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Admin Team Interview: Sylvie Turcotte

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2022 By:
Posted in: blogTelling our StoriesUncategorized

What’s your name, title and how long have you been working in your current role here? My name is Sylvie Turcotte. I started with CASS on March 28, 2022 as an Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk.  What experience do you have providing direct support to people if any (doesn’t need to be in a work capacity, it…

The CASS Report March 2022

Posted on Wed, Mar 2, 2022 By:
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In this month’s issue of the newsletter, you’ll find some information on how to support the deaf community in conversation, mental health resources, tips on how to to make daylight savings easier, and upcoming training.

Things to do in YYC this March

Posted on Tue, Mar 1, 2022 By:
Posted in: Events & ActivitiesUncategorized

March 21, 2022 Is World Down Syndrome Day. Wear your fun, funky and wildly colourful socks to show your support. Birding Join a local bird watching group and learn about the many local birds to our area. Meet Ups are held regularly and the cost is $10 to non-members, and free to members. Visit:…

Courage to Move through the Fear

Posted on Mon, Jan 18, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & MindfulnessUncategorized

There’s a lot of anxiety going around right now. Fear of following the COVID-19 protocols, worry about catching germs, and apprehension about what the future holds. A normal reaction to anxiety is to avoid that which we are afraid of. Afraid of bears? Don’t go hiking in Kananaskis! Afraid of elevators? Take the stairs! Afraid…

Challenging our Unhelpful Thinking Habits

Posted on Mon, Nov 16, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & MindfulnessUncategorized

Hello and welcome to a new week! Last week we reviewed 5 cognitive distortions, a.k.a. unhelpful thinking habits. During the last seven days, did you notice any of these creating a problem for you? Did you have a chance to sit down and pay attention to your thoughts, feelings, and sensations? Did you notice any…

Take a moment to S.T.O.P.P.

Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & MindfulnessUncategorized

Hello CASS friends! Thanks for coming. You are welcome here 🙂 How are you doing this fall day as the weather begins to cool and leaves begin to turn? How have you been experiencing Phase 2 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy that began June 12th? What is your relaunch style? Have you been slow, curious and…

Loneliness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & MindfulnessUncategorized

Happy sun-shiney day CASS community! Hope you have been refreshed by the rain and energized by the sun these wondrous July days! One of the biggest complaints I heard from folks about the mandated self-isolation protocol is how lonely they feel. Is this you? Or someone you know? Many folks struggled with loneliness far before…

Be the Reason Someone Feels Valued

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 By:
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“Be the reason someone feels valued, seen, heard, and important”. This is a quote that has been floating around recently, which feels particularly relevant to the work we do at CASS. When the agency was created in 1988, the vision was to address the inequities that people with disabilities often face such as Isolation, segregation,…

Stages of Grief during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on Mon, Jul 6, 2020 By:
Posted in: Mental Health & MindfulnessUncategorized

Greetings to you all on a fabulous July Monday morning! On Tuesday, March 17th, the Alberta government declared a state of emergency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been 111 days since then.  Can you believe it? What a roller-coaster! What have been your ups?  your downs? How have you managed to get through…