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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…

The CASS Report March 2021

Posted on Mon, Mar 1, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogThe CASS ReportTraining

Check out the March edition of our newsletter for information on upcoming training, resources for mental health support, as well as some resources and information on tax season.

A little self-soothing goes a long way

Posted on Mon, Feb 22, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

I’m finding myself struggling a bit through this month of February. I think it’s a combination of the bitter cold and the continuing restrictions on gathering. I got together with friends this past weekend to enjoy a socially distanced YYC hot chocolate, but I couldn’t hear well as my friend spoke through her mask two…

What do you need to move forward?

Posted on Tue, Feb 16, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Hello Friends! As you move into another cold week of February, what do you need? Taking a moment to scan your body, how do you feel? Scanning your mind, what are your thoughts and emotions? Some of us might be feeling like we need to vent a little steam. Some of us might be needing…

Laughter RX

Posted on Mon, Feb 8, 2021 By:
Posted in: blogMental Health & Mindfulness

Hey everyone, When’s the last time you had a good laugh? Not just a chuckle, but one of those deep, from-the-belly, howling laughs? How long has it been since someone said or did something so funny you just couldn’t stop yourself from laughing hysterically? Do you find yourself smiling even remembering those times? Laughter is…

The CASS Report February 2021

Posted on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 By:
Posted in: The CASS Report

Check out this month’s edition of our newsletter, the CASS Report for information on upcoming training events, upcoming Wellness Wednesdays Drop-In Workshops, and how to avoid scams.

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