Recovering Gratitude

It’s the ability to love and be loved, a willingness to forgive, it is compassion and celebrating the present. It is also something you want to pay forward.
– Lisa Simone – National Communications Director, FSRC

Recovering Gratitude

Father’s Day Goodness

Father’s Day Goodness

My name is Adam Woodward. I have been in recovery from alcoholism for 4.5 years. I have 3 sons (13,11, and 10). I never knew my own Dad, and was raised in part by my Grandpa, my Uncle, and other men that showed up for me along the way. I take something special from...

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Our Gift to you – Yoga for Mental Health

Our Gift to you – Yoga for Mental Health

This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week and Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. We miss you all and want to offer you (and mom) something that could help support you moving with purpose and positively impact your mental wellness. As a community of...

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Giving Tuesday Now Food Drive

Giving Tuesday Now Food Drive

When COVID-19 hit Calgary, Fresh Start’s staff were busy planning and working towards a strong year of community functions and ideas. Our plans and hopes, like yours and those of so many others, were stopped cold by a pandemic we are still struggling to understand. We...

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

"The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things". Thomas Merton Each holiday season we...

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There is a Crack in Everything

There is a Crack in Everything

Leonard Cohen’s legendary lyric “there is a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in” has become somewhat iconic for the human experience, fostering a new appreciation for authenticity and vulnerability as a starting point for healing and reconciliation. All...

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The Good News

The Good News

In the last couple of weeks, Fresh Start has been blessed with three really exciting pieces of news that we would like to share with you.   1. Charity Intelligence Canada has recognized Fresh Start as being a Top 10 Impact Charity in Canada for the fourth year in...

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Little by Little

Little by Little

Little by little, your contributions, and those of the friends you share this with, will help 18 men get better and create a better life for the little people who rely on these men. Here is a letter from Brandon, a son whose dad didn’t get treatment and now advocates...

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Booking the Food Truck

Booking the Food Truck

Good Day and Happy Spring! As many of you know, we have started our social enterprise venture by joining the ranks of the awesome food trucks here in Calgary.   We are kicking off our first full season and would like to give our supporters the first opportunity at...

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Holiday Blessings

Holiday Blessings

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time for reflection, service, celebration, gratitude, family and spending time with loved ones. It can also be a difficult time for some people.  If that is the case for you or a loved one, we would like to remind you to...

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