CTH Feature Stories

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

By Andrew Torry Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Canada. Every year about 3,500 people commit suicide across the country, hundreds of those within Alberta. Suicide is a vast public health problem that tragically impacts the lives of too many individuals and families. There is stigma Read more

September 11th, 2012|

International FASD Awareness Day

Closer to Home supports International FASD Awareness Day by Cheryl Hanley FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) describes the range of functional and physical disabilities resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure, and it is the leading cause of developmental and cognitive delays among children in Canada. Through our programs and services, staff Read more

September 8th, 2012|

Adopt-a-Family 2011

Make a difference this holiday season for a family in need Adopt-a-Family 2011 Last year, Closer to Home, in partnership with various organizations and community members, provided over 200 children and more than 100 families with gifts and food during the Holiday Season. Adopting a family can be through a Read more

November 29th, 2011|

Closer to Home Hosts Annual TFA Conference

The 34th Annual Teaching-Family Association Conference in Banff provided opportunities to learn, share, network, and celebrate success. Three days of workshops provided attendees with new knowledge, resources and ideas, while individuals from across North America connected with each other to share insights and different ways of thinking. Closer to Home Read more

November 29th, 2011|

Brandy Bursey and Scott Coulthard Receive TFA Award

Lonnie and Elaine Phillips Award Brandy Bursey and Scott Coulthard (Closer to Home Teaching Parents) received the Lonnie and Elaine Phillips Award that recognizes a certified practitioner couple or individual for their outstanding contribution to the Teaching-Family Association as implementers of the Teaching-Family Model. Brandy and Scott have been Teaching Read more

November 29th, 2011|

Bonnie Johnston Receives TFA Award

Teaching-Family Association Award for Outstanding Contribution & Achievement in Human Services Bonnie Johnston (CEO, Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority) received the Teaching-Family Association Award for Outstanding Contribution & Achievement in Human Services.  This award recognizes an individual or organization for exceptional national or international advocacy and support Read more

November 29th, 2011|

Find Great Volunteer Opportunities With Closer To Home

Closer To Home is a dynamic, innovative agency that is always looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers to add to our team. Please check the Volunteer Opportunities Page frequently for new and exciting opportunities with Closer To Home. Vision Statement Focusing on excellence, the Volunteer Program will, through strategic alliances, mobilize Read more

September 18th, 2011|

Foster Parents Make a Difference Every Day

Foster families work collaboratively with biological and adoptive families to ensure children's needs are met, model positive parenting strategies and facilitate transitions that are minimally disruptive for children and their families. The following story is a beautiful example of this practice. Rufina and Ian Sleight have been fostering for less Read more

September 11th, 2011|

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