Calgary Healthy Families Collaborative

Vision Statement

All children and their families are healthy and connected to supportive communities.

Mission Statement

CHFC promotes healthy child development, healthy families and community connections.  Strength based home visitation is provided for newborns and very young children whose families are in challenging circumstances.

Calgary Healthy Families Collaborative (CHFC) plays a critical role in assisting vulnerable families. Home Visitation is a primary and effective early intervention strategy strengthening healthy, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children  within the context of their family. Home visitors provide service in the home focusing on positively impacting families in areas of optimal childhood development, healthy parent-child relationships, effective parenting skills, and mitigating environmental risk factors. Home visitation  is considered most effective when it is implemented at the earliest possible time; preferably before or right after birth. 

The Calgary Healthy Families Collaborative is made up of six agencies, all committed to providing a network of comprehensive home visitation services based on the needs of families with children from birth to age five. All members of the CHFC share a commitment of shared responsibility, accountability, decision making and leadership to ensure that the needs of children and families engaged in home visitation are met. The six agencies are the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA), Closer to Home Community Services, the Children’s Cottage Society of Calgary, Hull Services, Pathways Community Services Association and The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary).