September 2020
Programs for Everyone
Psychological First Aid
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-963-8583
Cost: Free

Information and support for individuals wanting to help others. Explore the phases of disaster, crisis self care and skills to support others through comfort, determining need, and connecting them to resources/supports.
September 2, 9-11 AM
September 22, 1-3 PM
Child, Youth & Family
*For individuals working with children, youth, families
September 3, 1-3 PM or
September 23, 9-11 AM
Understanding Strong Emotions
Date: Wednesdays, Sept 16, 23, 30 + Oct 14, 21, 28
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-963-8583
Cost: $65 (subsidy available in required)

6-week program taught by a Chartered Mediator to learn how to understand and manage strong emotions like frustration and anger and to communicate collaboratively when faced with difficult or frustrating situations. Letters of Attendance provided.
Neighbours Day 2020: Saturday, Sept 19
Big block parties may not be possible but Stony Plain FCSS is hoping you will pick up a pack of cards from one of our participating partner locations, write a message of appreciation and deliver them to your special neighbours on September 19, 2020. It’s all about recognizing our neighbours are our greatest assets!

Community Helpers Program for Youth
A peer mentorship program for youth 11-18
Date: Choose Tuesdays (September 22-November 10) or
Wednesdays (September 23-November 18)
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided, 10 students max.
Register: 780-963-8583
Cost: FREE

Learn how to help, where to find supports and resources, what things might get in the way of your helping and the basics of mental health. Certificate of completion provided.
Event Planning
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-962-7579 (City of Spruce Grove)
Cost: $50 +GST

Designed for Volunteer Managers to create successful, relevant events and achieve their goals and objectives by effectively utilizing resources, time and money.
Orange Shirt Day - September 30
Join Stony Plain FCSS as we wear orange shirts on September 30th in honour of residential school survivors & in memory of those who did not.
Alberta Culture Days: Sept 23-30
Together We Shine Patchwork Puzzle
On September 23-30, share your "piece" of the Stony Plain puzzle.
Stony Plain is a vibrant community made up of a patchwork of diverse puzzle pieces, each piece of this puzzle is unique and important. Learn more here...
Artist Screening Party
Date: September 25
Time: 3-4:30 PM
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre
Cost: FREE
Join other artist to view and discuss a screening of Deepening a Sense of Belonging through Arts and Culture by Frédéric Julien.
Cultural Campfire - Special Edition
Date: September 27
Time: 2-3 PM
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre
Cost: FREE
Silent River Kung Fu will entertain us with Chinese stories
Suicide is the cause of death for 11 Canadians each day. As an individual you can take action by creating space for people to talk about mental health, choosing to learn about suicide and when you have been affected by suicide, support one another through grief.

This month find courses, activities and support groups related to suicide. Get involved, get informed and most importantly #KeepGoing #WSPDTriRegion @CSPPTriRegion

Let's open up the conversation and talk about the issue of suicide. Learn more...
Date: September 10-30
Cost: $50 Adults, $25 Youth

Run for mental health and suicide support in our region. Invite friends and family to support the cause. Not a runner, consider making a donation on behalf of someone you lost to suicide or to support positive mental health.
Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 9:00-12:30 AM or
1:30-5:00 PM *This course will allow a max of 6 students/time slot.
Location: 4613 52 Ave #107, Stony Plain
Register: 780-963-8583
Cost: $50+GST *Subsidy available

Learn the basics about suicide prevention - recognize the signs of suicide, how to ask about suicide and how connect individuals to supports.
Living with Loss to Suicide
Date: Last Monday of every month
Time: 7:00 PM
Facilitator: Meryl Murray, RSW, 780-342-1340

Peer-led support group for survivors of a suicide loss. Contact facilitator or join the Facebook page for location updates.
for these upcoming events...
Fraud Updates
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-591-3355 (TriCala)
Cost: FREE

Chat with local RCMP to learn how to protect yourself from fraud, how to recognize a scam and what to do if you were scammed.
YOUTH Collaborative Communications
Date: 4 Thursdays, October 15, 22, 29 and November 5
Time: 430-6 PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-968-3846
Cost: FREE

A special 4-part YOUTH series to learn about conflict styles, listening to understand, and assertive communication. It is never to early to start strengthening your communication skills.
Gain Momentum with your Money Series
Date: Thursdays in October Facilitated by Tri-Cala:
Time: 12-1PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-591-3355 (TriCala)
Cost: FREE

Strengthen your financial knowledge by learning about assets, banking, budgeting, consumerism and credit. Sign up for one or all and start to gain momentum with your money.

October 1 - Assets
October 8 - Banking
October 15 - Budgeting
October 22 - Consumerism
October 29 - Credit
COUPLES Collaborative Communications
Date: 3 Mondays, November 2, 9, 16
Time: 630-830 PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: 780-963-8583
Cost: $85 /couple (subsidy available in required)

A 3-part fun and friendly workshop to help you strengthen your relationship by deepening your understanding of one another, establishing trust and creating intimacy. Good communication is key to a happy relationship. Without it, stresses of life can lead to disappointment, resentment and hurt.

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