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Gail Schellenberg Training Centre

In gratitude for Gail Schellenberg’s lifelong commitment to education, Initiatives for Just Communities (IJC) is naming the renovated training space at the El’dad offices the Gail Schellenberg Training Centre. Gail served as the executive director for Initiatives for Just Communities from 2014 to 2020, when health issues intervened.

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Roger Jackson – An Alternate Obituary

Dear readers: This obituary is written by Ken Penner, with input from Tai Jackson, in response to a story/obituary written for the Winnipeg Free Press by Danton Unger on Sept 4 about Roger Jackson.  Roger was my friend.  I’m sorry that’s he’s gone.  He had requested that I

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CoSA continues

Following the guidelines set out during Covid-19 has given Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) staff the challenge of connecting with core members and circle volunteers in new ways. Natalia Ilyniak, program director for CoSA in Manitoba, tells of a couple of ways they have found to maintain

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Jessica’s guide to staying well during Covid-19

Jessica is a presenter for Visions and Voices, a part of the Touchstone FASD program. Visions and Voices seeks to increase awareness in communities in order to reduce the stigma of FASD and to encourage healthy living. Presenters are role models who are willing to share their stories

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Life with FASD

Lisa is a presenter for Visions and Voices, a part of the Touchstone FASD program. Visions and Voices seeks to increase awareness in communities in order to reduce the stigma of FASD and to encourage healthy living. Thank you Lisa for sharing your story. Good day everyone! My

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Appreciating each other during Covid-19

Covid-19 has created challenges for all of us. In some ways, our world seems a bit unfamiliar. We live with more worry, anxiety and uncertainty around us. Our routines have been altered – we can’t spend time with some of the people whose company we enjoy, and basic

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Connecting

Connecting The call came in at 8:00 in the morning. His first words, after I said hello, “Hank, is it ever good to hear your voice.” Phil (name changed) was calling from the minimum at Stony Mountain. It was the first time we had spoken since the Institution

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Visions and Voices Journey

As part of the Visions and Voices program, Russ, Jessica, Harri, and Maraleigh travelled to the communities of Berens River and Bloodvein, a 5 hour drive North of Winnipeg, located on the East side of Lake Winnipeg. Over two days, Jessica and Russ shared their experience with FASD

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El’dad Summer Participant BBQ

Thank you to all of our sponsors Walmart Progressive Superstore Hanover Dental Co-op Clearview Gas Canadian Tire Sobeys Staples First Choice Convenience La Cocina Enns Brothers Chicken Chef

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“Everyone should experience it.”

It is not the kind of statement you would expect from someone who just finished visiting a person in prison. John has been a volunteer with Open Circle for two years and was moving on so he could dedicate more time to other things. He voiced his comment

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El’dad New Home Share Program

What new at El’dad? Home Share is….. The El’ Dad Home Share Program provides support services to men and women with intellectual disabilities, within the Steinbach and surrounding areas, The Home share program connects participant with hosts who are willing to share their home and positive life style

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Computer Donation

Recycle your no longer used computer safely with IJC!!   Donate your no longer used computers to IJC and help make technology affordable for others. How do you dispose of your old computer system after you upgraded to new system? IJC as a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, we provide

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IJC Computer Upcycling Program

Hi Everyone,   Here is the update on the IJC Computer Upcycling Program. Recently, we have taken the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program test earning the qualification as Microsoft Registered Refurbisher. We are now licensed to wipe clean all donated computers of personal information ensuring safety and security for

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