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How Parents or Guardians Can Help Children Cope with Divorce
News Posted On Nov 01, 2022

How Parents or Guardians Can Help Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce and separation can be challenging for both you and your children to navigate. While you may have the skills to process your emotions, your children may not. Your child will likely feel anxious, sad, angry, lonely, and confused. Kids may suppress…

Anger Management for Women: Easy Ways to Cope with Anger
News Posted On Nov 01, 2022

Anger Management for Women: Easy Ways to Cope with Anger

Is anger good or bad? Why am I so angry? What causes my anger? How can I manage my anger? In this blog post, you’ll learn what causes anger and how our Women and Anger class can support you in managing your anger. Is anger good or bad? Anger is neither…

How Can Men Strive in Relationships?
News Posted On Nov 01, 2022

How Can Men Strive in Relationships?

Do you shut down when in a conflict? Are you having difficulties communicating with people in your life? Are you having a hard time expressing your emotions? Perhaps the feeling of anger, frustration, or sadness is a bit weird for you, so you end up…

How to Deal and Cope with Grief?
News Posted On Oct 01, 2022

How to Deal and Cope with Grief?

“You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Psychiatrist and founder of the five stages of grief Dealing with grief and loss is one of life’s biggest challenges, and there is…

Rapid Access Counselling in Alberta
News Posted On Oct 01, 2022

Rapid Access Counselling in Alberta

Rapid Access Counselling is a new virtual counselling service available to all Albertans. Are you in need of a supportive conversation focused on a change you’d like to make in your life? Whether you need to take several steps on a long journey, or…

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…

World Suicide Prevention Day: What Can You Do to Help Prevent Suicide
News Posted On Sep 10, 2022

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…

Finding Your Voice: Understanding Anger for Youth Class
News Posted On Sep 01, 2022

Finding Your Voice: Understanding Anger for Youth Class

Raising a teenager can be hard, but being a teenager can be hard, too. Youth are beginning to explore who they are as individuals and find their voices. Sometimes these voices can be loud, harsh, and full of anger. This anger makes it difficult for the…

Back to School Tips for Parents
News Posted On Sep 01, 2022

Back to School Tips for Parents

The new school year can bring mixed emotions to caregivers and children. Some may feel excited, but many may be stressed or anxious. This is normal. In this blog post, we will answer some common back-to-school questions and give you tips to help calm…

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…

Strive: Support Group for Men
News Posted On Aug 01, 2022

Strive: Support Group for Men

Relationships are complex and take work to be strong and healthy. Are you tired of experiencing the same issues over and over again in your relationships? You are not alone. Mark Frederick encounters many men experiencing relationship issues in The Family…

Couples Communication Questionnaire Worksheet
News Posted On Aug 01, 2022

Couples Communication Questionnaire Worksheet

Do you feel seen, heard, and valued by your partner? One of the many benefits of a happy and healthy relationship is the feeling that you have someone who understands you. But everyone has areas they could improve on or put more effort in their relationship.…

All About Anxiety: Coping Mechanisms and Support
News Posted On Aug 01, 2022

All About Anxiety: Coping Mechanisms and Support

Feeling anxious is uncomfortable but normal Your heart is pounding so fast it feels like it’s coming out of your chest. You’re short of breath. You have sweaty palms and feel dizzy. We’ve all felt like this – anxious. While anxiety feels uncomfortable…

Success Story: Janine's Story
News Posted On Jul 04, 2022

Success Story: Janine's Story

Janine’s two biological children were already school-age when she and her then-partner were asked to care for his nieces and nephews. Watch how The Family Centre has supported Janine with finding a larger home, arranging family visits and training,…

Janine's Story
News Posted On Jul 04, 2022

Janine's Story

Janine’s two biological children were already school-age when she and her then-partner were asked to care for their nieces and nephews.   They first took in infant twins. Soon after, they started visits with the twins’ older sister, and later on,…

Couples communication: questions to ask yourself and your partner
News Posted On Jul 01, 2022

Couples communication: questions to ask yourself and your partner

Do you ever bicker with your partner about something small, and it ended up being a huge argument? Perhaps you feel like you don’t know how your partner communicates or are unsure how you come across when speaking with them. Communication in a relationship…

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…

Success Story: Zane's Story
News Posted On Jun 13, 2022

Success Story: Zane's Story

Zane had experienced many traumatic events before their first day of junior high. Among bouncing around from school to school, Zane had a front-row seat to addiction, dangerous behaviour, and emotional abuse. Due to these experiences, Zane was at high…

The Family Centre's Annual Report 2021/2022
News Posted On Jun 13, 2022

The Family Centre's Annual Report 2021/2022

Our Annual Report 2021/2022 is now available! The Family Centre has been supporting families and all people for 80 years! That’s 80 years of overcoming challenges and improving people’s overall well-being. Here are some highlights from last year:…

Zane's Story
News Posted On Jun 13, 2022

Zane's Story

Zane had experienced many traumatic events before walking into their first day of junior high. Among bouncing around from school to school, Zane had a front-row seat to addiction, dangerous behavior, and emotional abuse. Due to these experiences, Zane…

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