Southwest Community Resource Centre

Do you need information about resources or need a referral to other agencies? SWCRC provides residents in our communities with the support they need to move forward with their lives.

Residents living in South West Communities have FREE access to all their programs and services. If you are interested in registering for a program or booking a time with one of their community partners, please contact the office at 403 238-9222 for details on the referral process and the dates of availability.

Here’s a sampling of what they offer:

Tax Clinic

Get help to prepare your 2017 taxes. To be eligible for this FREE service individuals must earn $30,000 or less couples and families must earn $50,000 or less.

March 26, 2018 from 3:00—6:00 or April 16 , 2018 from 3:00—6:00
To register contact Bianca at 403—585-6482 or bsalamanca@aspenfamily.org for your half hour appointment, which will be held at the SouthWest Community Resource Centre. No walk-ins please.

Parenting Programs

Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting

An 8-week program for parents of children of all ages. Gain a better understanding of how your child thinks and feels at different ages, and enjoy a stronger relationship while achieving your parenting goals. Childcare onsite.
Thursday Evenings 6:00-8:00pm starting Jan 18th

Chat ‘N Play

This program is designed as a casual social time with parents and children ages 0-6. Drop by and meet other parents for coffee and play time.
Mondays 1:00—2:45

Parent Talk

This popular program will return this fall. Read stories, sing songs and get your parenting questions answered. In partnership with Further Education Society.
Thursday mornings (start dates to be confirmed)

Educational Workshops

Resume Critique Workshop

Monday 10:00-12:00pm February 5th

Interview Preparation Workshop

Monday 10:00-12:00pm February 12th

Living Life to the Full

This program includes 8 sessions where you’ll learn how to cope with anxiety, stress, transitions, and life’s challenges. In partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association.

Brain Development Conversations

Parents with children under 5 will learn about brain development at different ages, how stress impacts the brain, importance of positive interactions and helping your child control his or her emotions. In Partnership with the First 2000 days.

Youth Employment Workshop

A 3-session workshop provides job search, resume writing and interview skills for youth.
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm February 20, 27th and March 6th 2018

Family Literacy Program

Free program for immigrant families with children 3-5 years old to get their children ready for school.
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 starting February 7th

Youth Tutoring

For students in grade 7—12. Volunteers from our communities support youth with their homework and help them learn to be critical thinkers.
Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 starting January 10th

My Community, My Home

This is a new bi-weekly program at the SWCRC that offers senior immigrant women (50+) a place to build friendship, develop community support and reduce isolation.
Thursdays 12:30-2:30

Community Partnerships

The SWCRC builds partnerships that provide a variety of services that are closer to those who live in the south west. Agencies that offer programs in our Resource Centre:

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association: Offering individual and Family counselling

Canadian Mental Health Association: Family Peer Support Program on Monday evenings

Columbia College Calgary: Pre-employment Skills Workshop

Homebridge: Homeless Prevention Program: Children’s Cottage

Immigration Service Calgary: Family Literacy Program