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

      Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am

      • July 17 – August 21, 2024

      Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

      • November 18 – December 16, 2024

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

        Starting the Middle Years

        Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am

        • April 24 – May 22, 2024

        Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

        • September 16 – October 28, 2024

        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.

        Parent Project

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

        • April 18 – June 18, 2024
        • July 4 – August 29, 2024
        • October 3 – December 10, 2024

        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 6:00pm-8:00pm

        • May 14 – June 18, 2024
        • September 10 – October 15, 2024
        • November 5 – December 10, 2024

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

        Parenting the Tween Years

        Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

        • April 17 – May 22, 2024
        • September 25 – October 30, 2024

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

        Raising Securely Attached Children

        Wednesdays 9:30am-11:30am

        • September 11 – October 16, 2024

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

        Finding A Way Through

        Mondays 9:30am-11:30am

        • May 6 – June 17, 2024

        Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am

        • November 13 – December 11, 2024

        Focusing on the needs of each member of the family, Finding a Way Through is designed to help parents learn to co-parent collaboratively while navigating the journey of blended families. Former partners take separately.

        Raising Up a Family

        Fridays 9:30am-12:00pm

        • May 10 – June 7, 2024
        • September 13 – October 11, 2024
        • November 8 – December 6, 2024

        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 local Stó:lo Elders and has Indigenous influences throughout. It includes crafts and lunch. For Indigenous parents or anyone interested in learning more about contemporary Indigenous issues related to parenting.

        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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