Most people are hesitant about change. We embrace it. Without change we cannot reshape our lives, revise our perspectives, and indeed redesign our future. You could say what we do is help our clients change. We guide them through all the fog and confusion, the pain and the doubts. We show them the way out, the possibilities, and the potential.
We started this journey in 1962 from very humble beginnings, in the Central United Church basement. 50 years have passed and we - much like our clients - have come a long way. This, our 50th anniversary year, gives us a great opportunity to look back, reflect on where we came from, how much we have changed and accomplished, and where we're going.
When we look back at our 50 years of work in our community, we can't help but feel proud. We're proud of our accomplishments: the groundbreaking research that has led to revolutionary and highly successful counselling programs; the vast collaborations we have with many different community partners; but most of all we are proud of the reason we are here: our clients and the work they've done changing and reshaping their lives. They are our inspiration and their needs are what drive us.
Change can be arduous. That's why our focus is to get the best results for our clients to help them through their journey by giving them the tools they need to create lasting change.
We also stand by our promise that no Calgarian will be turned away from counselling services due to their financial limitations or any other circumstance. A healthy community begins with healthy individuals; therefore, we provide the help needed to each Calgarian who are courageous enough to take the first step in changing their lives for the better.
Here, we will take you on a journey through 2012 highlighting some of our main accomplishments, as well as look back at our 50 years, the people we've worked with, the people we've touched, and who we've become because of it.
It has been an honour to serve our community for 50 years, and we can't wait to serve it for 50 more.