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 2020 Online Workshops

**The safety and well-being of staff, our community, and those we serve is at the forefront of our decision making. In accordance with the recommendation of public health authorities, we have determined that effective immediately, and wherever possible, all CHF training sessions and workshops will be held in a virtual or online capacity.**

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!

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 experiencedElectronic Learning Platform, CHF / Province of Alberta
Email us at scolr@calgaryhomeless.com to get a user login.

Note:

  • Please download and test Zoom prior to the start of your workshop(s).
  • When possible, use headphones and ensure your camera is on so that we can all see each other.
Fall 2020 Online Training Date Time Facilitator(s)
Motivational Interviewing – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Sept 15, & Wed, Sept 16, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Scenic Consulting – Scott McLean
Supervision and Facilitating Critical Incidents for Supervisors/Team Leads Tues, Sept 29, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Scenic Consulting – Scott McLean
Harm Reduction and Substance Use-Including Strategies to engage with people using Stimulants (Crystal Meth) and Signs and symptoms of psychosis – Sessions 1 & 2 Wed, Sept 30 & Thurs, Oct 1, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Westside Harm Reduction
Creative Case Management – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Oct 6 &  

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Koru Direction (Ashley Jellema)
Opioid Overdose: Prevention, Recognition, and Response Thurs Oct 8, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Westside Harm Reduction
Stress & Resilience in Non-Profit – Sessions 1 & 2 Wed, Oct 14 & Thurs, Oct 15, 2020 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Tharseo Counselling & Invoke Coaching
Residential Tenancy Act and Housing – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Oct 20 & Wed, Oct 21, 2020 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Calgary Drop In Centre – Kevin Webb
Professional Wellness, Holistic Health, and Post-Traumatic Growth – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Oct 27 & Wed, Oct 28, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Scenic Consulting – Scott McLean
Trauma Sensitive and Trauma Informed Practice – Circle of Courage – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Nov 3 &  

Wed, Nov 4, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Scenic Consulting – Scott McLean
Building Capacity to Respond Supportively to Domestic Violence Tues, Nov 10, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Sagesse and Calgary Women’s Emergency
Understanding Treaties and Treaty relationships in Alberta – Workshop Part 1 – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Nov 17 & Wed, Nov 18, 2020 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sara Solvey
“The Zone of Fabulousness” -Resisting Vicarious Trauma by Vikki Reynolds 

Full title: “Resisting Vicarious Trauma & Burnout with Collective Care, Justice-Doing & Connection: The Zone of Fabulousness – Sessions 1 & 2

Tues, Nov 24 & Wed, Nov 25 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Vikki Reynolds
Suicide Assessment and Intervention – Session 1 & 2 Tues, Dec 1 &  

Wed, Dec 2, 2020

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Scenic Consulting – Scott McLean
What’s with all the Pills- Medication Education and Safety Tues, Dec 8, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Mint Health + Drugs/Mint Communities
Supporting Homeless Adults Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): An Engaging Look at Best Practices – Sessions 1 & 2 Wed, Dec 9 & Thurs, Dec 10, 2020 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network (CFAN) – Meena Sangha
Palliative Approaches to Care for Frontline Workers – Sessions 1 & 2 Tues, Dec 15, & Wed, Dec 16, 2020 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CAMPP
Emergency First Aid/CPR & AED – Level C Wed, Sept 23, 2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm About First Aid
Blended Standard First Aid/ CPR & AED – Level C (On-line portions MUST be completed before Oct 22, 2020) Thurs, Oct 22, 2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm About First Aid
Emergency First Aid/CPR & AED – Level C Tues, Nov 19, 2020 8:30 am – 5:00 pm About First Aid

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

Note:

  • Please download and test Zoom prior to the start of your workshop(s).
  • When possible, use headphones and ensure your camera is on so that we can all see each other.