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Job Searching During COVID-19
News Posted On Aug 13, 2020

Job Searching During COVID-19

Job loss has been a major outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic and financial security has caused feelings of anxiety, confusion, and worry among many people. Additionally, students and new graduates might be concerned about finding employment during these…

How to Deal With Grief and Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic
News Posted On Aug 01, 2020

How to Deal With Grief and Loss During COVID-19 Pandemic

Over the past several months, the global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us all in many ways. Many changes have been imposed upon us, resulting in a myriad of losses, which, when accumulated has brought about a pandemic of grief.   Why are we all grieving?…

Jessica's Story
News Posted On Aug 01, 2020

Jessica's Story

Two days before her eleventh birthday, Jessica’s father passed away in a motorcycle accident. Then five years later, her mother succumbed to brain cancer. Her mother was diagnosed when Jessica was three and was sick for thirteen years. Jessica was…

45 Activities To Do At Home During COVID-19 Restrictions
News Posted On Aug 01, 2020

45 Activities To Do At Home During COVID-19 Restrictions

Are you getting bored at home, doing the same routines over and over? New experiences can make you happier. When you try something new, you might find an activity that you genuinely enjoy.   Here are 45 ideas. Maybe you can find something to try with…

Drop-In Counselling is Back On!
News Posted On Jul 06, 2020

Drop-In Counselling is Back On!

Drop-in counselling is back on! You can now walk in for a counselling session Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 3 PM. If you prefer to set up a phone or video call for your counselling session, send an email to therapy-leads@familycentre.org or call 780.423.2831…

Nataz's Story
News Posted On Jul 01, 2020

Nataz's Story

At the age of seventeen, Nataz was transitioning out of foster care and into her own place. Feeling bright-eyed, she was ready to take on any opportunity that was presented to her. A few years later, her social worker introduced her to Natasha, a youth…

16 Things to Do on a Staycation
News Posted On Jul 01, 2020

16 Things to Do on a Staycation

Our summer vacations will be different this year, but different doesn’t automatically mean worse. Although festivals are cancelled, and typical summer activities such as pools are closed, there are still countless fun things to do during your vacation…

What You Should Know About Managing Your Mental Health Right Now
News Posted On Jul 01, 2020

What You Should Know About Managing Your Mental Health Right Now

COVID-19 pandemic has globally been one of the most difficult times in many of our lives. As a society, we have struggled with job loss, isolation, financial stress, fear, and anxiety. Mental health issues have risen during this time, and we all want…

News Posted On Jun 21, 2020

Learn How to Smudge

Ever thought about smudging but didn’t know where to start? In light of National Indigenous Peoples Day, our knowledge holder Sherrylynne teaches us the basics. Learn about the different types of sages, the purpose of smudging, and how to smudge! …

Resources for National Indigenous History Month
News Posted On Jun 05, 2020

Resources for National Indigenous History Month

In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage, and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. If you’re interested in learning more about Indigenous peoples, here are some resources recommended by our knowledge…

Free webinars on building healthy workplaces
News Posted On May 29, 2020

Free webinars on building healthy workplaces

Are you ready to re-open your organization? A critical element of a robust re-opening strategy is being prepared to support employees returning to the new workplace environment that awaits them. We will continue to face challenges as a result of COVID-19.…

Counselling Now Available Via Video and Phone
News Posted On Apr 30, 2020

Counselling Now Available Via Video and Phone

We are here to help you as you navigate through this challenging time. Counselling sessions are now available via phone or video. We have taken extra steps to ensure privacy and confidentiality. The video call platform that we use is secure and confidential.…

Our Classes Are Now Online
News Posted On Apr 30, 2020

Our Classes Are Now Online

We have moved our classes online! All of our workshops will be available via secure Google Meet video calls. All you need is a smartphone, tablet, computer, or a laptop with a camera to access the classes. You will receive the same information as in…

12 Tips For Resilience During a Pandemic
News Posted On Apr 30, 2020

12 Tips For Resilience During a Pandemic

When you are faced with tough life situations, like a health concern, grief and loss, relationship issues, and work or school problems, do you usually bounce back fairly quickly, or do you dwell on things longer than other people? That ability to bounce…

Try This to Calm Down Your Child When They Are Emotionally Overwhelmed
News Posted On Apr 30, 2020

Try This to Calm Down Your Child When They Are Emotionally Overwhelmed

Do you know how to respond when your child is having an emotional meltdown? Are you able to calm them down fairly easily? Do you both feel good about your interaction afterwards? When a child is upset, they might be doing some of the following to signal…

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports
News Posted On Apr 02, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports

We are all collectively going through an unimaginable, challenging situation and some of us have been impacted financially more than others. The resources below have been compiled from the City of Edmonton Earn*Save*Build newsletter. Earn*Save*Build…

Activities To Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
News Posted On Mar 31, 2020

Activities To Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Being in isolation can take a toll on our mental health. We can lose our sense of independence, connectedness, and efficiency. Maintaining these components of mental health can still happen from home. Here is a list of activities that you can do as a…

The Coronavirus Outbreak: A Guide to Groceries
News Posted On Mar 28, 2020

The Coronavirus Outbreak: A Guide to Groceries

Grocery shopping during the Coronavirus outbreak can be stressful, but there are simple strategies you can use to limit your trips to the grocery store without sacrificing the quality of your diet. Stock piling food is not necessary or recommended, but…

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