Tuesday afternoons - Laid Off Calgary Support Group
Tuesday afternoons - Laid Off Calgary Support Group

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Tuesday afternoons - Laid Off Calgary Support Group

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Alexander Calhoun Library

3223, 14 Street Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 3V8


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  • Current job searching strategies aren't working?
  • Feeling isolated?
  • Struggling to stay motivated?
  • Stressed and anxious about the future?
  • Would you like to talk about it and pick up some new tips & strategies?

Join us in this peer support group for facilitated sharing and discussion.

Positively re-frame your experience of transition!

Meeting Schedule:

October 11: Bianca Sinclair & Dave Bonk "Find your Why - mini workshop"

October 18: Bianca Sinclair - group discussion - Self Care

October 25: Bianca Sinclair & Aymie Rondeau "Perspectives from a Recruiter"

November 8: Bianca Sinclair - group discussion - Choosing what helps over hinders

November 15: Bianca Sinclair & Ian Munro "Performing at Your Best in Critical Moments"

November 22: Bianca Sinclair - Discussion group

November 29: (no discussion group on 29th - see CPL for special event for 2.30pm - Survive & Thrive: Move Ahead Financially After Losing Your Job)

December 6: Bianca Sinclair & Mary-Ann Owens "Keep on Keeping on with Your Vision and the Work Search: The Benefits of Persevering"

December 13: Bianca Sinclair & co-facilitator


Laid Off Calgary meetings provide connection, support and empowerment during these economically challenged times.The ask of you is that you register in advance (here in eventbrite) and note that in the Laid Off Calgary meetings we respect confidentiality and time of each other, we are non-judgemental, we listen, and we share from our own experiences.

** Please note: the meeting starts on the advertised time, if you may be running more than 5 minutes late or may not be able to attend, please contact me in advance so we can reschedule you for another meeting **

The group meeting is 90 minutes. These meetings are open to first-timers and regulars.

We start by establishing some ground rules for the discussion then the facilitators invite conversation. There is a psychoeducational component (e.g. positive thinking strategies, learning about the stress response, finding resilience, grief process) with a key takeaway each week. With peer support participants can learn from others facing similar issues, feel more connected to others, pick up interpersonal skills and internalize lessons.

The facilitator ensures those who wish to talk can have a chance to share, or simply listen and hold space for others.

On some meetings we have special guests/industry experts attend and co-faciliate with Bianca.

Group size is capped to 12 participants each meeting.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

On street parking and limited parking at the library. Public transport options are available.

Note: this event is NOT provided by Calgary Public Library. This event is run independently by volunteers.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Bianca by confidential email at laidoffcalgary@gmail.com

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Alexander Calhoun Library

3223, 14 Street Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 3V8


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