What’s included with my Membership?

  • Access to subsidized Between Friends programs and services
  • Free registration to:
    • 6 In-Person Dances
    • Holiday Special Event Programs
    • Family Golf Day
    • End of Summer BBQ
  • Program fee support through our Fee Assistance Program
  • One vote at the Annual General Meeting

How much does a Membership cost? 

  • Individual Membership = $35 per year
  • Family Membership = $60 per year

What’s the difference between an Individual Membership vs. a Family Membership? 

  • You should choose an Individual Membership if:
    • you, or only one person in your household* will be taking part in Between Friends programs and services. The cost of an Individual Membership is $35 per year.
  • You should choose a Family Membership if:
    • 2 or more people in your household* will be taking part in Between Friends programs and services. The cost of a Family Membership is $60 per year.

*Please note that individuals who are not siblings living in the same group home will need to each register for an Individual Membership

How long is my Membership valid?

Individual and Family Memberships are valid for one calendar year. Your membership will expire on December 31st. If you register for a Membership in October, it will expire on December 31st.

Can I register for a program without a Membership?

  • The short answer is – no. An active membership is required in order to register for our programs. 
  • On the night of registration, if you call the registration line and try to register for a program without an active membership, our staff will not be able to register you for any programs, and they will not be able to support with your membership registration over the phone that evening. Our programs book up quickly so we recommend that you, or the individual(s) you’re registering for has registered for a membership in advance.

I’m new to Between Friends. How do I register for a Membership?

  • Welcome! We’re excited that you’ve found Between Friends and that you’re interested in our programs and services.
  • To register for an Individual or Family Membership, follow these steps::


I’m not sure if I’ll like your program. Can I sit in on a program to see if I’m interested before committing?

  • Unfortunately, we do not offer the option of sitting in on a program. Our programs run at a ratio of 1 staff to 4 participants so adding additional participants into a program, even for a day, will require more staffing to ensure that we are meeting our policy standard for safety. 
  • If you have any questions about our programs or what to expect at programs, our Membership Team will be happy to share! Please reach out to them by email (info@betweenfriends.ab.ca) or call the main line during business hours at 403 269 9133.

Donating Goods

I have books I’d like to donate to your organization! Will you take book donations?

  • Thank you so much for considering our organization! We’ve reduced our office space so we don’t have a lot of room to take book donations. However, if you have books that are in good condition, we recommend that you donate these items to our affiliate, Books Between Friends: http://www.booksbetweenfriends.com/
  • It is optional whether donors would like to mention that they are donating books to Between Friends. Visit the link for details and contact information.

I’d like to donate other goods. Will you take goods donations?

  • Let’s chat! We appreciate donations that our community thinks our organization and members would appreciate. Please email us (info@betweenfriends.ab.ca) or call the main line during business hours (403 269 9133) to chat with a member of our team about your goods donation.