Families Matter


Upcoming Programs

Papa Bears

Modeled on the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® this is a group experience for dads and their young children that focuses on the pleasure and development of literacy skill through the use of rhymes, songs, and stories together. Dads gain skills and confidence which can enable them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years, and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication. Be sure to bring your child along (1-4 years old).

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Postpartum Depression Education for Dads

PPD affects the entire family. We invite the Dad’s to join us in order to better understand postpartum difficulties and depression. • Dads will learn strategies that can help Mom feel better. • Relationship and communication tools will be discussed. • Getting better – getting through it stronger than before. This program is limited to 10 Dads and is facilitated by Jory & Amanda McMillian, who have experienced PPD and will share how to effectively move through this.

There are currently no classes available for this program.

Caring Dads

Families Matter is offering the Caring Dads program. The program helps fathers strengthen healthy relationships with their children. The program is offered twice per week. Caring Dads is designed for fathers who want to change behaviors that can lead to violence, or are at risk of exposing their children to abusive or neglectful behaviors. Fathers participating in the program will learn strategies to cope with frustrations, develop realistic expectations and change their perspective to better understand, and meet the needs of their children. Caring Dads means safer children.

If the class you are interested in is full, please give us a call so that we can add you to a waiting list.

September 23, 2019 through December 5, 2019
Monday and Thursday at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Bowness PLC
#300, 7930 Bowness Road N.W.

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September 24, 2019 through December 5, 2019
Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost (CAD): No Cost, Fully Subsidized
Families Matter Transcanada Centre
1440 52nd St. N.E. (Trans Canada Centre)

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What People Are Saying…

“The team at Families Matter gave us the help and resources we needed to grow our family.” Tracy Schultz

“The programs at Families Matter are simply incredible. We've learned so much when it comes to parenting our two little ones.” Danielle Stewart