Students with Children

A number of resources are available to help students who are also the parents of young children achieve their educational goals while embracing their role as parents.

Athletics / MacEwan University Griffins

MacEwan Griffins want to share their enthusiasm for sports with kids! During the regular season, children under 12 can attend games for free and teenagers 17 and under only have to pay a toonie. Then, in the off-season, Griffins coaches and players host Junior Griffins sports camps, preparing and developing young athletes for competitive sport.

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Families are welcome at all kihêw waciston events. Ceremonies, workshops, cultural advising meetings, lunches and dinners—student who are parents are invited to bring their children with them when they visit. As well, our staff can provide you with information on childcare and family housing for Indigenous students.

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MacEwan University Sport and Wellness

The Sport and Wellness Centre isn’t just for University students. We host family fun days, swimming lessons for kids of all ages and sport camps for kids throughout the year. Talk to our staff to learn about family-friendly programming.

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Parent Link Centres

This provincial government initiative provides parents and caregivers with free resources and support. Qualified staff deliver parenting programs, share information about child development and help families who are experiencing parenting and family issues.


Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU)

The students’ association provides a number of resources and supports for student parents, including peer support, emergency loans, Safewalk, health and dental offices, reduced rates on tickets to local sporting events and a food bank. Learn about all of the ways SAMU supports students who are parents.



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Balancing school and parenthood

We understand that being a parent and a student comes with its own unique challenges. Apply for a students-with-children bursary to help ease financial strain.

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Protection of Minors Policy

When your children who are under 18 accompany you on campus, their welfare and safety are protected. We value the ways that youth, children and babies contribute to a connected campus.

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Baby change tables

Does baby need a diaper change? Family change rooms are available at the Sport and Wellness Centre (8-121) and change tables are located in the washrooms at 7-123 and 7-103.