Healthy Boundaries and Effective Communication


Do you find it difficult to speak up for yourself and share your opinion or feelings, especially when they aren’t the same as someone else’s? A lack of assertiveness or confidence can result in challenges between you and your family, partner, or coworkers. Effective communication and conflict management skills are critical for your overall health and happiness. 

In this half-day workshop, you will learn how to express your feelings honestly and real-life ways to be assertive. You have a right to be heard, make your own choices, and even say “no.”

Who Can Attend?

Anyone aged 18 or over who has a desire to strengthen their communication skills or become more assertive

What you will learn?

You will build skills to enhance your communication by understanding:

  • Different communication styles
  • What assertive communication is, why assertive communication is important, and how to communicate assertively
  • How to effectively resolve conflicts
  • “I” statement
  • Boundaries and how to say no

By the end of the course, you will feel more comfortable:

  • Communicating, resolving conflict, setting boundaries, and asserting yourself
  • Sharing your most important concerns
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is it offered?

  • The class is available as a group workshop or a private class.
  • The group class is offered several times per year. Scroll down for upcoming dates.
  • You can attend this class in person at our office at 9912-106 Street, Edmonton.
  • In our group workshops, you will have many opportunities to ask questions, learn about yourself and your family, hear others’ experiences, and practice new skills. Many people who attend our workshops say they feel better after attending because they realize that they are not alone.
  • In a private class, you will receive the same amount of information as our group workshops, condensed into 3 hours with the facilitator. These are ideal for individuals or couples who want to get started sooner than the next group workshop, can’t attend the group workshops due to work schedules or other personal commitments, or simply prefer a more private setting.

How much does it cost?

Group workshop: $75 per person

Private session: $325 per person

We are dedicated to supporting families of all income levels. If needed, you can apply for a subsidy by selecting “I require subsidy” in the registration form.

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

Register for In-Person Workshops

17 Aug

The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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