Family Education

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

Family Education – Parenting Classes

During COVID-19, Family Education is offering support online and by phone to maintain physical distancing.  All participants registered in upcoming programs will be contacted soon to make alternate arrangements. Please contact us by phone or email with any questions and we will respond as soon as possible.

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.

      Strong Boundaries + Strong Self = Strong Mothers
      Mondays from 9:30am – 11:30am
      Mar 23 – May 4, 2020 OR May 25  – June 29, 2020

      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.

      Parent Project
      Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:15pm
      Jan 14 – March 19, 2020 OR April 14 – June 19, 2020

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

      Understanding Anger
      Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
      March 17 – April 21, 2020 OR May 12 – June 16, 2020

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

      Raising Securely Attached Children
      Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am
      Mar 25 – April 29, 2020

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

      Parenting the Middle Years
      March 11 – April 15 2020: Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
      May 13 – June 17 2020: Wednesdays from 9:30am – 11:30am

      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.

      Maximizing the Early Years
      Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
      May 6 – June 10, 2020

      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 – 12:15pm
      April 24 – June 12, 2020

      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 Sto: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.

      Single Mothers Group
      Thursdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
      Call 1.855.895.9922 to register

      Supporting single mothers towards personal and economic independence. Meet other single moms, share stories and support, and access resources in a friendly space.

      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.”


      Hours of Operation

      Monday- Friday
      Morning & Evening Classes Available


      2420 Montrose Avenue
      Abbotsford V2S 3S9

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