Training and workshops

We provide staff and volunteers the necessary skills to succeed through a range of free workshops covering a vast array of topics from Harm Reduction to Self-Care to First-Aid and Suicide Prevention.

Our workshops for staff and volunteers working with individuals and families at risk or experiencing homelessness leverage the knowledge and expertise of local programs and organizations as well as external facilitators.

These workshops are ideal for those who work with singles, youth, women, families and Indigenous Peoples who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness, such as:

  • front-line staff;
  • team leads;
  • program managers; and
  • senior managers.

Some of the workshops offered will be prioritized for Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) funded programs as they are considered core training requirements for Case Management Standards.

Workshops are free of charge thanks to the support of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS).

Spring 2019 Workshops


Workshops Date Time Facilitator(s)
All My Relations – Circles 1 & 2 – CORE Training Tues & Wed April 30 & May 1, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 STEAM – Sidney Gill
Suicide Assessment and Intervention – CORE Training Tuesday May 14, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Therapeutic Intervention in Crisis (TIC) – CORE Training Thursday May 16, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 TRADEN Consulting
Sexual Assault and Responding to Disclosures Tuesday May 28, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Standard First Aid & CPR/AED –Level C/Blended Online & 1 full day training- CORE Training Tuesday June 4, 2019 8:30 – 5:00 About First Aid
Uncovering the Layers: Building Awareness and Capacity to Support People Experiencing Layered Stigma Thursday June 6, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 Centre for Sexuality
Supporting Clients with Employment Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:00 – 12:00 The Alex
SCOLR is an electronic learning platform for Housing First practitioners across the province of Alberta

The Modules are :

1.Housing First 101
2.Housing First Graduation
3.Housing First Harm Reduction
4.Housing First Landlord Relations

Whatever time is convenient for you! Anytime
The trainings are designed to provide a very basic understanding for those who may be new to housing first principles; while offering a light refresh to those within your agency who are more experienced
Electronic Learning Platform, CHF / Province of Alberta
Email us at to get a user login.

For information about registering, or if you are interested in attending any of the training, please contact:


  • please bring your own lunch
  • refreshments and snacks will be provided