North Rocky View Community Links has been providing services and resources to local families for nearly 40 years. The non-profit organization provides individuals and families with and connects them to services, supports and resources.

“Women are pivotal to the success of Community Links,” says Brenda Hume, executive director of the charitable organization.

“We demonstrate collaborative leadership within community initiatives, are direct decision makers, and are dedicated to understanding the diversity and complexity of families and the reality of family life in Airdrie.”

Community Links supports a work-life balance for women by providing a variety of flexible work arrangements to manage work and volunteer time, caregiving responsibilities and educational needs.

“Empowerment, compassion and support are pillars of the organization from both a workplace perspective and a service delivery model,” says Hume.

“We strive for all women to inspire and advance their participation in the workplace and in their own journey of development.”

Community Links family resource services manager Barb Gross has worked with the organization for 22 years.

She says the non-profit is making a difference for families in the community, while fostering a supportive work environment.

“Many of us have struggled with the challenges of raising children and it is a privilege to pass on our knowledge, experience and understanding to families on their parenting journey,” she says.