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Kelty Mental Health

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre provides information, resources, peer support and system navigation to children, youth and families in BC who are experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges.  (Read More...)
National Widowers' Organization

The National Widowers’ Organization educates the public about the special needs of men who have lost their spouse or life partner. We do this by promoting the development of support groups for men to manage their grief and adjust to a new life and by advocating for research into mens unique needs to deal with grief and spousal loss. Our vision is to make appropriate groups available nationwide to all widowers that seek support.  (Read More...)
Narika

Narika’s mission is to promote women’s independence, economic empowerment, and well-being by helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, and education. Narika’s programs include our Helpline, SEED programs, and HEAL programs. The confidential toll-free helpline is a one-of-a-kind access and forum for people, particularly immigrants from the South Asian communities, to connect with advocates who not only speak their language but also provide immediate assistance in a culturally sensitive and non-judgmental manner. Narika’s advocates not only help with legal, housing, counseling, benefits and job referrals, but also provide interpretation and accompaniments for our clients. The Self-Empowerment & Economic Development (SEED) Program is designed to foster economic self-reliance among survivors of domestic violence, and new immigrant that are particularly vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Classes cover financial/computer literacy, job readiness, communication, ect to encourage participants towards economic independence. The Health, Enrichment, & Access to Life Skills (HEAL) Program is designed to create a platform that make it possible for immigrant women, specifically from South Asia to interact, exchange, and support each other. The program encourages Health, Wellness, and Self-Care through workshops on dance, art, meditation, ect and opens and encourages discussion and dialogue on domestic violence between participants.  (Read More...)
Silver Linings Foundation

Calgary Silver Linings Foundation (CSLF) is a registered charity that was founded by parents of loved ones who developed eating disorders, mental health specialists and community leaders. Currently, we offer 8-week professionally-facilitated support groups throughout the year, for individuals with eating disorders (18 years and older) and a separate group for parents and loved ones of someone with an eating disorder. CSLF's primary mission is to establish the province's first residential eating disorder treatment centre. Having experienced firsthand the devastation of eating disorders, we are committed to seeing that Albertans navigating these grave mental illnesses are able to access the specialized care that they urgently need right here, at home. To learn more about CSLF, please visit our website, www.silverliningsfoundation.ca  (Read More...)
National Share

The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. The work of Share and its supporters often goes unnoticed until tragedy occurs. At Share, bereaved parents find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences and hope for healing and happiness. Share, which has more than 75 groups across the country, strives to support every family that is put into these tragic circumstances by hosting support group meetings, by providing online support through Facebook, and by distributing bereavement resources and information. The national office also offers bereavement education and training to professionals, clergy and funeral directors throughout the United States. Share has been offering support to families since 1977. The National Office is headquartered in St. Charles, MO. For more information about Share, please call the National Share Office at 636-947-6164 or visit www.nationalshare.org.  (Read More...)
Grief Healing

Information, comfort and support for anyone coping with or anticipating the loss of a loved one, whether that is a person or a cherished animal companion. Includes useful articles on various aspects of loss (including pet loss), recommended book lists, inspirational writings and poetry, and categorized links to dozens of other helpful resources ~ including the Grief Healing Blog and the online Grief Healing Discussion Groups. Hosted by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, a nationally certified grief counselor who also specializes in pet loss.  (Read More...)
Supporting Our Youth

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an innovative community development program of Sherbourne Health Centre. SOY works to support the health and wellbeing of all queer and trans spectrum youth by running groups, programs and events and by providing one-on-one support for queer, trans and questioning youth who are 29 years old and under.  (Read More...)
Keep Em Cookin

Keep 'Em Cookin’ is an educational organization that gives pregnant women the greatest opportunity to prevent preterm birth by providing them with current information on high-risk pregnancy and by connecting them with an online community of other women facing a difficult pregnancy.  (Read More...)
For Grace

Founded in 2002, For Grace’s main goal is to increase awareness and promote education of the gender disparity women experience in the assessment and treatment of their pain. We believe empowering women to be better consumers for their pain management care, sensitizing the general public to gender pain disparities and enlightening public policy makers about pain as a major health issue will improve life outcomes for all women in chronic pain. Also, we see increased medical research about the differences in how men and women experience pain as part of the answer to alleviating the toll of human suffering. We believe medical research will pave the way for gender-specific therapies that will better manage persistent pain.  (Read More...)
Breast Cancer Alliance

The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals we invest in innovation research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.  (Read More...)

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