Purpose & Ambition

We like to walk the talk.

Our purpose, ambition and values statements are beacons that guide our decisions and actions. They are more than just words – they define our character and are measures of our success.

Our Purpose

Building Strong Families

Read Our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Our Ambition

We aspire to become a strong leader among not-for-profit agencies delivering social services in Calgary, and a committed provider of family-centric services in our community.

We will:

  • Set the standard for collaboration among peer organizations in Calgary’s social services sector.
  • Become the preferred recipient of funding from organizations focused on serving the needs of the family.
  • Pioneer the evolution of services related to family systems, through research, advocacy and innovation.
  • Deliver programs and services that yield sector-leading outcomes.

Our Values

We are:

  • People who serve our clients and each other with kindness, respect and compassion.
  • Professionals who demonstrate courageous leadership – advocating for change, collaborating with key partners, challenging the status quo, and fostering innovation.
  • Leaders who accept and expect mutual accountability.

“I attended Louise Dean Centre for one semester in the Fall of 1971. I was 17 and pregnant. To any teenager in the same situation today, I would say that education is paramount to any happiness, success, self-awareness and confidence you will have in your life. Today I am very proud that my daughter works with Catholic Family Service as a consulting psychiatrist. I am so happy that she is able to give back to the organization that helped me when I needed it the most.”


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