History & Guiding Principles
Shalom maintains a unique culture and set of guiding principles:
- Our concern for the shalom (peace and well-being) of each client, volunteer, supporter, and employee.
- Supportive and respectful teamwork valuing each one’s contribution.
- Provision of a welcoming and inviting, peaceful atmosphere.
- Shalom has no competitors; we support whoever is doing good for our community.
- “Shalom’s to Share” – to share generously all that we have for the good of the Kingdom and our community.
- We build partnerships and raise up friends who share a vision for Shalom.
- We value the relationships we have with our Friends and Partners.
- We show respect for all people, including other employees, clients, volunteers.
- We consistently demonstrate that we recognize the values, opinions, and dignity of all others.
- We do that which honours God and furthers His Shalom.
- We place quality work ahead of quantity.
- We work at a pace that promotes peace and respects the need for self-care.
- 1999 – Shalom begins with one Counsellor and volunteer Administrative Staff as a program of Parkland Christian Church (PCC).
- 2003 – Shalom registers as a branch charity of PCC
- 2006 – Shalom has outgrown its space and subsequently moves to a new location under a lease from Balmoral Bible Chapel in August. In December Shalom becomes incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act as its own Registered Charity.
- 2015 – Shalom opens a satellite office in Olds. Shalom purchases land in Timberlands subdivision for future development.
About Our Name
Shalom is an old word rich in meaning. Shalom describes a deep inner peace and a sense of well-being. Too often day to day troubles rob us of the shalom our hearts desire. Our wish for you is that you would experience shalom. We experience shalom when we are at peace within ourselves, with others and with God.