Family EducationSupport and education to promote change, encourage personal growth and enhance families
Family Education – Parenting Classes
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
Strong Boundaries + Strong Self = Strong Mothers
Mondays from 9:30am – 11:30am
Nov 18 – Dec 16 2019
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.
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am – 12:15pm
Oct 15 – Dec 19 2019
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.
Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Nov 12 – Dec 17 2019
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
Nov 6 – Dec 11 2019
This program equips parents with working knowledge on fostering secure attachment in children.
Triple P – The Power of Positive Parenting
Nov 13 – Dec 18 2019: Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Maximizing the Early Years
Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sept 18 – Oct 23 2019
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
Oct 11 – Nov 29 2019
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
Morning & Evening Classes Available
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford V2S 3S9
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