FCSS Programs

Spruce Grove FCSS will offer both in-person and virtual programs to support social connections, resiliency, and overall well-being. Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and based on guidelines from the Province of Alberta, FCSS in-person programs will require all participants must be fully vaccinated (with QR code and photo identification) or show a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test within the last 72 hours.

Virtual Programs

All virtual programs will be held through Zoom. Registration is required to participate in a program. Registered participants will receive a meeting link by email. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us.

JANUARY 2022

Happiness Basics

Feeling "stuck"? We want you to have the best life you can. Alberta Happiness Basics is a 7-week workshop grounded in positive psychology that is simple and empowering. This workshop is designed for adults with mild-to-moderate depression. Take our free, virtual Happiness Basics workshop to learn new skills and create habits to boost your overall happiness. 

Offered in partnership with Westview Primary Care Network and Stony Plain Community and Social Development.

Wednesday, January 26 to March 9, 2022
68:30 p.m.
Ages: 18 and up
Cost: Free but only 12 spaces available
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

FEBRUARY 2022

Little Warriors Prevent It! Workshop

The Prevent it! Workshop is brought to you by Little Warriors, a national charitable organization based in Canada committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse. The evidence based educational workshop was developed in conjunction with researchers at the University of Alberta and research shows it significantly improves attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. This workshop is unique in Canada and was developed using research-informed methods and evaluated with scientific rigour.

The Prevent It! workshop educates adults to TAKE ACTION through gaining knowledge to help prevent and respond to child sexual abuse.

The workshop is useful for parents, professionals, and organizations that are:

  • interested in learning how to protect the children in their lives
  • seeking training for staff and volunteers in the prevention of child sexual abuse
  • wanting to be leaders in health and safety regarding child protection
  • wanting to make a difference in their community
  • needing to respond to insurance or child protection requirements

The workshop includes:

  • an interactive workbook for each participant
  • video segments of experts and sexual abuse survivors
  • opportunity for discussion about important issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues for parents, staff, volunteers and organizations that serve children and youth

After the training, participants will feel empowered and be informed

  • about child sexual abuse
  • about child sexual development
  • how to talk with children about healthy sexual development
  • to watch for concerning behaviours in other adults
  • to watch for concerning signs in children
  • respond to disclosures of child sexual abuse
  • how to report abuse
  • how to reduce the risk of sexual abuse as responsible adults and organizations Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

Thursday, February 10, 2022
69 p.m.
Ages: 18 and up
Cost: Free but only 20 spaces available
Location: Streamed through ZOOM
Registration: For this program, please click here 

REAL Talk Domestic Violence Education Workshop

This free 90-minute workshop hosted by Sagesse is available to anyone interested in learning how to recognize domestic violence, understand its impact on an individual and the community, and develop comfort in responding to domestic violence disclosures, including providing appropriate support and referrals to services.

Presented in partnership by Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Parkland County, and Spruce Grove Community Social Development - FCSS.

Thursday, February 24, 2022
78:30 p.m.
Ages: 18 and up
Cost: Free 
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

MARCH 2022

Income Tax Basic Concepts

Virtual Tuesday Tax Hour Lunch and Learn with CRA, presented in partnership with Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove FCSS and Parkland County. Join us for a one-hour learning session on Income Tax Basic Concepts where the facilitator will provide an overview of Canada's tax system, what individuals need to file taxes, the different areas of a tax return, a breakdown of net income, non-refundable tax credits and how total payable taxes are calculated.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Ages: 12+
Cost: Free 
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

Benefits and Credits for All

Virtual Tuesday Tax Hour Lunch and Learn with CRA, presented in partnership with Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove FCSS, and Parkland County. Join us for a one-hour learning session on Benefits and Credits for All where the facilitator will provide an overview of the different tax credits available such as: Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Tax Credit, GST, Canada Workers Benefit, and Climate Action Incentive.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Ages: 12+
Cost: Free 
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

Virtual Tuesday Tax Hour Lunch and Learn with CRA, presented in partnership with Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove FCSS , and Parkland County. Join us for a one-hour learning session on the Disability Tax Credit (DTC) including eligibility requirements, the application process, claiming the deduction and how the Disability Tax Credit can help support access to other government programs.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Ages: 12+
Cost: Free 
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

Tax 101 for Young Adults

Tax 101 for Young Adults is facilitated by the Canada Revenue Agency and presented in partnership by Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove FCSS and Parkland County. Join us for a one-hour online learning session geared towards students and youth. Through the session, participants will learn about what taxes are, the different levels of government, who needs to file taxes and how to file taxes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Ages: 12+
Cost: Free 
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, TBA

Income Tax Scams

Virtual Tuesday Tax Hour Lunch and Learn with CRA, presented in partnership with Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove FCSS, and Parkland County. Join us for a one-hour learning session on Income tax Scams including understanding how to recognize a scam, examples of fraudulent communications, and how to protect oneself from identity theft, " Including new COVID-19 Scams". Did you know that Canadians lost 1.2 MILLION dollars to COVID-19 scams between March and May 2020?

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Ages: 12+
Cost: Free 
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

APRIL 2022

Anxiety to Calm

Anxious? Alberta Anxiety to Calm is an 8-week workshop grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults.  Challenge your thoughts, behaviours and emotions while practicing proven and effective skills to manage anxiety, learn about anxiety, and promote a sense of calm. 

Offered in partnership with Westview Primary Care Network and Stony Plain Community and Social Development.

Wednesday, April 6 to May 25, 2022
68:30 p.m.
Ages: 18 and up
Cost: Free but only 12 spaces available
Location: Online
Registration: For this program, please click here 

In-Person Programs

Talking Circles

Talking circles come from the culture and traditions of Indigenous people in North America.  All community members are welcome at these Talking Circles. Listen deeply with an opportunity to understand, learn and establish a sense of community.

This initiative is presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and the Spruce Grove Public Library.  Registration is not required for this event.

Dates: Thursdays - January 27, February 17, March 24, April 28 and May 26, 2022
Arrival and welcome: 5:30 p.m.6 p.m. (the Circle will start at 6 p.m.)
Cost: Free
Location: Border Paving Athletic Center (Zender Ford Room) #100, 9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove, AB

**All participants must be fully vaccinated (with QR code and photo identification) or show a negative COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test within the last 72 hours**

Registration

To register for a program, visit sprucegrove.org/onlinereg or call 780-962-7618. For more information, please email fcss@sprucegrove.org.

Questions?

Please phone 780-962-7618 or email.