News & Information
The Golden Family Center will close for the holidays starting December 23 and will open again on Monday, January 4th in the new year. If you have a pre-arranged appointment during this time, your counsellor will meet you at the door. ** If needed, you will find emergency contact numbers on our Contact page. [read more]
Join us at our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 21st, at 4:30 pm. Our AGM will take place in the Family Center Group room – the first door on your left at the top of the stairs. In case you have not been at the Golden Family Center before, we are located in the [read more]
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in training to become a ‘Roots of Empathy’ Instructor. Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program (Kindergarten to Grade 8) that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among schoolchildren by raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. At the heart of the program are [read more]
Wednesday, October 29th Parent ‘n Tot Halloween Party 10:30 – noon at the Rec Plex Come dressed-up if you like! There will be a parade across the stage with small prizes for all. Cookie making with all our Halloween cookie cutters. Wednesday, November 5th Parent ‘n Tot visits the Early Years Centre 10:30 – noon [read more]
‘Parent ‘n Tot’ meets every Wednesday morning at the Rec Plex. Parent ‘n Tot is a play group for young children ( 0-5 years) together with their parents or caregivers. Meet with other moms and dads, and let the kids play! Activities include story time, crafts and snacks. From 10:30 am till noon every Wednesday [read more]
Here is the latest information on groups offered by the Golden Family Center. Not all groups run all the time. Please check the group description for the newest dates. Parent ‘n Tot: Parent ‘n Tot is a weekly play group for young children and their parents or caregivers. Meet with other moms and dads, and [read more]
As a potentially new group comes together in spring we often experience the sensations of forming.  Questions arise in the mind; what’s going to happen? Who are these people? Do I fit in? Our thoughts might say things, like; they are going to make me talk about my feelings, F- that! And the body if [read more]
A new session of Positive Discipline starts on Monday, March 31st from 5-7 pm at Alexander Park Elementary School in the StrongStart room. This new session for Positive Discipline is combined with the ‘Family Dinner Play & Learn’ events which are organized by CBAL. This program is free, and starts with a free dinner. There [read more]