Starfish Family Resources provides training workshops for Rainbows Facilitators and Coordinators for central and northern Alberta program sites several times per year, through our certified Rainbows Registered Directors.

The 8 hour Facilitator workshop covers Rainbows program components and resources for groups ranging from preschoolers to adults, as well as:

  • Personal work on understanding grief
  • Facilitation skills and helping children to express their feelings
  • Active listening skills
  • Difficult behaviours
  • Confidentiality and disclosures
  • Facilitator training also includes hands–on sessions in small groups

Coordinator training (1.5-2 hours) covers Coordinator responsibilities, which include organizing the groups, program promotion, Facilitator recruitment and mentoring, ordering materials, funding needs, record keeping, etc. Each Rainbows Site needs a trained Coordinator, who is also one of the Facilitators.

Training schedule for 2019:


Saturday, September 28, 2018 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

This training will occur at the NEW Starfish Family Resources office located in the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit (12122 68 Street NW in Edmonton).

The cost for Facilitator Training is $100.00 if the participants brings their own Rainbows Facilitator Manual, or $120.00 if a manual is provided.  Click here to register!

PLEASE NOTE: Participants must attend the complete session in order to be certified as Rainbows Facilitators at an accredited Rainbows site.  To learn more about becoming an accredited Rainbows site, please contact info@starfishfamilyresources.org.

Rainbows Coordinator training will be offered following the conclusion of the Facilitator training upon request.  Please contact info@starfishfamilyresources.org for more information.