Why we exist:
2 important truths that currently co-exist:
1. 1/5 children are experiencing the traumatic effects of their parent's addiction which is compounded by the stigma of mental illness and addictions.
2. There are many parents with an addiction who have not had or continue to not have access to adequate supports to heal from their own past traumas and to choose sobriety.
To co-create a community that meets children and families impacted by a parent's addiction (and other adverse childhood experiences) where they are at* and supports their resilience, well-being and healing.
*where they are at means within the community and services that they are already accessing, such as at schools, in the hospital, within organizations and businesses they are already utilizing.
WE ARE ALL A PART OF THE VILLAGE THAT IS RAISING THE KIDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
WHAT WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTION BE?
In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.