Thank you Green Shield Canada!

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Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Green Shield Foundation, Citizen Advocacy is able to continue its work with its matching program for seniors. We receive more and more requests for help specifically for seniors and this grant will help us reduce our waiting list by at least 30 people over the course of the year. Thank you Green Shield Canada!


A big thank you!

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Thank you to a group of employees from Merck Frosst Canada’s Employee Charity Trust who donated their time to prepare meals for the 44 residents of CAP, a subsidized housing program for people living with mental health issues. The group donates their time once a year to cook at Farley House, one of two apartment buildings in Pierrefonds. In addition to the two apartment

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Mental health issues affects everyone

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Let’s face it, in spite of positive public relation campaigns, there is still a stigma attached to mental health issues. When people think of someone with a mental health problem the image of the Calgary bus beheading in 2008 comes to mind and more recently, the Ottawa shooting of a young corporal by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Both men are reportedly to have struggled with their

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We need to take care of the people doing the caring

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As a WICA community worker, there are many facets of the job besides making a match between our protégés and their volunteer advocates. In following up with one of my matches last week, my phone call was answered by a tearful family member who is the primary caregiver of her elderly mother. She needed more help than the volunteer could provide and she was at

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