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The Healthy Mind Platter with Aspen's In-Home Family Support: Part Three

Welcome back to our third blog post on Dr. Dan Siegel's Healthy Mind Platter. Today, we will be focusing on Physical Time. According to Statistics Canada, 84% of Canadian adults are not meeting the daily physical activity recommendations. T...

Aspen and Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Announce Merger

We are excited to announce that Aspen Family and Community Network and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary have decided to come together and merge our agencies to create a new, unified organization that ensures stronger supports for the young...

The Healthy Mind Platter with Aspen's In-Home Family Support Team: Part 2

Today we are going to take a closer look at sleep time. We are focusing on sleep first because we know that without sleep everything is affected. Even though we know this, one in four Canadians are not getting enough sleep, one in two have ...

Social Media’s Influence on Self-Worth and Body Image

Social media can have a life-affirming or troubling influence on our worldviews, as well as our view of ourselves. Social media can create a sense of unity or divisiveness; faith or suspicion; positive or negative judgments; understanding o...

The Healthy Mind Platter with Aspen's In-Home Family Support Team

Aspen's In-Home Family Support team has decided to create a blog series based on Dr. Dan Siegel’s “Healthy Mind Platter.” The platter can provide daily structure to those craving it, while remaining extremely flexible for those families who...

15 Unique Activities for Youth at Home

Aspen's Youth Matters and Youth Works teams are used to working with a variety of youth who are always exploring new interests! They have create a list of 15 unique resources and activities for youth who are practicing 'Physical Distancing'...

Self-Care During COVID-19

In these uncertain and unprecedented times, there is a lot to think about; so much so that it can be hard to focus, prioritize and think straight. We are thinking about our families, our coworkers, the people we support and people we don’t ...

Youth Feedback for New Group Home

On Tuesday, October 29 the Aspen Youth Portfolio hosted a Youth Advisory Forum, with the goal of gaining knowledge from youth experiences to help guide the development of Aspen's new group home!

Aspen's Youth Driven Art Night

It takes a village to raise a child and a community to host an Art Night! The idea started when Aspen Staff began to question: What does a trauma informed space look like and how can we create this kind of space for our new group home? Duri...

Kayla's Story

Kayla entered the Sustainable Families program in mid-2018 while staying at Inn from the Cold with her partner. She was 8 months pregnant and had been living outdoors in a tent until a few months ago when she started to access Suboxone (tre...

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