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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files III – Rainy Days Dinner & Dancing in the Rain

He forewarned me about the soggy weather that was making it’s way to Calgary. I woke up to greyer skies than the ‘wet’ coast. It was actually the perfect day to get some extra work

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Alumni | Our Program | Our Staff

The Prairie Files – Thunder and Lightening

I was recently texted by a client about my upcoming alumni tour. He writes, “bring your rain jacket – it’s looking like lots of rain and thunderstorms here in Calgary.” My response, “SWEET. This Prairie

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Alumni | Our Program

Ottawa: Cobblestones at the Courtyard

There is a lot of history in this building that we hosted our alumni private event at. The walk through the courtyard reminded me of something you’d feel and see in parts of Europe. It

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Program

Sea-Scapades: More Adventures From our Alumni Manager

It’s Saturday and I have been facilitating the hello and goodbye group here at SCHC for over 4 years now and it never gets dull. It never gets old. What it does, though, is it

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Alumni | Our Program

The Impact Hub – Ottawa Support Meeting

It started out as a very interesting day. As I took a walk up to Parliament while I waited for the support meeting to start, I soon realized that there was something major happening. There were

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Our Program

Ontario Road Trips: Let’s Celebrate Canada!

The Ontario countryside is one of beauty. Our Toronto and Ottawa facilitator, Jeff, and I made our way out of the downtown city grips to the beauty of rural Ontario. Ontario is where my other family is

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Our Program | Pieces Written by our Clients

Toronto Rapture Vol. 3

There is something special about digging my Converse kicks into Toronto’s concrete jungle. Another java-induced walk-a-thon. It was about time for the meeting, and my sense of it is to always plan ahead and be

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Alumni | Our Program

Toronto Rapture Vol. 2

Terroni’s on Adelaide. It’s what we do. The same room, the same rich history, and the same amazing Italian eatery. It wasn’t our biggest gathering in Toronto, but it had the right amount of depth

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Our Program

Toronto Rapture Vol. 1

How fitting is the word, rapture – meaning ‘a feeling of intense pleasure or joy’ – to attach to Toronto. I am a small town girl, but there is something magnificent about the diversity that big

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Alumni | Our Program

Alumni for Life

It was a long-ish day of traveling (in my world). Two airports, a cab ride, and the trusty pick-up from a client. He makes a joke that the “Queen Mother” should never have to take

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Alumni | Our Program

Arms Wrapped Around the City

It felt like I was running a marathon that cool, rainy, west coast Tuesday afternoon. It was straight from the airport – hotel check-in, and transit bound. No time to spare as I was on

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Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation | Life at SCHC | Our Program

Deep Satisfaction vs. Fleeting Pleasure and How to Know the Difference

Springing Forward We are blessed with a vast array of outdoor adventures to choose from here at SCHC. As we head, albeit slowly, towards warmer weather, I begin to get excited for what awaits just

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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