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 2017 Workshops
|First Aid & CPR/AED – CORE Training||Sept. 13, 2017||Full Day 8:30 to 5:00||Heather Brown, About first Aid|
|First Aid & CPR/AED – CORE Training||Sept. 14, 2017||Full Day 8:30 to 5:00||Heather Brown, About first Aid|
|Understanding Gangs||Sept. 21, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Kerry Sauve, Calgary Young Offender Centre|
|Understanding and Supporting Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)||Sept 26, 2017||Full Day 8:30 to 4:00||Anne Price, Can Learn|
|Motivational Interviewing Series 5||Oct 12, 2017||Full Day 8:30 to 4:00||Paul Burke|
|Motivational Interviewing Series 6||Oct 13, 2017||Full Day 8:30 to 4:00||Paul Burke|
|Case Management||Oct 18, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Scott McLean, Scenic Consulting|
|Creating a Culture of Respect for Gender and Sexual Diversity –CORE Training||Oct 19, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Chelsea Kelba, Calgary Sexual Health Centre|
|Cleaning House – Understanding Hoarding and Cluttering||Oct 26, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Karen Poffenroth, The Alex – HomeBase|
|The Homeless Charter of Rights: A Tool to Uphold Dignity and Rights||Nov 7, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Darren Mycroft & Nigel Kirk, CHF – Client Action Committee|
|Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency||Nov 8, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Scott McLean, Scenic Consulting|
|Therapeutic Intervention in Crisis||Nov 15, 2017||Full Day 8:30 to 4:00||Dennis Dafoe, Traden Consulting|
|Shifting Perspectives: An Introduction to Sex Work & a Harm Reduction Approach||Nov 16, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Steve Gaspar and Gill Roussel, The Alex – HomeBase|
|Supportive Fail: Learning to let clients live by their own choices.||Nov 21, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Steve Gaspar and Gill Roussel, The Alex – HomeBase|
|Trauma Informed Practice with an FASD Lens||Nov 23, 2017||Half Day 8:30 to noon||Angela Floratos, McMan Calgary|
|SCOLR) is an electronic learning platform for Housing First practitioners across the province of Alberta
The Modules are :
1.Housing First 101
|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 email@example.com 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; and
- all workshops are at the Calgary Dream Center with free parking at the rear of the building (see location).