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23.March.2016

reporting sexual abuse

The Jian Ghomeshi trial is back on almost everyone’s radars. News of Ghomeshi’s leave from the CBC first broke in October of 2014, without much explanation. On October 26, 2014, the public heard of the reasons for Ghomeshi’s leave. In a lengthy, emotional Facebook post, Ghomeshi detailed that he had been let go from his position at the CBC as a result of accusations made by a former lover.

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Topics: Consent

16.June.2015

Jacqueline's story - why support matters

There are many women here in Calgary, such as Jacqueline, who are facing obstacles such as instability, addiction, abuse, homelessness, and poverty. These issues are daunting, all on their own, but imagine adding a pregnancy to the situation.

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Topics: Housing and Support

09.March.2015

Perceptions from a Porn User

Russell Brand is a well known an actor, author, radio host and activist. He also hosts a YouTube channel called “The Trews”. Recently he published a video

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01.March.2015

Daring to Dream: Vital Partnerships


Emma Maternity House has been providing shelter and assistance to homeless pregnant women since 1992. Until recently, the Resident Director for Emma House had been living with these women for 5 years. She has big dreams for them as they seek to live sustainable, healthy, and goal-oriented lives. Here’s her dream:

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Topics: Housing and Support

22.February.2015

50 Shades of Confusion

A flood of attention has been given to the release of the cinematic version of 50 Shades of Grey. Since that time, social media platforms have been bombarded with articles and debate about the intentions in the story. Dr. Miriam Grossman, a well-known psychiatrist, asserts that the film actually “blurs” the lines between what is healthy and unhealthy in relationships, creating “confusion”. In the midst of this swirling debate, it is crucial that we return to a conversation around the basic rights of every human being.

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Topics: Building Connections and Intimacy, Consent, domestic violence, Boundaries

15.February.2015

When No Means No



The notion of boundaries is experienced early, generally on the playground during games such as freeze tag or dodge ball.  The rules are simple: stay inside the boundaries or face the consequences. From the outset, it is decided which lines can be crossed and which lines are off limits. Anyone who can’t abide by the rules must sit out.

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Topics: Consent, Boundaries

30.January.2015

Why Women Don't Leave


photo credit: SARA

Janet left her house one morning with a bruise around her eye, a baby in her arms, and a look of defeat on her face. Why did he hit her again? What had she done? This was not the first time he had lashed out, and she began to see that it wouldn’t be the last. She had left him before and she could do it again.

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Topics: domestic violence

18.January.2015

Radically Realistic Resolutions

 

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21.December.2014

Christmas for our Clients

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more?”

–Dr. Seuss-

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07.December.2014

Adoption Support

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