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Closer to Home and the Lexus Holiday Lift Program

Closer to Home is proud to be partnering with your local Calgary Lexus Dealers to bring more relief, bigger smiles and brighter moments of joy to families in need, during a particularly difficult year for many Calgarians. For every Lexus vehicle sold in Calgary until January 3, 2017, Lexus will Read more

December 15th, 2016|

Adopt-a-Family: Helping Connect Families with Communities

Chris and Mit* and their two children, then 5 and 7 years of age, moved to Calgary from an eastern European country 4 years ago to escape the armed conflict and with hopes to make Canada their new home. The parents were excited to be members of the vibrant community Read more

November 25th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Layl, Human Resources Administrator

While managing a career and a family leaves some parents feeling frazzled, Layl, Closer to Home’s Human Resources Administrator, seems to have found a nice balance. “For me, it’s about getting to do what I love and what I believe in:  I love my family and I very much believe Read more

November 25th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Marsha, Kiwehtata Facilitator

Ten years ago, Marsha had a friend knock on her door. Little did she know, her friend was there on a mission: she insisted Marsha had a natural talent for working with families and offered her a role helping families with supervised visits. Just like that, Marsha made a drastic Read more

October 28th, 2016|

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Foster Parent with Closer to Home

Becoming a foster parent is a big decision. Opening up your heart and home to children in need of a safe place to call home is undoubtedly challenging, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Here are our top 5 reasons for becoming a foster parent: 1.You are helping children and Read more

October 17th, 2016|

Community Teaching Homes: A Safe Haven for Children and Youth

Imagine… What would it feel like to be separated from your family, moved to a different home and surrounded by other children and adults you didn’t know? For many of the youth referred to Closer to Home’s Community Teaching Homes, the experience can be very difficult. Their entire world has Read more

October 17th, 2016|

Donor Appreciation

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters from the last quarter (July 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016): Alggin Employees Barb Henning Beth Haverslew Beverly and Larry Flug Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids Calgary Food Bank City of Calgary Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank Denise Kisilevich Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church Read more

October 17th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Melody, Family Matters Program Coordinator

When Melody first came to Closer to Home six years ago, she was looking for a way to become more involved in her community. She had transitioned from the arts to nonprofit life, and had worked with other agencies focusing on helping youth. Looking for a job that was, literally, Read more

September 30th, 2016|

Our September Partner: Community Natural Foods

We are delighted to announce that throughout the month of September, Closer to Home has been selected as one the charity partners for Community Natural Foods. Through the Change for the Earth program, any customers who bring their own bags receive a 5¢ token. They then deposit the token into Read more

September 6th, 2016|

How Do I Teach My Child to Accept “No”?

I’m in the habit of buying small treats or toys for my 5-year-old when we go shopping, but now she expects it every time. When I don’t buy her something, she gets upset. How do I curb this behaviour? – Melanie This is a concern that we often hear from parents. Read more

August 18th, 2016|

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