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Children’s Cottage Society employs over 150 staff who are dedicated to fulfilling the agency’s vision: Resilient children blossom in healthy families. We are passionate about making positive changes in the lives of families and their children in our community.  

Thank you for considering a position with our team.

For all positions the Application Deadline remains open until successful candidate is recruited. We appreciate the interest of all applicants however we will only contact those invited for an interview. 



Competition # BHRLFCK

We have an immediate opportunity for a creative relief cook at Brenda’s House! Brenda’s House serves up to 14 children and families in a beautiful manor-style facility with a modern kitchen and dining area in the Killarney Neighborhood of southwest Calgary.

We require high school completion, and a diploma or degree is welcomed. As well, a valid First Aid certificate must be obtained within 3 months of employment and a Food Safe certificate is also required. A vehicle is required, and mileage is paid. The relief cook reports to the Food Services Coordinator.

Please see the full job description here.


Competition # BH-FSWRN

Brenda’s House is a residential program for homeless families that enables transition to housing using a “housing first” model of service. Brenda’s House has been in operation since February 2009 and provides shelter and support services to 14 families at a time. We are looking for experienced professionals with an empathic, non-judgmental view toward families with multiple needs.

Please see the full job description here.


Competition #RCW2021 

The Children’s Cottage Society is a charitable agency established in Calgary in 1986. The Society’s mission is “Building strong children and safe nurturing families through prevention programs and support services” and our vision is “Resilient children blossom in healthy families.” 

This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday 40 hours per week, allowing for some flexibility with days worked and hours worked. 


  • Work with families and volunteers as assigned to provide infant respite care.
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Interact with infants and engage them in activities that support optimal development.
  • Assess amount of respite required.
  • Care for and interact with infants in a positive, gentle and sensitive manner.
  • Provide information about and demonstrate good infant care and positive parenting practices.
  • Help families connect with community resources as needed.
  • Conduct developmental screenings using Ages and Stages Developmental
  • Complete paperwork as required and enter into client database (Efforts to Outcomes). Keep filing up-to-date.
  • Complete Core Respite training.
  • Consult with In Home Programs Supervisor on a regular basis.
  • Assist with other position-related tasks. 


  • A minimum of 2 years of infant care experience.
  • Some post-secondary training in Early Childhood Development would be an asset.
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of infants.
  • Be responsible, dependable and have a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Able to work independently in the community.
  • An awareness of resources available in the community.
  • Second language an asset.
  • Clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Competence with technology including email, cell phones and navigating programs.
  • Standard First Aid and Infant CPR (CPR Level B).
  • Pass a Police Security Clearance and Child Intervention Record Check.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle and insurance. 

Please send a cover letter and resume quoting

Competition # RCW2021 to:

Application Deadline: Until successful candidate is recruited
We appreciate the interest of all applicants however will only contact those invited for an interview.

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Children’s Cottage Society believes that providing students with hands-on experience to support their in-class learning is important. If our work aligns with your area of study, email to determine if opportunities are available. We monitor inquiries Monday to Friday during regular business hours and respond within a 24-hour time frame. Thank you for your interest in developing your expertise and skills to make a positive change in the lives of families and their children in our community.