Family EducationSupport 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
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.
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.
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
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
Morning & Evening Classes Available
2420 Montrose Avenue
Abbotsford V2S 3S9
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