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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

This is a day to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and raise awareness about how suicide can be prevented. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention has written an article that explains how to: identify a person thinking about suicide reach out and have a conversation connect them to help create a …

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Board Member Volunteers Needed

We are looking for new Board Members! For more information and to download the application, please visit our How to Volunteer section.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was launched June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. WEAAD is also in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights …

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Annual General Meeting – April 26, 2021

  For more information and to request an invite, contact: foothillsvictimservices@gmail.com

Project SOS: Share Our Stories

Project SOS: Share Our Stories is a writing opportunity for seniors to share their stories of resiliency and how they got through a difficult time in their lives.   The Town of Okotoks, in partnership with the communities of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Foothills County, High River and Longview, will share new stories every Wednesday …

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Pedals & Pearls Comedy Night – May 29, 2021

Petals Pedals & Pearls Comedy Night organized by the Foothills Kinette Club will be at the High River Sunset Drive-In on May 29! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://trellis.org/lno-2021-pedals-pearls  

Important Resources During the Holidays

While the holiday season can be a joyous time of year, for many people it may bring additional pressures and challenges. “It’s important Albertans know help is always available. You are not alone. During the holidays, resources that support the health, safety and security of Albertans will continue to be available 24 hours a day, …

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December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 6: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women | Journée Nationale de Commémoration et d’Action Contre la Violence à l’Égard des Femmes This date was established by the Parliament of Canada in 1991 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre. Today we remember: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie …

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

What is Gender-Based Violence?  Gender-based violence is violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Violence often increases during emergencies and times of economic hardship. It can include, but is not limited to, family violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and female genital …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

This is an international event designated and led by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) that occurs annually from November 25 to December 10. The 16 Days also include Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, in remembrance of the …

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