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May 26, 2021

Speak Out 2021 Matter of the Heart 6 Feet Apart begins June 3rd, 2021

Speak Out 2021 Matters of the Heart 6 Feet Apart by Disability Action Hall

We are proud to present Speak Out 2021 "Matters of the heart 6 Feet Apart" 

We begin Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 online from 6 pm to 8 pm. 

The themes for this year are love, income, sharing stories, and connections. Everyone is welcome. You may download the poster (PDF) here or click on the image above. Links to event registration codes are also embedded in the PDF as well as in plain text below. We will be using zoom for our online platform.


The kickoff event "Zooming with Pride" from 6 pm to 8 pm will provide closed captioning and ASL. To register for Thursday, June 3rd, please visit this registration link.  Speak Out 2021 is our 21st celebration. It is a chance to celebrate, share your pride, wear green and learn about upcoming events. Closed captioning will be provided by KLM Captioning. We apologize ASL is unconfirmed at this time.

Love & Loss

Thursday, June 10th, 6 pm to 8 pm, the Calgary SCOPE Society Counselling Unit providing a much-needed opportunity to talk about grief, loss, and healing.  Visit the June 10th zoom link for the Grief and Loss Workshop to register.

Films and Storytelling 

Thursday, June 17th, from 6 pm to 8 pm we present "Film Night and Storytelling."  Join us for a collection of short films and podcasts. Feel free to break out the popcorn.  Registration link for film night and storytelling. 


The Centre for Sexuality is hosting 3 afternoons and 3 evening workshops on dating digitally and sexuality. Space is limited, available to people 18+ Please email Serena from the Centre for Sexuality to register. A poster will be made available shortly and shared here. 


Many of our community partners are hosting events on June 24th about income. Enough for all presents Dr. Evelyn Forget and Basic Income and please stayed tuned for the event registration link when it becomes available. There are limited tickets available and we encourage you to register early. 

The breakfast ticket will also be valid for the TED X YYC "Reimaging event" held later that day. However, tickets just to attend the TED x YYC  are $ 25 and to also register through TED X YYC. 


May 14, 2021

Virtual Job Fair May 27th

We love great disability workers!
We are pleased to help spread the word! 
4 agencies getting together for a virtual job fair on Thursday, May 27th, 2021.

Get your resume ready and prepare for on the spot interviews. 

-11:30 am-1:30 pm
-2 pm to 4:30 pm 

Register today! 

Matters of the Heart 6 Feet Apart - watch for more updates soon!

Save the Date Speak Out 2021 by Disability Action Hall


"Matters of the Heart 6 Feet Apart". In June we will be sharing stories, hosting workshops, films, podcasts & community talks about love, income & connections. Watch our website for upcoming events! #disabilitypride #mattersoftheheart6ftapart

May 9, 2021

Mental Wellness Tip for May 9th- Practice Empathy

Practicing Empathy (Em-puh-thee)

Even the most annoying person has a story and pain they have been through that you may not know about. 

If you can, deal with your own reactions and take responsibility for them or try to imagine what it is like for the other person. That can be helpful. 

To learn more about the difference between empathy and sympathy, watch this video by Brene Brown on empathy. 

May 8, 2021

May 8th! Look at you- and a quick tips review

Welcome to May 8th for Mental Wellness Week, May 3rd to May 9th, 2021

Here is a quick checklist!  

Person taking a shower to feel better
Take Care of Yourself

Person stretching their legs in standing pose
Distract yourself
Person sleeping in sitted position with cat
Sleep Hygiene

Ask for Help
Ask for help

May 7, 2021

Its Fri-Yeah! What's your "Connection Plan?"

Happy Friday! For May 7th Mental Health week, what's your connection plan? 

Sounds like a cell phone? 

It's connecting "You to you" to answering these 3 questions... 

1. How can I take care of myself?

2. What can I do for fun?

3. Who can I contact? 

Your connection plan is just for you. Download "Connection plan worksheet" 


May 6, 2021

A good nights sleep; tip number for May 6th mental wellness week

It's May the 6th... and did you sleep well? 

Us either. It happens. 

How do you get a good night's sleep?

The Scope Counselling team gave us 10 tips on how to sleep better.   

Handout and image below created by the BC Mental Health and Addictions Information 

May 5, 2021

May the 5th! Happy Cinco de Mayo and 185 fun things! Tip 3 for Mental Health Wellness Week

Happy Cinco de Mayo! (And our 3rd tip for mental health week... FUN!) 

Tip Number 3 for Mental Health Wellness week... What better way to celebrate than check out not, 1, not 2 but 185 fun things to do? 

We double-dog dare you to try one of these and let us know how it goes! 

Link to the 185 fun things!  The list was created by the Centre for Clinical Interventions

We bet you can even add to this list or do what we did, make a combo!  We combined 114 and 181! (S'mores!) 

S'mores on the BBQ

May 4, 2021

May the Fourth be with you!! Tip 2 Anger!

Mental health week tip #2

Sometimes the force is Anger!!!! 

Here is what the counselling team told us about anger... 

How to deal with anger along with grief. (I use humour to hide the pain). 
And how to channel it into something healthy. 

  • Express your anger. 
  • Accept anger as a healthy emotion.
  • Write angry feelings down and then get rid of them. 
  • You have the right to feel anger, but you do not have the right to hurt yourself or others or property
  • Take a break and calm down. 
  • Create your own anger management rules.

Learn more using the plainer language series on anger brought to you by 'Here to help' BC Mental Health and substance abuse use information you can trust

May 3, 2021

Action Hall Wellness for Mental Health Week May 3-9, 2021

Did you know it's the 70th celebration of mental health week in Canada? 

We will be sharing tips all week. 

Stay tuned.