Child/Youth and Family

school-based acting

Act Out!

Act Out! is an innovative school-based program for junior high age youth which uses drama as a way to learn, grow and deal with tough situations and life choices. A troupe of counsellors and actors present real life teen scenarios, and youth have a chance to join the scene to learn through acting.

Adoption Counselling

Adoption support includes involvement in engaging and reparative activities that promote attachment, build trust, and provide encouragement for promoting a positive relationship.

family counselling

Child/Youth & Family Counselling

Counsellors provide services from our downtown office as well as several other offices throughout Calgary. Calgary Family Services provides counseling to all people regardless of their culture, race, sexual orientation, income, faith, or language.

Connect parenting group

Tuesdays, Sept. 23 – Dec. 9


Wednesdays, Sept. 24 – Nov. 26


This group supports parents and caregivers of pre-teens with difficult behavioral and emotional issues. The goal is to help parents find alternatives in responding to difficult behaviors while setting limits that support healthy relationships and help the teen keep moving forward.

counselling in schools

Counselling in Schools

In an effort to meet the challenges of youth from elementary through high school, Calgary Family Services offers access in schools to confidential counselling including one-on-one, family and group work. Counsellors are focused on finding solutions and positive outcomes.

Eagle's Back Program

The Eagle's Back program strives to encompass the vital components necessary to successfully reclaim the strengths of Aboriginal families in C,ababgsalgary.

Empowerment for Girls

Empowerment for Girls

Saturday, October 4, 2014


These fun and empowering workshops designed for young girls (11-13 and 14-16 years old) helps participants build confidence by creating goals and celebrating past successes and learn new ways to express feelings through music and art. 

Inner City Community Resource Centre

Family Centre for Inner City Communities

The Family Centre connects you with resources in the community such as food, clothing, shelter and employment. We are committed to providing information, referrals and support for familes with children and youth in inner city communities.

boys school-based odyssey


Odyssey is a school-based program that provides a space and a place for boys to belong and build protective factors such as learning to make positive responsible choices and build healthy relationships.

Making Anger Work for Parents

making anger work for parents

September 25 - November 6, 2014


Making Anger Work for You is a seven-part series workshop intended for individuals and couples currently parenting, with aims to provide simple, practical tools that will help you and your family achieve a calmer, less reactive home life.

girls after-school starbright


Starbright is an after-school program for grade 6 girls. It provides education and opportunities based on a creative curriculum and positive support and leadership. It assists girls in becoming strong, capable, adult women.

girls after-school starbright


Starburst are school-based programs for junior high girls. Each program supports adolescent development, fosters resiliency and empowers girls through group programming, recreational sessions, family enhancement, volunteering, mentoring and individual support.

emergency childcare

Urgent Family Care

Sometimes a family crisis makes it impossible for parents to take care of their children in their own home without outside help. When no other family or community resources exist, certified child care workers provide subsidized, day-time child care on a short term basis for families in need.

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