Edmonton Branch

In June of 2022, we hit the ground running to establish our Edmonton Mamas for Mamas branch. The Edmonton community has provided strong and embracing support which has enabled us to start supporting our Edmonton (and surrounding) communities. We are considered a satellite branch as we have not yet secured a permanent location (coming soon!). We have our mobile Karma Markets throughout the year and advertise those events on our social media to keep the community aware.

Check out this Pura article featuring our incredible Partnership/Community Engagement Coordinator, Marcie Peterson, to learn more about the work we’re doing in Edmonton.  

Our Team

Marcie Peterson

Partnership/Community Engagement Coordinator

Marcie grew up in the Red Deer area but has lived in Edmonton since 2009. She has a nursing background and because of this – serving her community has always been extremely important to her. She has embraced her role with Mamas for Mamas Edmonton and heads our Edmonton team of volunteers.

Jaime Harnett (they/them)

Resource Coordinator

Jaime was born in the Okanagan but grew up in the Edmonton area. Jaime is currently studying Child and Youthcare at a local college. Jaime assists with Resource Coordination and also helps out as a general volunteer whenever needed.

Jenn Northery

Resource Coordinator / Facebook Moderator

Hey mamas! My name is Jenn. I’ve been a volunteer with Mamas for Mamas since early 2022, and prior to that was an active Facebook member in BC. My family and I moved to Camrose, AB in May 2022. I have a beautiful step daughter and an Angel son. I enjoy my days working as a nurse and spending time with my family and pets.

Justine James

Social Worker

Justine was born in Edmonton, but grew up in Lethbridge, AB. She moved back to Edmonton in 2013. Justine studied social work at MacEwan University and is a registered social worker. In addition, Justine is a certified birth doula and loves supporting mamas and families. She is a wife and mama herself.

Amanda Bourgoin

Resource Coordinator & Facebook Moderator

Amanda was born and raised in the Edmonton area. Amanda comes to Mamas for Mamas with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She is keen on helping the many families we support in the Edmonton region.

Kirsten McLevin

Resource Coordinator & Facebook Moderator

Born & raised in the southern Alberta Rocky Mountains, Kirsten moved to Edmonton in 2016. She has a diploma in Accounting & spends most of her free time volunteering around the Edmonton area. She currently resides in Gibbons, AB & truly believes that just being kind to one another would change the world.

Want to get involved?

Join our growing team and bring your community together!

Join our psycho-educational groups

Groups

Anxiety and Depression Group
Whole Mama
Young Mama
Grief and Loss Support Group
Well-Rounded Parent

January 10, 2023

This 6-week workshop focuses on understanding depression and anxiety as well as gaining the tools to assist in combating the symptoms. Each session is built on the next as you continue to learn strategies and techniques to help you overcome depression and anxiety. Every session will help you take steps towards the life that you desire and are so deserving of.

In the 6 weeks together, you will gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety and feelings of depression, learn tools to challenge negative thinking patterns, become more confident in communicating and setting healthy boundaries, while practicing self-care and meeting your basic human needs.

The 6-week program consists of

  • Understanding Depression and Anxiety
  • Self-care and Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Helpful Thinking
  • Communication & Boundaries
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Goal Setting

If you are struggling with depression and/or anxiety, please join this workshop and gain the support a group offers.

Facilitated by a Registered Counsellor.

November 7, 2023

This program is designed for women to become more centered in who they are, and to take steps towards the successes they desire. The workshop is 6 weeks in length, covering the following topics:

  • Goal Setting
  • Self-Care and Mindfulness
  • 4 Pillars of Health
  • Financial Literacy
  • Communications/Relationships
  • Values and Strengths
  • Inner Beauty (optional – extracurricular on own    time)

Each topic is focused on gaining a deeper understanding and acceptance of one’s self.

Facilitated by a Registered Professional Counsellor.

November 1, 2022 | September 12, 2023

This well-informed 7-week workshop is designed to comfort, instruct and celebrate with the youngest members of the mama world. Navigating motherhood as a new and young mama can seem daunting and overwhelming.

In this program years of experience are brought together to take the fear and the unknown out of becoming or being a new young mama.

We are proud to offer the transferring of knowledge from mamas with experience and experts in the world of motherhood to young mothers that embark on this journey with us. You will benefit from the support, guidance and mentoring that this program offers.

The topics covered include:

  • Introduction – Mind Mapping – (processing ideas, fears, strengths, weaknesses)
  • Postpartum Depression / Baby blues
  • Navigating Parenting
  • Self-care and Mom Balance
  • Sleep – baby and mom
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition – (healthy eating, easy meal planning, breastfeeding, bottle feeding)
  • Financial/Budgeting
  • Identity / Goals
  • Relationships and Sex after baby (body image)

Motherhood is a gift, not meant to be done alone. Let’s talk about it, all the fears, concerns, overwhelming thoughts and the joy and delight. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child; let this program be a part of your village.

February 28, 2023

“Grief is an emotional experience and no matter how hard society tries to act as if sad feelings don’t exist – THEY DO”      -author unknown

At Mamas for Mamas we offer a program for Grief and Loss. We recognize that Grief is a difficult and lonely journey. Our goal is to offer support and companionship to mamas that have experienced loss. Loss comes in many shapes and forms, but the one thing it has in common, is pain; whether it is lost through miscarriage, stillborn, loss of infant or child, a life partner, friend, parent or sibling. No one should have to grieve this kind of pain alone.

Through this 6 week Grief and Loss Support Group, we offer support as you gain an understanding of the stages of grief and coping techniques on your grief journey. The group was designed with the purpose of creating a safe and intimate space for each individual to begin their healing journey.  This is a safe place where we provide support for each other and provide the opportunity to experience new ways to understand your own grieving process and how to move forward in a new normal that you did not ask for.

This group is facilitated by a registered counselor.

August 13, 2023

 

Are you looking to have a successful start to fall with your littles? We are taking a new spin on looking at parenting and how you can become a well-Rounded Parent and feel good about yourself. This group is open to anyone looking to understand themselves and their reactions to their children. We are taking an in-depth look at the central nervous system and how this impacts the world around you, the impact this has on your children and relationships. As well as how meeting your basic human needs can assist in regulating your stress responses. Join us online to explore trauma, wellness, self concepts, morals and more and how you can implement these techniques into your everyday life to become the Well-Rounded parent.

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