Supporting Father Involvement

SFI


"The SFI program has taught me different communication skills that have made a huge difference in my marriage and with my children. Thank you!" - Past Participant.

SFI is an evidence-based program that assists parents in forming more meaningful family relationships and understanding their unique roles in child development. It provides them with the confidence and skills they need to balance their personal and family life.

SFI helps incorporate fathers into their children’s lives, and was designed to encourage both parents to understand that a father-child relationship doesn’t operate to the exclusion of a mother-child relationship, but is unique and equally beneficial.

It's created for families with at least one child under age seven - even for parents who are expecting a child. They can be married, divorced, living together or apart. Relatives and step-parents can also participate. Parents will meet once a week for 11 weeks in a group setting led by both a male and a female facilitator. The program, a family supper, and childcare are all provided free of charge. Participants will have access to a case manager for additional support and referrals.

For more information about this program, please contact Jessica Schmelzer, by email jessica.schmelzer@famcentre.ca or by phone at 403-320-4232 x221.

Date: Tuesdays, January 17 - March 28, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Family Centre

Fee: Free; Pre-Interview Required

 

Current session ends December 13.

 

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For more information about First Nations Supporting Father Involvement, please contact Peter Heavy Runner, by email peter.heavyrunner@famcentre.ca or by phone at 403-320-4232 x214.

Date: Wednesdays, September 28 - December 7

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Opokaa'sin

Fee: Free; Pre-Interview Required

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Date: Thursdays, September 29 - December 8

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Kainai Family Resource Centre

Fee: Free; Pre-Interview Required

 

SFI is possible through funding provided by Palix Foundation and the RBC Foundation.

   

 

Check out these Father Friendly websites!

www.fatherstobe.org

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

www.evolutionofdad.com

www.dictionaryfordads.com

www.dad.info

www.azffc.org

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Fall / Winter Starts September 1st

Mon.-Thurs. - 8:30am-8:30pm
Friday - 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday - 8:30am-Noon

Summer Starts July 1st

Mon.-Fri. - 8:30am-Noon, 1:00-4:30pm
Evening hours resume on September 1st.

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