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The CASS Report June 2021

Posted on Tue, Jun 1, 2021 By:
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In June’s edition of the CASS newsletter, you’ll find information on vaccine safety, tips on getting a good night sleep, and details of upcoming training.

DVD Donation Drive

Posted on Thu, May 20, 2021 By:
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We need your old DVDs! Last year in response to the covid-19 pandemic our Permanent Supportive Housing program CAPSH, which supports people who have experienced chronic homelessness, applied for a grant to purchase DVD players for the tenants they support. This innovative idea was developed in order to meet the needs of the residents of…

Summer 2021 – Plan on it!

Posted on Mon, May 17, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Happy Sunny Day, CASS family! With the warmer weather we’ve had lately, I’ve found myself thinking more and more about summer in Calgary 2021. I started imagining the vegetables I’d like to plant in my garden, the hikes I’d like to walk, and the annual summer events I’d enjoy with my family this summer. These…

Disability Services Virtual Job Fair

Posted on Mon, May 10, 2021 By:
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Calgary Alternative Support Services along with URSA, New Age Services and Calgary Scope Society will be hosting a Virtual Job Fair for Disability Services on Thursday May 27th 2021. Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities? Join us! You’ll have opportunities to learn about URSA, New Age Services,…

The CASS Report May 2021

Posted on Mon, May 3, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogThe CASS ReportTraining

In May’s edition of the CASS Report, you’ll find info on vaccinations, upcoming training, and how to get your hands on some activity packages.

Covid-19 Vaccine Information Update

Posted on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogSLT Update

Update: The Government of Alberta has just announced that Phase 2C has just been expanded to include all frontline disability support staff effective April 30th at 08:00 as communicated in the following release: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=780503162D536-D374-A9C3-0A8666521534684B There have been some exciting developments on the covid-19 vaccine front that we wanted to share with the CASS community. As…

Visualization for Success

Posted on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

It’s not just for daydreamers. Professional athletes do it. Public speakers do it. I bet you’ve done it once or twice. Visualization. One powerful tool for achieving success in the future. Happy Sunny Day, CASS friends! Have you ever had to have a serious and sensitive discussion with someone and worried about it going well?…

CASS 2021-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on Wed, Mar 31, 2021 By:
Posted in: Annual Strategic PlanblogSLT Update

The CASS Senior Leadership Team held a two day strategic planning session in early March 2021 where we reviewed the CASS 2021 Employee Engagement Survey, the 2020-2021 Strategic Plan, and our progress to date towards the implementation of that plan. The CASS Senior Leadership Team also completed an analysis of CASS’ Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and…

The DEARMAN skill for effective goal-oriented communication

Posted on Mon, Mar 15, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Welcome to a new week! Hope you all enjoyed a relaxing weekend! In my last blog article, I brought up the topic of managing conflict and outlined some conflict management styles. Did you have a moment to think about whether you tend to approach conflict as a turtle, mouse, tiger or owl? One of our…

Are you a turtle, a mouse, a tiger or an owl?

Posted on Tue, Mar 2, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

I thought we could talk about managing conflict today. All of us manage conflict in unique ways. We’ve learned conflict management strategies from our families, friends, and professionals in our lives. Some of the strategies we’ve learned work well for us, and others don’t. Some strategies work well in some situations and not others. The…

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