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Viewpoints: Preventing Crisis with Mental Health Support

As mental health continues to be an important and popular topic in the media and popular culture, the staff in our Viewpoints program hope to continue connecting with youth in Airdrie to facilitate discussions about self-care and developing positive behaviours that support mental health. Jodie Moffatt, Community Outreach Worker for Read more

August 6th, 2018|

How Do I Know My Child Has Reached Her Developmental Milestones?

It seems like my child has not reached milestones like other children her age.  How do I know she is ready and how do I know she is developing on par? This is a question that we hear a lot from parents. All parents want to ensure that their children Read more

August 6th, 2018|

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August 6th, 2018|

Donations Needed!

A family with a newborn boy needs your support. This family is accessing our West Central Community Resource Centre’s early intervention services. Items* in need include: Baby towels Baby glass bottles Bibs Size 1 diapers Baby diaper bag Wash cloths Blankets Receiving blankets Newborn carrierDon Bodysuits and hats Sleepers Poncho Read more

August 6th, 2018|

Thank You!

Our heartfelt gratitude to all our donors and volunteers for supporting Closer to Home this past quarter (April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018). Our donors in the last quarter: Aida Rafie Airdrie Farmers Market Ali Al-Saleem Amy Heidman Andrew McQuiston Ann Davies Arlene Oostenbrink Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Bearspaw Read more

August 6th, 2018|

Calgary Stampeders Fundraiser

Want to take the family out to a football game this summer? Join us for two Calgary Stampeders games this August and help support Closer to Home! Enjoy the game and cheer on the Stamps, all while supporting local kids and families. Tickets are just $28 and $5 from each Read more

July 9th, 2018|

Join us for a Stampede Street Party!

Join us for a FREE Stampede Street Party! Featuring: • Indigenous drum and singing group Sorrel Rider Singers with guest child and youth dancers • Live music from Forrest Eaglespeaker of The North Sound • Face painting and henna • Games • Butterfield Acres Petting Zoo • Burgers, hot dogs and drinks • And more! Read more

June 26th, 2018|

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Canada will be celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21. In Calgary, a full week of events (known as Aboriginal Awareness Week) is scheduled leading up to this day to celebrate the distinct culture and heritage of Indigenous people. Closer to Home (CTH) is thrilled to be part of Read more

May 10th, 2018|

Summer in the City: Impacting More Than Just Kids

Growing up, Shahd was a shy young girl. “I kind of had this bubble I was always in,” she recalls. Then she came to Closer to Home (CTH)’s  summer day camp program, Summer in the City. “I didn’t talk to anyone or participate in anything for the first few days,” Read more

May 10th, 2018|

How do I help my son cope with big emotions?

As a parent of a 9 year old, I find it challenging at times to help my son manage his emotions. Although he is young, he is experiencing grownup feelings he does not understand. As the world around him expands, how do I help him cope with these big emotions Read more

May 10th, 2018|

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