Service to Families

Family Counselling/Therapy is one of the modalities offered by the Centre.

Family counselling is offered across agency programs (for example, Employee and Family Assistance, Addictions), and is consistent with the Centre’s values of Inclusiveness, Community Integration, Equity, Self Determination and Anti-Oppression.

Within the scope of family therapy practice, this means that we define family as inclusive of same-sex marriage and other family group arrangements. We believe in working in collaboration with our community partners to strengthen family functioning, and we believe that all family members are to be treated with respect and dignity. We believe that families have the right to decide what is best for themselves.

Further, we work towards the eradication of social injustices perpetuated towards families due to structural inequities that focus on age, ancestry, colour, race, ethnic origin, (dis)ability, gender, sexual orientation or identity, class and occupation.

The purpose of family counselling is to support individual and family goals, to promote emotional growth and development, and to manage change and accelerate conflict resolution.