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#NotInMyCity – About the Campaign


Right now, more people are in slavery than ever before. And they are enslaved through human trafficking.


Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings. People – primarily young children – are being recruited, controlled, and used for sex and labour. They are being bought and sold against their will through force, coercion, and fraud.

93% of victims trafficked in Canada are Canadian citizens. Victims are trafficked from one place to another, often to large entertainment centres and sporting events. Police have documented trafficking activity at events like The Juno Awards, the F1 Race, and the Calgary Stampede. Events like these are targeted specifically by traffickers and create a demand for sexual exploitation activities. We are focusing our attention on these events in order to fight human trafficking.


#NotInMyCity is a campaign that seeks to raise awareness about human trafficking in Calgary, with a focus on sexual exploitation. Our goal is to raise awareness in the community, shine a spotlight on existing resources, and provide strategies to stand up against human trafficking.


Through the #NotInMyCity campaign, we hope to engage the Calgary community as we stand together and say “no more” to human trafficking.


Dr. Monea has teamed up with Sheldon Kennedy and Paul Brandt to fight human trafficking as part of the #NotInMyCity campaign.

Anna’s Vision

At Eye Health Centres, we go the extra mile to give back to the community. Here is some information about Anna’s Vision initiative:

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Charity founded by Dr. Monea in 2010

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Free eye exam

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Provides full eye exams and glasses at no charge for homeless children, teens, and young adults in both Saskatchewan and Alberta

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One half-day a month is dedicated to selected kids brought to the office by outreach members of Boys & Girls Clubs

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Free frames and lenses (donated by our office)

Should you get to know about an eye care need for a child, please send details to Dr. Monea directly at

Annas Vision

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Providing Comprehensive Eye Care in Calgary

At Eye Health Centres, we are committed to providing comprehensive eye care services to the community of Calgary. Our team of optometrists is dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of our patients' eyes through regular eye exams, early detection of eye diseases, and personalized treatment plans.


Comprehensive Eye Exams: We believe that regular eye exams are essential for maintaining good eye health. During an eye exam, our optometrists will assess your vision, screen for eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, and check the overall health of your eyes. Early detection and treatment of eye conditions can help prevent vision loss and maintain optimal eye health.


Advanced Diagnostic Technology: At Eye Health Centres, we utilize advanced diagnostic technology to provide the highest level of eye care. Our diagnostic equipment allows us to accurately assess the health of your eyes and detect any abnormalities or eye diseases early on. This technology enables us to provide precise and effective treatment plans for our patients.


Personalized Treatment Plans: We understand that each patient is unique, which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to individual needs. Whether you need prescription eyewear, contact lenses, or treatment for an eye condition, our optometrists will work with you to develop a plan that meets your specific needs and lifestyle.


Educational Resources: At Eye Health Centres, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their eye health. We provide educational resources and information to help you understand your eye condition, treatment options, and how to maintain good eye health.


Community Involvement: We are proud to be actively involved in the Calgary community and support initiatives that promote eye health and overall well-being. Our involvement in campaigns such as #NotInMyCity and Anna's Vision reflects our commitment to giving back to the community and making a positive impact on the lives of others.


Schedule Your Eye Exam Today: If you are looking for a trusted optometrist Calgary Abz, dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care services, look no further than Eye Health Centres. Schedule your eye exam today and take the first step towards maintaining optimal eye health.

Eye Health Tips for Calgary Residents

Living in Calgary comes with its own set of unique challenges when it comes to eye health. From the dry climate to the high altitude, there are several factors that can affect your eyes. Here are some tips to help you maintain good eye health in Calgary:


Wear Sunglasses: The high altitude in Calgary means that you are closer to the sun, which can increase your risk of UV-related eye damage. Wear sunglasses that block 100% of UV rays whenever you are outdoors to protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation.


Stay Hydrated: The dry climate in Calgary can lead to dry eyes, especially during the winter months. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and using a humidifier in your home to help keep your eyes moist.


Take Breaks from Screens: Whether you are working on a computer or scrolling through your phone, prolonged screen time can strain your eyes. Follow the 20-20-20 rule – every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and look at something 20 feet away to reduce eye strain.


Eat a Healthy Diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially those high in vitamins A, C, and E, can help maintain good eye health. These vitamins are essential for maintaining the health of your eyes and may reduce your risk of eye diseases.


Visit Your Optometrist Regularly: Regular eye exams are essential for maintaining good eye health. Your optometrist can detect early signs of eye diseases and provide treatment to help preserve your vision. Schedule an eye exam with Eye Health Centres in Calgary to ensure the health of your eyes.


By following these tips and scheduling regular eye exams, you can maintain good eye health and enjoy clear vision for years to come.

Calgary Herald: Country music artist Paul Brandt to head Alberta's anti-human-trafficking task force

Country music artist and activist Paul Brandt will lead the province’s anti-human-trafficking task force, charged with researching how Alberta can better combat human trafficking and empower survivors.


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