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At Plugged In, we provide access to the community for all, by removing barriers.  When we see a need, we respond. More than 1/3 of Canadians struggle to access community activities due to barriers such as age, ability, socio-economics, neurodiversity, or any other potentially segregating factor. If you believe in the power of Cultivating a Community for All,  a community that takes care of its most vulnerable, while creating opportunities for everyone to realize their

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How did you spend your Valentine’s Day? This is how mine went… My husband gave me $20 and said do something good. I thought it was a joke and a really lazy gift….but I carried on with my day and went to work. My first scheduled appointment was with a severe and complex needs family. I sat down at the kitchen table and listened to the mom and how her life is going, from financial

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I just want to share the incredible experience that was Community Conversations tonight. Bailey shared her story the journey of losing her identical twin and then walking that dark road from self-destruction, self-medicating to self-awareness and opening up – healing is found in conversations with people that are really LISTENING, not to find words to make it better but to hear the pain and loss. She shared the impact that BEautiful ME had on her,

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Plugged In Centre Mini Conference featuring guest speaker Vik Maraj:

From an attendee at our recent mini-conference featuring guest speaker Vik Maraj: I didn’t know what to expect from Tuesday night’s presentation. But I went in with an open mind, bringing my partner along to see if we could learn a fresh perspective on communication issues in our own relationship. Vik’s presentation was both down-to-earth and earth-shaking. He hit a few nails on the head: we all judge. We all think we ‘know’ another person

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  An annual event that offers children-in-need, whether vulnerable, disempowered or disengaged, the opportunity to discover a love of learning through multifaceted activities and community interactions. January 26, 2019 Servus Place, 400 Campbell Rd, St. Albert Plugged In is hosting our third annual BrainChild event January 26, 2019, in St. Albert at Servus Place!  This event provides 100 children-in-need, a one-day fall in love with learning through a series of hands-on activities.  This year will feature

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  We have all struggled to say something when we should have…whether it was a parent that had views which weren’t quite what you supported, a teacher who you needed to understand your child, a co-worker who wasn’t holding up their end or a friend who just wasn’t being that friend…. How often do you find yourself resentful, angry or unhappy with the way you’ve left a conversation or situation? Do you go over and

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Life is a Box of Chocolates Sometimes life sucks. It sucks so freaking bad that you feel like you are drowning. I have been there. Oh trust me I have been there and it is not a lot of fun. When I was in the depths of my hell I was so scared. Scared of being hurt again. Scared of allowing anyone in. Scared of who I had become. And yet here’s the thing. That Read More
Morgan's Mission Depression, anxiety, personality disorders, self harm, OCD, ADD, ADHD, addiction and suicide …….. These are just a selected few mental illnesses that are affecting our youth in ways that some will never be able to understand. Suicide is often the end of an illness that has caused suffering far more imaginable then one can express. Being a parent of a child with mental illness you want to understand and learn what you can Read More