Shalom Counselling Centre opens the door to hope, healing, and wholeness for the families of Central Alberta. Individuals, couples and families who are in need of quality counselling will have a place to come to find peace.


    • 1999 – Shalom begins with one Counsellor and volunteer Administrative Staff as a program of Parkland Christian Church (PCC). 80 Clients were served the first year.
    • 2003 – Shalom registers as a branch charity of PCC
    • 2006 – Shalom has outgrown its space and subsequently moves to a new location under a lease from Balmoral Bible Chapel in August. In December Shalom becomes incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act as its own Registered Charity.
    • 2014 – Shalom celebrates 15 years of service to individuals, couples and families throughout Central Alberta. Bob Mckenzie steps down as Executive Director and the Shalom Board of Directors hires Lisa Smith to assume the role.
    • 2015 – Shalom opens a satellite office in Olds, serving clients 2 days per week.  Shalom purchases land in Timberlands subdivision for future development.
    • 2016 – Shalom hires Benno Fath as the new Executive Director. 874 counselling clients served; with many more receiving wellness education.


About our name



Shalom is an old word rich in meaning.  Shalom describes a deep inner peace and a sense of well-being.  Too often day to day troubles rob us of the Shalom our hearts desire. Our wish for you is that you would experience shalom. We experience shalom when we are at peace within ourselves, with others and with God.

Shalom Counselling Centre: 5515 27 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4P 0E5 ǀ Phone: 403-342-0339 ǀ Fax: 403-314-1798 ǀ Email: info@shalomcounselling.com