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Welcome! Here at Stony Plain FCSS our mission is to support families and individuals in all life stages through prevention focused programs to promote and maintain social wellness for a healthy community.

Town of Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services #107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1E7 Phone: 780-963-8583 Fax: 780-963-1951 Email: pfcss@stonyplain.com www.stonyplain.com/fcss Hours of Office Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30 am — 4:30 pm

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Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902-51 Avenue, Stony Plain Phone: 780-968-3846 Fax: 780-968-3987 Email: spyc@shaw.ca www.spyc.ca Hours of Office Operation: Monday to Wednesday (11:00 am - 6:00 pm) Thursday (11:00 am - 8:00 pm) Friday (2:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

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PROGRAM OUTLINE

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INDIVIDUAL CLIENT SERVICES Provides supported Information and Referral to ensure residents are referred and matched to appropriate services.

PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Provides prevention focused programs and activities that enhance the quality of life of Stony Plain and Parkland County residents.

YOUTH CENTRE & SERVICES Provides mentorship and a safe place for youth in the community. Programs and special events are planned in conjunction with youth and are offered to meet their changing needs.

VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES Promotes and facilitates volunteerism in the community.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS Provides leadership and facilitates partnerships among major community stakeholders to enhance effective collaboration.

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INDIVIDUAL CLIENT SERVICES Information and Referral (I & R) FCSS provides supported information and referral services with two certified Information and Referral Specialists on staff. I&R services available to residents and agencies include one-on-one comprehensive information and support, assistance with forms and access to services, informative publications, and up-to-date resource lists. Let us help you find what you are looking for! Pick up one of our publications at the Stony Plain Town Office and many other convenient locations throughout town. Current publications include: Housing Booklet, Green Book, Seniors’ Booklet, Parkland Area Youth Services Directory and various resource lists. Visit our website at www.stonyplain.com/fcss.

Counseling If you need assistance in developing a strategy or in coping with a situation in your life, our services can help. Our counseling program offers confidential assistance with a certified and experienced professional. The subsidized service is available to lower income individuals, couples, families and youth. To determine if you qualify for the program, please contact our office.

Did You Know? 211 provides Information and Referral services to Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and most of Parkland County, with a single point of access to comprehensive information through trained certified professionals on a 24—hr-a-day, 7—days a week basis.

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Handle with Care Fridays: January 20 – March 10 (9:30 am - 11:30 am) Family Connection Centre (5600-50 Street, Stony Plain) No Cost Childcare Available – limited spots so register early Handle with care is a simple interactive program to help parents and caregivers promote the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and Alberta Parenting for the Future Association

Registration Required by January 18 780-963-0549

Lets Talk Dementia Tuesday, January 31 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Presenter: Representative from Alberta Council on Aging

Registration Required by January 27 780-962-7618

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. This information session will identify the signs and symptoms of Dementia. Learn how to address concerns and what resources are available. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS

Personal Directives & Power of Attorney Thursday, February 9 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost

Registration Required by February 2

A Personal Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney 780-962-7618 are legal documents you should write in case something medically disabling happens and you cannot make your own personal or financial decisions in the future. Representatives from the Office of the Public Guardian will present information and answer questions. Presented in partnership with Tri-CALA, Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Cash Management: Making the Most of Your Retirement Thursday, February 23 (6:30 pm-8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost

Registration Required by February 16 780-962-7618

Pre-retirement financial planning can help you get the most out of your money and reach your goals after you retire. Learn the basics of financial planning and what government benefits are available so you can develop a financial plan that works for you. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, Spruce Grove FCSS, and Tri-CALA

Parenting: A Balancing Act Saturdays: February 25 – March 18 (9:30 am - 11:30 am) Family Connection Centre (5600-50 Street, Stony Plain) No Cost Childcare available – limited spots so register early A program which seeks to provide parents with a way of finding a balance between being too harsh or too soft, too distant or too close. Parents learn Registration Required by ways of adjusting their parenting to deal with February 23 challenging situations. The program shows parents 780-963-0549 a way to return to a position of authority in the family while teaching very important lessons about the maintenance of healthy relationships. Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future Association and Stony Plain FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Gifts of Imperfection Saturday, March 11 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Spruce Grove FCSS (#105, 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove) Cost: $30/person (subsidy available) (Bring a bagged lunch)

Registration Required by March 6

This workshop is based on the work of Dr. Brene 780-962-7618 Brown and her work studying vulnerability and authenticity and the impact these traits can have on our relationships and our ability to live life to the fullest. Participants will explore ways to enhance their self-esteem and increase their sense of love and belonging, which can help them to live wholeheartedly and embrace a more authentic way of being. Join us on a journey as we let go of who we think we are supposed to be and embrace who we really are. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS

Effective Co-parenting after Separation Wednesdays: March 15, 22, 29 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) Cost: $50/person (subsidy available) Facilitator: Jaemi Bertrand QMed Registration A mediation specialist will be presenting the Required by March 8 following topics:

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The impact of separation on your children. 780-962-7618 Common barriers to effective co-parenting. Skills for dealing with anger and conflict. Positive communication. Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, Stony Plain FCSS, and Spruce Grove FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Practical Wellness Series Thursdays: March 16 - April 20 (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $45/Person (subsidy available)

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You can embark on a rewarding journey of selfRequired by March 10 improvement to get to know yourself better, get more grounded, improve your life, find happiness 780-962-7618 and live in personal peace on a daily basis. Use the practical wellness program as a straight to the point blueprint for wellness to achieve your own specific goals while avoiding time consuming and anxiety-provoking pitfalls. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS Week One Week Two Week Three Week Four Week Five Week Six

Where do I want to go, and who do I want to be? Understanding my own self and managing stress. Communication and connection Self-Regulation Skills (relaxation, meditation, mindfulness). Selfreport/How am I doing? Finding patterns and untwisting them Launch Pad - Focus on individual goals

Handling Anger Boot Camp Thursdays: March 16 - April 20 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $60/person (subsidy available)

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Learn how to express anger without hurting yourself, Required by March 10 others or your relationships. This six week program will help you to think your way through life, instead of 780-962-7618 reacting to it. This fast paced and practical course will help you change the destructive force of anger into positive energy at your work and home. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Estate Planning and Wills Tuesday, March 21 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost

Registration Required by March 14

780-962-7618 The presenter will discuss the purpose of writing a will, what is involved in making a will and what are some of the common mistakes. A legal representative will present information and answer questions on estate planning and wills. Presented in partnership with Tri-CALA, Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS

Retirement Groove: Finding Yours! TM Wednesday, March 22 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $25/person (book included)

Registration Required by March 15

780-962-7618 Retirement has always been a huge life change. Although we still call it by the same name, today’s retirement is different. It’s longer. It’s healthier. Options are diverse. Our needs and expectations may not be the same as generations before us. Please join Alexis LeClair- coach, facilitator and writer in search of the Retirement Groove. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, Spruce Grove FCSS, and Tri-CALA

Parenting Blended Families Thursday, March 23 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Presenter: Ali Wilks - Certified Step Families Coach

Registration Required by March 16 780-962-7618

There are no simple rule books for step parenting. If parenting is the toughest job in the world, add about an extra 50 shades of confusion to the dynamics of step families. Step parenting is hard. Finding your place, finding your fit and finding your identity can feel overwhelming. The journey can be hard. You will come away from this session feeling supported, heard, validated and empowered to deal with anything that comes your way. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS , Spruce Grove FCSS and Alberta Parenting for the Future Association 9


PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Declutter Your Life Thursday, March 30 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Facilitator: Daina Benson – Keep it Neat

Registration Required by March 24 780-962-7618

“Clutter isn't just in your home, attic, garage or office. Clutter is also in your mind, and distracts you from the amazing things you are meant to do” - Katrina Mayer. Come to this information session to hear from a Professional Organizer why you should declutter and get tips on how to organize your home, which will bring life balance and enhance your well-being. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

COMPASS for the Caregiver Tuesdays: April 4 - May 23 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) $20/person - includes manual Registration Required by Facilitators trained by Alberta Caregivers March 31 Association COMPASS is a nine module program that gives 780-962-7618 caregivers the tools to better manage the unique demands and challenges they face as caregivers. Topics include stress and burnout, dealing with difficult emotions like guilt and grief, putting yourself first and navigating the system. COMPASS provides a safe place for caregivers to share their experiences with others who understand. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Canadian Couponing Wednesday, April 5 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost

Registration Required by March 31

How much money can you really save by using coupons? Is it worth your time? Learning how to 780-962-7618 coupon in Canada takes commitment and building a stockpile doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time to learn how to shop smart and get used to using coupons in large quantities. Please join us to hear from a local resident who has figured it out! Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS 10


PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Speak Up! Assertive Communication for Women Tuesday, April 11 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) $25/Person Facilitator: Jaemi Bertrand QMed

Registration Required by April 4

Learn how to express your thoughts and feelings in a 780-962-7618 healthy and positive manner! Being assertive is a communication skill that can help boost your selfesteem, decrease stress and foster mutual respect. In this two hour workshop, you will learn about assertiveness and how to express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view while also respecting the rights and beliefs of others. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Planning a Funeral Wednesday, April 12 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost Facilitator: Memorial Society

Registration Required by April 5 780-962-7618

When a death occurs in any family or among friends, the grief can be tremendous and healing can take a very long time. Prearrangement can have a positive impact on your family and friends simply because they know you have made your own decisions. This provides piece of mind well beyond dollars spent. An individual or couple can make their own choices, therefore saving loved ones heartache, expense and added stress at the time of death. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Frauds and Scams Thursday, April 20 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) George Hennig Place (4808– 57 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Presenter: Alberta Council on Aging

Registration Required by April 13 780 962 -7618

A representative will present information on the common frauds and scams in our community. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Mindfulness: Finding Peace and Happiness in a Frantic World Mondays, April 24 and May 1 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) $30/person Happiness is not easy to define – yet people know what it means to them. How do you become happier? Join Judy Cooper to find a calmer, kinder, more peaceful happiness. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Registration Required by April 17

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RESP: Children’s Education Savings Planning Tuesday, April 25 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost This information session will assist individuals to Registration Required by open an RESP for their child’s post-secondary April 18 education. The Governments of Canada and Alberta have several financial programs 780 962 -7618 available to assist families in saving for their children’s post-secondary education. Learn more about the variety of grants and bonds available. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS 12


PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Basic Facilitation Skills Training Workshop Tuesday, May 2 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) Wednesday, May 3 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) Thursday, May 4 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) $169/person Registration required – Call 780-963-8583 Visit website for registration form - www.stonyplain.com/fcss

Professional facilitators from Alberta Culture provide hands-on ‘learn while doing’, accessible instruction in the art of group facilitation. This is a practical workshop that provides learning through instruction, discussion, small and large group work, practice and feedback. This course is not intended for professional facilitators. This 3-day workshop will include information in the following areas:  Core Concepts of Facilitation  Understanding Groups  Designing Facilitated Sessions  Facilitation Practice and Feedback Registration Required by April 25 Strictly for Not -for-Profit and Government Organization Representatives

Presented in partnership with Alberta Culture, Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Thursday, May 4 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost

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The DTC and RDSP are intended to assist eligible Required by April 27 Canadians with disabilities and their families to save for the long-term financial security of the 780-962-7618 person with a disability. A DTC is a credit that may be used on income tax returns to reduce the amount of taxable income. A RDSP can be opened by those eligible for the DTC and the person may also be eligible for the government financed Canada Disability Savings Grant and the Canada Disability Savings bond. Presented in partnership with Tri-CALA, Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Debt Management Thursday, May 11 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost Whether you owe a little or a lot, debt can quickly Registration get out of hand and overwhelm your life. In this Required by workshop, we will look at options available to take May 4 care of your debt as well as the importance of 780-962-7618 managing your finances today in order to avoid future debt. Learn how to tackle debt the right way in order to reach your goals and build a bright financial future for you and your family. Presented in partnership with Tri-CALA, Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES The HOME Program Wednesday, May 24 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Saturday, May 27 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost

Register online at www.thehomeprogram.ca

This program was developed to meet the need in the community to assist moderate income individuals and families in becoming home owners. The HOME program features education, referrals, one-on-one counselling, down payment assistance, matching with housing products and housing professionals, and ongoing support. Counselling and follow-up are essential elements of the program to ensure resources, support and advocacy are available in the process toward home ownership. Presented in partnership with The HOME Program, Tri-CALA, Spruce Grove FCSS, and Stony Plain FCSS

One – Two – Three – GOAL! Thursday, May 25 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre, (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) No Cost We all know that setting goals is one of the most important things that we can do. Goals give us direction in our lives and provide a target for us to go Registration after. They force us to get outside of our comfort Required by zones and push ourselves towards achieving May 18 something that we want. The more you can clearly define your goals (and revise them as needed), the 780-962-7618 more likely you are to achieve success. The purpose of this goal setting workshop is to help you accomplish your goals through an organized process made easy for you. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES You Can’t Stop the Waves: Navigating the Waters of Stressful Times Monday, June 5 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) $25/person Presenter: Laurel Vespi

Registration Required by May 29 780-962-7618

Change is an inevitable part of life but dealing with it can sometimes feel challenging. Whether it’s a change in one’s job, finances, health or relationship, it’s natural to experience stress when times are uncertain. Participants will learn a positive approach for managing change including how their brains respond to stress, some simple and practical strategies for responding to challenging situations, and how to monitor and manage self-talk and worry. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Couples Communication: For Better or For Worse Tuesdays: June 6, 13, and 20 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) $60/Couple Better communication = better relationships. When you first fall in love, communicating comes Registration easily. As time goes on and the ‘honeymoon Required by phase’ fades away, many couples experience May 30 challenges as they learn to live together in a busy 780-962-7618 world full of expectations and complications. In this workshop, you will learn how to listen to your partner and speak to them in a way that they can hear you. You’ll have an opportunity to strengthen your relationship by deepening your understanding of each other, establishing trust and creating intimacy. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

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PROGRAMMING FOR ADULTS & FAMILIES A Respectful and Inclusive Workplace Wednesday, June 14 (8:30 am - 12:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) $60/person

Registration Required by June 7

The work environment affects the way individuals relate to each other and those 780-962-7618 relationships in turn affect productivity and results. Employees perform better when they are treated with respect and feel included. Join us for this professional development opportunity that is presented by the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The workshop will also present information on human rights legislation along with discrimination and harassment in the workplace. This learning opportunity is open to the general public and all employers, employees and human resource teams are encouraged to attend. Presented in partnership with Tri-CALA, Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Coffee with a Cop No registration required. 10:00 am - Stony Plain McDonalds - 4202 South Park Drive 2:00 pm - Spruce Grove McDonalds - 310 St. Matthews Ave January 25 February 22 March 29 April 26 May 31 No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! FREE coffee or pop provided by McDonalds. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain and Spruce Grove RCMP, Enforcement Services, McDonalds, and Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

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SUPPORT GROUPS Living with Loss to Suicide Last Wednesday of each month starting January 30 7:00 pm Spruce Grove FCSS (#105, 505 Queen Street, Spruce Grove) No Cost, Drop in This self-help group supports participants through listening, sharing and caring. It offers a shared experience, strength and hope.

For information on this program call 780-342-1340

Caring Friends Bereavement Support Group First Thursday of the Month (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613 - 52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost, Drop in Caring Friends is a confidential and informal (dropin) bereavement support group led by trained bereavement counsellors. Participants have an opportunity to share their feelings and understand the emotions associated with grief in a safe, supportive environment.

For information on this program call 780-963-8583

Mental Health Caregivers: Who is supporting you? First Tuesday of every month – starting February 7 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost, Drop-in Are you supporting a loved one with mental illness? If so, then who is taking care of you? For information on When a loved one experiences a mental illness, this program call their care and support can take a lot of time and energy. Your own needs are just as important. If 780-963-8583 you aren’t well, it’s hard to help someone else regain wellness. Join our monthly drop-in support group. Refreshments, guest speakers and others sharing similar experiences. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS 18


SUPPORT GROUPS Care for the Caregiver Support Group Every second Tuesday: Jan 17/31 Feb 14/28 March 14/28 April 11/25 May 9/23 June 6/20

For information on this program call 780-963-8583

10:00 am - Noon Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost, Drop-in Are you a caregiver? Do you drive someone to appointments? Make meals for someone? Do you help someone with household chores? Do you help someone pay bills? If you answered YES to one or more, then YOU are a CAREGIVER. Care for the Caregiver Support Group provides a safe place for caregivers to share their experiences with others who understand. Presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and Stony Plain FCSS

Parkland Caregivers Support Group Every second Saturday, starting January 14 8:00 am - 9:30 am The Host Restaurant, Stony Plain No Cost, Drop in For information on this program The Parkland Caregivers Support group call offers caregivers a chance to take a 780-963-4369 short break from their caregiving role, grab a coffee or some breakfast, and connect with others who can relate to what they are going through. They provide an opportunity to share caregiving experiences and resources in a safe and understanding environment. 19


ONGOING PROGRAMS Home Support Program A subsidized (income based) light housekeeping service for seniors, persons with disabilities, and families in need of temporary support. If you are a citizen in need of light housekeeping services, please contact our office to see if you qualify.

Adopt-A-Driveway Program A volunteer service program where individuals can commit to removing snow from the driveway of a resident in need. We are currently accepting applications for service. If you are a citizen in need of snow removal services, please contact our office to see if you qualify. We are also accepting applications for volunteers. Contact our office if you would like to be involved.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program* Returns accepted for drop off between March 1 - May 1 Regular Office Hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613-52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost (if eligible for the service)

For information on these programs call 780-963-8583

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between the Canada Revenue Agency and Stony Plain FCSS. The CVITP is available to eligible taxpayers with a modest income and a simple tax situation. *Returns excluded: self-employment income/ capital gains or losses/ filed for bankruptcy/ business or rental income & expenses/ employment expenses/ estates of deceased

Alberta's Seniors Week June 4 to June 10 is Seniors Week, a time to highlight and show appreciation for Alberta's seniors.

Save the Date for a special celebration Thursday June 9, (Time TBA) Location: TBA

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YOUTH CENTRE & SERVICES

Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre (SPYC) Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902 - 51 Ave, Stony Plain, AB Phone: 780-968-3846 Fax: 780-968-3987 Email: spyc@shaw.ca www.spyc.ca Youth Drop In Hours: Monday to Wednesday (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm) Thursday (11:00 am - 8:00 pm) Friday (2:00 pm - 9:00 pm) General Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday (11:00 am - 6:00 pm) Thursday (11:00 am - 8:00 pm) Like us Facebook! Friday (2:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

SPYC is a safe place for all youth (ages 11-17) in our community. Youth can learn new skills, meet new people or just hang out. The Youth Centre is supervised by qualified staff and volunteers. The programs and activities offered at SPYC are mostly free of charge. Many are facilitated by professionals with the appropriate expertise while others are carried out by Youth Centre staff and volunteers to address a more specific need that has been identified. Daily interaction with those who access the Centre allows for first hand knowledge of the needs of the young residents of Stony Plain and the greater Parkland area.

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YOUTH CENTRE & SERVICES Youth Centre Activities See website (spyc.ca) for monthly calendar of events Concession • Karaoke • Guitar Hero • Foosball • Basketball Court Snooker • Computers • Internet • Weekly Activities

Youth Services Supervisor Are you looking for other youth programs/ services? Contact Youth Services Supervisor at 780-968-3846.

Stony Plain Youth Team (SPYT) SPYT is a diverse, youth driven group dedicated to promoting personal growth through community leadership, exchange of ideas and inspirational acts. If you are interested in assisting with community projects and events the Stony Plain Youth Team is for you. Check our website or call the Youth Centre for more information.

“Volunteers have heart and time to make the community really shine!” SPYT (Stony Plain Youth Team)

For More Information 780-968-3846 or www.spyc.ca

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YOUTH CENTRE & SERVICES Cultural Connections Last Tuesday of the Month (4:00 pm - 5:30 pm) Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre (4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost

For More Information 780-968-3846

Join us at the end of each month to learn about and celebrate multi-culturalism. Experience the food, music, stories or crafts from different cultures around the world.

Red Cross Babysitting Course Saturday, February 18, or March 18, or April 22 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) Stony Plain Youth Centre (4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain) $50/person Registration Required Facilitator: Sarah Dewhurst

This course is designed for youth 11 years 780-968-3846 and up who want to become a babysitter or may already be one. This course covers the responsibilities of a babysitter, safety tips for children of all ages, basic child care skills and what to do in case of an emergency.

L2D (Learn to Drive) Study Session Monday, March 27 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre (4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Spend the winter reading through the Alberta Drivers Guide then come to this special study sessions to improve your performance on the Learner’s Exam. Hands-on interactive tools to help you pass Online your test. EXCELLENT session for Registration anyone who has tried to pass the Required Learner’s Exam and just needs some extra help. www.stonyplainlibrary.org Ages 14 & up LIMIT of 20 participants 23


YOUTH CENTRE & SERVICES Clean Scene Peer Club Wednesdays (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre (4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Facilitator: Mike Ryan, Clean Scene Network for Youth

Registration Required 780-968-3846

Peer Club addresses the issues that put youth at risk, teaches cognitive thinking, builds problem-solving skills and assists youth in acquiring the resources and building the support systems they need to become and remain drug and crime free. Program focus is on encouraging their development of responsibility and accountability for themselves and their communities. Weekly sessions at the Stony Plain Youth Centre reinforce a positive experience of social responsibility within the community.

We’re Listening Stony Plain FCSS Youth Centre (4902 - 51 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Facilitator: Judy Naylor Family Therapist, Judy Naylor, is available for counseling services to parents and teens. If you need help or just need to talk, call the Youth Centre to make an appointment with Judy.

Back Alley Threadz Back Alley Threadz is a youth oriented thrift store located in the Youth Centre featuring trendy and hip youth clothing. Youth can learn promotional planning, how to use the cash register and strengthen their people skills. The thrift store takes donations of clothing and accessories only.

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES

Volunteer Centre Services provides a central point of access to the volunteer community by connecting together people and community needs all the while helping to build a strong community. CONNECTIONS Our Centre connects individuals who are looking for volunteer opportunities in the community to non-profit organizations seeking volunteers to assist them.

CAPACITY BUILDING The Centre offers training opportunities and resources to community non-profit organizations to strengthen their volunteer programs and to help address needs, issues and trends in the voluntary sector.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS Promoting volunteerism and supporting the community in recognizing those who contribute.

For information on the Volunteer Centre & Services 780-963-8583

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES The Tri-Municipal Region Community Development Committee strives to offer informative and educational workshops to residents, and community/non-profit groups in the region. These programs are hosted in partnership with the Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County. *REGISTRATION REQUIRED* For more information including how to register, locations and facilitator bios, visit www.sprucegrove.org/workshops or phone 780-962-7579

Volunteer Recognition and Retention Saturday, January 28 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $45/person + GST (Lunch included) Presenter: Milena Santoro, Volunteer Management Institute

Registration Required 780-962-7579

www.sprucegrove.org/ workshops

Once you have engaged volunteers through orientation, training, and supervision, you want to continue to provide them with opportunities to grow and contribute while ensuring they understand the impact they are making. Volunteer turnover can significantly affect the organization as well as other volunteers. In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:

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Discover strategies to engage volunteers by using retention strategies Understand volunteer motivation Learn to be a flexible and adaptable volunteer manager Implement meaningful volunteer recognition strategies Create a plan to manage volunteer engagement

Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES Mutual Performance Evaluations Saturday, February 4 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $45/person + GST (Lunch included) Presenter: Milena Santoro, Volunteer Management Institute

Registration Required 780-962-7579

www.sprucegrove.org/ workshops

A performance evaluation/reviews for ...my volunteers? That's not what we do!! And...why not? Don't you think your volunteers want to know how they are doing? Or what they think about your program and organization? Feedback is essential to sustain continued engagement, commitment and growth.

Successful performance reviews provide an opportunity to open communication between you, your volunteers and organization. Outcomes from volunteer performance reviews can range from "applause" to "dismissal" by the volunteer or the organization. In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:    

Define what a mutual performance evaluation/review looks like Discover the most effective process of implementing an evaluation program Discuss the barriers and numerous benefits in incorporating a volunteer evaluation plan Implement a volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition plan to sustain and re-energize your volunteer engagement through performance evaluation/reviews

Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES Trade Show Marketing Wednesday, February 15 (10:00 am - 12:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS (#107, 4613 – 52 Avenue, Stony Plain) No Cost Presenter: Chelsey Tattrie, St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre Attending a trade show can be an effective way to gain volunteers, increase awareness, and garner support. How are you going to engage attendees? A workshop teaching you to make the most of your time at the next trade show or volunteer fair.

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Setting your goals Creating your message Making your pitch Effective booth design

Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, Parkland Area Volunteer Action Committee and St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre

Registration Required 780-963-8583

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES How Do I Do My Job? Board Role Training for Presidents/Chairs, Secretaries, and Treasurers Wednesday, February 15 (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Parkland County Office (53109A Hwy 779) Cost: $15/person + GST (Light supper included) Presenters: Community Development Officers from the Community Development Unit, Alberta Culture Have you been in a position on your board for a while but feel like there are gaps and areas where you need coaching or training for your role? Have you taken on a new responsibility with your Board? Join us to clarify your roles and responsibilities; learn how to make your job as President/Chair, Secretary or Treasurer for your board more effective. Participants will be in an open session and then breakout into one of the following:  President/Chair - Learn leadership role in effective Board Governance and managing people and performance.  Secretary - Working with the Chair to administer meetings, keeping minutes and managing documents and records.  Treasurer - Tools and tips for treasurers, financial policy and procedures, reporting, reconciling and other responsibilities. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County

Registration Required 780-962-7579

www.sprucegrove.org/ workshops

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES Board Development Saturday, March 18 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $45/person + GST (Lunch included) Presenter: Milena Santoro, Volunteer Management Institute Are you a new board member wanting to learn more about your role, or an experienced board member wishing to enhance your skills and work effectively as a team? In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:

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Define legal and ethical responsibilities Identify your role in governing the organization Avoid staff and volunteer burnout Develop policies and procedures Effectively make consistent decisions Encourage teamwork between the board and staff

This workshop focuses on incorporated not-for-profit organizations. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County

Registration Required 780-962-7579

www.sprucegrove.org/ workshops

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES Effective Minute Taking Wednesday, April 5 (5:30 pm – 9:00 pm) Stony Plain FCSS ( #107, 4613 - 52 Avenue, Stony Plain) Cost: $25/person + GST Presenter: Betty Hilton Become a valuable asset for your organization and be known for your minutes. Minutes are an important record for the decision making process and are required to document the information for which the organization is responsible and accountable. Learn the skills to produce exceptional and well-summarized minutes that accurately reflect the key details and decisions of meetings.

In this 1-day workshop you will discover how to:

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Capture the necessary information Accurately record the information Appropriately format the data Distribute minutes with timeliness

Process: This seminar provides highly practical and experiential components including a case study; ongoing opportunities for participant questions and/or answers; as well as mini lectures and group discussions. Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County

Registration Required 780-962-7579

www.sprucegrove.org/ workshops

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES Event Planning for Volunteer Managers Saturday, April 29 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) Cost: $45/person + GST (Lunch included) Presenter: Milena Santoro, Volunteer Management Institute Events are critical to the success of many non-profit organizations. Whether it's a fundraiser, volunteer appreciation, bottle drive or information session...it's an event! Volunteer managers need to be able to create successful, relevant events that achieve the goals and objectives of the organization, while using resources, time and money effectively.

In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:  Research types of events  Create the event plan  Manage the planning process  Coordinate all elements and details involved for successful execution of the event  Create an evaluation report Presented in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS, City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County

Registration Required 780-962-7579

www.sprucegrove.org/ workshops

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VOLUNTEER CENTRE & SERVICES

National Volunteer Week April 23 to April 29 is National Volunteer Week (NVW) Thank you Canadian volunteers, for 150 glorious years. In 2017, volunteering comes in many forms and is as diverse as Canada itself. Someone who shovels their neighbour’s laneway or who brings a lost pet to the animal shelter is helping to build a stronger community. Sometimes we miss recognizing these people as volunteers, because they do not occupy a formal role within an organization or group. However you recognize volunteering in 2017, one thing remains timeless‌and that is volunteer efforts create positive impact in communities across Canada.

Follow us on Twitter for event information and updates! @stonyplainfcss

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS FCSS partners with other community agencies to deliver programs efficiently in a cost effective manner and to draw on experience from shared knowledge. For more information on these working groups, partnerships and projects call our office, 780-963-8583. These local groups are working in partnership to address social issues in the community:

Established working groups in our area 

Parkland and Area Community Partnership

Critical Connections

First Five Forever  https://www.facebook.com/firstfiveforever/

Parkland and Area Response to Family Violence Committee (PARFVC)  www.familyviolenceresponse.com

Tri-Municipal Drug Strategy Council (DSC)

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Committee (VTRA)  http://www.psd70.ab.ca/VTRA.php

Salvation Army/Neighbourlink Parkland/FCSS

Stony Plain’s Five Year Plan to Reduce Poverty and Homelessness  http://www.stonyplain.com

Parkland Area Volunteer Action Committee (PAVAC)  http://www.stonyplain.com

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Stony Plain FCSS Payment: Cash, Cheque, Visa / MasterCard Credit Cards and Debit accepted for program payment. Stony Plain FCSS Cancellation Policy: Payment is not refundable unless a cancellation notice is given at least two working days prior to the class beginning or if FCSS needs to cancel the class due to inadequate enrolment or inclement weather. Please refer to the individual cancellation policies for programs not registered through Stony Plain FCSS. FOIP: The personal information gathered through the registration process is collected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All information gathered by the Town of Stony Plain FCSS is protected by the provisions of the Act. If you have any questions about the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please contact the FCSS Director at 780-963-8583.

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Couples Programs Lifetime of Love in 7 Conversations (for Couples) In partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future.

All relationships need a little TLC. Sign up for a workshop based on the scientifically-proven Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model Hold Me Tight and work with psychologist Dr. Sonia Masciuch to learn about 7 essential conversations for a lifetime of love. Privacy is protected in a comfortable atmosphere of sharing. No class on October 28.

When: Thursdays, October 7 – November 25, 2010 Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Location: Stony Plain Town Office (4905 – 51 Avenue) Cost: $54/couple

Money Matters: Fun Financial Management for Couples Financial coach Kim Deep is back to prove that money management as a couple can be fun and simple to do. Learn about your own and your partner’s money personality and how you can have a harmonious relationship with money by understanding your money values. Work together as a family to eliminate debt, be credit savvy, and live within your income. No class on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Class moved to Monday, Oct. 11.

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2017 Winter/Spring