Seen in the photo are Valerie Braiden, President of IODE Alberta, and Ian Wheeliker, head of ACWS. (Photo submitted)

Seen in the photo are Valerie Braiden, President of IODE Alberta, and Ian Wheeliker, head of ACWS. (Photo submitted)

IODE Alberta Presents $50,000 to Alberta Women’s Shelters

Several members of Lord Lascelles Chapter of IODE , Lacombe, were present

Several members of Lord Lascelles Chapter of IODE , Lacombe, were present in Olds, Alberta on July 18 to witness the Provincial president Valerie Braiden present Ian Wheeliker, head of the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, with a cheque for $50,000.

The funds will be used to provide effective interventions for children who have lived with violence in their lives. The funds will provide education programs for staff, volunteers, and professionals who serve shelters. A course entitled The Healing Brain: Supporting Resilience and Hope ACWS Children’s Curriculum, is grounded in the neuroscience of trauma, brain development, and the impact of toxic stress on children.

IODE Alberta is celebrating 100 years of service in this province, and hopes to raise another $50,000 to present to the ACWS by the end of 2020.

We need help. Any donation to our efforts will make a difference. Donations over $20 are eligible for a tax receipt. If you are able to contribute, you can mail a cheque payable to IODE Alberta to Marilyn Cameron, 143 Parkland Acres, Lacombe, T4L 1S7. Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to protect and heal the children of our communities.

-Story Submitted by Lord Lascelles Chapter of IODE