Introducing BFF Meetups: Group Healing Through Conversation

The Breaking Free Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a new program we’re offering, BFF Meetups: group healing through conversations. Our President, Theo Fleury will lead a group conversation about trauma and healing. Participate actively or simply as a listener, as these are safe spaces to connect with BFF and the greater trauma and healing community.

BFF Meetups are only being held in Calgary at this time, and you can join us at locations listed on the following dates:

  • August 10 at 7pm at The Commons: 105, 1210 20 Ave SE *FREE to attend*

Entry to BFF Meetups is with a donation to Breaking Free Foundation, and at Cardel with a food bank item as well. We appreciate the support for our organization and the community. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well.

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  1. Clayton Ghostkeeper / March 1, 2016

    I really could use this in my life! Theo is such an inspiration, a great thing for people come to! Clayton G.

  2. Janet Rheault / June 1, 2016

    This week is Victims & Survivors of Crime Week.
    As a victim & survivor of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a United Church minister I know first hand the effects of abuse. But I also know how powerful breaking free of the shame is. After 31 years I was able to prosecute.
    I like the concept of the BFF Meetups – is there any chance we could get this group organized in Winnipeg?
    “Power of our Voices” is the National theme for this week.
    Take care.

  3. Mom / June 1, 2016


    Can you tell me, typically what the age range is at the meetings? My son is 16 and has attended the Sheldon Kennedy Foundation but I think he is a little uncomfortable walking in as it is set up for a much younger crowd. Would he feel like everyone there is much too old? I would like to bring him tonight but I don’t want it to backfire either if he feels he doesn’t belong.

    • Amber Craig / June 1, 2016

      Any age is welcome to attend, if they feel comfortable. We are certain your son would be comfortable in this setting. If anything is ever not comfortable for him, you are welcome to leave at any time. We’re confident he’ll enjoy it though!

      • Mom / June 2, 2016

        So, we didn’t manage to make it out because my son ended up staying for extra ice after school (hockey player), but I was extremely pleased when I did tell him about it and he said he probably would have gone had we known earlier about it. I think this is a great opportunity for him to gain the tools to move forward. Unfortunately, I didn’t know anything about it until I saw Theo on Global yesterday morning and then came in to work to look further in to it. That being said, could you tell me if there are any other meetings scheduled?

        • Amber Craig / June 2, 2016

          We do have one in September, but due to the demand from last night we are looking at booking another one in the summer. Please stay tuned!

  4. Kim Grieder / June 1, 2016

    What are the dates of meetings after June?

    • Amber Craig / June 2, 2016

      We have one in September but details are not available yet. Also, we are trying to fit one in this summer due to the response from last night.

  5. Lucie Stokell / June 6, 2016

    I would like details for the next session please. and thanks.

    • Amber Craig / June 8, 2016

      August 10th at 7pm at The Commons: 105, 1210 20 Ave SE

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