Family Education

Support and education to promote change, encourage personal growth, and strengthen families

Family Education – Parenting Classes

Due to the latest COVID-19 Public Health Order, Family Education is currently offering support through online courses.

The Family Education Program offers a wealth of experience working with families and groups. Facilitators bring insight, information, and humour to parenting courses within a caring and non-judgmental environment.

      To Access Family Education

      • Priority goes to MCFD and Xyolhemeylh referrals, but self-referrals are welcome
      • Please email, text or call us to start the application process
      • There is no charge for classes and childcare is available.

      Contact Details

      Parenting Classes

      Registration is required for all classes. Childcare is available for all sessions and transportation is available for daytime sessions. 
      * Online classes may be available for classes with this symbol. Please contact us for further information. 

      Understanding Anger
      Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • September 7, 2021 – October 12, 2021 or
      • November 2, 2021 – December 7, 2021

      Anger can break or build families. This group offers tools to have anger work for instead of against us.*

      Parenting the Middle Years
      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • November 10, 2021 – December 15, 2021

      This seminar focuses on parents of children ages 6-11 who are looking for ways to provide safe, interesting environments, positive learning opportunities, and assertive discipline.

      Developing Your Identity
      Mondays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • September 13, 2021 – October 25, 2021 or
      • November 15, 2021 – December 13, 2021

      This program is just for moms and addresses topics like: personal boundaries, assertiveness, and self-esteem. It stresses the importance of caring for yourself while parenting.

      Finding our Way Through
      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • July 21, 2021 – August 25, 2021 or

      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

      • November 10, 2021 – December 15, 2021

      A program designed to help former partners learn to co-parent collaboratively and effectively while understanding the journey of blended families. A course that focuses on the needs of all members of the family.

      Raising Securely Attached Children
      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm           

      • September 8, 2021 –  October 13, 2021

      This program equips parents with working knowledge on fostering secure attachment in children.*

      Parent Project
      Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:15pm

      • July 13, 2021 – September 2, 2021 or
      • October 5, 2021 – December 9, 2021

      This intensive class covers a variety of topics for parents of young children.
      Topics include: discipline, communication, self-esteem, and routine. This course includes opportunities for parents to practice the skills with their children.

      Maximizing the Early Years
      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • September 15, 2021 – October 20, 2021

      This program teaches parents to help their children thrive by getting the
      most out of their infancy to pre-school years. Topics include maximizing relationships and learning at home.*

      Raising Up a Family
      Fridays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      • September 24, 2021 – November 12, 2021

      For Indigenous Parents or anyone interested in learning more about contemporary Indigenous issues related to parenting.

      This program is for parents of children 0-9 and is co-faciliated by a local Stó:lo Elder. Come together and learn about positive traditional parenting principles and discipline strategies, discussed within the context of wise teachings passed over generations. This program has Indigenous influences throughout and includes crafts and lunch.

      Support for Single Mothers 
      Supporting single mothers towards personal and economic independence. Get one-to-one support or join group sessions to meet other single moms, share stories and support, and access resources in a friendly space. 
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      Single Mothers Group Program Contact
      Jenn Bateman

      Program offered in Partnership with YWCA Metro Vancouver

      “I am using these skills and tools you showed and going forward, there is a lot of knowledge to draw upon. THANK YOU!”


      Did You Know?

      The Family Education program was formalized in 1994 and Archway has been providing services for parents for 50+ years. 

      “I am going to be a better parent…This should be something everyone takes.”


      Pickup Times

      Monday – Friday
      Morning & Evening Classes Available


      2420 Montrose Avenue
      Abbotsford, BC V2S 3S9

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