Who We Are 2017-05-27T05:23:59+00:00

Who We Are

For 60 years, Catholic Family Service (CFS) has been delivering programs and services designed to help people work through issues like marital problems, family breakdown, trauma and abuse. Our mantra is humanity above all else, which means we don’t turn anyone away. Compassion is what drives us, not religion.

In 2015, our programs and services helped more than 10,000 people break the cycle of vulnerability.

We believe everyone is capable of living life to its fullest. In our experience, it’s less about where we live, what we have been through or how much money we have – it comes down to the quality of our relationships. When families get along – listen respectfully, show affection and encourage one other – they are more likely to come together during difficult times, not move apart.

Our ability to get along with the people in our lives – spouses and partners, siblings and our kids – creates a foundation for our quality of life. Things like accountability, trust and respect are essential to healthy and happy relationships.

And of course, it goes beyond the ties that bind. The relationships we have with our friends, neighbours, teachers and coaches also shape and enrich our lives, our communities and society as a whole.

“We were university students and expecting a baby in 2012 when we started meeting with a social worker at Louise Dean Centre. As young parents, we needed a lot of support. After our daughter was born, Jameela decided to work from home and build a jewelry business. When Peter got laid off, we thought, “If we can do this baby thing, we can run a business.” Turns out babies and businesses are a lot the same. They take time and effort and trial and error, but then they start doing things on their own. Now our jewelry is in 40 stores across Canada. ”

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