Please enjoy a Christmas message from our CEO Patricia Jones in the video below!

On behalf of everyone at Catholic Family Service, we wish you and yours a safe, happy and relaxing holiday.

Our offices will be closed from noon on Friday, December 22 until 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

If you are in need of support and need to talk to someone, please contact the Distress Centre at 403-266-4357. If your need is not urgent, please leave a message at 403-233-2360 with your name and how best to contact you – phone number or email – and the best times for the intake team to return your call between 9 am and 4 pm, weekdays. They will do their best to call you back at one of those times when the office opens on January 2.

If you would like to make a donation, here are three options:

1)      Donate online to the Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation, Catholic Family Service’s fundraising arm, at

2)      Mail a cheque payable to the UP Foundation to Suite 250, 707 10 Ave SW, Calgary, T2R 0B3. All donations received with a Canada Post date stamp mark no later than December 31 will receive a 2017 tax receipt.

3)      Leave a message at 403-205-8529 with your name and how best to contact you.

For questions related to donations, please leave a message with your name and phone number. You can also contact Please do not email your credit card information as no form of electronic communication is secure and may be intercepted by others.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!