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LGBTQ+ Resources: The Rainbow Pages
News Posted On Jun 01, 2022

LGBTQ+ Resources: The Rainbow Pages

Transitioning into adulthood can be tough. Finding resources shouldn’t be! We are excited to announce the release of The Rainbow Pages Edition 6. The Rainbow Pages is a resource guide developed by The Family Centre to provide the 2SLGBTQ+ youth and…

Do You Know How to Manage Your Stress?
News Posted On Jun 01, 2022

Do You Know How to Manage Your Stress?

Stress is a part of our everyday life. We can experience good stress (such as getting married or beginning a new job) or bad stress, such as losing a beloved pet. Human beings are designed to respond and react to stress as a survival strategy. Our bodies…

How to Communicate Effectively
News Posted On Jun 01, 2022

How to Communicate Effectively

Do you find it hard to express your wants and opinions? Do you tend to do what others want regardless of your desires? If your answer is yes, read on to learn effective communication tips. Hopefully, these tips can improve your effective communication…

Wendy's Story
News Posted On May 31, 2022

Wendy's Story

Building a life in Edmonton wasn’t easy for Wendy, a Kenyan refugee. Being isolated from friends and family and raising five children without support was overwhelming. Knowing very little English, Wendy did not have the means to advocate for herself.…

Understanding Addictions Class
News Posted On May 01, 2022

Understanding Addictions Class

“Change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” Seeking out treatment for addictions can be scary and overwhelming. You may not be ready for change, and the idea of it can be uncomfortable. Big journeys begin with small steps, and The Family Centre’s…

Learning Empathy
News Posted On May 01, 2022

Learning Empathy

What is empathy? In a very simple way, empathy means feeling with, instead of feeling for. It means feeling the same emotion that another person feels instead of just feeling bad for them. You don’t need to experience the same thing as someone to have…

Grief and Art Therapy Group
News Posted On Apr 01, 2022

Grief and Art Therapy Group

“Grief is not so much an emotion to get over, but a landscape we journey through,” says Heather, one of the Facilitators of the Grieving Through Art Therapy Group and an Expressive Art Therapist. Losing someone you love can be very heartbreaking.…

3 Tips For Parenting A Teen with Anger
News Posted On Apr 01, 2022

3 Tips For Parenting A Teen with Anger

The teenage years can be challenging for most parents and guardians. Your teenager is figuring out how to be an adult and enjoying childhood at the same time. They can be moody, unpredictable, and adventurous. It is a lot to take in for your youth and…

United Way Funded Partner Campaign Award Winner
News Posted On Mar 14, 2022

United Way Funded Partner Campaign Award Winner

Each year, more than 450 workplaces across the Alberta Capital Region run their own United Way employee giving campaigns. These campaigns inspire donors and volunteers to support our community’s most vulnerable, including those living in poverty, and…

Rahwa's Story
News Posted On Mar 01, 2022

Rahwa's Story

Rahwa is a single parent and an immigrant. She always said to herself, “I can handle everything on my own.”  At one point, things became uncontrollable and she felt like collapsing. This is when Rahwa decided to seek professional help. Rahwa connected…

Why Active Listening is Important in Parent-Child Relationships
News Posted On Mar 01, 2022

Why Active Listening is Important in Parent-Child Relationships

How can I make my child feel heard? What can I do to listen more proactively to my teen? Parent life can be tough and busy. You want to give your full attention to your children and listen to their stories, but there is a long list of chores you have…

Translation and Interpreter Services for Organizations
News Posted On Feb 15, 2022

Translation and Interpreter Services for Organizations

In times of uncertainty, we can help bring clarity. We bridge communication gaps when it matters most with translation and interpretation services!The Family Centre supports businesses as one of Edmonton's top providers of organizational translation…

New Classes for Caregivers and Self-Improvement
News Posted On Feb 15, 2022

New Classes for Caregivers and Self-Improvement

Life didn't come with an instruction manual. How we process and respond to situations is different for everyone. Learning successful strategies to overcome challenges can help you work towards a better future.We are introducing a variety of new classes…

Affirmations: What Are They and How Do They Work?
News Posted On Feb 15, 2022

Affirmations: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Your thoughts play a big part in your overall wellness. Affirmations can be an easy way to improve your mindset. When you are feeling unwell, you might end up falling down into a negative thinking pattern and holding yourself back. Read on to see some…

3 Fun Snowy Day Projects for Children
News Posted On Feb 01, 2022

3 Fun Snowy Day Projects for Children

While children love nothing more than playing outside on a bright and sunny day, this always isn’t possible. Something like a boatload of snow or rain can ruin the plans of your children and force them to stay inside where it is warm and dry. However,…

Raising an Encouraged Child
News Posted On Jan 18, 2022

Raising an Encouraged Child

An encouraged child has the courage to try, learn from mistakes, and be comfortable with others and themselves. This sense of hope and confidence will be with the child as they approach life and its frustrations. Misbehaviour decreases because the child…

How to Enjoy Long Winters
News Posted On Jan 14, 2022

How to Enjoy Long Winters

Every season has its own joys and challenges. During the summer, the joys can be camping, hiking, and swimming in a lake. The challenges are mosquitoes, and on some days, unbearable heat. In the winter, the joys can be hot chocolates and snuggling in…

Chad and Tracy's Story
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

Chad and Tracy's Story

One day, Chad and Tracy received an unexpected call from The Family Centre. They learned that their daughter’s two children were in foster care due to abuse and neglect. Their grandchildren had been in care for six months. Alyssa, a Kinship Support…

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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