AMCAL’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Dalbec as the Executive Director of AMCAL Family Services effective June 9, 2014. Ms. Dalbec has more than 15 years of experience in both the private and non-profit sectors. At Bauer Nike Hockey and Gildan Activewear, she held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in marketing and project management before entering the community sector in 2008.
“It is with excitement and pride that I take on the position of Executive Director at AMCAL and continue my career within the community,” acknowledged Ms. Sophie Dalbec. “As a mother of three, I understand the challenges that we face today as parents and I’m committed to making AMCAL the place for families to turn to for quality and caring family services in the West Island and Greater Montreal region.”
Ms. Dalbec is no stranger to AMCAL having been a part of the “family” from 2008 to 2011. During this period, she managed fundraiser events, communications initiatives, provided support on stakeholder relations and assisted on executive management responsibilities. Most recently, Ms. Dalbec further strengthened her knowledge and experience of the non-profit sector at West Island Community Shares by working with and building relationships with generous West Island donors, supporters, volunteers, elected officials and local businesses.
AMCAL Family Services is a non-profit community-based organisation committed to promoting and preserving healthy family relationships. For more than 35 years, AMCAL has served the community and supported children and families in crises. Our team of professionals adopts a systemic, strengths-based, solution-focused therapeutic approach. Through our various programs, we strive to strengthen the community by anticipating, advocating and advancing the role of families.
AMCAL offers children and families the following programs. For details, visit AMCAL at amcal.ca or call us at (514) 694-3161:
Residential Program provides a unique, supportive and structured program that includes family counselling and respite care for adolescents facing challenges
Outreach Family Counselling offers a short-term program to address issues of family dynamics and identify family strengths and solutions
Emerging Adults Program offers families with young adults living in the family home with support through this transition into independent people
Families First offers support and short-term intervention for families with children experiencing difficulties in school
School-based programs provides workshops for schools and elementary students to build social skills, positive character traits and peaceful solutions
Supervised Visitation Program is a service for families in situations of foster care or difficult divorce, custody and visitation issues
Our Place is a program for young, vulnerable parents of children aged 5 and under Anger Management and Conflict Resolution Program