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National Indigenous Peoples’ Day: A Reflection

2021-07-02T12:47:32-06:00July 2nd, 2021|Our View|

National Indigenous Peoples’ Day at YW Calgary was a special one. Elder Jackie Bromley from Awo Taan Healing Lodge came to lead a group smudge ceremony for the residents of our YW Transitional Housing program. This important Indigenous spiritual practice involves burning sage, tobacco, and sweet grass and using the smoke to cleanse one’s [...]


2021-06-23T13:45:52-06:00June 23rd, 2021|Press Releases|

For Immediate Release June 23, 2021 YW CALGARY HONOURS MAYOR WITH INAUGURAL AWARD AT 110TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (Calgary, AB) – YW Calgary kicks off their 110th Annual General Meeting (AGM) today at 3:30 pm with guest speaker, Mayor Naheed Nenshi sharing his perspective of the impacts of COVID on the social service sector, [...]

Changes to Canada’s Divorce Act from a Supervised Access Perspective

2021-11-28T11:51:55-07:00June 21st, 2021|Our View|

In March 2021, the long awaited and much anticipated changes to Canada’s Divorce Act came into effect. The changes encompassed five major areas within the act and included; a shift in language, the inclusion of a broader definition of domestic violence, an encouragement to seek out alternative dispute resolution processes, provisions around relocation and [...]

There Is No Health Without Mental Health

2021-05-25T18:39:33-06:00May 25th, 2021|Our View, Uncategorized|

Deep breaths. They’ve been helping us get through the past fifteen months of the pandemic and they’ve also been helping YW Calgary clients, including a mother and daughter who came to us recently for support. Elena, a single mom, lost her job as a restaurant server. Then, schools closed and her nine-year-old daughter, Chloe, [...]

Q&A With Mackenzie Fraser, Mindful Moments Facilitator

2021-05-04T08:45:51-06:00April 28th, 2021|Our View|

We sat down (virtually, of course!) with Mackenzie, one of our Mindful Moments facilitators. Keep reading to learn about her role, the Mindful Moments program, and how mindfulness is helping people cope with the stresses and challenges of the pandemic. Q: Hi Mackenzie! You’re a Child Development Counsellor – can you tell us [...]