Hike for Hospice Calgary with Rob Cote at Fish Creek Park on May 5
Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to Hike for Hospice Calgary! On Sunday, May 5, join Calgary Stampeder, Rob Cote at Fish Creek Park to remember loved ones and raise funds for Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice. The hike kicks off at 10 and will be followed by a free BBQ lunch. Register early and start fundraising. Hospice Calgary embraces children, teens and adults coping with life-threatening illness, sudden or expected death. They provide individual counselling, group support, workshops and end-of-life care. To register for the Hike go to hospicecalgary.com
Provincial Budget Recognizes Critical Need for Women’s Shelter Services
The new Provincial budget recognizes the critical need for women’s shelter services by including a 5% increase to the salaries/benefits for contracted agencies, and a similar increase in on ‐ reserve women’s shelters’ per diems. “The government was clearly influenced by Albertans who stated this fall that Alberta has one of the highest rates of family violence and abuse in Canada – and this is unacceptable,” says Lisa Falkowsky, Executive Director of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. “The Premier listened to Albertans, and also honoured her election commitment to increase wages of employees of women’s shelters because they are substantially lower than other similar public service positions.” The Government of Alberta currently provides a portion of funding for some of the women’s shelters in Calgary. The increase is only for the wages and benefits portion of funding contract.
Renowned Expert Sheds Light on Hoarding | Calgary & Edmonton | February 27 to March 1, 2013
On February 27, you are invited to join Dr. Christiana Bratiotis as she speaks about the dynamics of hoarding, and its impact on ourselves, our families and our communities. This presentation is for anyone who struggles with hoarding, concerned family and friends, and members of the general public. Hoarding disorder frequently results in eviction, homelessness and financial disaster. It is a serious condition that threatens the health, the safety and even the lives of people who suffer from it. The conditions of the home of someone with hoarding disorder can also endanger the health and safety of family members, neighbours and first responders such as firefighters and police.