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Every Child Matters

The discovery in May 2021 of the remains of 215 children in Kamloops has brought to the forefront the tragedy of the residential school system and the systemic oppression of Indigenous peoples. Closer to Home mourns alongside the Indigenous community for the lost children all across Canada, and recognizes the Read more

2021-06-22T14:04:10-06:00June 22nd, 2021|

Thank You!

We are so thankful to our donors for their continued support even in these uncertain times and are excited to share this video, done by our frontline staff, who work with families every day. They came together to thank you and tell you what your support means to us Read more

2020-08-05T14:18:46-06:00August 6th, 2020|

Top 5 Benefits of Maintaining Routines with Your Children During the Pandemic

By Bessie Dudu and Danielle Mayer With the implementation of public health and safety measures such as quarantine and physical distancing to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are coming to terms with adjusting to a new way of going about our daily lives. The extended Read more

2020-05-21T10:16:32-06:00May 21st, 2020|

Thank You!

Thank you to our donors who gave to Closer to Home from January 1 to March 31, 2020. Aida Rafie Alan and Heather Jones Alggin Employees Align Association of Community Services Amy Heidman Arlene Oostenbrink Aubrecht Family Bailey Rivard Barb Henning Blasetti Broyles Bloxham LLP Brown Bagging for Calgary's Kids Read more

2020-05-21T10:15:50-06:00May 21st, 2020|

Thank You, Calgary!

Thanks to your support, 1,511 people were given the chance to have a magical holiday season, free from the added stress of holiday expenses. 350 donors gave more than $247,214 in gifts and grocery gift cards to families who needed a little extra support this Christmas. Your donations helped Read more

2020-01-30T12:20:44-06:00January 30th, 2020|

3 Easy Tips to Get Your Kids to Listen More and Argue Less

As adults, we should teach children to use basic skills such as how to follow instructions, accept feedback, raise concerns or disagree appropriately. By practicing these skills with your child regularly, they learn to listen more and argue less. 1. From an early age, teach your child what your expectations Read more

2019-08-07T10:56:24-06:00August 8th, 2019|

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