Personal Development Classes


Supported Lifestyles Ltd. offers a number of educational groups for individuals receiving PDD supports within the Calgary region. These group offerings focus on personal development and growth and typically run for 8 to 10 weeks. Many people have questions about how to interact with others successfully. These groups provide an opportunity to learn interaction skills and practice these skills in a supportive setting.

Groups Offered

  • Women’s group: Focusing on self-esteem, emotions, communication, rights, boundaries and problem solving
  • Men’s group: Focusing on self-esteem, emotions, communication, rights, boundaries and problem solving
  • Anger Management Group: Focusing on coping with frustration, understanding emotion and techniques for self-regulation
  • Social Skills(BUDS): Focusing on meeting people, having a conversation, building relationships
  • Sexual Education and Healthy Relationships: Focusing on gender differences, healthy sexuality and intimate relationships
  • Cyber Safety: Focusing on social media and internet safety

Hours of Support

Group schedules are sent to interested participants.

Location of Services

Groups typically take place at our Inglewood office, 1914 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

There is a $10.00 fee for each class that can be paid in cash in person at the first session (unfortunately we cannot accept cheques).  Attached to this e-mail is the accompanying poster and application form for each class.  To apply, simply fill out the application form and either mail, email, or fax it to our office. The contact information can be found on the application forms.  Please ensure that the application form has the individual’s PDD ID number and that the Guardian has signed it.

Applications are now being accepted on a first come first served basis. The deadline to apply is Thursday September 1st, 2016.  Prior to the commencement of the groups, a short interview will be booked with the individual to assess compatibility with the theme of the group as well with other participants. Interview weeks will be September 12th-16th and 19th-23rd.

For more information about the classes, interviews, scheduling, and more, please review our FAQs attached. Should the answer to your question not be addressed there, Elyse Seppala will be happy to help and can be reached by phone or email.


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Fall 2016 Personal Developmental Classes

Men’s   Group


1:00pm- 2:30pm

September 27th- November 29th   , 2016

BUDS Group



September 28th- November 30th   , 2016

Women’s   Group


1:00pm- 2:30pm

September 28th- November 30th   , 2016

Anger   Management


1:00pm- 2:30pm

September 29th- December 1st,   2016

Sexual   Education and Healthy Relationships



September 30th- December 2nd,   2016