My counsellor was personable and compassionate. I felt heard and understood.

Counselling client

Everyone should take this program. It changed my life for the better.

Men’s Strive Group Participant

Counselling has helped me get through some tough things in my life.

Counselling Client

I appreciated being in a safe place with people who understand and are not judgmental. I enjoyed the group experience and the topics discussed, it really helped me.

Communicating and Connecting Through Art Group Participant

The Bethel staff were very inspired to have some concrete ideas to work on.

Behaviour Support (Family and Child Care Resources) client

Thank you so much for giving our staff a workshop! I've heard your lecture was very good and have seen a couple of changes this week in a few staff and I ... Read MoreThank you so much for giving our staff a workshop! I've heard your lecture was very good and have seen a couple of changes this week in a few staff and I have heard them say to each other ‘remember when Sylvia said...’ If you have any handouts on ways to speak with children I would love to have one! Then I can encourage them to continue to make positive changes.

Behaviour Support (Family and Child Care Resources) client

We want to thank you so much for your wonderful presentation last Wednesday! All 3 classes had such positive feedback about the presentation. The presentation allowed for great ‘hands-on’ engagement about challenging behaviors ... Read MoreWe want to thank you so much for your wonderful presentation last Wednesday! All 3 classes had such positive feedback about the presentation. The presentation allowed for great ‘hands-on’ engagement about challenging behaviors in child care centers, which is something the students don't really have an opportunity to discuss in a "brainstorming" way through English at Work classes. You also gave the students vocabulary to use in a new way, which they always find so useful and helpful.

Behaviour Support (Family and Child Care Resources) client

I couldn’t keep a job because of two reasons: Family schedule (husband’s job is mostly out of town) and two wonderful children age 5 and 2. I know I have to prioritize ... Read MoreI couldn’t keep a job because of two reasons: Family schedule (husband’s job is mostly out of town) and two wonderful children age 5 and 2. I know I have to prioritize my children no matter what, but at the back of my mind, I couldn’t just give up the profession I learned to love here in Canada. Not again. During those times that I’m having dilemma on what’s best for me and my family, Family Dynamics’ Family Child Care Training Program was introduced to me by a friend. Not so sure if I’m doing the right thing, I signed up after I was accepted in the program and then I just prayed for guidance. I’m happy and very pleased with the outcome of my decision because I know God opened this opportunity for me. Right now, I’m a stay-at-home mom and at the same time doing service to my community by sharing the burden of other moms out there who have difficulty securing a quality childcare for their children while also working to provide for their family. I’m deeply grateful to Family Dynamics’ Family Child Care Training Program coordinators and staff for their all out support and encouragement from the very beginning of my journey until I got my license as a Family Child Care provider.

Family Child Care Training Program client

’There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.’ This is Family Dynamics for me, for in every step of the way ... Read More’There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.’ This is Family Dynamics for me, for in every step of the way they help me to achieved one of my dreams which is to be a Self- Employed Individual. Being a Licensed Home Daycare Provider for three years now, I was able to have a fair income enough to help my family to have a sustainable living. Secondly, I was given more opportunity to help the community I lived in, especially parents, single mom or dad, to entrust their precious children to someone who can be a second parent to their children while they are away for work. All of these wouldn’t be possible without Family Dynamics, our great support system and even we were already graduated from the courses they offered they keep on supporting us by giving us free seminars to enhance our skills and abilities as child care providers. Kudos to your continuous effort to be a catalyst for change, making life better to every individual who seek to make a difference in their life.

Family Child Care Training Program client

When I was 22 years old I was pregnant and had a 5 year old son. I was scared and struggling with depression and anxiety with literally no support except for my devoted psychiatrist. ... Read MoreWhen I was 22 years old I was pregnant and had a 5 year old son. I was scared and struggling with depression and anxiety with literally no support except for my devoted psychiatrist. During the pregnancy my psychiatrist connected me with Family Dynamics. I was given support right from my initial contact, which led me to receive family support services when my daughter was born. I remember feeling such overwhelming relief, and joy and HOPE when I realized that there would be for sure at least one person whom I could count on to help me with my children. My Family Support Worker was my only source of stability. The support I’ve received has allowed me to be the best mom I can be, and I feel so incredibly fortunate to have had access to such important, life changing services.

In-Home Family Support client

Having a resource centre in our community has strengthened communication with neighbours. The staff are always eager to help which boosts confidence in seeking assistance respect and trust. It gave me the ... Read MoreHaving a resource centre in our community has strengthened communication with neighbours. The staff are always eager to help which boosts confidence in seeking assistance respect and trust. It gave me the opportunity to become a community helper. The centre has been a positive impact on my life. I find having this community centre very helpful. It brings people together, helps us work together in the kitchen and improve our communication skills. It also helps keep people with more dignity and respect ... When issues do come up and we know those who live near we can mediate the issues giving us more comfort and confidence in dealing with our daily lives. The resource centre is a very valuable addition to the community. I feel it brings more families together who otherwise would not get to know each other.

Family Resource Centre client

I have lots of fun and I am included and feel needed and more confident. I also get to help others and learn new things ... Family Dynamics has made a difference by ... Read MoreI have lots of fun and I am included and feel needed and more confident. I also get to help others and learn new things ... Family Dynamics has made a difference by allowing me to be a Community Helper and see people and issues from different views. Being a Community Helper has opened my eyes to how much difference the centre makes. I love seeing the community come together. We have a counsellor come once a month which is great and helpful. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm. People need places like this everywhere. I need to thank you at the Community Family Resource Centre on Plessis Road and Family Dynamics. I am very proud of who I am because of all the help I have received from you. Thank you so much. I love all of you and shake your hand. I welcome all of you here today. Thank you for coming to this ceremony to help me celebrate. I am not alone. I have my sister, my brother and my mother. I also have all of you.

Mary, Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

When I migrated to Canada, I was introduced to the Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker for Fort Garry by phone. She was the first person who sort me out, visited my home and ... Read MoreWhen I migrated to Canada, I was introduced to the Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker for Fort Garry by phone. She was the first person who sort me out, visited my home and started supporting me immediately by connecting me to resources. I was given several resources to support me and my family. I attended the programs she organized, the conversation circle/ computer classes, SERC program, Information session on health, settling in Canada, Canadian workplace behaviour and others. She gave me and my children opportunity to volunteer; I attended several trainings that has supported me to connect with Canadian community and my immediate community. I served as a child minder and volunteered. Through the English conversation circle / computer class I was able to own a refurbished computer and improve my computer skills. The parenting workshop helped me in guiding and supporting my children ... I feel the NISW program was specially designed for me. All the programs I attended contributed to the success of my journey. I describe Patricia’s work as light on my path. The beautiful thing is all the services are free. Amazing!

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Worker program client

My first experience with Family Dynamics was with individual counselling. That experience was life changing for me as the counsellor was insightful and supportive at a time when I felt hopeless. From ... Read MoreMy first experience with Family Dynamics was with individual counselling. That experience was life changing for me as the counsellor was insightful and supportive at a time when I felt hopeless. From that experience, couples counselling was suggested and that counsellor was also phenomenal. From that point we were introduced to other programs at Family Dynamics and our continued involvement seemed like a natural progression. I can’t speak highly enough for every single staff member that we have interacted with from Family Dynamics. They are exceptional, kind, patient, non-judgmental, knowledgeable and extremely helpful and professional.

Counselling client

With mental health, waiting is always hard at least for me. Same with finding affordable resources. Family Dynamics has been worth the wait and has given me affordable service that didn’t ... Read MoreWith mental health, waiting is always hard at least for me. Same with finding affordable resources. Family Dynamics has been worth the wait and has given me affordable service that didn’t cause me further anxiety by going broke. And the best part is it has been so tremendously helpful! I don’t want to know where I’d be if I hadn’t come here, nowhere good. Thanks for being so good to me and for my family and I!

Family Dynamics client

Family Dynamics has played a huge part in the growth I’ve experienced this last year. Through the very experienced and structured counselling they’ve supplied to help me grow and be ... Read MoreFamily Dynamics has played a huge part in the growth I’ve experienced this last year. Through the very experienced and structured counselling they’ve supplied to help me grow and be the best person I can be for my kids. As well as the in home support to allow me the time to take care of myself while still making sure my twins are taken care of. Everyone should know about Family Dynamics.

In-home family support client