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Canada Helps is having a contest for non-profit organizations……

Every $1 you give enters us to win $20,000 from @CanadaHelps. With your support, we’ll be able to continue working on our mission of living in a world free from gender-based violence. Donate today: CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY #GivingChallengeCA

Shout Out to TC Energy

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We would like to send out a huge thank you to the crew at TC Energy for coming out to our C-Can on May 2nd to help us do some organizing and cleaning 😊

The place looks amazing and we are so grateful for the help and support 😎

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More Than Campaign

 

The Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) is launching a new provincial awareness campaign illustrating how domestic violence shelters are “More Than” a shelter. 

 

“This awareness campaign is critically important in getting a message out to survivors of violence: shelters can help,” said ACWS executive director, Jan Reimer. “Many people may not realize that you don’t have to stay in a shelter in order to get help from one. You can call for advice and safety planning, even if you’re not sure if you’re in an abusive relationship. Friends and family can call if they think someone they know needs help. There are outreach programs available in communities across the province.”

 

Developed by Women’s Shelters of Canada the More Than campaign is for women experiencing violence or women who may know someone experiencing violence. It’s so much more than just safe and secure shelter, it’s about what other services a shelter can offer women such as; counselling, safety planning, and children’s programming to name a few. 

 

Through the ACWS website Albertans can find an online directory and interactive map to help them connect to services near them sooner. You can check out the interactive map at https://acws.ca/shelters/.  

 

For more information on the campaign, visit acws.ca/morethan. You can connect with an ACWS member shelter near you by calling 1-866-331-3933. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Wellness Day at Pioneer Ranch Camp

The staff at Mountain Rose Centre would like to send out a big THANK YOU to FCSS for hosting a Wellness Day with Mountain Rose Centre, Asokewin Friendship Centre, Clearwater Regional FCSS, and the Family Resource Network/McMan. 


The day was spent at Pioneer Ranch Camp where the agencies got to converse, relax, network, and participate in several different activities such as; sleigh ride, snowshoeing, ice skating, as well as arts & crafts. 


Our team at MRC thoroughly enjoyed the day and being able to connect and network with other agencies in the community.


Again, we would like to thank FCSS for inviting us to this and we hope to be able to do it again in the near future!
 

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Government of Canada

 

Click on above logo to link to the website for further information.

The Government introduced the Canadian Benefit for Parents of Young Victims of Crime on September 30, 2018. The benefit provides income support to eligible parents who suffer a loss of income when they take time away from work to cope with the death or disappearance of their child, as a result of a probable Criminal Code offence. Eligible parents can receive payments of $450 per week for up to 35 weeks.

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