SouthWest Communities Resource Centre

Programs and Services at the SWCRC

Our programs and services respect different cultures, traditions and beliefs and we encourage individual independence and self determination. In 2017-2018 our Community Resource Centre recorded more than 1200 direct client contacts with our Social Workers.  An additional 800 people participated in our workshops, educational series, programs, or visited our community partners.  Each year we impact more than 2,000 SW community residents and make service delivery as seamless as possible.   

To register of find out more information on a program call:  403.238.9222

Parenting Programs:

We have a number of different parenting programs available.  From an 8 week, evidence based program to casual drop-ins and meet your neighbours.

  • Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting (8 weeks) Next Session:  September at a new location – Aspen Heart of the South Resource Centre
  • Chat and Play is an informal gathering on Monday mornings that build social networks and supportive friendships.
  • New in fall 2018.  Magic Carpet Ride is a program for young children and their parents with interactive play.

Youth Programs:
Volunteers who live in our communities come together to support young people and help them achieve academic success.   Our tutors become mentors and support young people in Junior and Senior High School.  We are always looking for great tutors and if you are comfortable helping youth, please give our office a call.  This program runs every Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Please call to register the student so we can determine if it is a good fit with our tutors. 

Free Computer Classes
In partnership with the Southwood Public Library, the SWCRC is providing free beginner computer classes designed for adults of all ages.  Consider enrolling if you want to learn basic computer skills.  Call to confirm the next session of 4 classes.

 

Older Adults

My Community My Home: 

This program offers senior immigrant women (50+) a place to build friendships, develop community support and reduce social isolation.  It runs on alternate Thursday afternoons from 12:00 – 2:00 and is in partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.

Workshops:

Employment Workshops (Adults): 4 sessions. This pre-employment skills workshop is in partnership with Columbia College and includes job search, resume writing and interview skills.   New session in September & October 2018.

Youth Employment workshops: 4 sessions.  Are you looking for a new job but don’t know where to start?   Offerred 2 X per year  

Call 238-9222 for more information on how to register for any of our programs or workshops.