How does a social enterprise end up creating a corporate training program for creating psychological safety?

2022-01-10T15:07:32-07:00December 1st, 2021|Mindfulicity, Our View|

How does a social enterprise end up creating a corporate training program for creating psychological safety? Mindfulicity plans to become the chosen psychological safety training for organizations that are looking to upskill their employees while preparing their culture for future workforce challenges. Mindfulicity is a unique corporate online training program centered on the [...]

NFVP Series: Q&A with a Transitional Housing Resident Charlotte

2022-01-05T09:33:02-07:00November 28th, 2021|Our View|

This is part of our Family Violence Prevention Month series. During this month, our activities, events, and resources aim to raise awareness about the impacts of domestic violence and abuse in a collective effort to prevent family violence. YW Calgary’s Women’s Economic Prosperity team had the opportunity to meet with Charlotte, a resident [...]

NFVP Series: Q&A with a Transitional Housing Resident Lyla

2022-01-05T09:30:27-07:00November 28th, 2021|Our View|

This is part of our Family Violence Prevention Month series. During this month, our activities, events, and resources aim to raise awareness about the impacts of domestic violence and abuse in a collective effort to prevent family violence. YW Calgary’s Women’s Economic Prosperity team had the opportunity to meet with Lyla, a resident in [...]

NFVP Series: Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta #GoPurpleAB

2021-11-28T13:40:39-07:00November 2nd, 2021|Education, Families, Family Violence, Our View|

Conversation with Esther Elder – YW Calgary Manager, Transitional Housing, Language and Economic Prosperity In Alberta, November is Family Violence Prevention Month - an opportunity to continue raising awareness of this critical issue and to advance YW Calgary’s work to prevent and support women and families impacted by domestic violence; to help women gain [...]

National Child Day – November 20, 2021

2021-11-03T13:31:00-06:00October 26th, 2021|Education, Families, Our View, Uncategorized|

National Child Day celebrates two historic events: the United Nations ratification of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. National Child's Day invites Canadians to bring awareness to children's rights and inspire more profound reflection around [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]