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Summertime for Foster Families

"Visit schedules with birth families may change. Caseworkers may go on holidays. Children may have daily meltdowns because the change in routine doesn’t make for a sense of security in a child with a history of loss and trauma."

1000 Voices Community Award

Aspen is grateful for the contributions that Rossbina has made at 1000 Voices and in the Northeast Community. We are honoured to present her with the first ever 1000 Voices Community Award.

A Foster Mother’s Heart, on Mother’s Day

"On Mother’s Day I think of all the Foster Mothers who give extra kisses to children who can’t be with their birth mothers, who hug them a little longer, who wipe their tears when they say, “I miss my Mommy.” And I think of the Birth Mother...

Aspen and the Calgary Young Offender Centre

The Element staff at Aspen have been collaborating with the Calgary Young Offender Center to deliver group programs focused on resume building, enhancing financial literacy and working one-on-one to enhance skills and foster confidence rela...

How Winter Breather Helped Becca

"Becca’s family had spent the latter part of 2018 struggling to pay for basic needs, utilities, and rent. The financial strain has impacted each member of the family greatly. Becca felt that she needed to take time off school to take care o...

How Winter Breather Helped A Strathmore Family

"Mrs. Garcia and her family initially started visiting the Parent Link Centre in January of 2017 with her husband and three year old son. Their hope upon coming to the Parent Link Centre was to grow their parenting knowledge to help improve...

GUEST BLOG: Are they ALL yours?

Welcome to THE most frequently asked question of any foster parent in history. Depending on my mood and perceived intention of the person asking, the answer is kind and informing, sarcastic, or sharp. Once I didn’t answer, but just stared a...

ENMAX Continues to Give Families a Breather

“When you have a customer who is really struggling at a difficult time in the year, it is important to have resources like Aspen available. It gives us an opportunity to extend a helping hand and helps our customers, who are also our neighb...

25 Things to Do This Holiday Season Under $30

Check out our list of 25 family friendly activities to do around the city this holiday season, without breaking the bank.

Rundle Transition Home is Getting a Facelift

Rundle Community Transition Home is undergoing some much need repairs and renovations this fall, thanks to a generous contribution from the Home Depot Canada Foundation.

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