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 2019 Workshops


Workshops Date Time Facilitator(s)
Vicarious Trauma through an Indigenous Lens- CORE Training Thursday, September 5, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 STEAM – Sidney Gill
Emergency First Aid/ Level A & CPR/AED – CORE Training Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:30 – 5:00 About First Aid
Understanding Treaties and Treaty Relationships in Alberta – CORE Training Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Sara Solvey
Shifting Perspectives: An Introduction to Sex Work & a Harm Reduction Approach Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 HIV Community Link
Financial Coaching Course (online and two day in class portion) October 1 – November 1, 2019 In Class days: Thurs & Fri, Oct 31 – Nov 1, 2019 9:00 – 4:00 Bow Valley College
Motivational Interviewing Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Scott McLean
Trauma Sensitive and Trauma Informed Practice – Circle of Courage Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Scott McLean
Blended Standard First Aid/ Level C & CPR/AED – CORE Training (online and in class portion) Thursday, October 10, 2019 (in class) 8:30 – 5:00 About First Aid
RTA and Housing Thursday, October 17, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Kevin Webb
Take a Stand: Building service provider capacity to respond supportively to domestic violence Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 Sagesse and Calgary Women’s Emergency
Occupational Stress and Growth: recognizing it and finding your resiliency Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Tharseo Counselling Inc.
Exploring Stigma related to Sexuality, Substance Use, and Homelessness Tuesday, November 5, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 Centre for Sexuality
Supporting Homeless Adults Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): An Engaging Look at Best Practices Thursday, November 7, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
Financial Literacy Training Tuesday & Wednesday, November 12 – 13, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Momentum
The Homeless Charter of Rights Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 CHF Client Action Committee
Case Management Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Scott McLean
Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency Tuesday, November 26, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 Scott McLean
Motivational Interviewing – On the Go – (Full day MI is a prerequisite) Thursday, November 28, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 Scott McLean
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