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Help a Young Person This Holiday Season

When home suddenly wasn’t safe for 16-year-old Madison, she had to leave with no intention of returning. Sleeping in unfamiliar places was terrifying, especially without shelter or vital survival resources. Fortunately, Wood's Homes was there for her.

CNOY Registration Opens Dec. 1!

Mark your calendars! We are excited to be partnering with Coldest Night of the Year once again to raise money for those experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us as we walk in Calgary AND Lethbridge on February 24th. 

Welcome to Wood's Homes.

We are a mental health centre that provides treatment and support for children, youth, adults and families with mental health challenges. We are a non-profit organization and have been working with families since 1914.

Our 600+ staff, foster parents and caregivers provide more than 40 programs and services in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Cold Lake, and Lac La Biche.

Wood’s Homes is nationally recognized as a knowledge and training centre. We are accredited by Accreditation Canada which has awarded our organization Exemplary Standing four times in a row!

If you or someone you know needs help, please call 403-299-9699.

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Inspiring Cultural Connections: How Employees Impact Each Other and our Clients - Part 2

In Part 1 of this 2-part blog series, longtime staff member and Foster Care Support Worker Cheryl Bobb, courageously shared her journey of finding re-connection with her Indigenous culture. In this post, we look at the impact that Indigenous staff have on their colleagues and how we work to support the healing journey of our Indigenous clients and families.  

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Importance of Keeping Children Connected to Culture: Every Child Does Matter – Part 1

As a young Cree girl, I have vivid memories of growing up on Sakimay First Nation in southern Saskatchewan, surrounded by the embrace of my family. Living off and on with relatives, my days were filled with the joy of running around outdoors alongside my brother and younger siblings.

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Positive Parenting: Effective Alternatives to Spanking for Child Behaviour Management

Spanking has been a traditional method of child discipline used by parents. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 43% of Canadian families use spanking to discipline their children. However, as child protection legislation has shifted over the years, its effectiveness is being questioned in light of new research

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