"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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-320-4232 x221.
Date: Tuesdays, April 11 - June 20
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Family Centre
Fee: Free; Pre-Interview Required
For more information about First Nations Supporting Father Involvement, please contact Peter Heavy Runner, by email email@example.com or by phone at 403-320-4232 x214.
SFI is possible through funding provided by Palix Foundation and the RBC Foundation.
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