Community and purpose
are crucial when it comes
to building strength.Learning and development
contributes to positivity.
Innovation. Resilience. Stability.
Founded in 1976, when a group of innovative social workers and resilient youth walked into the Ghost Wilderness west of Calgary, Enviros has grown from a single wilderness school program to become a diversified social services organization with our head-office in Calgary. Our staff help children, youth and families move from vulnerability to stability, crisis to independence. We do that through programs in the areas of:
- Addiction recovery
- FASD assessment and support
- Foster care
- Live-in environments for children and youth
- Respite care for children and youth with special needs
- Young offender open custody
- Youth aging out of Children’s Services
Unifying all of these is what we call The Enviros Why?:
The power of human relationships invites belonging and inspires growth.
Reimagined lives, fulfilling potential and thriving in community.
Partnering with young people and families to take charge of their lives and actively choose the direction it takes.
Our six core values guide our practice and decision-making.
- Passion – We have a real passion for people and the work that we do
- Ingenuity – We welcome creative and innovative thinking and solutions
- Authenticity – We want everyone to be genuine and who they really are
- Resilience – We are strong, adaptable, and problem solvers
- Belonging – We believe in meaningful community where no one feels left behind
- Quality – We set a high standard and expect everyone to give their very best
…that we are situated on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy and honour the people of Treaty 7 Territory, which includes Kainai, Siksika, Piikani, Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda Nations, including Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley Bands. We honour and acknowledge that we are on the homelands of the Metis people and all other settlers who make Treaty 7 Territory their home. We also acknowledge that the land upon which the Shunda Creek Wilderness Addiction Treatment program is located is Treaty 6 Territory and a traditional home and meeting ground for many Indigenous peoples, including the Blackfoot, Cree, Saulteaux, Stoney-Nakoda and Métis.
With 43% of the people we work with identifying as Indigenous, we also acknowledge the responsibility we have to ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of the past. We are committed to doing our best to keep the Indigenous people we serve connected to their culture and community, as well as to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action so that they can live in an equitable society that is inclusive of Indigenous people and their culture.