Haskayne Learning Centre

Education has been a pillar of Calgary Counselling Centre’s strategic initiatives since its inception in 1962. Providing graduate and post-graduate students opportunities to gain knowledge and real-time counselling experience in a professional environment is integral to ensuring their practice is informed with leading edge therapies that provide tangible and effective solutions to meet their clients’ needs.

As a recognized national leader for professional training in counseling excellence the Haskayne Learning Centre for Graduate and Post-graduate Counselling Studies attracts the top students and recent graduates from University’s across North America. The largest non-University based training facility of its kind in Western Canada; the Haskayne Learning Centre provides educational opportunities to 75—80 students each year. Upon completion of their residency, counselors will go on to practice in hundreds of communities throughout North America with a large percentage of them continuing on as full-time employees of the Centre.

Our Centre’s education program became the Haskayne Learning Centre for Graduate and Post-graduate Counselling Studies at Calgary Counselling Centre at a special ceremony on Sept. 14, 2009. Dick and Lois Haskayne have played a prominent role in Calgary’s business landscape, and their ongoing personal commitment to Calgary Counselling Centre goes back to Lois’ decade as a member of our board of directors from 1992-2001.

Their annual generosity makes them one of our major donors. Their contributions ensure that the students that we train are immediately employable, and can make an instant impact in the community post-graduation. Ensuring that the conversations the students start during and after their time at Calgary Counselling Centres change lives.

Haskayne Learning Centre Philosophy

  • A commitment to excellence in all elements of our programs.
  • A commitment to having the resources necessary to provide quality learning experiences.
  • A recognition of individual uniqueness and an honouring of how life experiences, personal strengths, professional training and work experience influences educational needs and approach to learning.
  • A respect for the different disciplines represented within the helping professions of psychology, social work, medicine, and pastoral care.
  • A commitment to the recognition of the needs of all staff members, interns and residents and the need to provide relevant and timely training and learning opportunities.

Dick and Lois Haskayne

On Sept. 14, 2009, at a special ceremony, the Centre’s education program became the Haskayne Learning Centre for Graduate and Post-graduate Counselling Studies at Calgary Counselling Centre.

Dick and Lois Haskayne’s ongoing personal commitment to Calgary Counselling Centre goes back to Lois’ decade on the Calgary Counselling Centre board of directors, from 1992 to 2001. The Haskayne’s have been long-term donors to the Centre and have given generously to many specific projects, including the capital campaign in 2005 to renovate and expand the Centre. Annually, their generosity makes them one of our major donors.