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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 [...]

2019-07-24T22:08:32+00:00June 24th, 2019|Counselling, News|Comments Off on Single Session Counselling targets what you need when you need it

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

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

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

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

Help Us Build Strong Families

The families we serve are as diverse as Calgary itself. As our 60th anniversary year comes to a close, we continue to build strong families like Rae’s. Rae and her boys recently participated in – and greatly benefited from – the Families and Schools Together (F&ST) program at their local school. F&ST strengthens relationships within [...]

2017-12-13T02:40:17+00:00December 12th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Help Us Build Strong Families

Catholic Family Service Celebrates 60 Years

By Katherine Matiko, Communications Coordinator, Catholic Family Service This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of The Carillon, a publication of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary. Catholic Family Service has faithfully upheld Fr. Pat O’Byrne’s legacy of professional and compassionate service to vulnerable Calgarians for 60 years. Fr. Pat was one of the first [...]

2017-10-10T22:55:34+00:00October 10th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Catholic Family Service Celebrates 60 Years

Keeping Our Counselling Promise

By Patricia Jones, CEO, Catholic Family Service I have to be honest with you. I struggle to find the right words to tell you how important we think it is for you to access compassionate, inviting and high caliber counselling no matter who you are, where you come from, what you have been through, who [...]

2017-08-09T16:00:23+00:00August 9th, 2017|Counselling|Comments Off on Keeping Our Counselling Promise