Join us at the centre for drop-in community hours!
This casual drop-in opportunity is open to anyone who wishes to connect, see our Centre or simply enjoy a coffee/tea in our comforting space. You can browse our beautiful selection of books in our library and borrow any titles that speak to you. PILSC is an open environment and we respect all levels of comfortability. There is zero pressure to chat if you don’t feel up for it, we welcome you to come exactly as you are.
Drop-in dates are listed below:
February 21, 28
March 10, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Address: 301-1725 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0K1 (google map)
No registration is required
Our drop-in hours are facilitated by a fellow bereaved parent and our social work student,
Steven (he/him). Steven has shared his feelings below.
“When my daughter died, the world fell apart. And not just for me and my partner, but our parents, siblings, heck, even our cousins, aunts, uncles, you get it. They were all shaken and shocked. I remember so many of them calling me to ask how my partner was doing, and how I was doing in supporting them and to encourage me to stay brave, stay strong, and keep supporting my family. Do you see anything missing there? Anything wrong? No, not many do sadly, and it’s no one’s fault. Too many men die a silent death afraid of judgement or ridicule or seek out quieter, yet riskier ways of coping, and I’ve come to realize that anything mentionable is manageable, through open dialogue and vulnerability, we can save lives. I invite my fellow partners to join me during PILSC drop-in hours and no longer be the strong silent type, but the strong open type, together. “
Meet others like Steven at the centre!
We hope to see you soon!