At CFS, we build strong families, but to do that requires understanding what makes families vulnerable in the first place. Here's how we see it.
The UP Gala is About You On the surface, the UP Gala is a fundraising event. It’s a lively and enjoyable evening with dinner, drinks, entertainment, raffles, and silent and live auctions. And while those may describe what the Gala is, what the UP Gala is about, is you. Consider your own story for [...]
At the coming 2020 UP Gala, we’re raising funds to support a new program at Catholic Family Service. Fathers Moving Forward, offered at Louise Dean Centre, empowers young dads to engage with their child(ren) and to make healthy and responsible choices for their families. There’s no way around it; parenting is hard work. This can [...]
By Patricia Jones, CEO, Catholic Family Service Patricia Jones, CEO, Catholic Family Service Catholic Family Service offers high impact programs that build strong families. And that’s exactly who we are about: families. When we say families, we mean all families, regardless of who they are, where they come from, what they’ve been through, [...]
By Hugh McGeary, Managing Director, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service When it comes to suicide, it might help to think that we are all on a continuum of risk. At one end, our resilience is high, our risk factors are low and we feel far away from the feelings and thoughts that are associated with [...]
By Claire Hanlon, Supervisor, Community Services, Catholic Family Service As we continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Families and Schools Together (F&ST) program, the word that keeps coming to mind to describe the impact this program has on the families, schools and communities we have been working alongside for 20 years is RESILIENCE. [...]
By Claire Hanlon, Supervisor, Community Services and Sarah Rosenfeld, Supervisor, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Stresses. Unexpected situations. Bumps in our confidence. Uncertainty in our path forward. These are normal, albeit uncomfortable experiences that come with being human. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that have us questioning our strengths and abilities. We find ourselves [...]
By Sarah Rosenfeld, Supervisor, Counselling Services, Catholic Family Service Resilience. What does this word mean and how do we know we have witnessed it in others? How do we know if we are ourselves resilient? As a counselor with Catholic Family Service, I have the privilege of witnessing and practicing resilience every day. Resilience has been defined [...]