A lot has changed in our city and at CUPS since we opened our doors in 1989. Over the course of our 30th year, we will be diving into our past to honour our beginnings and celebrate our growth and impact. This month, we’re going back — way back — to where it all began!
There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes at CUPS. To help shed some light on our operations, throughout the year we’ll be taking clients, donors, volunteers — the entire community! — on a journey inside CUPS, so that they can better understand the many programs that enable us to effectively support vulnerable Calgarians.
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary this month and throughout the year, we’re looking back at some key milestones that capture how we’ve evolved to become the science-based organization we are today — and what a journey it has been!
By building resilience in people, we build a more resilient community for all. In addition to applying the principles of Brain Science, we have grown in our ability to demonstrate our impact in the community by moving towards evidence-informed practice.
Hours of direct client work at CUPS, paired with the literature around resilience, have led us to explore what types of support we can offer to build resilience and achieve better outcomes for our clients.
Let’s talk about how we use science and our understanding of trauma to inform our practice. One common question we find ourselves answering is, “what do you mean when you say you are based in science?” This is a big question, but we will start with the basics because the answer to this is the foundation of everything we do at CUPS.
At CUPS, we are innovators and trailblazers in our sector. Over the past 30 years we have moved from a traditional charity model to a become a science-based organization that is defining a new approach to the social challenges of poverty and trauma.