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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11 Mar
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Turning Leaf Annual Assembly & Awards

Each year, Turning Leaf hosts an annual assembly to review our year and look ahead to the new year. On Thursday, March 9, we hosted our 2017 Annual Assembly at The Caboto Centre where we celebrated our accomplishments as an organization and honoured our staff for their years of service and their outstanding performances. We […]

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28 Feb
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Residential Support Services for People with Intellectual Challenges & Mental Illness

Turning Leaf currently offers residential support services for people living with intellectual challenge and mental illness in 6 different regions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We have homes in Selkirk, Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Winkler, Regina, and Moose Jaw.  There are currently 43 participants living in our residential homes which are staffed with a total of 126 […]

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27 Feb
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Moses Amik Beaver, Another Fatality Caused by Gaps in Our System

“I created art when I was young, using the inside walls of the family cabin and charcoal from the fire. Now, I have expanded to using bright acrylics, watercolours, and pencils on paper, canvas, and birch bark.” –  Moses Amik (Beaver) On Monday, February 13, an iconic Canadian artist, Moses Amik Beaver, was found unresponsive […]

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08 Feb
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Donations Needed For Our Annual Easter Brunch

Turning Leaf makes it a priority to celebrate all holidays with our participants. Many of them don’t have immediate family, but they do have their Turning Leaf family, and our next family celebration is our Annual Easter Brunch! Looking for Cash and Gift-in-Kind Donations for Easter Brunch This year, we will be feeding approximately 260 […]

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