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Build the confidence to be a better support


A guide for what to do and say when someone you know is going through a hard time.

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We are on a mission to give you the right tools to support people in your life who are going through challenging times.


On a mission to support one another

Steps to Support was funded by United Way of Calgary and Area and created by The Social Impact Lab in collaboration with J5 Design & Ginito Consulting, in consultation with the Canadian Mental Health Association of Calgary, The City of Calgary, Immigrant Services Calgary, Poverty Talks!, carya, Catholic Family Services, Centre for Sexuality, Discovery House, YWCA Calgary and Calgary John Howard Society.

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