Family Education

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

Family Education – Parenting Classes

The Family Education Program offers a wealth of experience working with families and groups. Facilitators bring insight and information 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.

      Developing Your Identity

      Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

      • January 9 – February 13, 2023

      Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am

      • April 12 – May 17, 2023

      Just for moms! Explores topics like: personal boundaries, assertiveness, and self-esteem. Learn the importance of self-care while being a parent.

      Parent Project

      Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am-12:15pm

      • January 24 – March 30, 2023
      • April 18 – June 15, 2023

      The building blocks of parenting, Parent Project uses hands-on approach which includes opportunities for participants to practice new skills with their children. Class topics include: discipline, communication, self-esteem, routine, and more.

      Understanding Anger

      Tuesdays 6:00-8:00pm

      • January 10 – February 14, 2023
      • March 14 – April 18, 2023
      • May 16 – June 20, 2023

      Anger can break or build families. Understanding Anger offers tools to empower parents to have anger work for them, instead of against them.

      Starting the Middle Years

      Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am

      • March 1 – April 5, 2023

      Emphasizing the developmental changes that children 6-9 experience in the middle years. Some topics included are emotional regulation, screen use, peer relationships and sleep hygiene.

      Raising Securely Attached Children

      Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

      • March 6 – April 3, 2023

        Equips parents with working knowledge on fostering secure attachments in children.

        Finding Our Way Through

        Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

        • April 19 – May 24, 2023

        Focusing on the needs of each member of the family, Finding Our Way Through is designed to help former partners learn to co-parent collaboratively while navigating the journey of blended families

        Parenting the Tween Years

        Wednesdays 6pm-8pm

        • February 15 – March 15, 2023

        Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

        • May 1 – June 12, 2023

        Providing information to navigate key issues for children ages 10-12+. Class topics discussed: bullying, supervision, device usage, positive discipline and more.

        Raising Up a Family

        Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm

        • January 13 – March 3, 2023
        • April 14 – June 9, 2023

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

        Come together and learn about positive traditional parenting principles and discipline strategies discussed within the context of wise teachings passed over generations. Raising Up A Family is co-facilitated by a local Stó:lo Elder and has Indigenous influences throughout. It includes crafts and lunch.

        Support for Single Mothers
        Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

        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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        Xyólheméylh and Archway Enter Collaboration Agreement

        Xyólheméylh and Archway Enter Collaboration Agreement

        Laura-Dawn Wilkin and Kyla Darby signed the agreement on behalf of Xyólheméylh while Rod Santiago and Maria Cargnelli signed on behalf of Archway.The Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society, also known as Xyólheméylh, and Archway Community Services...

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