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News Posted On Jul 31, 2021

Staycations: A Convenient Way to Beat Burnout

Burnout leads to the inability to function well at work or in your personal life. It arises when chronic workplace stress has not been successfully managed. Chances are, you’ve probably experienced some form of burnout at least once in your life. Going…

News Posted On Jun 30, 2021

How Being Grateful Improves Your Health

Showing gratitude is one of the golden rules that guide us on how to treat others. From a young age, we were taught to be thankful to people who do good deeds to us. Being grateful helps build good relationships with the people around us and positively…

News Posted On Jun 29, 2021

Calvin's Story

Calvin’s love for his daughters gave him the courage to hold his family together as a single parent. His daughters were put into care because their mother struggled with addiction and unhealthy relationships. When Calvin heard the news, he was living…

News Posted On Jun 27, 2021

How The Family Centre Serve Indigenous Families and Communities

The Family Centre is committed to enhancing our practice by increasing our knowledge and understanding of the history of Indigenous people combined with opportunities to experience ceremonies, traditional teachings, and activities. Our hope is that we…

News Posted On May 20, 2021

Managing Anger Constructively

When we are unable to process our anger in healthy ways it can affect us physically. Becoming violent can damage our bodies with cuts and bruises. When stuffed down and buried inside, anger can manifest as migraine headaches, depression, and sexual dysfunction. …

News Posted On May 05, 2021

Hats on For Mental Health Day

May 5th is Hats on for Mental Health day, where people wear hats to help raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Take a look at the way our Success Coaches are getting involved.  ...

News Posted On Mar 30, 2021

Trista's and Angela's Story

Trista was shocked the day her oldest sister called her from prison. She asked Trista to care for her baby, Briella, when she would be born. Angela is Trista's and her sister’s mom. She knew it would be a lot of work for Trista and decided that she…

News Posted On Mar 23, 2021

Building Attachment with Your Newborn

Building a strong attachment with your child is important as it will help them stay on a healthy development track as they age. ...

News Posted On Mar 01, 2021

Water Song

March is music therapy month. Join in with our Knowledge holder as she sings the Water Song. This song is healing and helps to relieve stress in the body. ...

News Posted On Feb 13, 2021

Symptoms of Depression

Have you been feeling heavier lately? From the cold of winter and lack of sunlight, to COVID restrictions and an uncertain future, we are all carrying a lot. The first step to taking control of depression is to recognize its symptoms. ...

News Posted On Jan 26, 2021

Crystal's Story

Crystal was caring for her grandchildren when her world turned upside down. She had been sober for sixteen years but was accused of using drugs and alcohol. The next day her grandchildren were taken into care. ...

News Posted On Jan 14, 2021

Transforming Anxiety into Peace

Is the anxiety gremlin knocking at your door? Anxiety impacts us physically, emotionally, behaviourally, and cognitively. Symptoms may be mild to severe and experienced differently from one person to the next.  ...

News Posted On Dec 01, 2020

Developing Self-Love

Looking to build your self-love? These tips can give you a place to start. ...

News Posted On Nov 01, 2020

Remote Burnout

Although you may not be at the office as often, you are still at risk of burnout. You may have noticed a rise in your stress levels as virtual meetings and distractions from home have increased. It’s important to know what burnout is and its symptoms…

News Posted On Oct 23, 2020

Mental Health in the Family

Our Director of Community-Based Services discusses mental health in the family during the United Way's Learning Lab. ...

News Posted On Oct 01, 2020

Blue's Story

When Blue started grade seven, she was suspended for lashing out and for her use of language. She was then introduced to Philiana, the school’s mental health therapist with The Family Centre. ...

News Posted On Aug 25, 2020

Jessica's Story

At the beginning of the pandemic, Jessica was extremely fearful of what was going to happen. Counselling gave her the confidence and reassurance to pull through. ...

News Posted On Aug 21, 2020

Creating a Relaxing Home Environment

As of late, you may find more stressors in your life than usual. Making your home the counterweight to your daily stress is important as we find ourselves spending more time at home. ...

News Posted On Aug 10, 2020

Being Protocol Ready

Being protocol ready is very important when approaching Elders. For International Day of World’s Indigenous People, our Knowledge Holder explains why. Learn how you can be protocol ready on a daily basis. ...

News Posted On Jul 28, 2020

Nataz's Story

Being at home because of COVID has allowed Nataz to feel more comfortable exploring her culture. Find out what Nataz has learned so far from working with our knowledge holder, Sherrylynne.  ...

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