School Counselling

Community Resources:

Family and Community Support Services. Please enter Children & Youth or counselling in the search section. A number of resources will be listed for you to contact.

http://www.fortsask.ca/residents/family-community-support-services-fcss

Strathcona County and Family Community services (780-464-4404) offer a wide variety of counselling services and programs. Located in Sherwood Park.

familyandcommunity@strathcona.ab.ca

https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/parents-children-families/children-and-parents/mhcb/parentsupport/

https://www.strathcona.ca/community-families/well-being-and-mental-health/counselling-groups/

Here is a link that will find services based on your location. Please enter Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park into the search bar. You will get more options.

https://apps.kidshelpphone.ca/resourcesaroundme/welcome.html

University of Alberta: http://www.edpsychology.ualberta.ca/CentresAndInstitutes/ClinicalServices.aspx.

College of Alberta Psychologists Referral Line – 1-888-424-0297

Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan: http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program

http://fortsask.bgccan.com/programs/youth-and-family-support-program/group-support-for-children-and-youth

Walk in counselling services at Strathcona County:

https://www.strathcona.ca/departments/family-and-community-services/programs-and-services/counselling-services/

 

 

Alberta Health Services Caregiver Series:

Caregiver Education Series

Caregiver Education Spring Session/May-June 2019

Reduce Stigma. Receive Information. Reflect on Strategies.

The Children, Youth & Families-Addiction and Mental Health (AHS) and Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD) are pleased to continue to provide the Caregiver Education Series. These free 90 minute sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with basic level information regarding addiction and mental health challenges that can and do affect children and youth.

Register now at www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

or www.surveymonkey.com/r/caregiversessions

 Who can attend:

Presentations are hosted in schools but are open to all adults in the community. Note that some sessions focus on topics relating to elementary school children while others apply mainly to adolescents. Unless specified, sessions are for an adult audience; however some sessions welcome youth (ages 12+) to attend with their parent/caregiver.

Registration:

All current sessions can be found at our website: www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca

 

Family and Community Services

Adults only-Free & Facilitated Counselling Group for families of LGTBQS+ Youth 

Families & allies welcome!

• Drop-In, registration upon arrival

• Open to new participants

• Snacks & refreshments included

1st & 3rd Wednesday form 6:30-8:00 pm

Th ere are unique challenges to raising any child , and to staying connected a s a family. This counselling group will provide connection, understanding and education for families and allies who want support as they journey with their LGBTQ S+ loved ones .

• Healthy relationships

• Creating safety

• How to be a support

• Navigating change

• Resources for loved ones

• Affirming health care

LOCATION Family and Community Services 2nd Floor, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park

For more information call 780-464-4044 strathcona.ca/ groups

 

Fort Saskatchewan Pride Week Events   

Fort Saskatchewan Pride Week Events

Friday, May 24th                     PRIDE Week Kick-Off

To kick off the week, come down to City Hall from 4pm – 7pm to participate in some activities. A proclamation will be signed by the Mayor.

Saturday, May 25th                       PRIDE Flag Raising at Families First

Come out and join Families First in a PRIDE Flag raising event at 9:15am, and stick around for the Car Seat Clinic.             

Country Chic

Country Chic is hosting a PRIDE Workshop starting at 1:00pm, sign up at: https://countrychic.ca/

Pride Bowling at Fort Lanes

Fort Lanes is hosting a Pride bowling night for a deal of $12/ per person for 2 games! Fort Lanes will be open from 7pm -9pm.                            

Sunday, May 26th                    Fort Saskatchewan United Church

The Fort Saskatchewan United Church is hosting an inclusive service and raising the Pride Flag outside their church.

Monday, May 27th                  Play Mob       

Families First is hosting a PRIDE week Play Mob from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the RCMP Park.

Tuesday, May 28th                  PRIDE Week Speaker

Dow Chemical is sponsoring two speakers to share their stories at the Dow Centennial Centre in the Lions Mane room, 7:00 – 8:30pm. Tabor Pearson who is the Operations Inclusion & Diversity Focal Point for Dow Canada and Marni Panas who is the lead of the diversity and inclusion team with one of Canada’s largest employers and has done TED talks and been on BBC and CNN.

Wednesday, May 29th             Reading with Royalty

The Fort Saskatchewan Library is hosting Reading with Royalty from 10:30am – 11:15am during their family story time.

Thursday, May 30th                 Drag Make-Up

The Fort Saskatchewan Library is hosting Drag Make-Up workshop with Dragging Youth Series from 6:00pm – 8:30pm