Edmonton Family Support Services

The Family Supports Services Program offers assistance to families with a Deaf or hard of hearing member to promote strengthened relationships, safe and nurturing home and school environments and access to the resources they need. We do this by supporting families to develop meaningful bonds with each other, do more things together and understand and respond to their children’s needs and are able to cope and manage the challenges of raising their child. We build connections so parents feel supported, are more aware and able to access resources and services in their communities and feel more confident to advocate for their family’s needs.

 The Program Accepts:

  • Families with children from birth to 18 years
  • One or more family members [parent or child] has a hearing loss

What does the program offer my family?

In Home Consultation and Support
  • A Family Support Consultant meets with parents to discuss and share information, resources and referral, on issues that parents might identify.
School Transition Support

Future educational placements are explored with the help of the transition coordinator and your child’s educational learning team.

The transition coordinator works alongside parents and caregivers as they visit schools, talk with principals and teachers, and make a decision for your child’s future education placement.

Contacting the Program

Kathy Holinski

Kathy Holinski

Early Intervention Program Manager / Family Support Manager


Contact Kathy:

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Reception Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

General Inquiries

Edmonton (780) 454-9581
Calgary (403) 828-1937


Edmonton (587) 921-3478
Calgary (403) 828-1937

(780) 447-5820

Edmonton Address

6240 – 113 Street

Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 3L2

Calgary Address

4631 85 Street NW

Calgary, Alberta  T3B 2R8

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