October 2020
Programs for Everyone
Safe Talk
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 Here or call 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.
Understanding Strong Emotions
Date: Wednesdays, Sept 30 + Oct 14, 21, 28 + Nov 4, 18
Time: 630-830PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register Here or call 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.
Fraud Updates
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 230PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided to registrants
Register Here or call TriCala 780-591-3355
Cost: FREE

Join us to 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.
Gain Momentum with your Money Series
Date: Thursdays in October Facilitated by Tri-Cala:
Time: 12-1PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register Here or call 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. Presented in partnership with TriCala*.

October 1 - Assets
October 8 - Banking
October 15 - Budgeting
October 22 - Consumerism
October 29 - Credit
YOUTH Collaborative Communications
Date: 4 Thursdays, October 15, 22, 29 and November 5
Time: 430-6PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register Here or call 780-963-8583
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.
Social Media
Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: City of Spruce Grove 780-962-7579
Cost: $50 +GST

Social media is a powerful tool for communications and marketing strategies. Having a strong online presence is especially important for non-profit organizations, whose causes rely heavily on their supporters.This one-day session provides an overview of social media which will help you initiate, improve and increase your community engagement.
Let's Talk Dementia with the Alzheimer's Society
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 12-1PM, Lunch and Learn
Location: ZOOM link to be provided to registrants
Register Here or call TriCala 780-591-3355
Cost: FREE

Join us virtually to learn about dementia, Alzheimers Disease, and types of dementia. Help us increase awareness about dementia and make our community more dementia friendly.
Lets Talk Dementia!
Estate Planning and Wills
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 7-8PM
Location: Virtual session
Register Here or call TriCala 780-591-3355
Cost: Free

Learn from a legal representative the purpose of writing a will, what is involved and some common mistakes. This workshop will help you protect your loved ones and reduce their stress, time and costs after you are gone.
Neighbourhood Connection Discussion
Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 7PM
Location: Virtual session
Register Here or call 780-963-8583
Cost: Free

Are you interested in community building. Join us for a community conversation on neighbouring. Connect with us, as we identify Stony Plain neighbourhood values and dream together as we explore opportunities.
Assertive Communications
Date: Monday, October 26
Time: 630 - 830PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided to registrants
Register Here or call 780-963-8583
Cost: $24 (subsidy available in required)

Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty, set boundaries to protect your time and priorities, articulate requests clearly and confidently, and deal with awkward situations with ease. Walk away from this 2-hour workshop, with some tools to help you be assertive when it matters the most!
Conflict Resolution Day, October 15
Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 12-1 PM, Lunch and Learn
Location: Virtual session
Cost: FREE

Join us to celebrate 2020 Conflict Resolution Day to increase awareness of mediation and arbitration and other forms of peaceful, non-violent methods to resolve disputes. Facilitated by a certified Conflict Resolution practitioner.

Let's learn the art of listening together!
October is End Poverty Month. It's a time to remember that the issue of poverty is complex, ambiguous, challenging and expensive to ignore. Poverty affects individuals and communities. Poverty means fewer choices, more stress, poorer health, children suffering and growing inequality. Poverty is a human rights issue.

Poverty could happen to anyone. In reality, we are all just one wrong turn, one life change, or one misfortune away from needing help.

Join us this October to learn about poverty in our community. Learn More...

Virtual Viewing Window: October 17-20
Cost: FREE

This film shatters misconceptions about why people end up on the streets, and reveals why the "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" narrative is heavily flawed. Krista's subjects aren't "just homeless." They are not faceless apparitions wandering the streets. These people are the friends and family that we all know in our communities, who need our support.
Coffee with Krista
Date: Tuesday, October 20
Time: 230 PM
Speaker: Krista Loughton, flimmaker Us & Them
Cost: FREE

Meet the filmaker of Us & Them for a discussion and question period. Krista wants “people to watch the film and never look at a street person, or themselves, in the same way again.”
Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove Social Planning are excited to bring the ARDN Housing and Service Needs Assessment Survey to our TriRegion again this fall!

Community partners will be assisting with survey collection from October 1-31, 2020. Learn More Here..
for these upcoming events...
COUPLES Collaborative Communications
Date: 3 Mondays, November 2, 9, 16
Time: 630-830 PM
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register Here or call 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. Presented in partnership with TriCala*.
Breakfast with the Boys
Date: Thursday, November 5
Time: 8-9 AM
Cost: FREE

Join special guest speakers from RCMP, Men Edmonton and Moose Hide for a discussion of why Men and Boys should be at the table for the discussion of Family Violence, followed by a Q&A session. Moderated by Constable Kandis Hiscock from Parkland RCMP.
The Volunteer Centre
Register as a volunteer, browse opportunities, and connect with non-profits through our new software: Better Impact.

*Many of our programs are presented in partnership with Tri-Community Adult Learning Association (TriCala). TriCala works cooperatively within our community to identify adult learning needs, encourage development and implementation of quality programs, and promote the concept of lifelong learning.

**Thank you to all our community partners including City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County, Stony Plain Alliance Church.

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