Self Esteem & Assertiveness

Do you find it difficult to speak up for yourself and share your opinions or feelings, especially when they aren’t the same as someone else’s? Being assertive is critical for self-esteem and your overall health and happiness. But if you lack self-confidence, it can be very hard. You may believe you don’t deserve to be heard or that your opinion doesn’t matter. You may feel nervous about how others will react to your thoughts, and even find yourself putting other people’s needs before your own.

It is possible to raise your self-esteem and learn real-life ways to be assertive. You have a right to be heard, make your own choices, and even say ‘no.’

Our Self-Esteem and Assertiveness workshop will help you do that. It could be the first step you need in becoming seen and respected as the strong individual you are inside.

Who can attend?

Anyone aged 18 or over  who has a desire to build self-esteem, confidence, or assertiveness skills

What will you learn?

You will build self-esteem and assertive communication skills by understanding:

  • Self-esteem and ways to build it
  • Self-defeating behaviours
  • How to communicate assertively
  • Ways to set healthy boundaries
  • How to effectively resolve conflict
  • Anger and its relation to self-esteem

The workshop includes 3 sections:

Part 1: Unpacking

  • Explore and discuss our past experiences
  • Discuss how this has impacted our brains
  • Self-care

Part 2: Self-Esteem

  • Define and understand self-esteem
  • Explore the characteristics of self-esteem
  • Explore our coping mechanisms

Part 3: Assertiveness

  • Discuss boundaries and their importance
  • Explore continuum of assertive communication
  • Learn how to say no and resolve conflict

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

  • Communicating, resolving conflict, setting boundaries, and asserting yourself
  • Sharing your most important concerns
  • Identifying personal traits to address specific issues, such as positive self-esteem, healthy boundaries, stress management, and emotional triggers
  • Solving day-to-day problems and challenges

When and where is it offered?

Group workshops are Fridays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our offices at 9912-106 Street

For those who want to book a three-hour private session, please contact us to arrange a date and time

How much does it cost?

Group workshops: $150 per person

Private session: $325 per person

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

Subsidies are available for group workshops only.

More information

I learned a lot about me and the tools I need to change and become a better person. - participant


This workshop builds your tools and strategies for communication with everyone. Mostly starting with self love and how important this work is everyday. - participant

Our March and April classes have been cancelled to help limit the spread of COVID-19. You can still book a private class, which will be done over a video call. 

You can register for the class dates shown below, but they may also be cancelled. We will give full refunds for classes that are cancelled due to the pandemic. 

Register for Upcoming Workshops

01 May and 02 May
Register: 780.497.7536
26 Jun and 27 Jun
Register: 780.497.7536
24 Jul and 25 Jul
Register: 780.497.7536

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