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 2020 Workshops

 

Workshops Date Time Facilitator(s)
Therapeutic Intervention in Crisis – CORE Training Tuesday, Jan 7, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 TRADEN Consulting
Understanding Treaties and Treaty Relationships in Alberta Workshop Part 2- CORE Training Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Sara Solvey
Integrative Trauma and Wellness Treatments to Calm the Mind, Brain, and Body – (2 Day Training) Tuesday, Jan 14 – Wednesday, January 15, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Lori Gill from Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing
Emergency First Aid & CPR/AED – Level A – CORE Training Thursday, January 16, 2020 8:30 – 5:00 About First Aid
Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Attachment and Families – Strategies for Engaging and Helping (2 Day Training) Wednesday, January 22 – Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Calgary Children’s Services – Presentation Tuesday, January 28, 2020 1:00 – 4:00 Calgary Children’s Services
Financial Literacy Training with Momentum Tuesday, January 28 – Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:00 – 4:30 Momentum
Navigating Difficult Client Relationships Thursday, January 30, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Financial Coaching Course with Bow Valley College (online and two day in class portion) February 1 – 26, 2020,(two day in class, Thurs, Feb 27 – Fri, Feb 28, 2020) 9:00 – 4:00 Bow Valley College
Supporting Clients with Employment Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:00 – 12:30 The Alex
Exploring Stigma related to Sexuality, Substance Use, and Homelessness Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 Centre for Sexuality
Harm Reduction and Substance Use: Strategies to engage with people using Stimulants & Signs and symptoms of psychosis Wednesday, February 5, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Westside Harm Reduction
Suicide Assessment and Intervention – CORE Training Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Scott McLean
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently Tuesday, February 11, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships Wednesday, February 12, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Tax Clinics & Benefits Navigation Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:30 – 12:00 Sunrise Community Link
Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth – Issues and Strategies (2 Day Training) Wednesday, February 19 – Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Walking through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss (2 Day Training) Tuesday, February 25 – Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
HIV, Hepatitis C & Disease Prevention for Service Providers: Sex, Drugs & Human Rights! – CORE Training Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 HIV Community Link
Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding and Supporting Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Professional Wellness, Holistic Health, and Post-Traumatic Growth Wednesday, March 4, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Scott McLean
Narrative Therapy -Tools for Exploring Stories Thursday, March 5, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 CTRI
Fostering Inclusion for LGBTQ2S people: A Training for the Homeless Serving Sector Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:30 – 12:00 Centre for Sexuality
Diversity & Inclusion: Cultural Competency in Working with Newcomers – CORE Training Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Centre for Newcomers
Blended Standard First Aid/Level C & CPR/AED – CORE Training (On-line portions MUST be completed before Mar 12, 2020) Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:30 – 5:00 About First Aid
Naughty Neurotransmitters- Introduction to Mental Illness and Addiction Tuesday, March 17, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 The Alex
Sexual Assault and Responding to Disclosures Wednesday, March 18, 2020 8:30 – 12:00 Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
You, Me, Cluster B and DBT Thursday, March 19, 2020 8:30 – 12:00 Jillian Hayden
Financial Literacy Training with Momentum Tuesday, March 24 – Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:00 – 4:30 Momentum
Justice-Doing, Collective Ethics and “The Zone of Fabulousness” Tuesday, March 24, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Vikki Reynolds
Collective Care, Sustainability and Connection in Frontline Work Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Vikki Reynolds
Leadership for Building an Inclusive Community Service Organization Thursday, March 26, 2020 8:30 – 4:00 Laurie VandeSchoot
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: training@calgaryhomeless.com

Note:

  • please bring your own lunch
  • refreshments and snacks will be provided