Brene Brown on Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

Children & Youth Resources

SOS Program Highlights

  • Mentoring for elementary aged students who have been identified as needing extra support
  • Mentoring and support group for children struggling with divorce or separation in their family (Heart of the Matter)
  • Summer recreation program for children 7-11 and train youth 12-15 to become peer mentors in the camp
  • Weekly 60 minute sports program for children to exercise and learn valuable life skills such as sportsmanship, teamwork and resilience
  • Junior mentor program/Students Assisting Students Program (SASP) trains youth in leadership skills
  • Community Helpers Program (CHP) trains young adults on mental health issues and how to support a friend


Articles, Books, Websites & Video

Mentoring Resources

Articles, Books, Websites & Video

Health & Wellness Resources


SOS Program Highlights

  • Provides short term crisis counselling (GAP Counselling) and one-on-one grief and loss support

  • Facilitates grief support groups for parents once a month (Bereaved Parent’s Support Group & Sleeping Angels Support Group)

  • Offers presentations and workshops in the community, workplaces, schools, etc. on various health and wellness topics: grief and loss, mental health first aid, ASIST



Articles, Books, Websites & Video

Podcasts and Audio

Linda, Manager of Health & Wellness Programs at Some Other Solutions talks about the connection between kindness and resilience.
How do you know the right thing to say or do when someone is experiencing loss? Linda shares valuable tips on kindness, and how to help family members who are experiencing grief and loss.
Linda, Health & Wellness Program Manager talks about kindness to self on World Kindness Day

PAWSitive Radio…your leading source for all things leadership, success and resilience…in the corporate and family world. Your go to show for living a well life at work and at home! Join Host Charmaine Hammond, business and leadership expert, professional speaker, bestselling author and Toby the dog’s pet parent.

Full interview


Information & Referral Resources

Crisis Line & 211

Articles, Books, Websites & Video

SOS Program Highlights

  • The Crisis Line is a 24-hour help line that is confidential, anonymous and non-judgemental.  It is a resources for anyone who is in distress, who is in need of support or who just needs to talk. DIAL 780-743-4357 (HELP) if you are in need.

  • 211 connects you to a full range of local community, social, government and health services. DIAL 211 or click on the button below to access numbers and learn more. 




noun I em·pa·thy I \ ˈem-pə-thē \

Definition of empathy