there!

Century Downs Racetrack and Casino Charity Golf Tournament: Sirocco Golf Club, August 1, 2019

27th Annual Calgary Petroleum Golf Classic: Winston Golf Club, August 22, 2019.

Farm to Fork Gala and Market: Airdrie Town and Country Centre, September 21, 2019. Market from 9am to 1pm; Gala begins at 5:30pm.


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