Year: 2015

Christmas bustle – Connections is busy, thankful and hopeful this season

Connections team is well into the Christmas bustle, helping client families get to their appointments, attend workshops on Christmas budgeting and enjoying our own small traditions. This was the 4th annual United Way Silent Auction and Potluck. Our creative team made cool and cozy things to auction and there was friendly competition to get a coveted item — with all proceeds to support the United Way Campaign…. Read More

Connections responds to new Child and Family Services policy

Connections is pleased by and supportive of the new Child and Family Services (CFS) position paper, “Foundations of Caregiver Support.” Not only is it a solid, clear and supported rationale that can underpin programming and investment by CFS, but built in a consultative process, this guidance will ensure government and community start from the same point and head in the same direction. In other social service… Read More

25th Anniversary present delivered by grateful aunt

Connections received a visit today from Del Proctor and her daughter, Chelsea. Together, they arranged the donation of 10 Baby Brezza Formula Pro makers for us to donate to new moms we support. Del and Chelsea are the aunt and cousin to a woman who has been a client of Connections for over 10 years. Del has often expressed her appreciation of Connections and, inspired by… Read More

Connections reports on its successful 2014

Families in Calgary are stronger today because of the support provided to them by an incredibly talented, thoughtful and passionate In-Home team at Connections. In 2014, 109 families were supported by Connections. The families Connections support have at least one parent with a cognitive challenge. These families struggle to manage each day — not because of their cognitive abilities but because of poverty, isolation and the stigma of… Read More

Family Dinner Tickets on sale! Early Bird Prize

We would be pleased to have you join us for Sunday dinner. Do you have lots of memories from your Sunday dinners growing up? Do you strive to have sit-down dinners each night with your family? Well, at Connections, we think all families share these feelings about family dinner, no matter where you are from or what your family meals looked like. And so, in honour… Read More

New Sibshops Dates Announced – begins March 30th

We welcome families who have a child with a disability to register their child’s sibling for Sibshops. This new session starts Monday, March 30th. Each session is from 6 pm to 8 pm at Centre St. Church west campus: 4120 Centre St. N. Dates for the remaining five sessions are: April 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 11. Children enjoy the special opportunity to play with and talk to their peers… Read More