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World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide

Trigger warning: This content contains information about suicide. This may not be reassuring and can be triggering to some individuals. We ask you to consider leaving this platform if you think the discussion could be traumatizing to you. For immediate…

Services Available In-Person and Online
News Posted On Sep 01, 2021

Services Available In-Person and Online

We’ve heard you loud and clear - it’s great to be able to choose whether you want to access our services online or in person. That’s why:   Counselling continues to be available online, in person, and over the phone. You can just drop in for a…

4 Tips to Practicing True Self-Care
News Posted On Sep 01, 2021

4 Tips to Practicing True Self-Care

When was the last time you felt refreshed? Was it when you went for a walk? Or when you ate out with friends?  Self-care looks different for everyone, so don’t get concerned if you feel tired even after you’ve tried the tips you’ve read online.…

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources
News Posted On Aug 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day: 6 Overdose Prevention Resources

August 31 is the International Overdose Awareness Day. On this day, people worldwide are encouraged to act in any way possible to end overdoses. This is a day to raise awareness of overdosing, and acknowledge the grief felt by families and friends. May…

Back to School: 8 Tips and Tricks
News Posted On Aug 30, 2021

Back to School: 8 Tips and Tricks

Back-to-school season can be stressful and hectic—key parts of your child’s day such as eating a nutritious lunch can be easy to overlook. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips to help your transition to the new school year be as smooth…

Jessica's Story
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Jessica's Story

At the very young age of fifteen, Jessica was exposed to significant trauma. After being sexually assaulted, she resorted to drugs, alcohol, and self-harm. Jessica tried counselling and medication. Yet, nothing could take away her depression, anxiety,…

How to Improve Your Relationship and Get Out of the Cycle of Trouble
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

How to Improve Your Relationship and Get Out of the Cycle of Trouble

We all get into relationships with the best of intentions. But sometimes, we find ourselves wondering if our relationships are as healthy as they could be. Moreover, we can wonder what a healthy relationship even looks like, especially if our earliest…

Positive Self-Talk: What It Is, and How to Start
News Posted On Aug 01, 2021

Positive Self-Talk: What It Is, and How to Start

Pause for a moment, and recall your everyday conversations with yourself. What do you often say? Is it “I’m sorry, but I’m not sure I'm the right person to do this,” or “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to learn from others and grow”?This…

Low Cost Summer Activities
News Posted On Jul 16, 2021

Low Cost Summer Activities

Are you looking for fun, inexpensive things to do with your family this summer? There are now more places open and more activities to choose from. Here are some activities in our city that won’t break your bank: The City of Edmonton outdoor pools are…

16 Things to Do on a Staycation
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

16 Things to Do on a Staycation

Are you looking for family activities for your summer vacation or weekends in and around Edmonton? Sure, festivals and such are cancelled, but there are still countless fun things to do during your vacation in Alberta.  Here are 16 ideas to get you…

The Family Centre’s Annual Report 2020/21 is now available!
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

The Family Centre’s Annual Report 2020/21 is now available!

The Family Centre continues to overcome adversity even with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some highlights: We got accredited by Council on Accreditation We are now a certified Trauma-Informed Care agency We have raised about $45,000 at our United Way…

Depression Support Group
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

Depression Support Group

Wake up. Pretend I’m OK. Sleep. Is this your cycle? Sometimes it’s easier to pretend you’re OK than having to explain why you’re not. Heather Pagenkopf meets many people who live this cycle in The Family Centre’s depression support group. You…

How The Family Centre Employees Celebrate Canada Day
News Posted On Jul 01, 2021

How The Family Centre Employees Celebrate Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! It is a day where Canadians across the country show their pride, history, culture, and achievements! This year, we want to share a piece of our employees’ stories who migrated to Canada and received their Canadian citizenship. We…

Calvin's Story
News Posted On Jun 29, 2021

Calvin's Story

Calvin’s love for his daughters gave him the courage to hold his family together as a single parent. His daughters were put into care because their mother struggled with addiction and unhealthy relationships. When Calvin heard the news, he was living…

Healing From Childhood Trauma
News Posted On Jun 22, 2021

Healing From Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can really shake you up, but you can heal from it. ACEs are adverse (harmful) childhood experiences that impact brain development. They can damage immune systems and change how people respond to stress. The physical effects of ACEs can…

Free Summer Camp for Parents:
News Posted On Jun 16, 2021

Free Summer Camp for Parents: "Me" Time

Are you looking for fun and free things to do this summer? Meet other parents and learn about structure, routine, child development, emotional support, community resources, and more at The Family Centre’s free summer camp for parents! This is your…

Easy At-Home Crafts and Fun Games for Father’s Day
News Posted On Jun 12, 2021

Easy At-Home Crafts and Fun Games for Father’s Day

Who said we can’t have fun at home during Father’s Day?! We can still celebrate Father’s Day even with COVID-19 restrictions. There are many creative and cool crafts we can make at home. There are also fun and easy games we could do in our backyard…

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