The quality of your conversations will determine the quality of your relationship. At Calgary Counselling Centre we want to help you have deep and meaningful conversations that will make your relationship last forever. We want to provide you with practical tools and ideas on how to talk about everything.

Our Marriage Preparation workshop will provide you with insight and tools while actively involving you and your partner in meaningful conversations about what works, what doesn’t and what you can improve upon in your relationship.

Our workshop engages you and your partner in important conversations about your expectations, communication skills, conflict resolution, and more. Through our Marriage Preparation workshop, you and your partner will leave well-equipped to deepen your relationship today and to be prepared to face any challenges in the future, together.

This workshop is designed to help you recognize both areas of strength and areas where you can enhance your communication skills. It will teach you how to communicate in new ways about subjects you’ve never talked about before or had difficulty discussing.

Who Will Benefit From This Workshop?

The workshop is beneficial for any couple. Whether you are engaged, recently married, moving in together, have been married or living together for a number of years this workshop will provide insight and skills that can help you communicate with your partner and bring you closer together. Same-sex couples are welcome and encouraged to participate in the workshop.

More than just a group learning process, Marriage Preparation is designed to provide each couple with the opportunity to work on specific needs or areas. These areas are identified through the pre and post workshop surveys. These in-depth questionnaires will assist you and your partner in identifying the strengths and potential challenges you might face as a couple thus giving you added insight into areas to focus on during the workshop.

Workshop Agenda

The workshop is run monthly and begins on a Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 10- hour workshop will address the following aspects of relationships and communication:

  • Relationship expectations
    Expectations can shape a relationship. We will discuss how your roles as partners are impacted when expectations change in your relationship. We help provide tools on how to engage in healthy conversation around each other’s expectations.
  • Communication skills
    Communication is crucial to success in any relationship. You will learn how to be assertive and direct in letting your partner know what you need.
  • Conflict Resolution
    We all face conflict in our lives. The workshop will focus on how to recognize the pitfalls in dealing with conflict and tools to create positive outcomes.
  • Personality
    Everyone has different and unique qualities. We will focus on understanding how both your personalities affects and shapes your relationship.
  • Financial Management
    What is the meaning of money? The workshop will help you ensure your financial goals and attitudes toward money are compatible.
  • Sex and Intimacy
    The physical stuff is an important part of the relationship too. You will learn how communication plays a large part in both sex and intimacy.
  • Goals and Dreams
    As partners, you will share and support each other’s dreams and goals. The workshop will discuss how to support and discuss goals and dreams.

2019 Registration

Pre-registration is required for this course.
Register online by clicking a date below.
Note: Please register both individuals at the same time.

February 22 and 23, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

March 22 and 23, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

April 26 and 27, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

May 24 and 25, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

June 28 and 29, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

July 19 and 20, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

October 18 and 19, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

November 15 and 16, 2019 (Friday & Saturday)

or you can contact our Marriage Preparation Workshop Registration Coordinator at:


The charge for admission to the workshop is $299.00 per couple, payable by credit card when the couple pre-registers online. The fee for marriage prep is nonrefundable.

Unlike the Centre’s other group programs, Marriage Preparation fees are not based on a sliding scale and couples are not required to see a counsellor for an assessment prior to participating in the workshop.

Program Evaluation

At Calgary Counselling Centre we invite feedback to ensure the effectiveness of our work. After the workshop we’ll ask for your feedback to help us measure the strengths and weaknesses of the workshop.

Program Certification

At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate of completion. This course is non-denominational.  Please check in advance with your officiate for acceptance of this certificate.


For more information, please contact:

Marriage Preparation Workshop Registration Coordinator