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Celebrating Summer!

The early Winnipeg summer has been treating CoSA participants and staff very well this year. We have taken advantage of the beautiful weather with a milestone anniversary BBQ for one core member (which had a great turn out!), a bonfire in the park with a few core members, staff, and volunteers, and most recently, our …

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Connection

It has been a few weeks now and the challenges of making it on the street have proved to much for J. as he ended up back in prison on a parole violation.  O. continues to do well.  Why the difference? Well, one part of staying out is relying on the supports that are there.  …

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Visions and Voices Update

Since the beginning of Visions and Voices, an important part of our presentations have been the speaker’s life story videos. There are times when we don’t play them for a variety of reasons, but in general, the videos serve as introduction for the speakers and allow time for speakers to feel comfortable in the environment …

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Christmas in May

Christmas in May is a project for a global issues class at Kelvin High School. This project revolves around helping the participants of Touchstone who live with FASD (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder). Imagine you only had 6$ to live on per day. That is the average budget of the participants of Touchstone, after they have …

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SteinbachOnline.com Does Article on El’Dad Branch Open House

El’dad Ranch held the grand opening celebration of the Steinbach location Tuesday. Program Director Kevin Drain says the second location became necessary when the program grew to support people living within the community, in addition to those living on the ranch. Drain notes the outreach program is currently supporting 23 people and there has been …

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Touchstone Update

Hello all and welcome to our new and improved website! Every two weeks one of us at Touchstone, and the other IJC programs, will post a story or insight that highlights the joy (and the struggles!) we experience as we walk alongside our participants. It is our hope that this website creates a platform for …

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