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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…

Benefits of Journaling
News Posted On Jun 01, 2021

Benefits of Journaling

Journaling is a common and popular outlet for managing mental health, sparking creativity, and remembering events in one's life. There are many different reasons why people keep journals and all of them are beneficial.    Benefits of keeping a journal…

Staycations: A Convenient Way to Beat Burnout
News Posted On Jun 01, 2021

Staycations: A Convenient Way to Beat Burnout

Burnout leads to the inability to function well at work or in your personal life. It arises when chronic workplace stress has not been successfully managed. Chances are, you’ve probably experienced some form of burnout at least once in your life. Over…

6 Steps for Better Communications With Your Partner
News Posted On Jun 01, 2021

6 Steps for Better Communications With Your Partner

We all have misunderstandings and communication blunders with our partners, no matter how happy the relationship is. Here are six tips for improving communications and your relationship with your partner. 1. Schedule time with each other Set aside a…

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports
News Posted On May 10, 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Supports

We are all collectively going through an unimaginable, challenging situation and some of us have been impacted financially more than others. The resources below have been compiled from the City of Edmonton Earn*Save*Build monthly compilation of Financial…

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