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Abby Dads

Supporting dads moving toward healthier relationships with their families

Abby Dads – Father Involvement Program

Abby Dads is actively involved in supporting dads moving toward healthier relationships with their families. We offer relationship-based training programs for dads such as Anger Awareness and Men in Relationships, and do attachment parenting programming for both parents, including CALM Parenting.

The Chai Time and Dad Chat father drop-in programs create opportunities for fathers looking for staff and peer support.

We also work closely with the Family Center Best for Babies program in their pre and post natal programs, and offer individual support for clients that may need extra support. All of of our programming is also available in both English and Punjabi.

    Who We Help

    • Fathers or step-fathers or grandfathers fulfilling the role of a primary care-giver.

    To Access Abby Dads

    • Many of our programs are drop-in with no registration needed.
    • For individual support and organized training please contact staff by phone or email.
    • You can see our drop-in events below.

    Training

    Men in Relationships: Thursdays, 6pm

    • Punjabi Session – Nov 2nd – Dec 22nd, 2022
    • English Session – Nov 3rd to Dec 22nd, 2022

    Anger Awareness: Mondays, 7pm

    • Punjabi Session – Sept 15th – Oct 20th, 2022
    • English Session – Sept 12th – Nov 7th, 2022

    Weekly Drop-in Sessions

    Programming may be offered online or in person and may change due to unforseeable circumstances. Feel free to contact staff to confirm before in-person attendance.

    Chai Time
    Tuesdays at 6:00pm – 7:30pm
    33780 Laurel Street, Abbotsford

    Drop-in program for Punjabi Dads. Join us to chat about life, parenting, relationships, and whatever else comes to mind.

    Trucker Time
    Tuesdays at 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    Held over Zoom

    Punjabi language support for dads on the road.

    Dad Chat
    Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Online Dad’s Chat group – Message us for the link

    Wednesdays at 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    33780 Laurel Street Abbotsford

    Dad Chat is our regular, weekly drop in program. No registration required! Come chat about life, sports, relationships, parenting, and whatever else comes to mind. Meet some other Abbotsford dads striving to build strong families! Open to any dad in Abbotsford.

    “I was scared to death to attend, but ended up making ‘Dad Chat’ a core part of my week.”
    Father

    Did You Know?

    Abby Dads became a separate program in 2010 and Archway has been providing services for parents for 50+ years.

    “…in the toughest times I knew there was a caring accountable group…”

    Father

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    Office Hours

    Varies

    Address

    33780 Laurel Street
    Abbotsford, BC V2S 1X4

    Abby Dads Staff

    Reg
    Reg

    Abby Dads Supervisor

    Nam
    Nam

    Father Support Worker

    Jordan
    Jordan

    Father Support Worker

    Sol
    Sol

    Father Support Worker

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    Dad talking a selfie with his daughter
    Father sitting at a table with his son

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