News and Stories

May 2019 – Strathmore High GSA Club bakes for WCS
The Wheatland Crisis Society is a proud supporter of the SHS GSA Club. In the spirit of partnerships and allies this inspirational group organized a 4 day bake sale in support of WCS programs and services. Over $110.00 was raised from selling cookies and cupcakes at lunchtime. Thank you SHS GSA once again for your support!


April 2019 – WCS receives Community Giving Grant from Strathmore Wal-Mart
Each year Wal-Mart selects recipients of their Community Giving Grants and WCS was chosen as one of the local non-profits for 2019. A $1000.00 cheque was presented to WCS by store manager Eric this April. Thank you Strathmore Wal-Mart!




April 2019 – Spring Fling Market collects donations
Sisters Ashley and Kim organized another successful Spring Fling Market at the Strathmore Civic Centre this April and thanks to their hard work and the generosity of the market attendees $750.00 was raised in a single day to support shelter programs and services. Kim’s store Lil Hoots has been a longtime supporter of shelter services make sure to check out their wonderful consignment program for our families HERE.


February 2019 – Kindness is king at Strathmore FCSS
The team at Strathmore FCSS took the opportunity to use PINK SHIRT DAY to raise funds for WCS programs among their team. Throughout the month they held several team activities and over $150.00 was raised simply through acts of kindness!


January 2019 – Western Financial uses team work to raise funds
Did you know that The Strathmore and Langdon branches of the Western Financial Group utilize team events to raise funds for the local charity of their choice through the Western Communities Foundation? All year long they are thinking of ways that their teams and customers can make small choices for a BIG impact. They recently presented WCS with a cheque for $465.00 to support families in our care. Way to go Western Financial!



January 2019 – Back to Health gives back to shelter
We would like to thank the clients and staff of Back to Health Chiropractic and Wellness for their wonderful donation of socks and comfort items. This campaign ran all through December and several pairs of socks and other items were collected by Dr. Russell and the Back to Health team from their clients.


January 2019 – Students & Staff at George Freeman help keep families warm
In December both staff and students at George Freeman School came together to collect over 100 items to help keep our families warm all winter long. Thank you to each student and staff member for your generosity over the holiday season.




December 2018 – 11th Annual “JUMP INTO JAMMIES” collects over 380 items for shelter
All students at Wheatland Elementary School synergized to donate 387 items for the event that ran from December 10 – 21. Mrs. Lenox and Grade 5 students coordinate the event annually and use the data to complete a math unit on graphing. The “Leader in Me” School collected jammie sizes infant to adult. Stuffies, socks, slippers and hats too! The students take pride in leadership opportunities by reaching out to help others in our community. The celebrated the spirit of giving by the whole school wearing their own jammies on December 21st. Thank you Wheatland Elementary for your support for the 11th year in a row!!

December 2018 – Langdon School Grade 8 Leadership Club Adopts FIVE Families
Staff were awestruck at the generosity and hardwork of the Grade 8 Leadership Club students at Langdon School when they picked up an entire truckload of donations on December 21st. This group organized the whole school in collecting donations to support not one, but FIVE families. The students worked diligently through the month of December with grades K through nine to make sure all items on the wishlist’s of five of our families were collected. These students are leading by example and we cannot thank them enough for helping us to make this Christmas a bright one for families in need.

November 2018 – Strathmore High GSA Donates to Shelter
A cheque for $600.00 from the Strathmore High School GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) was recently picked up by our team at their weekly meeting. We are proud to an an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and cannot thank this group of fantastic teens for their generous donation towards our programs.



November 2018 -IKEA HELPS OUT
IKEA Calgary generously donated 250 FRAKTA Bags to our shelter this month. These bags assist our families in many ways during and after their stay with us. Many come to us with their belongings hastily thrown into plastic bags, or no belongings at all. These bags provide a sturdy, more environmentally friendly and dignified option for all. Thank you IKEA!


For over 25 years the Wheatland Crisis Society has relied on the support of our community to help those impacted by abuse. Without this support many individuals and families would not have had a safe place to go in their time of need.

As valuable allies in the work we do, we wish to recognize and thank the many community members, organizations and local businesses that have helped us change lives for the past 25 years. Your support has been unwavering and is essential in allowing this organization to evolve and grow.

In the spirit of community connectedness and partnership we are excited to announce we are working on some new fundraising initiatives and programs. We would like to encourage you to follow our social media channels to learn about exciting new opportunities and campaigns that are coming soon.

Please stay tuned for announcements about events, initiatives and campaigns on our Facebook page @wheatlandcrisissociety or

 On behalf of the Wheatland Crisis Society board, management, staff, volunteers and especially the families in our care we wish to thank you for your past, present and future support. If you are interested in making a donation or becoming a donor, please contact 403-934-6634 for information or visit

If you prefer to be contacted by phone or email about WCS events and updates please call or email us anytime and we will gladly add your contact details to our direct contact index.

For any other inquiries please contact Wanda McGinnis, CEO, directly at 403-934-6634 ext. 103.

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WCS Media Release November 2018


October  2018 – CIR Realty adopts Cream Can in October
CIR Realty hosted our Cream Can in October and raised $450.00 for our families. CIR has been an incredible support for WCS over the years and they have already signed up to host our cream can again in 2019! Thank you CIR!

September 2018 – REP’s use raffle to raise funds for Cream Can Campaign
One lucky winner took home a luxury cedar patio package thanks to The REP’s Group in September. The prize was displayed at Assist Business Centre and the REP’s team took our Cream Can on quite a tour around Wheatland and surrounding counties selling raffle tickets and raising awareness. $954.00 was raised thanks to their hard work. We are grateful to have the support of such a generous and dynamic team in our community. Thank you REP’s Group!

August 2018 – Murray Chrysler Strathmore hosts Cream Can 2nd year in a row
Murray Chrysler Strathmore hosted our Cream Can for the second year in a row this August and raised $1905.00 for the families in our care. The dealership very generously donated $6 from every oil change and $20 from every sale into our Cream Can for the month of August. Their team really goes above and beyond not only for their customers, but for their community. Thank you Murray Chrysler Strathmore.

July 2018 – Shelter receives donation from Ted & Enid Jansen Fund at the Calgary Foundation
We would like to recognize and offer our most sincere gratitude to the Ted & Enid Jansen Fund at the Calgary Foundation for their very generous donation of $10,663.11 to improve the lives of those impacted by family abuse. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

July 2018 – Rocking Horse Industries BBQ’s to raise Cream Can funds
$425.00 was raised by Rocking Horse Industries The Farm & Ranch Source in July. Their staff utilized their customer appreciation BBQ to host a 50/50 raffle that benefited the shelter. Rocking Horse Industries has been an avid supporter of the shelter and our programs this year and we are very grateful for their unwavering support.


June 2018 – Town of Strathmore gets creative to support shelter
Strathmore Town Council and staff adopted our Cream Can for the month of June and $1669.00 for raised for the shelter. Their creativity in this fundraising campaign is unmatched! The Council and staff organized a toonie swim in conjunction with the Aquatic Centre, an internal staff activity and they really made sure the cream can received a proper road trip bringing it to The Get to Know Your Neighbour Festival on June 16th. Additionally, The Town partnered with The Wheatland Historical Society and raised funds for the can through a historical walking tour. WCS is extremely grateful to have the support of the staff and Town Council. This June community spirit was embodied by those who helped organize and participate in these wonderful fundraising  activities.

May 2018 – Cream Can record broken by Getz, Collins & Asscociates
For the past two years our Cream Can has been hosted by a different local business each month. We are very excited to announce that $2615.00 was raised/donated by Getz, Collins & Associates in May of 2018 giving the Cream Can a new record to beat! Four businesses are left for the 2017/2018 road trip and the competition to win is heating up! If you would like to host the Cream Can in the 2018/2019 year please contact Carly at for details or to sign up.

April 2018 – Gregory, Harriman & Associates use busy tax season to encourage donations
Gregory, Harriman & Associates Accountants took advantage of tax season to host our cream can in April making sure it had maximum exposure raising $346.00 for our families. The wonderful staff and management team put together a draw of 1 nights accommodation at The Rosebud Inn, 2 show tickets to the Rosebud Dinner Theater and breakfast to encourage donations. We would like to recognize GHA not only for hosting our cream can this April but for being a year round and long time supporter of the work that we do. They most recently became a $2500.00 HEART Sponsor at our annual fundraiser which helped the shelter to raise over $50,000.00 for families impacted by abuse. Thank you Gregory, Harriman & Associates for your support!




Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

Mario & Ksenija Sajkunovic of Runway Hair Design

2018 – 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 to our clients?