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Supporting Vulnerable Families – Update from Patricia Jones, CEO

To our friends and supporters, I hope this message finds you safe and healthy. Twelve weeks ago, everyone’s lives changed in many ways. I want you to know how humbled and grateful we have been for the support we have received during this very challenging time. Whether it is a phone call to check in, [...]

2020-06-18T12:26:38+00:00June 5th, 2020|COVID-19|Comments Off on Supporting Vulnerable Families – Update from Patricia Jones, CEO

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 [...]

2020-02-03T21:08:34+00:00June 28th, 2019|Parenting, News|Comments Off on Three year study leads to Fathers Moving Forward – a reflection on how we got here.

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Centre Earns Excellence Award

By Katherine Matiko, Communications Coordinator, Catholic Family Service The Parent-Child Learning Centre, a unique child care program serving teenage mothers and their children, received a Child Development Professional Award of Excellence December 4. “This is a remarkable achievement for the Learning Centre staff,” said Managing Director Sherry Hiebert-Keck, who accepted the award on behalf of [...]

2017-12-04T23:02:28+00:00December 4th, 2017|News|2 Comments

Why We Celebrate National Child Day

By Grace Da Costa, Supervisor, Louise Dean Centre (Parent/Child Learning Centre & CACY), Catholic Family Service National Child Day is celebrated annually in Canada on November 20 in honour of two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the [...]

2017-11-20T18:10:13+00:00November 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Why We Celebrate National Child Day