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Introducing our New Theme: Resilience and Community

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 By:
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Over the past several months everyone has been tested to their limits with the global Covid-19 pandemic and many have experienced adversity and even trauma as a result of this unprecedented time in our history. When we, as individuals, experience difficulties & hardship, the capacity to recover quickly, change course, emotionally heal, and move forward,…

Mindfulness

Posted on Mon, Jul 20, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Good good Morning! You know what I love about CASS? YOU! You are people supporting people. You are people continuing to support people even when there’s a worldwide pandemic, when you could get sick, when the folks we support are struggling with staying in and being bored. THANK YOU for putting yourself out there for…

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,…

Fight or Flight in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Good morning and Happy Monday! When you woke up this morning, did you feel a little stiffer than usual? Light-headed? Sluggish? Or maybe jumpy? Well, turns out there might be a very logical reason. I read a fact sheet last week put out by the Psycho-Social Emergency Response Team (PSERT) of Health Canada. I want…

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:
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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…

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