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Interagency Newsletter - Monday, February 8, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


International Potluck @ Canmore Civic Centre Atrium

Share tasty recipes, sample great food and make new friends!

Who: Anyone can come, but pre-registration is required

What: A wonderful evening of amazing international potluck dishes from our local community. Other fun activities include: karaoke machine, photo booth and more.

Simply register at the link below, cook up your favourite dish to share and bring a recipe card showing all ingredients in your dish. 

Where: Canmore Civic Centre Atrium - 902 7 Ave

When: Feb 12, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Why: To enjoy a sampling of international dishes, have fun and meet new people

 Be sure to bring a list of your dish’s ingredients, as well as your own plates and cutlery. 

 Register here before February 10 at 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

 Please note: pre-registration of yourself and your potluck dish is required for entry. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Wanda at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403-609-7127.


 YWCA Banff

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program


Town of Canmore FCSS

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of FCSS in Alberta! To help people gain a better understanding of what FCSS does, the FCSAA has made this short video. Click the link to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6qSpVGkj2I&feature=youtu.be
 
 
“Understanding and Supporting Anxious Children and Youth”
An Expert Panel Presentation featuring:
 
*Dr. Allan Donsky, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U of C and Adjunct Professor, Department of Child & Youth Studies, Mount Royal; University
*Dr. Peter Baylis Clinical Supervisor for Bow Valley Mental Health Services
*And a Mother and her 16 year old daughter presenting on the lived experience of child and youth anxiety and their journey of hope
 
This event will appeal to parents, caregivers, family members, school personnel, community agencies, and anyone who works with/deals with children and youth. 
 
In today’s world children are under more stress than ever before! Anxiety is a very common Mental Health concern; in fact 10-25% of children and youth will have a diagnosable anxiety disorder before the age of 18yrs. However, because of the many ways anxiety appears in children and youth; sleeplessness, avoidance, clinginess, tantrums, unreasonable fears, etc., it is often misunderstood and can result in escalated behaviors.  Increasing understanding and effective ways to support a child can increase theirs and their family’s quality of life.  
 
Date:   Tuesday March 1, 2016  
Time:   6:30 sign-in, view resource displays 
        7:00 program begins
        Questions & Answer opportunity will follow the presentation  
Where: Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre 
Cost:    $10 one person/ $15 for two
Register by calling Canmore FCSS at 403-609-3743  
 

Parents of Anxious Kids

In today’s world children and youth are under more stress than ever before! Every one of us has experienced anxiety at one time or another. It is just human. It becomes a problem when anxiety affects (disrupts) one's daily life routines. Anxiety can show up in many forms.  Stomach aches, headaches, clinginess, tantrums, worries that seem unreasonable, avoidance, sleeplessness and obsessive or violent behaviors are some of the ways anxiety shows itself in kids. Any combination of these traits can appear at any given time, seemingly out of nowhere. If you are the parent or caregiver of an anxious child/youth or have concerns about your child's worries, you are invited to attend this monthly support network to connect with other parents and obtain strategies, information and resources. 

Register by calling 403.609.3743

Facilitator: Lorraine Spector, B.A. Psych., RSW

3 Classes | Tuesdays | 7:00-8:45pm

April 12, May 10, June 7

Location: Canmore Recreation Centre, upstairs, Ha Ling conference Room

Fee: No charge, but Registration is required

 

We have received notice from the Human Services Ministry that there has been a settlement in law suit filed against the government of Alberta. This suit was representing children who were subject to either Permanent Guardianship Agreements, Permanent Guardianship orders or Temporary Guardianship orders between 1966 and 2008. The information attached should be accessible to the public by displaying it in your offices and all your staff should be informed of information and how they should direct people who may inquire about this information and how they can make an application to the Victims of Crime Benefits program (VOC). If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office of Nancy Munro or Brenda Young, 780-427-7217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


Temporary Foreign Workers Support Services

Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services provides FREE support to Temporary Foreign Workers in the Bow Valley – Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Kananaskis. We serve as your bridge between employment, community and Canadian society. This service is provided by Calgary Catholic Immigration Services (CCIS), in partnership with the Town of Banff and the Town of Canmore.  For more information, visit: www.banff.ca/tfw or www.facebook.com/ForeignWorkersBowValley.

Please be advised that we now have an extra person providing support services to Temporary Foreign Workers. Libor Kocian is providing services and scheduling meetings in Canmore and Kananaskis. You can contact Libor by phone (403-681-8598) or e-mail, please use the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address. It is important that you include the word “CANMORE” in the subject line of your e-mail.


Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Parent Link

 


Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Our Settlement Team connects immigrants and their families with a broad range of services and resources to help them integrate into our communities.  All services are free and confidential.  Located at the Town of Banff, Community Services department.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at:www.banff.ca/settlement. To book an appointment contact Jeanie at 403-762-1248 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Anna-Lisa at 403-762-1149 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Job Resource Centre

 


Primary Care Network

 


Canmore Public Library

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




 


STILL RELEVANT


Bow Valley Connections Centre

Mission: We enhance the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities by fostering social connections, personal growth and involvement in the community.

Vision: Every person with a developmental disability has a sense of belonging and thrives within the Bow Valley.

Bow Valley Connections Centre Schedule:

Tuesday February 9th 630- 800 p.m. Predator Awareness. Presentation by David Dickson, Fish and Wildlife Officer.

Program closed on Tuesday February 16th.

Tuesday February 23rd 630-830 p.m. Family Dance and Potluck at 165 Crossbow Place. A Folk Rock Band called the Fire Red Foxes will be providing the music. Cost 10 dollars per person, no cost for volunteers.

Contact Leana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Visit our website at www.bowvalleyconnectionscentre.com

Drop in is held in the Neimi Room at the Canmore Legion from 630-800 p.m. unless specified in different locations.


 

 Primay Care Network


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 

 


Click the link to download and print a poster for your workplace. Bow Valley 211 Poster


Healthy Minds Healthy Children

Click here to view the Healthy Minds Healthy Children brochre for Online Continuing Professional Development courses for 2015/2016. The courses are accredited and FREE for professionals in Alberta. For Mental Health Online Professional Development Resources for Educators, click here.


Alberta Health Services

The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access FREE, evidence-informed education sessions and resource materials to address child, youth, and family health and mental health needs.

http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces_newsletter.php 


Bow Valley Community Resource Directory and Affordability Guide

This is a great resource if you have been in the Bow Valley for a while or if you are a newcomer. It lists all the clubs, support services & organizations that make up our unique, diverse & vibrant communities.
 
It is jointly produced by the Town of Banff Community Services and the Town of Canmore FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) so that you can get involved and connected and access any support you need.
 

Printed copies of the Directory and Bow Valley Affordability Guide are available at Banff Town Hall, Canmore Civic Centre, libraries, recreations centres and other community locations.

Affordability Guide

Click the link for an updated Resource Directory https://www.banff.ca/businessdirectoryii.aspx

If you are listed in the directory and have changes or you need adding please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Interagency Newsletter - Monday, February 1, 2016

 


WHAT'S NEW


 Thanks to all who attended the Bow Valley Interagency meeting Tuesday January 19 at Elevation Place. Click pdf here (310 KB)  to view the minutes.


 


Job Resource Centre

 

 


Town of Canmore FCSS

“Understanding and Supporting Anxious Children and Youth”
An Expert Panel Presentation featuring:
 
*Dr. Allan Donsky, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U of C and Adjunct Professor, Department of Child & Youth Studies, Mount Royal; University
*Dr. Peter Baylis Clinical Supervisor for Bow Valley Mental Health Services
*And a Mother and her 16 year old daughter presenting on the lived experience of child and youth anxiety and their journey of hope
 
This event will appeal to parents, caregivers, family members, school personnel, community agencies, and anyone who works with/deals with children and youth. 
 
In today’s world children are under more stress than ever before! Anxiety is a very common Mental Health concern; in fact 10-25% of children and youth will have a diagnosable anxiety disorder before the age of 18yrs. However, because of the many ways anxiety appears in children and youth; sleeplessness, avoidance, clinginess, tantrums, unreasonable fears, etc., it is often misunderstood and can result in escalated behaviors.  Increasing understanding and effective ways to support a child can increase theirs and their family’s quality of life.  
 
Date:   Tuesday March 1, 2016  
Time:   6:30 sign-in, view resource displays 
        7:00 program begins
        Questions & Answer opportunity will follow the presentation  
Where: Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre 
Cost:    $10 one person/ $15 for two
Register by calling Canmore FCSS at 403-609-3743  
 

Parents of Anxious Kids

In today’s world children and youth are under more stress than ever before! Every one of us has experienced anxiety at one time or another. It is just human. It becomes a problem when anxiety affects (disrupts) one's daily life routines. Anxiety can show up in many forms.  Stomach aches, headaches, clinginess, tantrums, worries that seem unreasonable, avoidance, sleeplessness and obsessive or violent behaviors are some of the ways anxiety shows itself in kids. Any combination of these traits can appear at any given time, seemingly out of nowhere. If you are the parent or caregiver of an anxious child/youth or have concerns about your child's worries, you are invited to attend this monthly support network to connect with other parents and obtain strategies, information and resources. 

Register by calling 403.609.3743

Facilitator: Lorraine Spector, B.A. Psych., RSW

3 Classes | Tuesdays | 7:00-8:45pm

April 12, May 10, June 7

Location: Canmore Recreation Centre, upstairs, Ha Ling conference Room

Fee: No charge, but Registration is required

 

We have received notice from the Human Services Ministry that there has been a settlement in law suit filed against the government of Alberta. This suit was representing children who were subject to either Permanent Guardianship Agreements, Permanent Guardianship orders or Temporary Guardianship orders between 1966 and 2008. The information attached should be accessible to the public by displaying it in your offices and all your staff should be informed of information and how they should direct people who may inquire about this information and how they can make an application to the Victims of Crime Benefits program (VOC). If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office of Nancy Munro or Brenda Young, 780-427-7217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Canmore General Hospital


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership



Temporary Foreign Workers Support Services

Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services provides FREE support to Temporary Foreign Workers in the Bow Valley – Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Kananaskis. We serve as your bridge between employment, community and Canadian society. This service is provided by Calgary Catholic Immigration Services (CCIS), in partnership with the Town of Banff and the Town of Canmore.  For more information, visit: www.banff.ca/tfw or www.facebook.com/ForeignWorkersBowValley.

Please be advised that we now have an extra person providing support services to Temporary Foreign Workers. Libor Kocian is providing services and scheduling meetings in Canmore and Kananaskis. You can contact Libor by phone (403-681-8598) or e-mail, please use the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. e-mail address. It is important that you include the word “CANMORE” in the subject line of your e-mail.


Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Parent Link

 


Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Our Settlement Team connects immigrants and their families with a broad range of services and resources to help them integrate into our communities.  All services are free and confidential.  Located at the Town of Banff, Community Services department.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at:www.banff.ca/settlement. To book an appointment contact Jeanie at 403-762-1248 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Anna-Lisa at 403-762-1149 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Primary Care Network

 


Canmore Public Library


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



 


STILL RELEVANT


Bow Valley connections Centre

Mission: We enhance the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities by fostering social connections, personal growth and involvement in the community.

Vision: Every person with a developmental disability has a sense of belonging and thrives within the Bow Valley.

Bow Valley Connections Centre Schedule:

Tuesday February 2nd 630-800 p.m. Painting with Acrylics. Special Guest, Chris Adams.

Friday February 5th 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.

Saturday February 6th 200-400 p.m. Darts and pool at the Canmore Legion.

Tuesday February 9th 630- 800 p.m. Predator Awareness. Presentation by David Dickson, Fish and Wildlife Officer.

Program closed on Tuesday February 16th.

Tuesday February 23rd 630-830 p.m. Family Dance and Potluck at 165 Crossbow Place. A Folk Rock Band called the Fire Red Foxes will be providing the music. Cost 10 dollars per person, no cost for volunteers.

Contact Leana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Visit our website at www.bowvalleyconnectionscentre.com

Drop in is held in the Neimi Room at the Canmore Legion from 630-800 p.m. unless specified in different locations.


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 

 



Click the link to download and print a poster for your workplace. Bow Valley 211 Poster


Healthy Minds Healthy Children

Click here to view the Healthy Minds Healthy Children brochre for Online Continuing Professional Development courses for 2015/2016. The courses are accredited and FREE for professionals in Alberta. For Mental Health Online Professional Development Resources for Educators, click here.


Alberta Health Services

The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access FREE, evidence-informed education sessions and resource materials to address child, youth, and family health and mental health needs.

http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces_newsletter.php 


Bow Valley Community Resource Directory and Affordability Guide

This is a great resource if you have been in the Bow Valley for a while or if you are a newcomer. It lists all the clubs, support services & organizations that make up our unique, diverse & vibrant communities.
 
It is jointly produced by the Town of Banff Community Services and the Town of Canmore FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) so that you can get involved and connected and access any support you need.
 

Printed copies of the Directory and Bow Valley Affordability Guide are available at Banff Town Hall, Canmore Civic Centre, libraries, recreations centres and other community locations.

Affordability Guide

Click the link for an updated Resource Directory https://www.banff.ca/businessdirectoryii.aspx

If you are listed in the directory and have changes or you need adding please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Interagency Newsletter - Monday, January 18, 2016

 


WHAT'S NEW


The next Bow Valley Interagency meeting is Tuesday January 19, 3:00 - 4:30, at Elevation Place, Room 212.

Speakers will be by Cindy Kovalak from Act Alberta with a presentation on Human Trafficking and Sue O’Keeffe from Calgary and District Foster Parents Association with a presentation on Foster Care. We hope you can join us!


  



 Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services


Bow Valley College


Canmore Public Library

 


 Job Resource Centre


Rotary Club of Canmore

The Rotary Club of Canmore’s Community Service Committee is currently seeking submissions for local initiatives. These projects should be community-focused and benefit residents of the Town of Canmore and surrounding area (east of Banff National Park including the MD of Bighorn and the Kananaskis region). 

Funding for the successful applicants will be for a one-time grant of no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000 and may be applied to either new or existing program activities. Note that only charitable organizations or not-for-profit groups may apply. Individual recipients are ineligible. The application deadline is January 31st, 2016 and funds will be disbursed no later than the last week of February 2016.

To receive a project application form write to the Rotary Club of Canmore / Community Service Committee care of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information please visit: www.rotaryclubofcanmore.ca.

*The Rotary Club of Canmore, Alberta, is a non-profit group composed of members who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. The club’s main objective is service – in the community, the workplace and around the globe. 


Town of Banff FCSS


Town of Canmore FCSS


Bow Valley Parent Link

 

 


Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Our Settlement Team connects immigrants and their families with a broad range of services and resources to help them integrate into our communities.  All services are free and confidential.  Located at the Town of Banff, Community Services department.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at:www.banff.ca/settlement. To book an appointment contact Jeanie at 403-762-1248 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Anna-Lisa at 403-762-1149 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 Primary Care Network


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



 


STILL RELEVANT


Bow Valley connections Centre

Mission: We enhance the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities by fostering social connections, personal growth and involvement in the community.

Vision: Every person with a developmental disability has a sense of belonging and thrives within the Bow Valley.

Bow Valley Connections Centre Schedule:

Tuesday January 19th 630-800 p.m. Bingo with Prizes

Friday January 22th 630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School. 

Tuesday January 26th 630-800 p.m. “Minute to Win It”. Work as a team and beat the clock. 

Tuesday February 2nd 630-800 p.m. Painting with Acrylics. Special Guest, Chris Adams.

Friday February 5th 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.

Saturday February 6th 200-400 p.m. Darts and pool at the Canmore Legion.

Tuesday February 9th 630- 800 p.m. Predator Awareness. Presentation by David Dickson, Fish and Wildlife Officer.

Program closed on Tuesday February 16th.

Tuesday February 23rd 630-830 p.m. Family Dance and Potluck at 165 Crossbow Place. A Folk Rock Band called the Fire Red Foxes will be providing the music. Cost 10 dollars per person, no cost for volunteers.

Contact Leana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Visit our website at www.bowvalleyconnectionscentre.com

Drop in is held in the Neimi Room at the Canmore Legion from 630-800 p.m. unless specified in different locations.


 Town of Banff FCSS

 



Click the link to download and print a poster for your workplace. Bow Valley 211 Poster


Healthy Minds Healthy Children

Click here to view the Healthy Minds Healthy Children brochre for Online Continuing Professional Development courses for 2015/2016. The courses are accredited and FREE for professionals in Alberta. For Mental Health Online Professional Development Resources for Educators, click here.


Alberta Health Services

The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access FREE, evidence-informed education sessions and resource materials to address child, youth, and family health and mental health needs.

http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces_newsletter.php 


Bow Valley Community Resource Directory and Affordability Guide

This is a great resource if you have been in the Bow Valley for a while or if you are a newcomer. It lists all the clubs, support services & organizations that make up our unique, diverse & vibrant communities.
 
It is jointly produced by the Town of Banff Community Services and the Town of Canmore FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) so that you can get involved and connected and access any support you need.
 

Printed copies of the Directory and Bow Valley Affordability Guide are available at Banff Town Hall, Canmore Civic Centre, libraries, recreations centres and other community locations.

Affordability Guide

Click the link for an updated Resource Directory https://www.banff.ca/businessdirectoryii.aspx

If you are listed in the directory and have changes or you need adding please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Interagency Newsletter - Monday, January 25, 2016

 


WHAT'S NEW


 Thanks to all who attended the Bow Valley Interagency meeting last Tuesday January 19 at Elevation Place. Click pdf here (310 KB)  to view the minutes.



Job Resource Centre

 

 


Town of Canmore FCSS

We have received notice from the Human Services Ministry that there has been a settlement in law suit filed against the government of Alberta. This suit was representing children who were subject to either Permanent Guardianship Agreements, Permanent Guardianship orders or Temporary Guardianship orders between 1966 and 2008. The information attached should be accessible to the public by displaying it in your offices and all your staff should be informed of information and how they should direct people who may inquire about this information and how they can make an application to the Victims of Crime Benefits program (VOC). If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office of Nancy Munro or Brenda Young, 780-427-7217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Canmore General Hospital


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership



Temporary Foreign Workers Support Services


Canmore Public Library

 


Rotary Club of Canmore

The Rotary Club of Canmore’s Community Service Committee is currently seeking submissions for local initiatives. These projects should be community-focused and benefit residents of the Town of Canmore and surrounding area (east of Banff National Park including the MD of Bighorn and the Kananaskis region). 

Funding for the successful applicants will be for a one-time grant of no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000 and may be applied to either new or existing program activities. Note that only charitable organizations or not-for-profit groups may apply. Individual recipients are ineligible. The application deadline is January 31st, 2016 and funds will be disbursed no later than the last week of February 2016.

To receive a project application form write to the Rotary Club of Canmore / Community Service Committee care of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information please visit: www.rotaryclubofcanmore.ca.

*The Rotary Club of Canmore, Alberta, is a non-profit group composed of members who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. The club’s main objective is service – in the community, the workplace and around the globe. 


Town of Banff FCSS

 


Bow Valley Parent Link

 

 

 

 

Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Our Settlement Team connects immigrants and their families with a broad range of services and resources to help them integrate into our communities.  All services are free and confidential.  Located at the Town of Banff, Community Services department.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at:www.banff.ca/settlement. To book an appointment contact Jeanie at 403-762-1248 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Anna-Lisa at 403-762-1149 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Primary Care Network

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



 


STILL RELEVANT


Bow Valley connections Centre

Mission: We enhance the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities by fostering social connections, personal growth and involvement in the community.

Vision: Every person with a developmental disability has a sense of belonging and thrives within the Bow Valley.

Bow Valley Connections Centre Schedule:

Friday January 22th 630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School. 

Tuesday January 26th 630-800 p.m. “Minute to Win It”. Work as a team and beat the clock. 

Tuesday February 2nd 630-800 p.m. Painting with Acrylics. Special Guest, Chris Adams.

Friday February 5th 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.

Saturday February 6th 200-400 p.m. Darts and pool at the Canmore Legion.

Tuesday February 9th 630- 800 p.m. Predator Awareness. Presentation by David Dickson, Fish and Wildlife Officer.

Program closed on Tuesday February 16th.

Tuesday February 23rd 630-830 p.m. Family Dance and Potluck at 165 Crossbow Place. A Folk Rock Band called the Fire Red Foxes will be providing the music. Cost 10 dollars per person, no cost for volunteers.

Contact Leana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Visit our website at www.bowvalleyconnectionscentre.com

Drop in is held in the Neimi Room at the Canmore Legion from 630-800 p.m. unless specified in different locations.


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 



Click the link to download and print a poster for your workplace. Bow Valley 211 Poster


Healthy Minds Healthy Children

Click here to view the Healthy Minds Healthy Children brochre for Online Continuing Professional Development courses for 2015/2016. The courses are accredited and FREE for professionals in Alberta. For Mental Health Online Professional Development Resources for Educators, click here.


Alberta Health Services

The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access FREE, evidence-informed education sessions and resource materials to address child, youth, and family health and mental health needs.

http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces_newsletter.php 


Bow Valley Community Resource Directory and Affordability Guide

This is a great resource if you have been in the Bow Valley for a while or if you are a newcomer. It lists all the clubs, support services & organizations that make up our unique, diverse & vibrant communities.
 
It is jointly produced by the Town of Banff Community Services and the Town of Canmore FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) so that you can get involved and connected and access any support you need.
 

Printed copies of the Directory and Bow Valley Affordability Guide are available at Banff Town Hall, Canmore Civic Centre, libraries, recreations centres and other community locations.

Affordability Guide

Click the link for an updated Resource Directory https://www.banff.ca/businessdirectoryii.aspx

If you are listed in the directory and have changes or you need adding please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Interagency Newsletter - Monday, January 11, 2016

 


WHAT'S NEW


The next Bow Valley Interagency meeting is in Canmore on January 19, 3:00 - 4:30, at Elevation Place, Room 212.

Agenda and more details will be sent out later this week, we hope you can join us!



 Bow Valley College

Workplace Communication for Rural Immigrants

Workplace Communication for Rural Immigrants is a mentorship program aimed at assisting with integration of permanent residents living in rural Alberta. 

It is a flexible, no-cost, online course with a mentorship component for Permanent Residents who live outside of Calgary. 

Participants must live in or around Airdrie, Banff, Beiseker, Irricana, Black Diamond, Turner Valley, Canmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, High River, Okotoks, or Strathmore. 

Workplace Communication helps Permanent Residents develop the following workplace soft skills: 

  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Small talk and Networking
  • Conflict Resolution 
  • Problem Solving 

Each participant is paired with a local mentor. The program contains 12 hours of online training, and 10 hours of mentoring meetings. 

Our next intake starts January 2016 and we are currently accepting applications. 

Interested Applicants or Mentors can apply online at:  www.bowvalleycollege.ca/workplacecommunication


Canmore Public Library

 


 Job Resource Centre


Rotary Club of Canmore

The Rotary Club of Canmore’s Community Service Committee is currently seeking submissions for local initiatives. These projects should be community-focused and benefit residents of the Town of Canmore and surrounding area (east of Banff National Park including the MD of Bighorn and the Kananaskis region). 

Funding for the successful applicants will be for a one-time grant of no less than $1,000 and no more than $5,000 and may be applied to either new or existing program activities. Note that only charitable organizations or not-for-profit groups may apply. Individual recipients are ineligible. The application deadline is January 31st, 2016 and funds will be disbursed no later than the last week of February 2016.

To receive a project application form write to the Rotary Club of Canmore / Community Service Committee care of: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information please visit: www.rotaryclubofcanmore.ca.

*The Rotary Club of Canmore, Alberta, is a non-profit group composed of members who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. The club’s main objective is service – in the community, the workplace and around the globe. 


 

Anxiety Tools for the Classroom and at Home

This workshop will provide educators and parents with a tool basket of strategies for students living with anxiety and achieving excellence at school.

Karen MacMillan Ph.D., R. Psych. - CoExecutive Director Foothills Academy Society

January 12th, 2016 ERS Rm 110 4:30pm 6:30pm

$2 for members $27 nonmembers (*including council membership $25) Dinner Provided

Please RSVP by January 8th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 First 10 to register get a cool prize!


Town of Banff FCSS

 


Town of Canmore FCSS


Bow Valley Parent Link

 

 


Settlement Services

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Settlement Services provides Permanent Residents of Canada, Live-In Caregivers and Refugees with the support they need to settle in the Bow Valley.  Our Settlement Team connects immigrants and their families with a broad range of services and resources to help them integrate into our communities.  All services are free and confidential.  Located at the Town of Banff, Community Services department.  Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Follow us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/settlement.services.in.the.bow.valley.  More information about Settlement Services and a calendar of events is available at:www.banff.ca/settlement. To book an appointment contact Jeanie at 403-762-1248 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Anna-Lisa at 403-762-1149 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Still Relevant


Bow Valley Connections Centre

Mission: We enhance the quality of life for those with developmental disabilities by fostering social connections, personal growth and involvement in the community.

Vision: Every person with a developmental disability has a sense of belonging and thrives within the Bow Valley.

Bow Valley Connections Centre Schedule:

Tuesday January 12th 630-800 p.m. Beading with Penny Wilson. Bring your own ideas or perhaps try beading a key-chain, wind chime or bracelet.

Tuesday January 19th 630-800 p.m. Bingo with Prizes

Friday January 22th 630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School. 

Tuesday January 26th 630-800 p.m. “Minute to Win It”. Work as a team and beat the clock. 

Tuesday February 2nd 630-800 p.m. Painting with Acrylics. Special Guest, Chris Adams.

Friday February 5th 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.

Saturday February 6th 200-400 p.m. Darts and pool at the Canmore Legion.

Tuesday February 9th 630- 800 p.m. Predator Awareness. Presentation by David Dickson, Fish and Wildlife Officer.

Program closed on Tuesday February 16th.

Tuesday February 23rd 630-830 p.m. Family Dance and Potluck at 165 Crossbow Place. A Folk Rock Band called the Fire Red Foxes will be providing the music. Cost 10 dollars per person, no cost for volunteers.

Contact Leana at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Visit our website at www.bowvalleyconnectionscentre.com

Drop in is held in the Neimi Room at the Canmore Legion from 630-800 p.m. unless specified in different locations.


 


Click the link to download and print a poster for your workplace. Bow Valley 211 Poster


Healthy Minds Healthy Children

Click here to view the Healthy Minds Healthy Children brochre for Online Continuing Professional Development courses for 2015/2016. The courses are accredited and FREE for professionals in Alberta. For Mental Health Online Professional Development Resources for Educators, click here.


Alberta Health Services

The Community Education Service (CES) provides parents/caregivers and other community members with opportunities to access FREE, evidence-informed education sessions and resource materials to address child, youth, and family health and mental health needs.

http://fcrc.albertahealthservices.ca/ces_newsletter.php 


Bow Valley Community Resource Directory and Affordability Guide

This is a great resource if you have been in the Bow Valley for a while or if you are a newcomer. It lists all the clubs, support services & organizations that make up our unique, diverse & vibrant communities.
 
It is jointly produced by the Town of Banff Community Services and the Town of Canmore FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) so that you can get involved and connected and access any support you need.
 

Printed copies of the Directory and Bow Valley Affordability Guide are available at Banff Town Hall, Canmore Civic Centre, libraries, recreations centres and other community locations.

Affordability Guide

Click the link for an updated Resource Directory https://www.banff.ca/businessdirectoryii.aspx

If you are listed in the directory and have changes or you need adding please emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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