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 2021 Online Workshops

Click here to download the full schedule

**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.**

 

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.
2021 Winter Training Schedule
Topic Session Name Date Time Name of Trainer

Mental Health and Addictions

Hoarding – Best Practices – Sessions 1 & 2

Wed, Jan 13 & Thurs, Jan 14, 2021

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Behind the Hoard Consulting

**Suicide Assessment and Intervention – Sessions 1 & 2

Tues, Jan 26 & Wed, Jan 27, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scott Mclean

Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders – Sessions 1 & 2

Wed, Feb 24 & Thurs, Feb 25, 2021

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CTRI

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently – Sessions 1 & 2

Mon, Mar 1 &

Tues, Mar 2, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CTRI

You, Me, Cluster B and DBT – Sessions 1 & 2

Wed, Mar 17 & Thurs, Mar 18, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jillian Corfe

Indigenous Cultural Awareness

**Indigenous Awareness – Part 1 – Sessions 1 & 2

Thurs, Jan 14 &

Fri, Jan 15, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scott Mclean & Dion Simon

**Indigenous Awareness – Part 2 – Sessions 1 & 2

Mon, Mar 8 &

Tues, Mar 9, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Scott Mclean & Dion Simon

Diversity and Inclusion

**Diversity & Inclusion: Cultural Competency in Working with Newcomers – Sessions 1 & 2

Wed, Feb 10 & Thurs, Feb 11, 2021

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Centre for Newcomers

**Fostering Inclusion for LGBTQ2S people –

Sessions 1 & 2

Tues, Mar 2 &

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Centre for Sexuality

Organizational Capacity

Providing Support Remotely – Strategies for Helping from a Distance

Tues, Jan 5, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CTRI

Leading Teams Remotely

Tues, Jan 12, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CTRI

Managing Difficult Phone Calls – Sessions 1 & 2

Wed, Jan 20 & Thurs, Jan 21, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CTRI

Effective and Ethical Documentation, Charting, and Note Writing –

Sessions 1 & 2

Wed, Feb 17 & Thurs, Feb 18, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CAEH

Effective Team Leader Practices – Sessions 1 & 2

Tues, Feb 23 & Wed, Feb 24, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CAEH

  Person-centered Approaches

Walking through Grief – Helping Others Deal with Loss –

Sessions 1 & 2

Mon, Jan 18 &

Tues, Jan 19, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CTRI

**Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Trauma Awareness

Mon, Feb 8, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

TRADEN

Navigating Difficult Client Relationships –

Sessions 1 & 2

Tues, Feb 9 & Wed, Feb 10, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

CTRI

The Ethics of Helping – Boundaries and Relationships –

Sessions 1 & 2

Mon, Feb 22 & Tues, Feb 23, 2021

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CTRI

**Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Trauma Awareness

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

TRADEN

First Aid and Physical Health

**Emergency First Aid/CPR & AED – Level C

Thurs, Feb 18, 2021

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

About First Aid

**Emergency First Aid/CPR & AED – Level C

Wed, Mar 17, 2021

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

About First Aid

**HIV, hepatitis C & Disease Prevention for Service Providers: Sex, Drugs & Human Rights! – Sessions 1 & 2

Tues. Mar 30 & Wed, Mar 31, 2021

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

HIV Community Link

Free Community Training Resources
Trainings Offered by Training Offered Web Link

Money Management

Momentum

https://courses.momentum.org/

Alberta Addiction Services

Alberta Addiction Service Providers

http://albertaaddictionserviceproviders.org/training.php

CMHA – Recovery College

Mental Health Supports

https://recoverycollegecalgary.ca/courses/

Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

 

The Working Mind

https://theworkingmind.ca/working-mind

Mental Health First Aid Canada

Mental Health First Aid

https://www.mhfa.ca/en/course-types

The Working Mind

Mental Health Commission of Canada

https://theworkingmind.ca/working-mind

Psychosocial Disaster Network:

A Virtual Hub for Psychosocial Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Online training and workshops

If you would like to organize a private workshop for your group/community, please email: HPDIP.MH.EarlyID@ahs.ca

Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Awareness

https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada

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 experienced. 
Email us at scolr@calgaryhomeless.com to get a user login.