About Us

Renfrew is a not-for-profit society and registered charity that has been

at the forefront of innovative and specialized services for children since

1974. Renfrew is a Designated Special Education School, fully accredited

by Alberta Education; four centres throughout Calgary serve more than 550

children who are registered in programs and services. 

In-house programs include preschool and an Elementary Education Program, 

Integrated Services for Children with Motor Disabilities, and the Specialized 

Services Program. The transdisciplinary therapy team working in these 

programs include teachers, early learning specialists, child development 

facilitators, speech language pathologists, assistive technology specialists, 

occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, therapy assistants, 

social workers, a music therapist and a recreation specialist. 

Each year, Renfrew’s Community Services department provides psychology, 

speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy assessment

and intervention services to children in various school jurisdictions, both public

and private, in Calgary and area. 

Renfrew’s Assessment and Therapy Services is accessible by Renfrew families

as well as the broader community, offering a full range of assessment and therapy

services to families, children, adolescents, and young adults facing all kinds of 


And, lastly, Renfrew as an organization has worked in collaboration with the 

Stoney Nakoda and Tsuut’ina Nations to bring therapeutic services to those 


Locations Served: Calgary and area

Ages Served: Renfrew's School Programs: 2 years 8 months to 12 years. 

                        Community work supports infants to adulthood.

Areas of Service:  Preschool and Early Intervention Services and Supports

Supports/Programs Offered: 

  • Early Childhood Services (ECS), Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten 
  • Integrated Services for Children with Motor Disabilities (ISMD) 
  • Specialized Services Program (SSP) for children with Autism Spectrum
  • Elementary Education Programs for Grades 1 to 6 
  • Community Services 
  • Stepping Out on Saturdays (SOS) Respite Program 
  • Assessment and Therapy Services for infants, to young adults. 
  • Low Incidence team for students who have complex communication needs,
    are blind or visually impaired, or d/Deaf and hard of hearing. 
  • First Nations Contracts providing education and health supports in Nation
    schools and health centres to help meet the needs of children and families. 
  • Wellness Empowerment Program (WEP) working with students, teachers,
    and parents to enhance their knowledge and skills to support positive
    mental health. 
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder MAPS (Mentoring, Advocacy, Partnership
    Providing supports to children between the ages of newborn and 10 years
    who may be affected by FASD.

Meet Our Team

      Lynn Lenko
      Director of Education
      Email: LynnLenko@renfreweducation.org

Connect With Us

Agency Website:  www.renfreweducation.org

Agency Phone:  (403) 291-5038

Email:  LoisBladon@renfreweducation.org