“It’s the best place to get help and support.”
“I like how comfortable I feel.”
“The support is very helpful… and staff are very knowledgeable.
I am always learning!”


Best Beginning is a free supportive health service for pregnant individuals who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Living on a low income

  • Language or cultural barriers

  • Social barriers

  • Mental health and/or addiction concerns

  • Feel alone and isolated

  • Need information and support to make healthy choices during pregnancy

  • Or who are under 19 years of age

We offer:

  • Confidential, 1:1 support from nurses, dietitians, social workers and outreach workers

  • Group health education and peer support

  • Children's programming at group (1-6 yrs)

  • Prenatal vitamins

  • Healthy snacks

  • Connection to other pregnant individuals

  • Community and health resources

    For more information on Best Beginning and to sign up for the program, call 403-228-8221

    Free in-person and online group session are available for Best Beginning clients. Participants will meet other individuals and Best Beginning staff to talk about pregnancy, birth and parenting.

    Sessions take place in-person on Mondays 10:30am Р12:00pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00 Р2:30pm, and through Zoom every  Thursday from 10:00 Р11:30am

    Best Beginning Prenatal Book:

    Now available online! Click on the preferred language below to download a PDF copy of our book.

    Warning Signs in Pregnancy

    Download a PDF copy of warning signs in pregnancy

    Children's Program Newsletter

    Check out this months newsletter from our Childlife Specialist! Check back every month for a new topic.

    Best Beginning referral form, for agencies and health professionals

    If you have any clients you feel would benefit from the Best Beginning program, complete the referral form and fax to us.