Wilderness therapy

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...

31 Aug

Why we do what we do, a message from Shunda Creek alumni

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a fitting day to re-share this message from one of our Shunda Creek alumni: Dear Shunda. You were the only one who accepted me while the rest of the world turned their back. You made me feel like I wasn’t alone for the first time in years. You saw the good person buried inside me when the rest of the world saw me as worthless. You were with me when no one else...

11 Jan

The Impact of Ice Climbing

Our Base Camp program is a 90-day intensive wilderness-based addiction treatment program for youth and families in Alberta. For the past three years we’ve coordinated a day of ice climbing with renowned climber, author and public speaker Margo Talbot and guide Sarah Heuniken. The day always proves to be an amazing and inspiring experience for the youth and staff alike. Margo and Liam share their thoughts about ice climbing, and its impact on young people in the video below. ...

09 Jan

Episode 18: Jeff Wilson

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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 Oct

You should always meet your heroes

Some people say that you should never meet your heroes. That, inevitably, what you’ve built them up to be in your mind will come crashing down before you when you meet them in person. When you come to look at their frailties and weaknesses in the eye. When you see them as human. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles”. – Christopher Reeve This week I had the distinctive pleasure of...

06 Jun

Episode 9: Margo Talbot on the canary in the coal mine and other interesting things

Margo Talbot {"type":"audio","tracklist":true,"tracknumbers":true,"images":true,"artists":true,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.enviros.org\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/01\/TP_Margo_Talbot.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Margo Talbot","caption":"","description":"\"Margo Talbot\" from Turning Point Podcast by Jeff Couillard. Released: 2016. Track 9. Genre: Podcast.","meta":{"artist":"Jeff Couillard","album":"Turning Point Podcast","genre":"Podcast","year":"2016","length_formatted":"46:06"},"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}}]} This week on Turning Point we sit down with Margo Talbot. Margo is a writer, speaker and climber based in Canmore Alberta. Her twin goals are to visit the remaining wilderness of the planet while sharing her story of healing and redemption. As a keynote speaker, Margo has given presentations of her adventures in Canada, the United States, and Australia. She is the author...

23 May

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

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09 May

Episode 6: Dr. Lee Gillis on Experiential Learning and his journey in psychology

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