Happy Mother's Day!

Motherhood is the exquisite inconvenience to be another person’s everything - Unknown

How hard is it to be another's person everything when many immediate needs and concerns pull you in many different directions?

The answer is: "Very hard!"

While we have all been changed by the pandemic, single mothers have been one of the most acutely impacted demographic. We can certainly see this at Sonshine!

Cynthia (not her real name), an ex-residential client with two young children, attended university while residing at Sonshine and graduated from her program in the past year. Her academic achievements were crowned by a well-deserved full time job. She positively organized her life and children's needs around work and school schedules, but only few months into her new job, she started facing the many challenges of single parenting, especially during a pandemic. Staying home every time one of her children had COVID-like symptoms became a regular occurrence. While her employer understood the situation, she was told that the frequency of her time off was not sustainable to her role. When her children needed more of her, her employer needed more of her too. The push-pull was impacting them all. Ultimately, she resigned from her job, giving up a steady, healthy income for the sake of fulfilling the job description of "Mom".

Cynthia is just one of the many single mothers who had to make a hard decision. It is true that single mothers experience the inconvenience to be another person's everything but it is often to a degree that may cloud the "exquisite" quality of it.

Happy Mother's Day to you, Cynthia.

Honor a Mom Who Loves Fiercely

Donate $10 to Sonshine using this link and we will promptly send a special e-card to the Mother that you want to honor.

Your gift will help us support another mom who loves fiercely.

Share a Little Sonshine!


Planning on picking up some flowers for Mother's Day? Head over to Divine Creations Floral Studio. From May 2nd to May 9th, $5 from each $50 "Share a Little Sonshine" arrangement will be donated to Sonshine! To place an order, call 403-242-6658 and ask for the Sonshine arrangement.

*Picture is representative. Flowers and vase will vary depending on what the studio has in at the time of your order.*

2021 Annual General Meeting: June 17, 2021

Have Your Voice Heard at Sonshine's AGM!

Sonshine's Annual General Meeting will be held virtually on June 17, 2021.

To become a member or renew your membership, click here.


Treat a mother or treat yourself to a little TLC at Adoniaabeauty, with The Ultimate Mother's Day Pamper Package. 10% of package sales will be donated to Sonshine when purchased between May 2nd and May 9th. Call 403-671-2283 for more information and to book the Mother's Day package in benefit of Sonshine.

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In the 2021/22 fiscal year, Sonshine Community Services expect to fundraise approximately $1,100,000 at a cost of 10% of these funds.

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