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).

Fall 2018 Workshops


Date Time Facilitator(s)
First Aid & CPR/AED CORE Training Sept 6, 2018 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
Financial Literacy Training Sept 11 & 12, 2018 8:30 to 4:30 Momentum
M.I. on the Fly: Collaborative Change for Housing First Participants (2 day Training) Sept 13 & 14, 2018
8:30 to 4:00 CAEH Facilitator – Brian Dean Williams
Therapeutic Intervention in Crisis (TIC)
CORE Training
Sept 18, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 Traden Consulting
Occupational Stress and Growth: recognizing it and finding your resiliency Sept 25, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 AHS
Financial Coaching Course October 1 to 26 On-line and two day classes Bow Valley College
First Aid & CPR/AED CORE Training Oct 16, 2018 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
Rentsmart Landlord Oct 24, 2018 8:30 to 12:00 McMan
Case Management Oct 30, 2018 8:30 to 12:00 Scenic Consulting
Shifting Perspectives: An Introduction to Sex Work & a Harm Reduction Approach Oct 31, 2018 8:30 to 12:00 HIV Community Link
The Homeless Charter of Rights: A Tool to Uphold Dignity and Rights Nov 1, 2018 8:30 to 12:00 CHF Client Action Committee
Suicide Assessment and Intervention CORE Training Nov 6, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Motivational Interviewing Nov 7, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency Nov 14, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Financial Literacy Training Nov 20 & 21, 2018 8:30 to 4:30 Momentum
Housing First Programs and FASD Clients (2 day Training) Nov 19 & 20, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 CAEH Facilitators: Kimber Norbury & Wally Czech
Indigenous ICM, Trauma Informed Care, Inclusion of 7 Sacred Teachings in HF Dec 12 & 13, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 CAEH Facilitators: Dick Passmore and Don Robinson
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