2014 news

May 08, 2014

A Fun-Filled Program for Sisters and Brothers of Children with Special Needs: Sibshops Fall Session Open for Registration

Internationally recognized program, Sibshops, begins in Calgary in October, providing a pedal-to-the-medal, fun, facilitated program for children who have a sibling with a disability. This 8-week program begins on Monday, October 20 and is hosted by Connections.

Children, ages 8 to 12, love the program because they get to let loose with fun games and activities. Parents love the program because it offers a chance to focus on the child in the family without a disability and, while having fun, the participants also develop their empathy for their sibling. Often for the first time, these children have peers – others who truly understand their family’s special challenges.

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June 01, 2014

Connections Supports 91 Families to Maintain Safe, Nurturing Homes for Their Children

In 2013, 91 families were supported by Connections, an increase of 12 percent from 2012 and up 146 percent since 2010. Most of these families only needed minimal but consistent visits to develop their parenting skills and to get connected with other community supports, and then they were able to manage very well. The families supported by Connections need the same support as any other parent, from time to time, but they are isolated, without family or friends to rely upon, and they can’t obtain support because of limited financial resources.

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November 03, 2014

Job Opportunities - Full- and Part-time In-Home Team and Communications Intern

Connections has both full-time and permanent part-time (24 hours per week) In-Home team positions open. As well, an Alberta government SCiP internship posting is availalbe at Connections for a strategic marketing communications project. Connections has a supportive, family-like culture wihtin its small team and we look forward to welcoming new people to join us to support families.

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November 18, 2014

Christmas! From your family to families in need

Looking for a way to share this Christmas season? Does your department, company or family need a way to give back and refresh the meaning of Christmas? Connections suports over 75 families who live below the poverty line. With even a small donation, you can ensure Connections families experience a joyful Christmas.

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December 03, 2014

Silver Springs Elementary and Preschool are Connections' Christmas Elves!

For 17 years, Silver Springs Elementary -- and the preschool as well -- have adopted Connections' families and provided a number of Christmas hampers.

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December 18, 2014

New partners - AcQuire and Alberta Tubular - support our families

We welcome, with deep gratitude, support from two Calgary companies who are demonstrating wonderful commitment to the community. Connections will be able to support more families thanks to support from AcQuire Technologies and Alberta Tubular Products. Welcome to the Connections family!

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