Thanks for the love

“Thank you for your tutoring services and helping my daughter gain confidence in her studies."

- Youth tutoring program parent

“Your parenting course, was positive and beneficial. The information was presented clearly and allowed for teachings to be easily applied."

- Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting course participant


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 2016 our Community Resource Centre recorded more than 1200 clients who came through our doors to obtain information and referrals, participate in our free parenting workshops, attended our speakers series, or were part of community events and socializing.

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:  January 18, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Chat and Play is an informal gathering on Monday afternoons that build social networks and supportive friendships.
  • Multi-Cultural Family Literacy Program – for parents with pre-school children and want to prepare them for entering the school system. Begins February 7, 2018

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 Thursday afternoos from 12:00 – 2:00 and is in partnership with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.


Employment Workshops: 4 sessions. This pre-employment skills workshop is in partnership with Columbia College and includes job search, resume writing and interview skills.   Mondays 10:00 am starting January 22nd, 2018

Budgeting:  In partnership with Momentum, learn how to manage money through difficult economic times and how to find those extra dollars to put aside for RESP.  Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 pm starting January 30.

Youth Employment workshops.  Are you looking for a new job but don’t know where to start?   For ages 15 – 24 begins February 20, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.  

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