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

New partners – AcQuire and Alberta Tubular – support our families

Connections has formed new partnerships that are making a difference to our families, and allowing us to bring families from our waiting list to provide them with supports. We are thrilled to acknowledge AcQuire Technologies and Alberta Tubular Products for their generous support of our families. Today we received a note from the aunt of one of our moms who said:  “I am thankful everyday for when you came into… Read More

Silver Springs Elementary and Preschool are Connections’ Christmas Elves!

Connections likes to highlight that we support our families for the long-term — lifelong support or for as long as the family wants us in their lives. Well, we’re not the only one in for the long haul! This year we celebrate 17 years of Christmas hampers put together by Silver Springs Elementary. And that involvement has grown to include the Silver Springs Preschool. Families supported by Connections all… Read More

Christmas! From your family to families in need

If you’d like to adopt a family, please contact Connections — or 403 209-1100 — and we’ll match you up with a family. There are many other ways to help our families and any size of donation makes a big difference. The donations that help the most are small denomination gift cards to stores like Walmart or Superstore. Transit passes are also terrific to help… Read More

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

Connections is expanding its In-Home Team with both full-time and 24-hour-per-week roles Details about the available positions are linked at Reach Hire. If you are a social worker or have disabilities education, plus experience supporting parents with disabilities, then we’d love to welcome you to the Connections family. We also have posted a Social Media and Marketing Communications Strategist internship through SCiP. This internship is an Alberta… Read More

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

Parents with cognitive challenges face many barriers to being successful parents – a disproportionate number will have their children taken away. Yet these parents love their children as much as anyone else. At Connections, we know consistent support that matches the learning styles of the parents helps these families stay together and their children to grow up healthy, strong and reaching their full potential. In 2013,… Read More

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… Read More