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).

Winter 2018 Workshops

Date Time Facilitator(s)
Building Connections Jan 11, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 McMan
Harm Reduction Jan 16, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:30 The Alex
Naughty Neurotransmitters Jan 18, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:30 The Alex
Motivational Interviewing Jan 23, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Trauma Sensitive and Trauma Informed Care Practice – Circle of Courage Jan 24, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Financial Literacy Training Jan 25 & 26, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Momentum
Trauma Jan 30, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Palix
Financial Coaching Course Feb 1 to 23, 2018 15 hours of online training and a 2-day workshop Bow Valley College
Naughty Neurotransmitters Feb 6, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:30 The Alex
Residential Tenancy Act Feb 7, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to noon Calgary John Howard Society
In Bounds – Staff: Client boundary Feb 14, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to noon The Alex – Hosted at The Alex – Homebase
Motivational Interviewing Series 1 Feb 15, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Paul Burke
Motivational Interviewing Series 2 Feb 16, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Paul Burke
Workplace Well Being, Caring for the people who are caring for the people Feb 22, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to noon The DI
HIV & Disease Prevention for Service Providers: Sex, Drugs & Human Rights!-CORE Feb 28, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 HIVCL
The Homeless Charter Rights Mar 13, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to noon CHF – Client Action Committee
Financial Literacy Training Mar 20 & 21, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 Momentum
Designing Accommodations and Strategies for Individuals Living with FASD Mar 22, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to noon Enviros
Trauma Informed Care for the Front Lines Mar 27, 2018 Full Day 8:30 to 4:00 CUPS – Hosted at CUPS
When clients pass away-grief and loss for case managers Mar 28, 2018 Half Day 8:30 to noon The Alex – Hosted at The Alex – Homebase
Financial Coaching Course Apr 1 to 27, 2018 15 hours of online training and a 2-day workshop Bow Valley College
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
Gayle Rees: gayle@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).