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Giving Tuesday


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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The “opening day of the giving season”, it’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in activities that support charities and non-profits. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28th and we wanted to share a little about our cause with you.

As the holiday season approaches, we ask that you think of the St. Albert Family Resource Centre this year. When shopping for gifts, why not spread joy a little further? The SAFRC provides quality programming to all types of families in our area, year round.

Over 600 courses and workshops are offered annually through the Family Life Education Program, focusing on increasing the social and emotional development of children, as well as promoting and strengthening caregivers’ parenting skills and knowledge. Additionally, families and community members are connected to community supports and resources which is crucial especially during this time of year.

Our FREE Family Support Program offers one-on-one education, support and referrals to parents or the primary caregivers of children, through every stage of development! Newborn, toddler, tween or teen – these programs are flexible and tailored to each family and their unique needs.

Families are struggling to provide safe and nurturing environments for their children. The number of families accessing our programs and services has increased by 62%. Our programs continue to make a powerful impact in the community and in families just like yours. We are asking generous people like you to consider us in your holiday giving. 

Where do your dollars go?

$20 provides snacks in a class for those children who do not have one

$100 provides a family the opportunity to meet others and reduce their isolation

$500 provides one week of programming in the community for eight families

$1000 provides a space for one-month outreach programming


"In the past months I have really been struggling with losing my temper and yelling at my children when I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed out.

Since meeting with my parent coach, I have been able to learn new skills and techniques that have taught me how to check in with myself and recognize when I am beginning to escalate or feel overwhelmed.

Now, rather than letting it get to a point in which I am ready to explode, I am able to walk away and practice different techniques such as breathing, meditation and positive mantras. I remind myself that everything is going to be okay and when I am calm my children can learn to be calm as well.

"This has made a huge change in our home and I have noticed a change in not only my behaviour, but my children’s as well. I feel in control now, instead of helpless."

Please consider a gift on #GivingTuesday (November 28th), either through a donation; reaching out to volunteer; a Facebook fundraiser; or simply sharing our mission