Why We Exist
Since 1976, Enviros has been offering innovative, family orientated programming to Alberta’s most vulnerable children, youth, adults and families. Enviros has grown to become one of the region’s most flexible and adaptive agencies. The daily focus, for the majority of our staff at Enviros, is surrounded with trauma, addictions, abuse and neglect. The unfortunate reality is that children, youth and families exposure to negative influences and behaviours have terrible consequences. Enviros currently operates 15 programs to address these consequences. The ultimate goal and focus of all our programs is to strengthen individuals, families and communities.
“SHUNDA changed the way I look at life and opened my eyes to the potential I never knew I had.” [Enviros Client] “The highlight of being at PASSAGES is the outings, going to wilderness settings, and being in nature.” [Enviros Client]
Enviros’ strong connection to nature based work has been a strength in the lives of the clients we serve. “Nature introduces children to the idea – to the knowing – that they are not alone in this world, and that realities and dimensions exist alongside their own.”* Accessing wilderness settings in the Calgary area, as well as wilderness areas in the mountains, continues to be an effective tool and a trademark of the work that Enviros does.*
*Louv, Richard. Last Child in the Woods Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder, 2008.