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In this month's newsletter, we share facts about our Seniors Community Access Program, National RAP conference, Healing Journey support group and so much more! 
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Hello <<First Name>>

Are you as excited as we are to bid Old Man Winter farewell for another year? 

Spring is around the corner and little tell-tale signs are appearing everywhere. The bitter cold days are becoming fewer, the sun is beginning to peek out of the clouds a little more often and the birds are beginning to sing. 

Spring is bringing many exciting things our way too and we can't wait to share them with you. Hope you enjoy our April newsletter! 

- Advancement and Community Relations

UPCOMING HAPPENINGS

April                  IS office—Income Tax Prep sessions
Apr 14              Good Friday—Closed
Apr 17              Easter Monday—Closed
Apr 21,22         Casino Fundraiser
May                  COE—Sexual Assault Awareness Month
May                  DaCapo—Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
May/Jun           LFS Insert in Lethbridge Living Magazine
May 1-7            COE—Mental Health Week
May 3,4            COE—Reducing Compassion Fatigue & Burnout
May 6               Steps for Life Walk  with Team LFS
May 12             IS—Annual Client Potluck
May 14             Mother’s Day
May 15             COE—International Day of Families
May 21             DaCapo—Global Accessibility Awareness Day
May 22             Victoria Day—Closed
May 24             DaCapo—Schizophrenia Awareness Day (Canada)
May 27             DaCapo—World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day

Seniors Community Access Program 

  • 15 seniors currently receive services through our DaCapo Senior Services
  • Currently, our youngest senior is 54 and our oldest is 80 years young!
  • 8 out of the 15 seniors have been accessing services from DaCapo since 1986-87!
 
 

Did you know that for each team of RBC staff volunteers, we receive $1000 for each three-hour shift of volunteering? 

So that means, this time around, $3000 in total will go to Immigrant Services! 
 

Healing Journey – A Resourceful Support Group for Women


In partnership with Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health Day Treatment Program, our LFS Counselling program facilitates a 12-week therapeutic group for women who have experienced abuse and trauma as children and are struggling with mental health issues.

This group allows women to transform their trauma into a strength by giving the opportunity to process the trauma in a safe, supportive environment, enhance coping skills, and building healthy support relationships.

Each group focuses on the ways to foster resilience using psychoeducation, somatic therapies, and expressive arts therapy. Upon completion, group members have discussed feeling empowered to make changes in their life, loving themselves and being witness to greater potentials in their lives.

    

DID YOU KNOW

Since 2002, over 400 women have participated in the Healing Journey support group.
 

RAP National Conference

Earlier this month, two of our Immigrant Services staff presented in Ottawa at the National RAP Conference. Over 200 delegates (Government Service Providers) were in attendance. 

Sarah Amies, Director, Immigrant Services, spoke on b
est practices of working with Bhutanese refugees with developmental and physical disabilities. 

Bozana, Certified Settlement Practitioner spoke on compassionate fatigue and self-care.

Way to go Sarah and
Bozana!
 

 
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