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Three year study leads to Fathers Moving Forward – a reflection on how we got here.

Catholic Family Service released the findings of a three year study titled: Fathers Moving Forward June 2019 at a private event in downtown Calgary. Fathers Moving Forward is a program for fathers aged 16 to 26 provided by Catholic Family Service at the Louise Dean Centre for pregnant and parenting teens. Developed and piloted in [...]

2019-07-02T20:00:33+00:00June 28th, 2019|News, Parenting|0 Comments

Single Session Counselling targets what you need when you need it

When we think about counselling we think about going deep into our feelings, taking as much time as we need, and telling our whole story so no wonder it seems counter intuitive to say – less can actually be enough. Some years ago there was a study reported on by Moshe Talmon where they looked [...]

2019-06-28T18:50:38+00:00June 24th, 2019|Counselling, News|0 Comments

One Man’s Reflection on the #MeToo Movement

By Hugh McGeary, Director, Counselling, Catholic Family Service Catholic Family Service is all about Building Strong Families. To that end, we could take some time to reflect on the current stories about people coming forward to disclose incidents where someone with power and privilege did them harm. Rarely has there been a social discourse as [...]

2019-03-28T03:10:05+00:00March 28th, 2019|News|Comments Off on One Man’s Reflection on the #MeToo Movement

CFS Earns Four-Year Accreditation

Catholic Family Service (CFS) has been officially awarded a four-year accreditation through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). This designation from a respected third party indicates that CFS meets accepted standards for good governance, management and excellence in service provision. CCA is an independent non-profit organization offering accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social [...]

2019-02-21T02:35:54+00:00February 21st, 2019|News|Comments Off on CFS Earns Four-Year Accreditation

Donors Bring The Personal Touch

"It takes funding support to make a difference in the lives of people who face barriers to success. What is even more important? Being there to personally encourage and show support!" - Rotary Club of Calgary West While the Rotary Club (top left) and the three companies pictured here – Aucerna, Bantrel and Suncor – [...]

2019-01-18T21:08:55+00:00January 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Donors Bring The Personal Touch

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

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

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