Making Strides – Equine (*HORSE) and Canine (*DOG) Therapy

MAKING STRIDES Equine (Horse) and Canine (Dog) Therapy Program A one-on-one weekly session with a therapist and animals! Equine Therapy (HORSES!) A collaborative project between Equinox Therapeutic, Boyle Street Community Services, and the Bissell Centre. WELCA’s Galla raised $9,845 for equine-assisted psychotherapy services to Edmonton’s inner city community members. Canine Therapy (DOGS!) Three 1 hour … Continue reading

Homeless Connect: Free Services!

Homeless Connect Edmonton is an event that happens twice each year. The event provides free essential services to homeless and at-risk individuals on one day at the Shaw Conference Centre.   Services offered include: mental health assessments library services foot care haircuts immunizations pre-natal support dental care tax preparation laundry housing information employment and training services

Reading. Writing. Math.

Is it hard to read? Do you have difficulty writing? Is Math impossible? Call for Help: Centre for Family Literacy – programs – Call 780.421.7323 PALS Adult Literacy Society – Call 780.424.5514 Edmonton Public Library – easy to read books and programs – Downtown Call 780-496-7000 The Learning Centre – reading, writing, math programs for adults Call 780-429-0675 Frontier College … Continue reading

Paying for Prescription Drugs When You Have No Money in Alberta

When you need to fill a prescription for a mental or physical health concern, and you do not have money to pay for it, there are a few options: If it is an EMERGENCY you may qualify for funding under Alberta Emergency Precription Drugs or services through Alberta Emergency Benefits. If it is not an emergency, … Continue reading

Free Professional and Personal Development Classes

Please find a brief list of personal/professional development opportunities for Staff and/or Clients below. If you have questions about the individual courses, please inquire directly with the organization running them. FREE COURSES: Edmonton Public Library Learn4Life (free courses on management, leadership, writing, business, computers, design, writing, etc.) http://www.ed2go.com/l-edmo95361/ Business Group Services (BGS) (free) Career planning, financial literacy, change … Continue reading

2014 FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL – FREE TICKETS!

  July 9-27 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre on the University of Alberta Campus in the Students Union Building. The Taming of the Shrew: Evening shows (Tues-Sat) start at 8:00 pm, and matinees (Sat/Sun) start at 2:00 pm.  Pay What You Will performances will be every Tuesday night, Saturday matinee and our two previews (July 9/10).Please come to the … Continue reading

Free Eye Exam and Prescription Glasses

Lenscrafters OneSight Through OneSight (formerly Gift of Sight), people in need who cannot afford an eye exam or prescription lenses can access a FREE eye exam and FREE prescription glasses at select Lenscrafters locations: A signed letter from a referring organization is required (e.g. from a charity where you are a client).  Recipients may obtain a new eye … Continue reading

Pregnancy Support

Birthright International http://www.birthright.org #180 – 11520 100th Ave. NW Edm, AB   T5K0J7 Phone: 780.488.0681 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900 Edmonton Pregnancy Care Centre http://www.pregnancycarecentre.ca 11223 – 100th Ave.Edm, AB   T5K0J1 Phone: 780.424.2624 Hotline: 1-877.424.2685 [Toll free] Edmonton Pregnancy Crisis Centre http://www.edpregnancy.org #202- 12212 Jasper Avenue Edm, AB   T5K3K3 Phone: 780.482.5111 THE BACK PORCH [For those considering Abortion] Corner … Continue reading

Bissel Centre – Recreation and Wellness Programs

The Bissel Centre offers recreation and wellness programs, including: Soap Stone Carving Summer Retreats to Wabamun Lake Festive Season Giveaway (choose gifts for yourself and family) Drop In Centre Activities – arts and crafts, music sessions with instruments provided, card games, bingo and movie days. Click HERE for more information.

Bissel – Child and Family Resources

The Bissel Centre offers Child and Family Resources, including: Free temporary childcare for newborns to children five years of age; Family Support workers; Parenting classes; Health for Two (pre-natal program for pregnant women); Women’s lunch program; Diapers, formula, and baby layettes for families in need. Click HERE for more information.