07 May
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Bringing Awareness to Mental Health

  Who do you think of when you think of someone living with mental illness, like depression or anxiety? A friend? A family member? Yourself? How does it make you feel about that person? Different than someone who doesn’t have a mental illness? Do you feel empathy? Sadness? The desire to help? Who do you […]

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14 Feb
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The Importance of Family

Family. The word itself can evoke feeling of love, loyalty and unconditional acceptance. It is something that we often take for granted. We become frustrated with those who “care too much” and only want the best for us. At times, we take family for granted, assuming they will always be our biggest cheerleaders and forget […]

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09 Feb
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The Alphabet

I come from a communications background. Before getting into the social service industry, I spent a few years working as a writer for a funding agent of Arts and Heritage. That job allowed me to understand the value of developing communication skills that I use to this day; whether I’m arguing with my better half, […]

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05 Jan
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Congrats, Lloyd Dyck, CEO of Brett Young Seeds!

Turning Leaf was invited to attend the celebration of Lloyd Dyck, CEO of Brett Young Seeds, on winning the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Staff members, partners and family enjoyed a delicious lunch. They generously donated four large boxes of personal hygiene, non-perishable food items, games and craft items for the people we work with […]

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22 Dec
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A Christmas to Remember

On December 20th, Turning Leaf hosted the annual Christmas Lunch, an opportunity for us to put smiles on the faces of our wonderful participants. We were thrilled that we were able to fill the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre with more than 300 people. Nothing makes us more happy than giving them something special to look […]

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24 Nov
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Be The Reason Someone Smiles This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Turning Leaf is asking for your help, so we can give something nice to those in need. Too many of our participants who experience mental illness or intellectual challenge walk our winter streets not properly clothed and without a nutritious meal. On Wednesday, December 20th, we will be serving all our participants […]

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24 Nov
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The Spirit of Giving

Last Saturday, November 18th, MP Doug Eyolfson hosted a “Spirit of Giving” event at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre. This event was held to showcase the support services Turning Leaf provides to the community. Everyone graciously allowed us to set up our table and hand out our promotional material. It was great getting to know […]

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01 Nov
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An Amazing Transformation

Some people never change. They stay whom they are from beginning to end. Others, though, are capable of amazing transformation. Today’s story exemplifies someone who was empowered to feel he could make true change in his life. For years, Chris battled with substance abuse, addicted to alcohol. His drinking led to violence, and eventually, it […]

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19 Oct
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Feeling Thankful This October

Earlier this month, Turning Leaf hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for our participants at the Sturgeon Heights Community Centre. We had so much to be thankful for this year, especially the people in our lives for whom we care and care for us. It was an amazing event filled with family, good friends and of course, […]

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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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