When a crime is being committed, it is encouraged to call the RCMP because they are likely to be able to provide help as soon as possible. But for persons who are not white, abled, straight, or male, there are additional barriers to effective and safe care that one would have to consider; a long history of abuse has made many different communities feel unsafe and underserved.
“The goal is to invite their creativity, their capacity, and their ability to take the steps and feel confident that there is something worth striving, living, and growing for.” - Lorraine Richmond, Jewels of HOPE Project Lead
“The one thing we guarantee in B.A.R.K. is that students who spend time with B.A.R.K. dogs, leave the session feeling better than when they arrived.” - Dr. John-Tyler Binfet, B.A.R.K. Director
This mania feels like deja-vu; we all have a collective memory of when the hoarding of groceries and toilet paper created unnecessary panic at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Why haven’t we learned our lesson?
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