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Self-Esteem: A Tool for Self-Progression
News Posted On Jan 01, 2023

Self-Esteem: A Tool for Self-Progression

Many people never experience high self-worth or feel high self-esteem. People with low self-esteem tend to think they have little worth and have a negative view of almost everything. Expecting the worst, they invite it and, unfortunately, they often…

Find Yourself and Discover Your Personal Values
News Posted On Oct 01, 2022

Find Yourself and Discover Your Personal Values

At some point in life, you will face the philosophical question, “who am I?” This isn’t always an easy question to answer. Most of the time, we default to the specifics: a parent, a spouse, a colleague, or a student. We tend to skip details on…

Healthy Habits: 8 Good Habits to Have in Life
News Posted On Sep 01, 2022

Healthy Habits: 8 Good Habits to Have in Life

Good habits benefit our physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. These are the habits that get you closer to living your best life. Good habits help you become more productive and energetic. These habits help us move forward. If you are unsure…

Recognizing When to Reach Out for Help for Yourself or Your Family
News Posted On Jul 01, 2022

Recognizing When to Reach Out for Help for Yourself or Your Family

The course of life is rarely smooth. Each of us will have various challenges and struggles to overcome on our journey. For many families, this is likely to include mental health difficulties.  Indeed, as 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental illness each…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time
News Posted On Jan 01, 2022

How to Reach Your Goal One Step at a Time

If you’re like me, you can feel overwhelmed when you set a long-term goal. It might be so far away it seems impossible to reach. Long-term goals can feel too hard to do, especially if you have tried before. It's like being stuck on one side of a huge…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

How Being Grateful Improves Your Mental and Physical Health
News Posted On May 01, 2021

How Being Grateful Improves Your Mental and Physical Health

Showing gratitude is one of the golden rules that guide us on how to treat others. From a young age, we were taught to be thankful to people who do good deeds to us. Being grateful helps build good relationships with the people around us and positively…

10 Common Negative Thinking Patterns and 5 Steps for Change
News Posted On Apr 01, 2021

10 Common Negative Thinking Patterns and 5 Steps for Change

Have you ever found yourself thinking that something tragic has happened when your child was late coming home from the movies?  What about believing you have the worst luck when it comes to relationships or life in general?  How about feeling that…

Anxiety Support Group
News Posted On Mar 01, 2021

Anxiety Support Group

"It’s OK to be scared.Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.”- Mandy Hale Brave is a word that Heather Pagenkopf uses to describe those who join The Family Centre’s anxiety support group. Heather, the group’s…

Joan's Story
News Posted On Feb 01, 2021

Joan's Story

Colleen is one of our community Roots and Wings workers. She was introduced to a family and met with Joan, a single mother struggling with her two sons. Joan described her oldest son Greg, 13-years-old, as often angry and violent. She worried about Matt,…

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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