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CASS Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Sun, May 3, 2020 By:
Posted in: SLT Update

CASS Senior Leadership is closely monitoring the situation with respect to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and following the recommendations of Alberta Health Services, Health Canada, and the World Health Organization. While the risk in Alberta remains low at this time, the risk is rising and the situation is very fluid. CASS is taking significant…

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…

The CASS Report – July 2020

Posted on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 By:
Posted in: The CASS ReportTraining

Happy Canada Day! This version of the CASS Report contains important information about the following: our upcoming virtual CASS Town Hall for clients, guardians, family members and advocates our upcoming accreditation with Creating Excellence Together (CET) which is scheduled for July 28th – 30th training at CASS including dates for our recently restarted Non-Violent Crisis…

Focusing On What You Can Control

Posted on Mon, Jun 29, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Welcome to another week of mental health and mindfulness! These past three months have been a ride, haven’t they? How have you made it through? How have you kept your head above water despite the constantly changing information, the disconnect from your social network, the overwhelming amount of loss that you and/or your loved ones…

Human Services gets an Upgrade

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 By:
Posted in: blog

At CASS, we truly believe that the world and our industry are made better by People Supporting People. That phrase reflects our values both in the way that we deliver frontline support, and the way that our agency operates internally. In order for the people of CASS’s frontline staff to support people, it is important…

Gratitude – a Game Changer

Posted on Mon, Jun 22, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Our lives have become smaller in the past three months than ever. I don’t know about you, but staring at the same four walls day in and day out tests my patience, my optimism, and my strength. I fluctuate between moments of numbing and denial with moments of ready-to-burst panic and confusion. It doesn’t feel…

CASS Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Posted on Fri, Jun 19, 2020 By:
Posted in: Events & ActivitiesSLT Update

The CASS Senior Leadership Team is inviting all individuals who receive support from Calgary Alternative Support Services and their Guardians, Family Members, and Advocates to attend a virtual CASS Town Hall meeting via ZOOM. At the meeting, we will provide an update as to the current state of affairs at CASS and our plans moving…

The Importance of Community

Posted on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 By:
Posted in: blog

Friday March 13th was the last day that things seemed normal. Everyone was feeling a little anxious with the news stories about Covid-19: the cases were rapidly rising in Alberta. Days later, on the following Sunday afternoon, a global pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization. Toilet paper was flying off the shelves, along…

Hey I’m new here!

Posted on Mon, Jun 15, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Melanie and I’ve worked at CASS for 4 years now! While I’ve worked with people who have developmental disabilities my whole adult life, I’ve been a counselling therapist for 11 years. My counselling approach is mainly cognitive behavioral therapy with lots of integration of mindfulness and dialectical…

Welcome to our new website!

Posted on Mon, Jun 1, 2020 By:
Posted in: blog

Welcome to our new website! As you can see, our website has been given a complete makeover. This development has been a long time coming as the previous incarnation had been in service for well over 10 years and was clearly getting long in the tooth. A big thank you is owed to the CASS…

The CASS Report – June 2020

Posted on Thu, May 28, 2020 By:
Posted in: The CASS Report

The June 2020 edition of the CASS Report is hot off the virtual presses. Inside you will find information about some of the fun activities our community access program participants are doing, social distancing, online resources for mental health and more.

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