How to prepare your kids for a big move

Moving to a new home or a new city can be exciting, but the transition can sometimes be full of uncertainty for children. Thankfully, many experts say this is normal and there’s a lot you can do to ease your children into the change. On average, it can take kids five to six weeks to adjust to a move, so giving them as much information about the move and new home as possible will be helpful for their transition.

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How to start a volunteering initiative in your community

This week is National Volunteer Week in Canada, a perfect opportunity to reflect upon how you can get more involved in volunteering. There are many opportunities to volunteer within your community, not to mention the fact that community associations themselves are run entirely by volunteers. In fact, did you know Calgary has over 150 community associations, being run by over 20,000 volunteers?

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How to welcome a new neighbour to the community

Moving to a new home and a new community can be a little nerve-racking, you don’t know anyone and there are many new things to become familiar with. In understanding that feeling, you could make this process easier for a new addition to your neighbourhood by doing some simple things to make them feel welcome. Besides, being on good terms with your neighbours has more benefits than just making new friends, it makes communities safer, neighbourhoods friendlier and creates a more comfortable environment for everyone.

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