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Changes to Our Services & Coping With COVID-19
News Posted On Mar 18, 2020

Changes to Our Services & Coping With COVID-19

We are adjusting the delivery of our services to ensure everyone’s health and to also provide supports to families in Edmonton during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will support the children, youth, and families that we work with over the phone or other…

COVID-19 update
News Posted On Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 update

We have been monitoring the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic very closely. Everyone’s health is our top priority.  We continue to see clients in all our services at the moment. All clients will be asked pre-screening questions to ensure…

New Class Alert: Journey to Self-Discovery
News Posted On Mar 02, 2020

New Class Alert: Journey to Self-Discovery

We’re excited to announce our newest class, Journey to Self-Discovery. How well do you know yourself? Do you know what you want in life? Sometimes it can be confusing to distinguish your beliefs and values from someone else’s. We can all be influenced…

Ivor Dent Parent Group
News Posted On Feb 29, 2020

Ivor Dent Parent Group

Like children, parents also need support. A parent coffee group at Ivor Dent — a kindergarten to grade 9 school in East Edmonton — aims to be that parental sanctuary. Elaine Neher, a Roots and Wings Worker with The Family Centre, hosts the group…

How to Create a Calm, Relaxing Home Environment
News Posted On Feb 29, 2020

How to Create a Calm, Relaxing Home Environment

Stress is part of life, but we all need balance. Your home can be the counterweight to your daily stress. Decor, color, light—they all affect how you feel in a room. If used thoughtfully, they can soothe your nerves, calm your mind, and open the door…

Susanne’s Story
News Posted On Feb 24, 2020

Susanne’s Story

Susanne moved to Alberta from New Brunswick in search of a better life. “I was really struggling with life itself, not knowing why—I was just having a hard time doing day-to-day functions,” says Susanne. “I couldn’t get help at home in New…

5 Steps to Self-love
News Posted On Feb 14, 2020

5 Steps to Self-love

February is the so-called month of love. Some people will look forward to Valentine’s day with joy, while others will feel dread. So, I thought it would be better to write about loving yourself, instead of loving others. Self-love is something everyone…

New Class Alert: Nurturing Newborn Attachment
News Posted On Feb 04, 2020

New Class Alert: Nurturing Newborn Attachment

There’s so much to learn with babies. It’s one thing to figure out how to change diapers or give baths, but how about creating a bond with someone who doesn’t talk? We’re introducing a new class, Nurturing Newborn Attachment, to help caregivers…

5 Different Ways to Show Love and Improve Your Relationship
News Posted On Jan 31, 2020

5 Different Ways to Show Love and Improve Your Relationship

Have you ever questioned whether your partner still loves you? You’re not alone. You also might be speaking a different love language than your partner. What are the love languages? We all give and receive love in 5 different ways: words of affirmation,…

5 Tips for Setting Boundaries in Relationships
News Posted On Dec 31, 2019

5 Tips for Setting Boundaries in Relationships

All healthy relationships have boundaries. Setting boundaries can be hard, especially when you create new ones within a relationship. New boundaries can cause stress, anxiety, and pain in your relationships. Even so, stick with your boundaries because…

Mary's Story
News Posted On Dec 30, 2019

Mary's Story

Mary was but one of the people drastically affected by the Fort McMurray forest fires. She lost her job that supported her and her stay-at-home husband in Edmonton. Mary was then forced back to Edmonton, a city she was not familiar with. Shortly after…

Going Through the Holiday Season on Your Own
News Posted On Nov 30, 2019

Going Through the Holiday Season on Your Own

Being alone through the holiday season can be a painful time. For some people, the holiday season means spending quality time with family, sharing a meal, and maybe even sharing gifts. For others, this time of year may not feel cheery and is not the…

Upcoming Fairs and Markets
News Posted On Nov 25, 2019

Upcoming Fairs and Markets

Is it time to get your creativity flowing? These upcoming art fairs and markets could help spark your inspiration and get you started on your holiday shopping! Enjoy hand-made items, local goods, and live entertainment at these upcoming events.  …

Trevor’s Story
News Posted On Nov 22, 2019

Trevor’s Story

Vince and Leona had last seen their grandson Trevor when he was 12 years old and visiting them in Ontario during a summer break. After that visit, Vince and Leona had tried to keep in touch with their grandson in Edmonton through Skype. Each time they…

Leanne's Story
News Posted On Nov 12, 2019

Leanne's Story

Leanne's daughter struggled with her mental health which led to drug addiction and criminal offences. Being in and out of jail, she lost guardianship of her children. Right away, Leanne knew that she wanted to care for her two grandchildren. However,…

Ten Symptoms of Burnout
News Posted On Nov 01, 2019

Ten Symptoms of Burnout

Burnout can affect not only your work but also your relationships and your health. It’s important to know what burnout is and its symptoms so you can spot them quickly and take steps to intervene. Burnout is the effect of chronic, long-term stress.…

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship
News Posted On Oct 01, 2019

7 Signs of a Healthy Relationship

We all deserve to be in a healthy relationship. Simply put, a healthy relationship brings out the best in you. Here are seven signs to look for: 1. You trust each otherYou trust your partner, meaning you have confidence in them, can rely on them, and…

Safe Visitation Update
News Posted On Aug 27, 2019

Safe Visitation Update

The Family Centre no longer offers supervised/safe visitation services. If you require this type of service, please refer to the alternatives listed below:1. Family ConnectionsFamily Connections is accepting new clients who need court-ordered supervised…

Ainsley's Story
News Posted On Aug 27, 2019

Ainsley's Story

Ainsley, a burly and tough security guard, found out how strong he truly was after joining Strive. At first, Ainsley was hesitant to join the therapeutic group for men recommended by his mental health therapist. He didn’t feel comfortable opening up…

Top 4 Tips for a Healthy Family Environment
News Posted On Jul 31, 2019

Top 4 Tips for a Healthy Family Environment

Talk to any busy mom or dad, and you know that raising a family can be a challenging undertaking. We usually develop our family structure based on how we were raised. It’s often referred to as our “normal” and the only thing we know. These behaviours…

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