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 2019 Workshops


Workshops Date Time Facilitator(s)
Tax Clinics & Benefits Navigation Tuesday Jan 22, 2019 8:30 – 12:00 (noon) Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre
Financial Literacy Training Tues & Wed Jan 22 & 23, 2019 8:30 – 4:30 Momentum
Trauma Informed Care/ Assertive Engagement/Service Provider Self Care Wed & Thurs Jan 23 & 24, 2019 8:30 – 4:00 CAEH Facilitators
First Aid & CPR/AED – CORE Tuesday Jan 29, 2019 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
Case Management Wednesday Jan 30, 2019 8:30 to 12:00 Scenic Consulting
RTA and Housing Tuesday Jan 31, 2018 8:30 to 4:00 Kevin Webb
Financial Coaching Course February 1 – Feb 22, 2019 Online & Two day in class sessions Bow Valley College
Motivational Interviewing Tuesday Feb 5, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Exploring Stigma related to Sexuality, Substance Use, and Homelessness Thursday Feb 7, 2019 8:30 to 12:00 Centre for Sexuality
Diversity & Inclusion: Cultural Competency in Working with Newcomers – CORE Tuesday Feb 12, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 Centre for Newcomers
Understanding Treaties and Treaty Relationships in Alberta Wednesday Feb 13, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 Sara Solvey
Take a Stand: Building service provider capacity to respond supportively to domestic violence Thursday Feb 14, 2019 8:30 to 12:00 Sagesse and Calgary Women’s Emergency
First Aid & CPR/AED Tuesday Feb 19, 2019 8:30 to 5:00 About First Aid
Fostering Inclusion for LGBTQ2S people: A Training for the Homeless Serving Sector Thursday Feb 21, 2019 8:30 to 12:00 Centre for Sexuality
Suicide Assessment and Intervention – CORE Wednesday Feb 27, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
You, Me, Cluster B and DBT Thursday Feb 28, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 AHS
Naughty Neurotransmitters- Introduction to Mental Illness and Addiction Thursday Mar 7, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 The Alex
HIV, hepatitis C & Disease Prevention for Service Providers: Sex, Drugs & Human Rights!-CORE Thursday Mar 14, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 HIV Community Link
Trauma Informed Care Tuesday Mar 19, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 CUPS
Financial Literacy Training Tues & Wed Mar 19 & 20, 2019 8:30 to 4:30 Momentum
Supporting Homeless Adults Affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): An Engaging Look at Best Practices Thursday Mar 21, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network
Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency Tuesday Mar 26, 2019 8:30 to 4:00 Scenic Consulting
Home Fire – Stoking Conversations Around Indigenous Youth Engagement – CORE Thursday Mar 28, 2018 8:30 to 12:00 BGCC
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