11 Oct
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Party on the Prairie

  The Lorne Home located in Portage La Prairie is an excellent example of how Turning Leaf can think and execute services differently. We have created a resident home that has staff available for support  24 hours a day. Within its walls, our participants have found a place they can call home for now. They […]

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06 Oct
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Thanks, Brett Young Seeds!

All of us here at Turning Leaf want to give a big shout out to Brett Young Seeds, who have collectively donated tons of gifts in kind. You guys rock! Look at all this stuff! As you can see, they donated all kinds of things, goodies and, most importantly, the essential daily necessities that we […]

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06 Oct
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Thank You, Giant Tiger!

Turning Leaf would like to give a big thank you to Giant Tiger Westwood. They had a community fundraiser for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful. The event went off without a hitch! They managed to raise more than $400 with the help of these stuffed tigers! Thanks to all staff, volunteers and, of […]

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20 Jul
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All People Have Value

Thomas, a young man in his early 20s, lost his mother in the mid 2000s to a drug overdose and his father committed suicide when he was just a boy. Through no real fault of his own, he fell into a life of poverty. Thomas struggles with severe cognitive issues, and unfortunately, he was easy […]

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13 Jul
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The 5th Annual Turning Leaf Games

On July 5, 2017, Turning Leaf hosted the 5th annual Turning Leaf Games, where multiple agencies brought more than 150 participants—people who experience mental illness, intellectual challenge or other disabilities—to the University of Manitoba Stadium for a chance to showcase their athletic talent. The day was a huge success for everyone involved, participants, staff and […]

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19 Jun
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Sitting Down With Barkley

Sometimes, you forget from where an organization comes, how its roots were planted in the first place. You see a non-profit like Turning Leaf that has all these compassionate individuals laying it all on the line for so many disenfranchised people, and it’s easy to overlook that it wasn’t always like this. Success is not […]

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25 May
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Why We Do What We Do

People often ask us, “why we do what we do?” It’s not an easy question to answer. That’s for sure. Especially when you continually see so much hurt, abuse, and suffering in the world. Are your puny efforts really going to change anything? The short answer (or the easy answer) is because it’s rewarding; you […]

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09 May
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Mini Baby Steps

“Just get over it.” As if it’s that simple to overcome anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental illnesses that can be so debilitating—so crippling. As if just saying the words will magically heal you. That’s just not how it works. Alana Chegus, a case manager at Turning Leaf since 2013, believes the path to being […]

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11 Mar
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How Do We Measure Success?

When we get asked to share the success stories of our participants, first we need to define what success looks like. We may share a story about a participant who was released from custody but was back in custody five days later. People ask us, “How is that a success?” When you work in this field, […]

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