Connecting Through Story in Strathcona County

Submitted by: Lauren McGougan “Stories have the power to create social change and inspire community” – Terry Tempest Williams Strathcona County’s Social Action is an innovative forum to share inspiring stories of connection, community and resilience. Developed by the Social Framework Leadership Table, a table of community leaders, Social Action is a platform to share […]

A Silver Lining in the Pandemic!

BEAUMONT Submitted by: Kim Williston, Beaumont FCSS Isolation and lack of connection were huge concerns for many residents during the COVID pandemic. Realizing there were significant barriers in availability and accessibility to technology for low income residents during the pandemic, Beaumont FCSS partnered with the local Food Bank to secure a technology grant through the […]

Youth Volunteer Camp

HINTON Submitted by: Lisa Brett, Volunteer & Information Centre Coordinator The very first attempt to host a Youth Volunteer Camp was a success, despite lower registrations than expected. It just so happened that four youth, from four different schools, enrolled with one goal in mind: volunteering. Each youth reported that they were interested in getting […]

Emotional Self-Regulation

GREENVIEW Submitted by: Lisa Hannaford, Manager, FCSS It has become common to hear that children and youth arproblems, related to str“Degulation are a core feature of many adolescent emotional and behavioral problems, including depression, anxiety, conduct problems, deliberate self-injury, disordered eating, and substance use and abuse” (Broderick and Jennings, 2012). At Green View FCSS we […]

Men in Retirement Gathering 2017- Men’s Health in Retirement

COCHRANE Submitted by: Susan Flowers, Manager, FCSS On February 4th, over fifty men in the Cochrane and area community converged for a day of speakers, displays, a catered lunch, and a chance to connect with other men at the inaugural Men in Retirement Gathering. Organizers were delighted with the turnout; and both committee and participants […]

Developing Through Mentorship

BARONS-EUREKA-WARNER Submitted by: Zakk Morrison, Director The annual resiliency Campaign and Celebration is an initiative in Taber, Alberta that targets local Grade 5 students. This initiative is a two-part collaborative effort organized by Barons-Eureka-Warner FCSS, AHS Addictions and Mental Health, and Family Connections. The Campaign focuses on teaching students the four elements of resiliency (feelings, […]

Wild Rose Community Connections – Dad’s Central – M.D. of Foothills

The majority of fathers want to be more involved. The rapid growth in fatherhood research, resources, and programs in recent years indicates an increased acceptance and understanding that responsible fathers play a vital role in their children’s development. 76% of dads surveyed in Canada said they don’t know of available supports or services available in […]