About Us

Established in 1978, the SPEC Association for Children & Families, began as a fee-for-service program with Alberta Social Services and Community Health. Since SPEC’s incorporation in 1979, the programs have continued to grow and offer services for children and families under the guidance and leadership of dedicated board members, staff, and volunteers.

SPEC is focused on the positive development of kids by providing a continuum of services from early intervention (prevention) to high intervention during crisis. By providing family support services, SPEC continues to focus on a variety of preventive and educational programs that promotes a caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued.

VISION

A caring and committed community where kids are resilient and valued.

MISSION

Revealing potential in kids through positive, proactive programs for children and families.

WE VALUE

HONESTY
Our work is guided by honesty, integrity, transparency, open communication and ethical conduct.
RESPECT
SPEC values all people as individuals who will be treated with dignity in an environment that is open-minded and non-judgmental.
EMPOWERMENT
We value encouraging the development of self-reliance and resiliency through support and advocacy.
EXCELLENCE IN OUR SERVICE DELIVERY
We value quality services delivered with integrity and best practice.
CONFIDENTIALITY
At SPEC, we promise to honour the trust of people we serve and respect their privacy in our services, within our professional code of ethics.
ACCESSIBILITY
SPEC strives to provide services with minimal barriers to participation.
COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION AND INVOLVEMENT
We value building relationships with other agencies, programs and resources in the community to better serve children and families.

OUR BELIEFS

We believe children and families:

 

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