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No parent left behind

When no parent is left behind, innovation, creativity, cooperation, goodwill and talent will bloom! Parents who participate in the activities of our Family Matters program come to us from all over the globe. This delightful collage brings together people from a variety of cultural backgrounds, ages, genders, language groups and life …

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Community WellnessHealthy Seniors

Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s Users’ Committee AGM – Postponed

The Annual General Meeting of the Jeffery Hale-Saint Brigid’s Users’ Committee has been indefinitely postponed.  If you would like to read about our engagements over the past year, and those of both the Jeffery Hale and Saint Brigid’s Residents’ Committees, the three annual reports are available online: jhsbusers.ca We would like …

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Caregivers' Circle

Covid Blessings …

Gratitude is a state of consciousness appreciation that we can choose to exercise or not. As one who has kept a gratitude journal for many years, I can attest that when I look for things to be thankful for  my mood lifts rather than sinks. This long weekend may not …

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Family Matters

Calling all dads and step dads!

The Wellness Centre wants to consult with our community’s father figures. We want to make our Family Matters programs better suited to the needs of guys raising kids in our region. We would also like to give you a voice and a safe place to share your thoughts. We’re collecting …

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Family Matters

Find out about great ways to share your voice and strengthen community ties too

If this pandemic has shown us anything, it is just how very precious human connections are. Cherished family bonds, helpful, supportive neighbours, caring friends and the strength of community have helped us all stay afloat in these trying times. COVID-19 has provided us with new ways to stay connected and lots …

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WE Volunteer

Updates and announcements for volunteering this Fall

September is already upon us and it’s time to share what’s up for volunteers of the Wellness Centre this fall. Gatherings indoors remain restricted, so our doors at 1270 chemin Sainte-Foy remain closed. But don’t fret! We have plenty of virtual workshops and activities up and running for families with …

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Caregivers' Circle

Unchartered waters ahead …

As summer fades into autumn, we all share reservations about what lies ahead. One thing is certain, however, this pandemic has taught us to value human connections more deeply. We want to nurture those links in the safest ways possible in the coming months. The community Wellness Centre understands these …

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young boy with back pack looks ready for school
Family Matters

School Readiness: A top parental concern in these unusual times 

School readiness starts long before your child sets foot in kindergarten. Learning begins at birth. Before your child turns three they have already begun laying the foundation for lifelong learning and success. Making the most of early learning moments can be the difference between a shaky beginning and a strong …

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Caregivers' Circle

Processing grief in these unusual times

Many of our readers have lost a loved one during this pandemic period. It is a hard time to be grieving. Funerals and memorial services  had to be delayed. Public health regulations and travel restrictions often prevented family members from grieving together or even being able to see their loved …

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Family Matters

Pop-Up Pages: A community collaboration to help prepare our children for school 

Way back before COVID-19 became a household word, various community partners around the city began working on an application with the Instance Régionale de Concertation de la Capitale-Nationale (IRC-CN) to secure funding for a project to support perseverance and educational success for English-speaking toddlers, preschool and elementary school children in …

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