CanLearn Society

July Highlights

Summer Spotlight

Read on for resources and information about our events and programs this month!

Summer Days: Building Rhythm and Routine for Kids with ADHD

School’s out, and it’s summer! The kids are excited, teachers are relieved, and parents are starting to feel a familiar knot in their stomachs about the change of routine for their kids in summer – especially parents dealing with ADHD kids. Somewhere out there, there are parents who are thinking, “Now what? What do I do with my energetic, mile-a-minute, often scattered kid, all day, every day for the next ten weeks?”



It can seem overwhelming and often daunting. But know you are not alone! Let’s look at how you can pay attention to your kids’ natural rhythm and routine to relieve some stress.



Read the full blog here!

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Calgary Stampede

Keep your eyes peeled for CanLearn team members volunteering with the Kinsmen Club of Calgary at the Calgary Stampede Lotteries booth!


Did you know? The Kinsmen Club of Calgary is one of CanLearn’s original founders and have been supporting children and youth’s learning, attention, literacy and related mental health ever since! Thank you Kinsmen, we are so grateful for the impact you've made in our community.


Want to join us in volunteering at the Kinsmen Million 2023?

Click here to sign up

Staff Summer Kick-Off

The CanLearn team got together on June 28th for safety training on mental health, first aid and emergency to kick-off the summer!


A huge thank you to Heidi Grogan from Calgary Learns for leading such an engaging and insightful Psychological First Aid Training session.

2023 CADDAC Conference in Calgary! 

Don't miss out on the best learning opportunity for individuals with ADHD & their families, educators & healthcare professionals.

 

Two full days featuring local, national and international experts sharing their knowledge and strategies to make your life easier and more successful. CanLearn's Dr. Heather Baker will be presenting: ADHD Through the Lifespan - Navigating Adulthood with ADHD.

 

Early bird registration pricing is now live...and it includes lunch!


Look out for the CanLearn booth, we'll see you there!


Register here! 

Volunteer Opportunity - Read Below!

CanLearn is holding a Casino at ACE Airport Casino on Sept 12th and 13th, 2023.

We are still looking for volunteers to help at the event - no prior experience is needed.


Interested? Please email rfrenette@canlearnsociety.ca to learn more.

Spring/Summer Program Highlights

WordPlay Summer Camp

Camp WordPlay online is a five day program filled with stories, games and fun activities! We focus on building phonemic awareness and decoding skills through the Science of Reading approach.  

 

When:  Monday, July 24th to Friday, July 28th. 

Sessions run daily from 10:00 am to Noon.

Where: ZOOM

 

If you have a child in grade one or two who is struggling to read, this camp is for them. For more information or to register, please contact Sandy at 403-701-1660 or sireland@canlearnsociety.ca 

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Friends Program Summer Groups

Summer Camps for children ages 9-12 will be run throughout the summer. The camps will focus on building social and emotional skills through games, discussion, and engaging activities. Free for city of Calgary residents. 

 

Camp 1 dates: July 3 - July 7

Camp 2 dates: July 10 - July 14

Camp 3 dates: August 14 - August 18


For more information related to these camps please contact: jgaber@canlearnsociety.ca

Workshops for Schools and Groups

CanLearn is offering free virtual or in-person workshops that help your students thrive with their learning differences! These workshops are for schools and groups within the City of Calgary and are available for a limited time.


See available workshops here!

Mental Health Support and Resources

In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, CanLearn’s counselling team can help navigate challenges and support mental well-being. We work with individuals (aged 6 through adult) and families to address anxiety, mood, behaviour challenges, social stress, relationship issues and emotional dysregulation.


Learn more here

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Clinical Programs - Ongoing Registration


For Children and Families

ADHD Coaching

Autism Spectrum Coaching - New

1:1 Friends and Teen Talk

Counselling Services

Reading Pilots


For Adults

ADHD Coaching

Autism Spectrum Coaching - New

Counselling Services

Academic Strategies


For Schools

Friends and Teen Talk



Contact us to register by email at intake@canlearnsociety.ca or call 403-686-9300 Ext. 102.

Visit our Programs Page
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Literacy Programs - Ongoing Registration


For Families

Magic Carpet Ride

Learning Starts at Home


For Children

Share the Magic


For Adults

Taking Charge

Reading Connections

CALL (Community Access to Literacy Learning)

Basic Math for Adults





Contact us to register by email at famliteracy@canlearnsociety.ca or call 403-686-9300 Ext. 128.

Visit our Literacy Page

Community Corner

At CanLearn we are continually learning and growing in how we can promote socially-just partnerships and wider allyship efforts in the community.

Calgary Moms Concerned About Lack of Special Needs Support in Alberta’s Education System - Disability Pride Month

These three Moms feel let down...frustrated by the lack of support and resources, but ultimately, very worried for their children's futures.


Listen to or read the full news clip here


Do you feel the same way? Frustrated by your struggles as a parent to get adequate support for your child with a Learning Disability or ADHD?

 

Or are you an educator, equally frustrated by your struggles to identify and provide supports to the complex learners in your care?

 

Or are you an adult who struggled in the school system, and continue to struggle in life?

 

Want to see change? Talk to your local student trustee and MLA. The LD & ADHD Network of Calgary are collecting personal stories to use in their advocacy efforts with the Alberta government and want to hear your successes and challenges - click below!

Tell your story

The Importance of Mental Health Resources and Support for the LGBTQ2S+ Community - National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month provides an opportunity to advocate for better mental health access, resources, safe spaces and elimination of discrimination in Alberta schools and workplaces for the LGBTQ2S+ community.


Read the full article here

Factors that Contribute to the Mental Health of Black Youth in Alberta - National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 

Research into Black youth's mental health in Alberta found that anti-Black racism and intergenerational tensions are major factors that contribute to their mental health. This research study suggests a need to address anti-Black racism and ensure more equitable approaches for Black youth in Alberta.


Read the full research article here

Canada Day Family Activities Around Calgary

The City of Calgary's free and family-friendly celebration features an Indigenous showcase and powwow, live music, and will end with a fireworks show above Stampede Park. Other attractions throughout the day include cultural performances, face painting, turban tying, lion dances, a street fair and more.


Click here for more details

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