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Santa Sleigh Project Delivers Christmas to Teen Parents

Many Louise Dean Centre students struggle to create a holiday celebration for their children due to financial and life challenges. That’s where the Santa Sleigh Project comes in. Since the project was created 15 years ago, generous donors like Mike and Kim Szuch and their family have supported teen moms at Christmas. The Szuchs give [...]

2018-12-20T17:55:52+00:00December 20th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Santa Sleigh Project Delivers Christmas to Teen Parents

Employee Helps Neighbours in Copperfield

Some people just go above and beyond. Case in point. Rae Rankin, a former participant in the Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program at St. Isabella School, loved the program so much that she accepted a volunteer position as F&ST Parent Partner. That role led to a career opportunity – she now works at Catholic [...]

2018-12-18T16:41:43+00:00December 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Employee Helps Neighbours in Copperfield

A Christmas Message of Gratitude

Patricia Jones, CEO of Catholic Family Service, reflects on the past year and thanks our many faithful donors, volunteers and staff for their support in building strong families in Calgary this year. On behalf of everyone at CFS, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes in 2019.

2018-12-17T18:31:21+00:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Christmas Message of Gratitude

CFS Receives Lighthouse Award

(l-r) Dianne Yee, Area 4 Director, Calgary Board of Education; Mike Theroux, Board Chair, Catholic Family Service; Trina Hurdman, Board Chair, Calgary Board of Education; Patricia Jones, CEO, Catholic Family Service; Helen Colbourne, Principal, Louise Dean Centre. Front: Kailey Goetz, Student, Louise Dean Centre Catholic Family Service was honoured to receive a Lighthouse Award from [...]

2018-12-10T17:09:58+00:00December 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on CFS Receives Lighthouse Award

Building Mighty Learners at Louise Dean Centre

By Evangeline Campeau, Early Childhood Educator, Louise Dean Centre, Catholic Family Service The Louise Dean Centre is a joint initiative between Catholic Family Service and the Calgary Board of Education where young parents can attend high school and receive wrap-around services for both themselves and their children. One such service is the Parent-Child Learning Centre, [...]

2018-11-19T20:51:35+00:00November 19th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Building Mighty Learners at Louise Dean Centre

Sponsor a Young Family at Christmas

It’s that time of year again! Planning is underway for the Santa Sleigh Project at Louise Dean Centre and we need your help. The Santa Sleigh Project is a tradition that has brought joy to young moms celebrating Christmas with their babies and families for a number of years. This year, we have redesigned the [...]

2018-11-14T16:54:03+00:00November 14th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Sponsor a Young Family at Christmas

New Leadership Structure Builds Strong Families

By Patricia Jones, CEO, Catholic Family Service Earlier this year, we unveiled the most ambitious and comprehensive Strategic Plan in the history of Catholic Family Service. We have a clear purpose, bold ambitions, and a strategic intent to become better in all that we do. And what do we do, exactly? We build strong families. [...]

2019-01-01T19:27:00+00:00November 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on New Leadership Structure Builds Strong Families

Birdies for Kids Raises $64,000 for Teen Mothers and their Children

Photo Caption: (l-r) Helen Colbourne, Principal, Louise Dean Centre; Mike Theroux, Board Chair, Catholic Family Service; Sherry Hiebert-Keck, Managing Director, Catholic Family Service at Louise Dean Centre; Victoria Murray, Birdies for Kids Coordinator; Dianne Yee, Area 4 Director, Calgary Board of Education Teen mothers at Louise Dean Centre will continue to have access to delicious, [...]

2018-11-07T17:31:52+00:00November 7th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Birdies for Kids Raises $64,000 for Teen Mothers and their Children

How Never Too Late is Building Strong Families

By Katherine Matiko, Communications Coordinator, Catholic Family Service Never Too Late graduation ceremonies tend to be family affairs. At a recent celebration in the Bowness community, several young children sat in the audience, excitedly watching their family members cross the stage. Sometimes, they joined right in and that’s okay. In fact, we encourage it. After [...]

2018-10-25T16:27:39+00:00October 25th, 2018|News|Comments Off on How Never Too Late is Building Strong Families

Birdies for Kids Raises $50,000 for Louise Dean Centre

The birdies have roosted and the Shaw Charity Classic golf tournament is over for another year. The PGA TOUR Champions event held annually at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club concluded September 1 with Scott McCarron winning the championship for the second year in a row. Once again, the Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation was [...]

2018-10-15T16:48:10+00:00October 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Birdies for Kids Raises $50,000 for Louise Dean Centre