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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|

Journey to Healing

When Josh* first came to Closer to Home at the young age of 9, he often felt angry and anxious. Behind the freckles dancing on his face and dark eyes, a history of trauma left a wound that made it difficult for him to regulate his emotions. He needed a Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Poll: What Is Your Child’s Favourite Part About Going Back to School?

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August 18th, 2016|

Donations Needed for Homework Club

Our West Central Community Resource Center runs Homework Clubs in the Shaganappi, Glenbrook and Lincoln Park communities in Calgary.  Around 20  to 25 students from grades 1 - 6 attend each of these Homework Clubs. We will need some stationery items to support the kids in these programs this fall. Items Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Enroll Now in Our Community-Based Programs

The West Central Community Resource Centre will resume various outreach programs this fall to meet the needs of our community. Registration for some of these programs is open so feel free to contact the Centre to enroll or help spread the word to someone who could benefit from these programs. Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Donor Appreciation

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters from the last quarter (April 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016): Alaris Royalty Corp. Amanda Frazer Andrew McQuiston Arlene Oostenbrink Barb Henning Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Canyon Meadows Cinemas Chestermere Scotiabank Denise Kisilevich Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Out in the Community

Closer to Home staff were involved in various community events this past quarter to spread awareness about our organization and the work we do. At the Calgary Farmers' Market, meeting Calgarians and sharing our work with them. Excited to be a part of the first-ever TELUS Spark Science Read more

August 18th, 2016|

Boost Your Donation by 50% with Birdies for Kids!

With your help, 90 children could experience the excitement and fun of summer camp. Closer to Home’s Summer in the City is a free, educational day camp for children from low-income families. Read more

August 16th, 2016|

Making It Happen: Prakash, Fund Development & Evaluation Assistant

When Prakash first arrived in Canada four years ago, everything was new to him. It was his first experience outside his home country of Nepal, but he was determined to learn about his new home and become involved in his community. He began volunteering with various organizations around Calgary, including Read more

August 3rd, 2016|

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