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Aminata's Story
News Posted On Oct 01, 2021

Aminata's Story

“It’s all about love,” believes Aminata. Love and culture - the driving forces that put Aminata’s two grandchildren into her care. “We have a parable that we say in our language, "There is no bad bush to put your kid away because of their bad…

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…

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…

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…

Easy At-Home Crafts for Mother’s Day
News Posted On May 01, 2021

Easy At-Home Crafts for Mother’s Day

During the pandemic, many of us have stocked up on arts and crafts supplies. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to put your creative skills to the test! There are many funky and fun crafts that you can make with the resources you…

Fun and Creative Ways to Connect Online for Family Day
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

Fun and Creative Ways to Connect Online for Family Day

When the new year begins, we often get back into the swing of life and schedules. Family day is an important time that reminds us to relax, slow down, and spend quality time with our loved ones. Connection with our families is more important than ever…

5 Benefits of Building a Healthy Attachment with Your Newborn
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

5 Benefits of Building a Healthy Attachment with Your Newborn

Being a new parent can be amazing, but it can also be scary and overwhelming. At times, it can be difficult to understand what your baby wants. A strong attachment will make it easier to understand your baby’s cues. Building a strong bond is beneficial…

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied
News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

What to Do When Your Child is Being Bullied

Although bullying affects the majority of Canadian children, it is not a normal part of growing up. If you notice bullying, you must get involved and teach children how to connect with people in healthy ways. What should you do if you suspect or know…

Resources for The Start of The School Year
News Posted On Aug 26, 2020

Resources for The Start of The School Year

As a parent, you may have mixed feelings about your child returning to school. Likewise, your child might feel the same. Moving into the unknown can be scary, especially when some things seem out of our control. You are not alone. Many of us are trying…

Try This to Calm Down Your Child When They Are Emotionally Overwhelmed
News Posted On Apr 30, 2020

Try This to Calm Down Your Child When They Are Emotionally Overwhelmed

Do you know how to respond when your child is having an emotional meltdown? Are you able to calm them down fairly easily? Do you both feel good about your interaction afterwards? When a child is upset, they might be doing some of the following to signal…

New Class Alert: Nurturing Newborn Attachment
News Posted On Feb 04, 2020

New Class Alert: Nurturing Newborn Attachment

There’s so much to learn with babies. It’s one thing to figure out how to change diapers or give baths, but how about creating a bond with someone who doesn’t talk? We’re introducing a new class, Nurturing Newborn Attachment, to help caregivers…

Safe Visitation Update
News Posted On Aug 27, 2019

Safe Visitation Update

The Family Centre continues to offer counselling services, group therapy, parenting, self-improvement, anger management, workplace, and couples workshops. But we no longer offer supervised/safe visitation services. If you require this type of service,…

Top 4 Tips for a Healthy Family Environment
News Posted On Jul 31, 2019

Top 4 Tips for a Healthy Family Environment

Talk to any busy mom or dad, and you know that raising a family can be a challenging undertaking. We usually develop our family structure based on how we were raised. It’s often referred to as our “normal” and the only thing we know. These behaviours…

Children & Chores
News Posted On May 31, 2019

Children & Chores

Helping around the house allows children to practice skills they will need all their lives, such as setting the table, organizing a room, and preparing meals.  Chores also give children something productive to do.  We have all heard children say, “What…

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