In the month of June, men’s health is promoted on an national scale. This initiative was developed to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems in men and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases.
What We Offer
As a community-based organization that advocates for men’s substance use disorders and related mental health issues, Our House is committed to providing a holistic treatment approach to men’s health. During their participation in our year-long residential recovery program, clients are educated in all major life areas such as mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Health Related Partnerships
Our House engages with many organizations in the Edmonton area through partnerships that aid in the health and well-being of our clients. The following are some of our long-term partners:
How You Can Help
Donations are a great way to make a big impact and help us achieve our goals for the year. With your help, we can continue our work, and for a limited time, you can help increase the impact of your gift through CanadaHelps’ Great Canadian Giving Challenge.
Every dollar donated in June is a chance for Our House to win an additional $20,000*. Charities using CanadaHelps as their donation platform are automatically entered to win with no registration required. All you have to do is donate. The more you donate, the greater the chances Our House has to win!
Please consider creating a new monthly gift, or check out our Ways to Give in support of Our House. Your donation will help us achieve our goals and make a big impact.
Donations must be made via canadahelps.org. Minimum $3 donation required. Contest runs from June 1, 2022 at midnight Newfoundland Daylight Time (NDT) to June 30, 2022 at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). See full rules at: www.canadahelps.org/en/givingchallenge-rules.
The Stigma of Substance Use: Changing the Narrative
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Our House Addiction Recovery Centre is co-hosting an information session and panel on substance use health, stigma awareness, and person-first language to reduce stigma and increase wellness.
In the first portion of the webinar, Ashleigh Hyland, Systems Stigma Navigator, Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA), will present a one-hour session which aims to equip participants, using evidence-based approaches, with increased awareness, knowledge and skills to communicate effectively on the topic of substance use, understand the impact of stigma on a person’s wellness, and learn non-stigmatizing language to use, when talking about people who use substances/or have a substance use disorder. The second portion of the webinar will highlight those with lived experience through a live Q & A with clients from Our House.
Wear Blue Day – June 17, 2022
Whether it is your friend, brother, dad, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue. If Friday of Men’s Health Week doesn’t work for you then pick any other day of the year and start a fun Wear BLUE day at work.
Dry Week Challenge – June 20 to 26, 2022
Health experts say quitting alcohol, even for a short time, can help you sleep better, lose weight, and reduce inflammation or bloating. If no alcohol for 7 days seems like a close-to-impossible undertaking, try it with a partner or friend, someone who can help hold you accountable. Another trick to make the challenge easier? Implement a new workout regimen or find another beneficial daily activity to substitute in place of a drinking habit.
Dry week aims to challenge individuals to change their habits for a week and make some healthy lifestyle transformations. We encourage people to stick to the disease prevention recommendations (see resources below) for the rest of the year. We advise heavy drinkers or people dependent on alcohol to speak with their doctor before joining the challenge.
What better motivation to stay dry than knowing you’re raising vital funds for Our House Addiction Recovery Centre!