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International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 under blog

500,000. That is approximately how many deaths worldwide are caused by drug use, with more than 30% of those deaths attributable to overdose. In Canada, 6,214 apparent opioid toxicity deaths occurred in 2020 (approximately 17 deaths per day). Drug overdose continues to be a public health crisis in Alberta, where more Albertans are being lost […]


Mental Health For Men and Women

Posted on: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 under blog

Mental Health is something that anyone can struggle with at some point in their life. Each person may experience mental health problems in an area. Men and women are often highlighted as having a certain type of mental health struggle due to their gender. Issues such as aggression, addiction and anger are often associated with […]


Raising Awareness around Gender-Based Violence

Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 under blog

Since 1981, the Government of Alberta had designated November 25, 2020, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The United Nations General Assembly recognized this day in 2000 and invited others to raise awareness around gender-based violence on this day every year. A definition the UN General assembly defined violence against […]


Bisexual Visibility Day

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 under blog

On September 23, we celebrate Bisexual people and bring bisexuality to light, which is the ‘B’ of the LGBTQ+ acronym. Bisexuality can be defined as a person who is attracted (physically and/or emotionally) to people of the same or different genders. Bisexual people do not necessarily have an equal attraction to men and women or […]


Stand Together to Fight for Women’s Rights

Posted on: Saturday, March 7th, 2020 under blog

In recognition of International Women’s Day, it is important to take note of the inequality occurring in society; this includes the inequality in payment at work for women.    It is estimated that women earn $0.77 for every $1 that is earned by men for the same jobs. This may not seem significant, but it […]


Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: Sunday, October 7th, 2018 under blog

Mental health is MORE than mental illnesses Did you know 1 in 5 people in Canada in a given year will experience a mental health problem. There are many mental health concerns out there such as: depression, anxiety, psychosis, bereavement, etc. Here are some common signs: Withdrawing from people or activities you would normally enjoy. […]