Wood’s Homes is a nationally-recognized children’s mental health centre based in Calgary, AB. We are accredited by Accreditation Canada and have twice received Exemplary Standing and 2 Leading Practice Awards (for more information, click here).
Our 500+ staff and volunteers help us provide 40+ programs and services to 20,000 children and their families every year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Strathmore and Fort McMurray.
Rich in history, we are a place of caring and trust. A place you can turn to for help when you don’t know what else to do or when you have nowhere else to turn.
Founded as an orphanage in 1914 by Reverend George Wood, Wood’s Homes is today recognized across Canada for its innovative services, some of which were the first in Canada. We are very proud of our Research Department (which began in 2001) as very few non-profits conduct their own research. Wood’s Homes is widely recognized as a knowledge and training centre in the field of children’s mental health.
A world that values and nurtures the mental health of all people and when needed, ensures quality, timely help for all.
We create and provide quality mental health services that promote and restore the well-being of children and families who struggle with problems big and small.
Wood’s Homes values human beings and the place they occupy in the world at any given moment. In doing so, the organization upholds the following principles and is guided by them in all of its moment-by-moment interactions:
Commitment – An unwavering persistence in situations most difficult, guided by a call to service and expectations of excellence.
Respect – An appreciation of differences and cultural diversity and a belief in the inherent good of each and every individual.
Belonging – Acceptance and encouragement of the very basic human need to be connected with others and the development of a collective and inclusive organizational culture.
Responsibility – Combining the courage to be accountable with the power of vulnerability and forgiveness.
Leadership – Strive for excellence, work with others and lead by example.
Trustworthiness – Tell the truth with compassion; be honest, open and dependable.
Wood’s Homes, and its own 100+ year history, is fortunate to be situated upon an ancient and historical place – the traditional territories of the people of the Blackfoot and Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, as well as the Métis Nation of Alberta. This is also the land adjacent to where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, the place once called Moh’kins’tsis, which is now called the City of Calgary.