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 2018 Workshops

Date Time Facilitator(s)
Suicide Intervention Apr 5, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Aboriginal Awareness – Circle 1 Apr 10, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Aboriginal Awareness – Circle 2 Apr 11, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Aboriginal Friendship Centre
First Aid & CPR/AED Apr 12, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
Vicarious Trauma – Indigenous Lens Apr 24, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to 12:00 Aboriginal Friendship Centre
Financial Literacy Training May 1 & May 2, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:30 Momentum
First Aid & CPR/AED May 8, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
Diversity & Inclusion: Cultural Competency in Working with Newcomers May 10, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Centre for Newcomers
First Aid & CPR/AED Jun 5, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
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 scolr@calgaryhomeless.com to get a user login.

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

Lindsay Lenny: lindsay@calgaryhomeless.com

Note:

  • please bring your own lunch;
  • refreshments and snacks will be provided; and
  • all workshops are at the Calgary Dream Center with free parking at the rear of the building (see location).