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How Can I Encourage My Child to Share?

After spending time with my friends and their child, I’ve noticed that my daughter tends to mimic some of their child’s behaviours, like an unwillingness to share toys. How can I curb this behaviour? This is a common issue that we see with a lot of kids! Children do not Read more

May 16th, 2017|

Donor Appreciation

Closer to Home would like to recognize our supporters for the last quarter (January 1 – March 31, 2017): Agrium Inc. Barb Henning Beverly and Larry Flug Calgary Housing Company Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Calgary Transportation Club Danny Lin Denise Kisilevich Emmanuel Christian Reformed Church of Calgary Eric Read more

May 16th, 2017|

Investing in Kids’ Futures

When Amanda Frazer found out about Closer to Home’s partnership with Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink in 2016, she was excited to share the opportunity to support local children with her team at Alaris Royalty Corp. A national equity provider, Alaris is committed to supporting local organizations with a Read more

May 16th, 2017|

You’re Invited! Celebrate Indigenous Awareness Week With Us

May 16th, 2017|

Making It Happen: Laura, Administrative Assistant

Supporting more than 1,500 people each year, Closer to Home relies on a small team of just over a dozen administrative staff to keep the agency running smoothly. Without them, program staff wouldn’t be able to provide the support and resources that children and families in our community need. Central Read more

April 26th, 2017|

Strengthen Your Impact with Birdies for Kids!

You can help children in need experience the joy and excitement of summer camp! Closer to Home’s free, educational day camp, Summer in the City, gives children from low-income families access to vital summer programming they would otherwise be unable to afford. From now until September 3rd, when you donate Read more

April 13th, 2017|

Give Kids ‘A Reason to Smile’ With a Care Package

You can make a huge impact on kids in need with a care package. The youth in Closer to Home’s Community Teaching Homes have each experienced trauma in their lives, but with this initiative you can contribute to a nurturing, safe and healing environment for them. You will be giving Read more

April 7th, 2017|

Making It Happen: Marion, Healthy Families Home Visitor

As a Home Visitor with Closer to Home’s Healthy Families program, Marion is always on the go. Working with about 14 clients every week, Marion teaches new parents how to enhance their parenting skills, improve their knowledge and understanding of child development, and improve overall family functioning, all while increasing Read more

March 31st, 2017|

Message from CEO: Building a Legacy of Hope for Families

Christmas 2016 was a joy-filled event at Closer to Home!  Our donors and supporters came in droves to support 215 families in need and gave 876 people – of whom 579 were children – a very special and magical Christmas. Calgary’s generous spirit shone through and increased the number of Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

How Do I Keep My Child Safe Online Without Invading Her Privacy?

"My daughter just turned 13 and she’s been pleading with me to allow her to have social media accounts like all of her friends, but I’m nervous about all the negative and potentially unsafe things that come along with social media. How do I keep her safe online without invading Read more

February 23rd, 2017|

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