Abby DadsSupporting 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.
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.
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.
Tuesdays at 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Held over Zoom
Punjabi language support for dads on the road.
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.
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…”
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33780 Laurel Street
Abbotsford, BC V2S 1X4
Abby Dads Staff
Abby Dads Participants
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