About Legacy Place Society

About Legacy Place Society

Legacy Place Society provides confidential, early intervention and empathetic support for active and veteran Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical/Fire/911 Dispatch, and Canadian Armed Forces personnel and their families.  Based primarily in Alberta, Legacy Place Society provides outreach and support across Canada.  Not for profit registered charity #891549420

OUR OBJECTIVES:

  • Confidential crisis response by telephone line (403-201-9945 6am-10pm MST)  that facilitates connection to professional and peer support.
  • Provide confidential and safe transitional housing for well-being, safety, security and access to professional support for recovery from a broad range of serious health related, relationship or personal difficulties.  Legacy Place houses are located in North Calgary, South Edmonton and Red Deer.  
  • Outreach work and event hosting aimed at developing knowledge, reducing stigma and building networks related to mental wellness and suicide awareness.  Hosting a family camp and recreation opportunities that serve to further support positive interactions of first responders and military personnel with peers, friends and their families. 
  • NEW:  The Legacy Place Tribute Memorial Garden & Guest House – located about 10 minutes NW of Calgary city limits on 8 acres of picturesque rural property.  The rolling landscape is a beautiful and peaceful location for walking, gardening, photography, visiting or tree planting in honor or memory of a loved one.  The property includes a 3 bedroom fully equipped villa that can be reserved as a way to unwind and regenerate in a rural setting.  The cost is simply a donation of any amount and a charitable tax receipt will be issued.

OUR MISSION: Provide empathetic support that builds resiliency individually and within our First Responder and Military Families.

OUR VISION: That all First Responder and Military Personnel have user friendly access to resources to build resiliency  as an individual and/or as a family.

OUR VALUES: Family, Empathy, Diversity, Inclusivity, Confidentiality, Collaboration and Integrity

From Legacy Place Society Chairperson – Kenneth C L King

It is a privilege to serve the tremendous people who are Legacy Place Society family; people of integrity, honor, and dedication to others. I have the utmost respect for those that have chosen careers in public service and it is my wish that they and their families all live life with joy and success. Thank you for all that you do. These past couple of years have evolved with sound decisions that have strengthened the foundational underpinnings of Legacy Place.

As a group we have taken great steps forward in solidifying our structural and financial systems and have seen overall organizational growth. Sustainability strategies have been designed and will continue to evolve. Many of the Legacy Place family have participated in the programs and mission trips and they continue to bring insight to the various committees and Board as to how to develop in these areas. This helps to recognize the needs of the organization so that we can focus on topics that are most valuable and desired.

I would like to thank the many dedicated volunteers and staff in all they do to see Legacy Place Society move forward. Our victories are all credited to your compassionate efforts and dedication. May we continue to stay inspired and guided by the Legacy Place mission and vision as we plan and implement our future endeavor’s.

From Legacy Place Society Executive Director – Diana Festejo

Those that serve in the Legacy Place Society family are to be congratulated and highly honored for all they do to strengthen our communities and country. The demands of their chosen professions and its impact on themselves and families are unique and at times complex.

This is a shared responsibility.  The issues of Post Traumatic Stress Injuries (PTSI), Operational Stress Injury (OSI), and the psychological and physiological impact on our veteran Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical/Fire/911 Dispatch and Canadian Armed Forces personnel can create emotional and physical havoc. The vicarious trauma and demands of the professions can be major stressors on the individual and the family.  

Legacy Place Society encourages our men and women in uniform and their families to steer themselves through the everyday adversity, reframe the difficult realities of their profession and to encourage daily behaviors that are conducive to recharge and re-engage with themselves, their families and work place.

Legacy Place Society strives to provide resources that are relevant and meaningful to strengthening those who we are proud to call our community heroes and their families. As we collectively and with collaboration with membership, go through the various programs, mission trips, fund raising events, and all that is involved in the logistics of each of these areas, I continue to be amazed at how great people come together for the well being of others.  There is something to be said about the ability to start healing when a story is shared. 

Legacy Place has a large team of amazing volunteers and as I reflect back on the many conversations I am truly proud and grateful of each person’s commitment and high level of enthusiasm for the task at hand. Thank you to our donors – those who have faithfully provided financial support and those who are just starting to learn more about our work.

We value this investment and partnership you have with Legacy Place Society as it turns into a reinvestment back into each of our communities.

Latest News & Events

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  • Jun22

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  • May25

    OPERATION EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP – Legacy Place Society – Social Services Support Grant

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