Social services

13 Jan

Heartfelt thanks for the support!

Thank you for contributing to the success of our Be An Agent For Change year-end fundraising campaign. Because of your generosity,  we were able to support some of Alberta’s most vulnerable citizens. Proceeds from this year’s campaign helped to buy groceries, bridge funding for AISH applications, cover the cost of Christmas dinners and presents for our clients, and more. We are grateful for your support! ...

09 Dec

Cut a tree. Choose your price. Build a lasting memory with your family. Make a difference for vulnerable families this holiday season. Join us for our Annual Christmas Tree Event on December 9, From 10 am to 3 pm. Saws, twine, and  permits provided to find your perfect tree! Hot Coco, tea and a warm meal to enjoy. RSVP to lfink@enviros.org by December 5th to receive location details. If you are unable to attend,  you can still be an Agent For Change.  For details...

09 Jan

Episode 18: Jeff Wilson

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29 Dec

Episode 17: Rob Long

RobLong.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Rob_Long.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"RobLong.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"RobLong.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 17. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"36:37"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Welcome to another episode of Turning Point! Rob Long is a young man in his early twenties who attended our Shunda Creek program more than 5 years ago. He’s since gone on to a career in the field and has some fascinating and incredibly useful insights into what it’s like being a client in an addiction treatment program, as well as being a professional in...

26 Oct

The Jumping Mouse Award

The Wilderness Therapy Symposium brings a diverse cross-section of clinicians, field instructors, rites of passage guides, educational consultants, professors, research specialists, students and residential programs staff under one roof to share theories, insights and best practices in an open spirit” – OBH Council The Wilderness Therapy Symposium is the work of the Outdoor Behavioural Healthcare council. It represents numerous wilderness therapy programs who seek to collaborate and share best practices. Enviros is proud to be a member. The symposium takes place in Park City,...

23 Aug

Episode 13: Dr. Keith Russell on research and evaluation, advice to students and more

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23 Aug

Episode 14: Right Use of Power

This episode follows the journey of some Enviros staff as they travel to Boulder, Colorado to engage in a Right Use of Power training. Right use of power is at the very heart of ethics. We long for, and are capable of magnificence in the use of our personal and professional power. And we have all been wounded by misuses of power. The Right Use of Power approach to ethics is dynamic and engaging, and recognizes that the issues of power...

20 Jun

Episode 10: Glynnis Lieb on addiction and mental health from 3000ft

Glynnis Lieb.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Glynnis_Lieb.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Glynnis Lieb.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"Glynnis Lieb.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 10. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"43:25"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Today’s guest is Glynnis Lieb, Executive Director of the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction in Alberta. The Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction is a charitable organization dedicated to helping reduce stigma related to mental illness and addiction, furthering public knowledge of the topic, shining a light on the positive work taking place...

24 May

Episode 8: Jann Arden on golf, charity and Kentucky Fried Chicken

Jann Arden.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Jann_Arden.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Jann Arden.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"Jann Arden.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 8. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"55:06"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Today we caught up with none other than Jann Arden, singer, songwriter, musician, author and philanthropist. In this short conversation, we explore why Jann supports Enviros (including our Charity Golf Classic!), as well as some of her thoughts on addiction and mental health. Enjoy!   ...

23 May

Episode 7: Lisa Arsenault on addictions treatment and the magic of witnessing change

Lisa Arsenault.mp3 {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_LisaArsenault.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Lisa Arsenault.mp3","caption":"","description":"\"Lisa Arsenault.mp3\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 7. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"54:24"},"image":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64},"thumb":{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-includes\/images\/media\/audio.png","width":48,"height":64}}]} Today we caught up with Lisa Arsenault, program supervisor at Enviros Base Camp. Lisa has spent almost 10 years at Enviros in a range of roles at both Base Camp and with our Hifidelity Wraparound program. Lisa talks about a wide range of things related to supervising and guiding a remote, wilderness based addictions treatment program. Make sure you check out...

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