Year: 2017

Highest provincial honour to Lauren Raymore, Founder

Connections’ Founder and Program Director, Lauren Raymore, was honoured with the highest award presented by the Alberta Government, Premier’s Council on the Status of Persons with Disabilities on Friday, December 1st. At an event marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Lauren Raymore was presented with the Gary McPherson Leadership Award by Minister Irfan Sabir.  Many present and past employees and Board members of Connections were… Read More

Celebrating Women who are Moms with Alberta Status of Women Grant

A group of dedicated, hard-working mothers supported by Connections had an amazing experience in a workshop, thanks to a grant from Alberta Government’s Status of Women Ministry, and incredible expertise and partnership with Making Changes and the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. These are women who have cognitive challenges that they’ve lived with all of their lives. That challenge often causes vulnerability to abuse, and a life of hiding the disability… Read More

Financial Coaching for Family Stability

Connections and the 100+ families we support are grateful for support from FCSS so that we could add a Financial Coach. Our new Financial Coach and program are already helping families with budgeting, entitlements, and making better financial decisions.  “I feel safer” was the first thing one of our Moms said after spending some time with Connections’ Financial Coach. Worrying about money was part of her daily… Read More