News and Stories

February 2018 – The Standard One Stop Shoe Shop gives back by offering a discount
The Standard One Stop Shoe Shop raised $430.00 for our families in February. They offered a 10% discount in exchange for a donation into our cream can. The Standard is a family owned business that offers a wide variety of footwear for the entire family including brands like Aerosoles, Calvin Klein, Hunter Boots, Matt & Nat, Michael Kors and many more. The Wheatland Crisis Society is proud to have the support of this community focused and fashion forward business. Thank you Standard One Stop Shoe Shop!

January 2018 – Home Hardware helps our cream can break $100,000.00 lifetime donations mark
Home Hardware Strathmore hosted our Cream Can for the third time in January 2018. They have generously donated all skate sharpening proceeds to this fundraising campaign and have been avid and involved supporters of the shelter for many years. A total of $1273.95 was donated to WCS in January and this amount also put the cream cans lifetime (1994-present) total donations at over one hundred thousand dollars!! Thank you Home Hardware Strathmore for all of your support over the years!

December 2017 – OK Tire Strathmore offers discounts for donations all month long
A big thank you goes out to OK Tire Strathmore for hosting our cream can in the second month of its year-long road trip and raising $307.00 for our families. James and the OK Tire crew offered all patrons a 5% discount on any service or product if they donated to the WCS cream can. Their community support and spirit was shining brightly all December long.

December 2017 – Jack Carter Chevrolet chooses WCS for “Carters Cares” program
Jack Carter Chevrolet provided each one of their over 100 employees with $200.00 to donate to the cause of their choice this year and local resident Kirk Dickson dropped of a cheque to WCS wishing to offer support to his own community. Thank you Carters Cares and thank you Mr. Dickson!



December 2017 – Cochrane Activettes donate truck load of new toys to shelter

The volunteers of the Cochrane Activettes donated enough toys to fill an entire SUV!  Their non-profit organization has been helping Cochrane and surrounding communities since 1978 and WCS is very grateful to have been a recipient of their cause for many years. Their donation will help to make the holidays bright for many of our families. To learn more about their incredible organization please click here to be directed to their website.

Some of the wonderful volunteers of the Cochrane Activettes.

December 2017 – Shoppers Drug Mart chooses WCS for Growing Women’s Health campaign

The Wheatland Crisis Society is very proud to be a recipient of Shoppers Drug Marts Growing Womens Health Campaign. The Strathmore location presented a cheque to WCS for $2830.00 on December 8th, 2017. Thank you to each member of the community and the Shoppers staff who purchased a leaf from September 9 to October 6. Your small donation has made a big impact on our families.

Cheryl & Moses present WCS Public Educator Carly with a cheque for $2830!











November 2017 – Origin Malting is all about local support in November
Our cream has restarted it’s road trip for the 2017/2018 season at Origin Malting & Brewing. A portion of the proceeds from each Wheatland Ale sold in November went towards our cream can and $520.00 was raised for our families. Thank you Origin Malting & Brewing for your incredible support!

November 2017 – November is Family Violence Prevention Month in Alberta

Go Purple in November!Show your support. Alberta Human Services’ “Reach Out, Speak Out” campaign is intended to remind Albertans that everyone has a responsibility to end family violence by focusing efforts to increase awareness and promote public education on these crimes. For info. on our programs and services, visit our Programs page, or to donate, visit our Donate page.

Be creative – think about ways you can Go Purple at the events and activities you are already planning for Family Violence Prevention Month 2017.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Host a Go Purple Potluck in your community or at work
  • Municipalities can host Go Purple Proclamation events to promote Family Violence Prevention Month
  • Sports teams can wear purple ribbons
  • Coordinate a Purple Ribbon Day or Wear Purple Day
  • Go Purple information booth
  • Put up Family Violence Prevention Month posters in your community
  • Host a Go Purple Community Walk
  • Collect toiletries, toys and books for emergency shelters
  • Host a training session on family violence prevention or awareness
  • Write a letter or email to the editor of your local newspaper on the importance of promoting healthy relationships

October 2017 – Cream Can finishes its year at NV Hair & Body Studio
The last stop on the cream cans year long road trip was NV Hair & Body Studio. A raffle for a luxury gift basket raised $271.00 for our families in October. Thank you NV Hair & Body Studio!



September 2017 – Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli hosts cream can
Our cream can spent the month of September on the counter of Back to Good Whole Foods Market & Deli and really made in impact. Owner Nicole Cordes was very excited to partner with WCS to raise funds for families impacted by abuse in the community. A total of $640.00 was raised during the month through donations of loyalty dollars.

August 2017 – Murray Chrysler donates sales to Cream Can
Our Cream Can spent August at Murray Chrysler Dodge in Strathmore. Their fantastic team put together an marvelous donation program where $5.00 from every oil change and $20.00 from every sale was donated to WCS. They raised over $2200.00 for our families. Thank you Murray Chrysler!


August 2017 – Winners & HomeSense help to empower women and girls
The Canadian Women’s Foundation empowers women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. The Wheatland Crisis Society was the recipient of $800.00 raised through through their Shop for GEN1 special merchandise and decal sales at Winners & Homesense and individual donations online. The Wheatland Crisis Society is incredibly grateful to Winners and Homesense for their participation in raising these funds and to the Canadian Women’s Foundation for the important and meaningful work that they do.







July 2017 – Real Deals on Home Decor hosts Cream Can
Real Deals on Home Decor Strathmore generously hosted our cream can for the 9th month of it’s fundraising road trip. $265.00 was raised for our families during it’s stay in their beautiful store.




April 2017 – Over 100 Em’s Bedtime Bundles Donated by Inspirational Young Women
12 year old Emma Moore volunteered her time, energy and heart to create and donate over 100 Bedtime Bundles to the shelter in April. Emma spent countless hours sourcing items for her Bedtime Bundles, with each including a new blanket, toothbrush, bedtime book and stuffed animal. Emma was incredibly organized and resourceful with these bundles assigning an age appropriate group

and gender to each so that children residing in shelter are able to pick out their own bundle. Em’s bedtime bundles not only fill the need for essential items children may require when they arrive, but they also are bring huge smiles to the faces of every child coming into shelter. Our clients and staff could not be more grateful for this amazing donation. Emma is a truly remarkable young women and The Wheatland Crisis Society is very proud to call her a supporter and friend of our organization. If you would like to know more or want to get involved we encourage you to check out Em’s Donation Projects Page on Facebook.

The Society was granted a donation for the second year in a row from W. Brett Wilson and Family. $5000.00 was donated for our Family Enjoyment Project to give our families the opportunity to enjoy some much-needed outings and fun activities. Please visit our supporters page to learn more about this project and its donor Mr. W. Brett Wilson.

The Chestermere Lady Lakers Jr. Varsity & Varsity basketball teams hosted a pajama toss at their 34th annual Lady Lakers Invitational! The tournament was held February 23, 24 & 25 and over 75 pieces of new women’s pajamas and loungewear were gathered at the tournament. In addition to the pajamas over $180.00 was raised for our families. Our staff and our families were thrilled to receive this wonderful donation.

Lady Lakers pajama toss 2 Feb. 2017 SMALLLady Lakers pajama toss Feb 2017 SMALL TWO








Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

October 2016 – Runway Hair donation pampers families in our care
Thanks Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic at Runway Hair Design.They understand the importance of feeling and looking your best. Their recent generous donation of products is a wonderful way to make our families feel pampered and loved. Did you know they also provide free cuts & colour to our clients?