Sometimes, when journalists bring people together for a potentially difficult conversation, it takes time for participants to open up. But, when the Calgary Journal invited three people to speak about Indigenous childcare issues, they launched into a powerful conversation without any prompting.
Audra Foggin, a Sixties Scoop survivor who teaches social work at Mount Royal University (MRU), believes the best way to unlock understanding and healing surrounding intergenerational trauma is through inclusive, open conversation.
People think friendship is easy and something everyone figures out by elementary school. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Many people struggle with unhealthy friendships well into adulthood. The Canadian Mental Health Association runs the Art of Friendship, a free course for Calgarians to learn skills for developing healthy friendships.