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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

RBC Foundation Helps Young Moms Transition from High School

Even with a high school diploma, moving into the workforce or post-secondary studies can be challenging when you have a young child. This important transition will become easier for 30 young mothers at Louise Dean Centre next year, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the RBC Foundation. A Catholic Family Service pilot project called Beyond [...]

2018-10-01T21:57:13+00:00October 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on RBC Foundation Helps Young Moms Transition from High School

Small Hands Make Light Work

It’s almost like Christmas at the Fairfield home when Aimée, 7, and her five-year-old sisters Erica and Kyla wake up on backpack stuffing day. Their mom Deanne gathers up practical items for new students in Never Too Late, a program that helps adult learners achieve their GED or high school equivalency. The girls then get to [...]

2018-09-13T20:07:16+00:00September 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Small Hands Make Light Work

Alumni Breakfast Celebrates Success

By Katherine Matiko, Communications Coordinator, Catholic Family Service PLEASE NOTE: The Alumni Breakfast has been postponed until early 2019! Watch for further details coming soon. Catholic Family Service is hosting an alumni breakfast on Friday, October 26, 2018 for former students, staff and interested community members at Louise Dean Centre, a school for expecting and [...]

2018-09-18T21:25:55+00:00July 31st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Alumni Breakfast Celebrates Success

Scholarships Help Young Mothers Pursue Education

Catholic Family Service and the Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation are guided by the belief that education is a route out of poverty for many of the people we serve. We are grateful for valued partnerships that allow us to award scholarships each year to graduates of Louise Dean Centre: young mothers who often face [...]

2018-07-11T15:47:27+00:00July 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Scholarships Help Young Mothers Pursue Education

Gala Raises $285,000 for F&ST Program

By Katherine Matiko, Communications Coordinator, Catholic Family Service Photos by Sharon Lynn Photography Generous sponsors, donors, table purchasers, volunteers and 530 participants came together to raise funds for the Families & Schools Together (F&ST) program at the Ninth Annual UP & Away Charity Gala May 3. Approximately $285,000 was raised that night, a record-setting total [...]

2018-07-30T22:08:28+00:00May 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Gala Raises $285,000 for F&ST Program

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