Supportive homes and communities


The Calgary Police Service says its mental health program is making a difference in reducing stigma and building resiliency within the force, and has now attracted the attention of law enforcement agencies from around the world. Read the story at the Calgary Herald

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Samantha Bowens is a 37-year-old single mother. She moved to Toronto from the island of St. Vincent when she was 17, and other than a sojourn to Saskatoon with her husband before their marriage broke down, this city has been her home. She lives with her daughters, Daniella, 15, and Sarah, 2, in an apartment building downtown near Trinity Bellwoods Park.  Read the rest of this story at The Huffington Post…

People First Radio this week

September 30th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

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Lionel Sanders is coated in sweat. It’s a hot morning in early August, and he has set up his bike in the backyard of his modest bungalow in Windsor, Ont. He’s been riding the bicycle – a lime-green carbon road bike connected to a stationary CompuTrainer machine – for about an hour and he has nearly two more hours to go.  Read the rest of this story at The Globe and Mail…

Working to bring hope to Canadian Indigenous people

September 25th, 2015 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

Michael Redhead Champagne in Winnipeg

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