The History of Chrysalis
In 1968, Chrysalis began as a Centennial project under the direction of the University of Alberta and was created by parents and community members who realized that adults with disabilities deserved equal opportunities to contribute to their communities. Chrysalis was one of the first of its kind in the world, an agency especially planned for training adults with developmental disabilities to produce manufactured goods using automated machinery. Through Chrysalis, individuals were offered, for the first time ever, alternatives to staying in school or remaining inactive all day long in their residential settings.
Today, Chrysalis offers personalized services to help thousands of people with disabilities receive training, develop life and vocational skills, find employment, discover volunteer opportunities, and realize a better quality of life.
Our Mission Statement
Chrysalis provides personalized services to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their employment, volunteer and recreation goals.
People with disabilities are accepted by and included in society for their abilities to contribute, and have the same rights and privileges as all citizens.
Who is OverHaul Fitness?
OverHaul Fitness is a Mobile and Online Personal Training company that specializes in weight loss.
What does mobile mean? It means we come to you: we meet you at the closest Public Facility In Edmonton or Sherwood Park (eg. Terwillegar, Kinsmen, Millennium Place, etc.) or we can even meet you are your house or do the odd outside workout when the weather is nice; we have a TRX and a few other pieces of equipment.
What is Online Personal Training? We upload the workouts we’ve created for you, as well as your nutrition program (like a meal plan), to a smartphone app (where you can follow along as you workout and input your reps and weights) and website (where you can print out your workout, meal plan, etc.). We then coach you through your program “from a distance,” and connect via in-app messaging, emails, skype, or phone calls; we even do face-to-face meetings for local clients (Edmonton and surrounding area).
We are big believers in practicality, we believe in coaching our clients to make small practical changes that have large, long lasting and impactful results. We also value educating our clients so that we can empower them and provide them with the necessary information to become independent.
We also work closely with Andrea Hardy, RD, from Ignite Nutrition, which allows us to provide the greatest level of expertise for weight loss. Further, it allows us to broaden the clientele that we can work with while remaining in the scope of our practice; with Andrea’s help we are able to effectively help Diabetics, Crohns, Gluten & Lactose intolerances, etc. Something to note: all services done with our Dietitian can be claimed with your health benefits.
“We help you trim your waistline, In-person or Online.”
What is Online Training?
Online Personal Training is a great tool for people looking for guidance, accountability, and motivation, but want the aspects of convenience, flexibility, and affordability. Wow, that’s a lot of adjectives. In a nutshell, Online Personal Training gives you all the resources that you need, but we just aren’t physically there in-person training you.
What is Mobile Training?
Mobile personal training means that we come to you, we primarily meet our clients at public facilities (eg. Terwillegar, Kinsmen, Millennium Place, etc.) but we also meet at: select private gyms, our clients’ homes, or even outside (see picture above). Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a map of our city of Edmonton training locations.
Volunteers are needed to work in friendship with Edmonton’s inner city seniors. Volunteer opportunities include:
Friendly visiting, serve meals in the drop-in Centre, sponsor a meal, gardening and yard work, recreation support, light labour and maintenance, sewing and knitting, and arts and crafts.
For more information on how you can help, contact Jimmy our Community Relations Supervisor at (780) 408-2958 or via email at email@example.com
Donations go a long way in the inner city. Your donation can buy bus tickets, fill the gas tank of the Helping Hands Van, sponsor breakfast for 75 seniors, sponsor lunch for 90 seniors, and sponsor supper for 125 seniors.
Our Drop-In Centre and various sites are always looking for certain items to help keep our seniors warm and dry. Please consider donating:
Toques, Mitts, Gloves, Scarves, Winter coats (mens), Jeans & hoodies (mens), Thermal underwear, Underwear, Socks, Backpacks (knapsacks), Blankets, Winter boots, Towels, Toiletries (razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and soap) and Coffee.
Due to a shortage of meat donations… we need – meat, ground beef, beef, pork, chicken & luncheon meat.
For more information on the Drop-In Centre, or to find out how you can help, call Carmine at (780) 429-2626.
Can a trip to the car wash be a stroll down memory lane, a peek into the future, and a lot of fun all at the same time? At Rock-N-Wash™ it can. That’s because we’ve built one of North America’s most innovative car & truck wash facilities, complete with 12 hand-wash bays, a 3-minute automatic wash tunnel, two huge truck and RV bays that can accommodate any street legal vehicle you can manage to drive to our lot, and a sani-dump station with fresh water. Best of all, you will find clean facilities, convenient radio frequency payment, modern cleaning technology, and eco-friendly washing systems… not to mention lots of convenient extras and a fun 50’s & 60’s theme!
What Makes Rock-N-Wash™ So Different?
We aren’t just another car wash company – we have brought an entirely new way of thinking and doing business to the industry. Here are just some of the things you’ll find at Rock-N-Wash™ that are not common at any other car wash in Canada:
-Our patent-pending three-door design that means you never have to back out of a self-wash bay again
-A fast and convenient 3-minute touchless tunnel with monthly unlimited wash packages that cleans your car from top to bottom and gets you back on the road faster. With our radio frequency payment method, you’re sure to enjoy the convenience
-Dry carpet shampoo, fresh scent dispenser, and air tire fills in every one of our 12 self-washing bays
-Touchscreen point-of-sale technology that accepts barcodes, coins, gift cards, and credit cards – never change your money for tokens again, only pay for what you need and use, and get an instant electronic receipt right away
-Fog-free wash bays so you can actually see when washing your vehicle
-Green technology, including LED lighting and an earth friendly no-phosphate chemical
-A retail shop stocked with everything from cleaning products to snacks, and a customer loyalty program that allows you to save 10% and earn free car washes and other fun “extras”
As you can see, we’ve built a car & truck wash facility that’s truly out of the ordinary. We’ve done everything we possibly can to make the process as easy and convenient as possible for you, and taken steps to reduce our impact on the environment at the same time.
We have created a fun 50’s and 60’s theme environment to enhance your experience with us. So, why not stop by Rock-N-Wash™ today and see for yourself how the past and the future have come together to create something that’s truly fab?
At the Foundation, we follow one main philosophy — to help children get ready for life through public education. But what does that really mean?
Before they even start Kindergarten, children begin learning. Research tells us that 75 per cent of brain growth occurs before age six. When children live in vulnerable circumstances without opportunities for healthy growth, their future success becomes threatened. So what can be done?
That’s where we come in.
At Edmonton Public Schools, the unwavering belief that all children should leave the public education system with the competencies needed to prepare them for a lifetime of success guides our work.
The Foundation was launched February 10, 2010, for two main purposes: to spread the word about the great things happening in the public education system and to support Edmonton Public Schools across Edmonton. We do this by offering opportunities for improved learning through financial, in-kind and human resource contributions.
So what we really do here is raise friends and funds to support early learning intervention and student success. Research shows children develop the foundation for strong communication skills, literacy, social competence, numeracy, adaptability and physical health as early as age three.
We know investing in children today means investing in their future, our communities and our society.
As a two-person operation, we currently support two main programs: Early Learning and Full-Day Kindergarten. We provide support to schools with students considered Edmonton’s most socially vulnerable citizens. Foundation staff: Director Tracy Poulin and Fund Development Associate Alva Shewchuk.
We’re ready for you! We want to help you get involved in whatever way works best for you. Giving comes in all forms: financial contributions, in-kind donations and time. Whatever you choose to give, we are more than happy to receive.
With your support, socially vulnerable children will have access to a full-day of learning in a Kindergarten classroom. Here’s how you can help!
-Make a financial contribution
100 per cent of all contributions go directly into a full-day Kindergarten program.
Donations of $25 or more are eligible for an official donation receipt.
Contact us to make a contribution via cheque or cash.
-Make an in-kind donation
Our schools are in need of resources and items that can enrich the learning environment. Contact us if you have books, mittens and toques, educational supplies, furniture, etc. to donate.
-Give us with your time
We are always looking for new Foundation friends. Contact us if you’d like to:
Attend an event