Whether embarking on one of life’s most exciting adventures—like getting married or having children—or going through a challenging, traumatic situation, The Family Centre will help you move forward positively. We can support you to navigate through change, raise healthy children, develop strong and healthy relationships, and heal from trauma.
The Family Centre is a safe space for everyone. People of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, experiences, gender expressions, gender identities, religions, and sexual orientations are welcome to access our services.
Vision: Healthy families in healthy communities.
In the 1920s, The Family Centre distributed food and clothing to those in need before social safety nets existed. As government and other agencies took over that role, our focus shifted to delivering professional counselling and in-home support to parents—key services we offer to this day.
The Family Centre was incorporated in 1942, striking its first citizen-based board of directors and becoming a member of the Community Chest (now United Way of the Capital Region). Our funding partners have expanded over the years to include the City of Edmonton, Alberta Human Services, Alberta Justice, and other private and public foundations.
Currently we have a wide breadth of over 350 personnel including: educational facilitators, family connectors, family preservation workers, family support workers, interpreters, kinship support workers, parental support workers, psychologists, social workers, therapists, workplace support specialists, youth connectors, and youth reunification workers. Each year we proudly serve over 20,000 people, in addition to over 100 corporate and government clients as a member of the Family Services Employee Assistance Program (FSEAP) network.
The Family Centre is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA); an international, independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the delivery of social services. COA accreditation signifies that our agency has voluntarily undergone a rigorous evaluation process and that our service offering meets or exceeds industry best practices.
The Family Centre is extremely fortunate to be governed by the following volunteer board members who give their time so that we may continue to improve the lives of families and individuals within our communities.
Bob Hassel Chair
Page Stuart Vice Chair
Faye Rault Treasurer
David Anderson Director
Yasmeen Krameddine Director
Bob Silverthorne Director
Sophia Kasozi Director
Irene Fraser Director
John Cotton Director
Catherine Coughlan Director
Kathy Vasko Director