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Interagency Newsletter - Monday, April 25, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


Please join us for the next Bow Valley Interagency meeting:

Date: Tuesday May 17, 2016
Time: 3:00 - 4:30
Location: Canmore Civic Centre, Classroom

It's your Interagency...ideas and speaker topics welcome!


Settlement Services

Community Connections Coordinator

Term: May 2016 - March 31, 2017 (Renewable term based on federal funding)

You could be the next enthusiastic, welcoming and resourceful member of our team. As a passionate community minded leader, you will be responsible for planning and informing the development of the community connections program in the Bow Valley. This new position is part of the Settlement Services team and is a partnership between the Town of Banff and the Town of Canmore to deliver services across the Bow Valley to expand the world of experience for newcomers.

The Community Connections Coordinator will oversee the planning, design and delivery of the community connection activities and work with all newcomers - immigrant and Canadian - to welcome, orient, and strengthen bridges to resources and community through a new host/buddy program, social events, presentations and information sharing. This coordinator will work with clients and volunteers, as well as community agencies, institutions, partners and the Settlement Services team to build understanding of newcomer needs and for newcomers to increase their knowledge and access to relevant resources.

You have post-secondary education in social work, community development or a related  field or relevant work or volunteer experience. You have a strong understanding of principles of peer-support and are passionate about community. Your previous work experience demonstrates your ability to forge connections and build collaborative relationships with community agencies and resources. As a self-directed and organized program coordinator, you are skilled at planning and implementation, marketing, group facilitation, monitoring outcomes and oral and written reporting. You also have strong people skills, experience working with newcomers, and are knowledgeable on the impact of immigration. Proficiency with MS Office suite of programs required. You hold a valid Alberta class 5 driver's licence and can provide a driver's abstract and an R.C.M.P. criminal background check on hire. 

If you are creative, knowledgeable, connected and have the unique talent of inspiring individuals and community groups to work together to strengthen our community, we’d love to hear from you.

The Job Description is available for your review here: Community Connections Coordinator 

Submit your cover letter and current resume by noon on Friday April 29, 2016 to:
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 403.762.1260
Mail: Town of Banff, Box 1260, Banff, AB, T1L 1A1
Drop off: 110 Bear Street

We appreciates the interest from all applicants, and will directly contact those being considered for an interview.


Lake Louise Sport & Recreation Centre


Bow Valley Literacy


YWCA Banff

Click the link to purchase tickets for the YWCA's Dubai Raffle in Support of the Bow Valley Women's Shelter. http://ywcabanff.ca/how-you-can-help/raffle/


 Job Resource Centre

 


Canmore Public Library

 


 Town of Canmore FCSS

 The Town of Canmore is pleased to offer one-time funding to Canmore Not-For-Profit organizations through our Community Grant program. The Final application form is available for download pdf here (160 KB) , or you can pick an application up from the Canmore Civic Centre front desk.

• NEW: We’ve expanded our eligibility criteria! We are now accepting proposals for projects that increase community safety in Canmore.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brown at 403.678.7126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bow Valley Parent Link

 


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..


Canadian Rockies Public Schools international student program is organizing a 3-week Summer Camp from July 9-30, 2016. The Camp is for youth (12-15 year olds) from mainland China to practise and learn English, enjoy our amazing mountain culture and to make some amazing global friendships.

We are looking for engaging and energetic local youth (and youthful adults) to come out and volunteer. Spend a bit of time, a day or a week – your time and heart will be filled to the brim with new friendships, learning about a new culture and touching the lives of others.

There are many different volunteer opportunities available through the 3-week program. If you share our passion for global friendships; please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403. 609-6072


The 2016 Alberta Cup, one of the core hockey development programs of Hockey Alberta, will be back in Canmore again this year.

Eight teams made up of the best second-year bantam age players in the Province will compete amongst each other in front of scouts and coaches from the Western Hockey league at the Canmore Recreation Centre on 28, 29, 30 April and 1 May, 2016.  

This major hockey event is a great opportunity to see some amazing games. Tickets are available at the door during the tournament and on line at http://www.tourismcanmore.com/albertacup/ where the schedule and other information is also posted.

The Tournament was a great success last year in large part because of the local volunteers who helped out. This year, with a few weeks left before the tournament, more volunteers are required for duties in the penalty box, security and parking control. Those interested in helping out should contact Gary McLaughlin, the Tournament Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or access the following link directly to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549a8aa2da6ff2-sueun.





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.

Tuesday April 26th 6:30- 8:00 p.m.  Karaoke, play along with ukuleles and percussion instruments.
Tuesday May 3rd 6:30- 8:00 p.m. Mental Health Week. Kate and Deren from “ Right From The Start “ are back. They will be using interactive games to promote positive mental health by discussing emotions and how we take care of them.
Friday May 5th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
Tuesday May 10th 6:30-8:00 p.m. Enjoy playing with the High Strung Ukelele Band.
Tuesday May 17th 6:30-8:00 p.m. “This is Me “, led by Leana Du Plesis. An opportunity for participants and volunteers to share their story.
Tuesday May 24th 6:30-8:00 p.m. Painting with water colours.
Tuesday May 31st 6:30-8:00 p.m. Games night. Bring your favorite game and share with others.
Tuesday June 7th 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Bowling at Fairmont Banff Springs. Please pay 15 dollars by May 31st for the rental of shoes and two games. Everyone needs to begin bowling at 630.
Friday June 10th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
Tuesday June 14th 6:30- 8:00 p.m. “This is Me” led by Leana Du Plesis. An opportunity for participants and volunteers to share their story.
Tuesday June 21st 6:30-8:00 p.m. Enjoy a scavenger hunt, magnifier search, tree tally, bug search and much more with Sue Arlidge ,an environmental educator from U of C. Meet at the Legion and be prepared to walk to Riverside Park.
Tuesday June 28th 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bingo with prizes.

Drop in is held in the Neimi Room at the Canmore Legion from 6:30-8:00 p.m. unless specified in different locations

Bow Valley Connections Centre will be closed over the summer and will resume Tuesday Sept 6th at the Canmore Legion. 

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

 

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


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.


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


Primay Care Network


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program


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, April 18, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


YWCA Banff

Click the link to purchase tickets for the YWCA's Dubai Raffle in Support of the Bow Valley Women's Shelter. http://ywcabanff.ca/how-you-can-help/raffle/


 Job Resource Centre


Settlement Services


Town of Banff FCSS


 Town of Canmore FCSS

 The Town of Canmore is pleased to offer one-time funding to Canmore Not-For-Profit organizations through our Community Grant program. The Final application form is available for download pdf here (160 KB) , or you can pick an application up from the Canmore Civic Centre front desk.

• NEW: We’ve expanded our eligibility criteria! We are now accepting proposals for projects that increase community safety in Canmore.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brown at 403.678.7126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Bow Valley Parent Link

 


 


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..


The 2016 Alberta Cup, one of the core hockey development programs of Hockey Alberta, will be back in Canmore again this year.

Eight teams made up of the best second-year bantam age players in the Province will compete amongst each other in front of scouts and coaches from the Western Hockey league at the Canmore Recreation Centre on 28, 29, 30 April and 1 May, 2016.  

This major hockey event is a great opportunity to see some amazing games. Tickets are available at the door during the tournament and on line at http://www.tourismcanmore.com/albertacup/ where the schedule and other information is also posted.

The Tournament was a great success last year in large part because of the local volunteers who helped out. This year, with a few weeks left before the tournament, more volunteers are required for duties in the penalty box, security and parking control. Those interested in helping out should contact Gary McLaughlin, the Tournament Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or access the following link directly to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0549a8aa2da6ff2-sueun.





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.

Tuesday April 12th 630-800 p.m. “This is me” led by Leana Du Plessis . An opportunity for participants and volunteers to share their story. Interactive games to follow the presentations.
Tuesday April 19th 630-800 p.m. Drumming circle with Mike Shoemaker and family.
Friday April 22nd 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
Tuesday April 26th 630- 800 p.m.  Karaoke, play along with ukuleles and percussion instruments.

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


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.


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


Primay Care Network


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program


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, April 4, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


Thanks to everyone who attended the last Bow Valley Interagency meeting held on March 15 in Banff. Below are links to the minutes and presentations.

  pdf March 15, 2016 Minutes (256 KB)       pdf Banff Canmore Community Foundation Presentation (1.32 MB)        pdf Bow Valley Non-Profit Status Report 2015 (48 KB)


Settlement Services


Canmore Public Library

 


Important Update: Bow Valley Learner Needs Assessment

The Bow Valley Learning Council, Bow Valley Immigration Partnership, and Bow Valley College Regional Stewardship have launched a joint community-based study of adult learning needs from Lake Louise to Kananaskis. This assessment will help inform educational programming Bow Valley wide, with emphasis on foundational, workplace readiness, career development, literacy, and English language programs.

In the coming weeks, you may be contacted for your input by Jody Glacken, lead investigator for this study. We would like to thank you advance for taking the time to speak with her.

Questions about the study? Interested in getting involved? Please contact:

Ashley Butenschon, Executive Director Bow Valley Learning Council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 403.762.8114 or
Meagan Stewart, Coordinator Bow Valley Immigration Partnership This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 403 431 0705


MD of Bighorn


 


Town of Banff FCSS

FREE BOARD DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS
Paula MacLean is a best-selling author (Great Boards Plain & Simple), educator, leadership coach and unapologetic supporter of the non-profit sector in Canada.
Paula has just released three free board development videos. The videos are 10-12 minutes in length - perfect for showing at your board meetings!  Video #1 is entitled "What's Governance and What's Operational" a topic that many will identify with.  Other topics covered include planning for leadership succession and ED-board relationship development.
There are 3 free training videos available for non-profit managers and supervisors too.
To register for this opportunity, sign up at:  3freevideos.learningforleaders.ca.
Have questions or need more information? Contact Paula at: Paula J. MacLean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


 Town of Canmore FCSS

The Town of Canmore is pleased to offer one-time funding to Canmore Not-For-Profit organizations through our Community Grant program. The Final application form is available for download pdf here (160 KB) , or you can pick an application up from the Canmore Civic Centre front desk.

• NEW: We’ve expanded our eligibility criteria! We are now accepting proposals for projects that increase community safety in Canmore.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

A Community Grant Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 1pm to 3pm at the Canmore Civic Centre; please call 403-678-7126  to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brown at 403.678.7126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


Bow Valley Parent Link


 


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.

Tuesday April 12th 630-800 p.m. “This is me” led by Leana Du Plessis . An opportunity for participants and volunteers to share their story. Interactive games to follow the presentations.
Tuesday April 19th 630-800 p.m. Drumming circle with Mike Shoemaker and family.
Friday April 22nd 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
Tuesday April 26th 630- 800 p.m.  Karaoke, play along with ukuleles and percussion instruments.

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


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.


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


Primay Care Network


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program


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, April 11, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


YWCA Banff

Click the link to purchase tickets for the YWCA's Dubai Raffle in Support of the Bow Valley Women's Shelter. http://ywcabanff.ca/how-you-can-help/raffle/


 Job Resource Centre


Settlement Services


Canmore Public Library

 


Town of Banff FCSS


 Town of Canmore FCSS

The Town of Canmore is pleased to offer one-time funding to Canmore Not-For-Profit organizations through our Community Grant program. The Final application form is available for download pdf here (160 KB) , or you can pick an application up from the Canmore Civic Centre front desk.

• NEW: We’ve expanded our eligibility criteria! We are now accepting proposals for projects that increase community safety in Canmore.

Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.

A Community Grant Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 1pm to 3pm at the Canmore Civic Centre; please call 403-678-7126  to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Brown at 403.678.7126 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Bow Valley Parent Link

 


 


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.

Tuesday April 12th 630-800 p.m. “This is me” led by Leana Du Plessis . An opportunity for participants and volunteers to share their story. Interactive games to follow the presentations.
Tuesday April 19th 630-800 p.m. Drumming circle with Mike Shoemaker and family.
Friday April 22nd 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
Tuesday April 26th 630- 800 p.m.  Karaoke, play along with ukuleles and percussion instruments.

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


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.


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


Primay Care Network


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program


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, March 21, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


 


 


Important Update: Bow Valley Learner Needs Assessment

The Bow Valley Learning Council, Bow Valley Immigration Partnership, and Bow Valley College Regional Stewardship have launched a joint community-based study of adult learning needs from Lake Louise to Kananaskis. This assessment will help inform educational programming Bow Valley wide, with emphasis on foundational, workplace readiness, career development, literacy, and English language programs.

In the coming weeks, you may be contacted for your input by Jody Glacken, lead investigator for this study. We would like to thank you advance for taking the time to speak with her.

Questions about the study? Interested in getting involved? Please contact:

Ashley Butenschon, Executive Director Bow Valley Learning Council This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 403.762.8114 or
Meagan Stewart, Coordinator Bow Valley Immigration Partnership This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 403 431 0705


YWCA Banff

A Response-Based Approach to Intervention with Victims and Perpetrators of Violence
An afternoon presentation on the Response-Based approach to working with victims and perpetrators of violence, delivered by Nick Todd.

The Response-Based (RB) approach to therapeutic conversations is based on a distinction between the language of effects and the language of responses. While much attention has been paid to how victims are affected by violence, relatively little attention has been paid to how they respond to violence. Through examination of responses we can open the door to an appreciation of the “small acts of living” (Irving Goffman) through which victims refuse to comply with violence, oppression and disrespect.

The distinction between effects and responses is also useful in working with offenders. While offenders often present their abusive behavior as an effect of internal or external forces (“stress”, “anger”, etc.) over which they have little control, their talk also features examples of how they see their behavior as a freely chosen response. By using the language of responses as opposed to the language of effects, it is possible to develop therapeutic conversations that emphasize the small ways in which offenders correct their own actions.

Nick Todd, M.Ed., R. Psych. has worked in the area of trauma and violence for the past 23 years. From 1993-2005, Nick worked in the Men's Crisis Service, a program of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter, providing individual and group therapy to both men who have abused their partners and to women abused by their partners. Nick also works with provincial inmates, consults to agencies concerned with the problem of violence, and teaches graduate courses in counseling victims and perpetrators of violence. He has collaborated with Linda Coates and Allan Wade on the development of response-based ideas and research on the connection between violence and language. Over the past ten years, Nick has developed a response-based approach to individual and group therapy with men who have assaulted their partners.

Date: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Location: YWCA Banff, Training Centre. 102 Spray Ave. Banff, Alberta
Cost: Free
Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403-760-3200


MD of Bighorn


Money Mentors Information Session for Bow Valley Agency Staff
Money Mentors is a non-profit financial counselling and financial literacy agency. Providing quality service to Albertan’s since 1997, Money Mentors resources are accessible to all Alberta residents. Rachel Nielsen, Stakeholder Relations Coordinator for Southern Alberta, will go over the services available, offer an update on changes moving forward, provide resources for clients and staff, and answer any questions agency staff may have.

Join us on Wednesday, March 30, 2016:
Banff: 10:00 am – 11:00 am at Banff Town Hall - Council Chambers 
OR
Canmore: 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm at the Canmore Civic – Council Chambers

Please RSVP:
Banff - Nancy Lewis, Community Development Coordinator- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">
Canmore - Lu Douce, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


Town of Banff FCSS

FREE BOARD DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS
Paula MacLean is a best-selling author (Great Boards Plain & Simple), educator, leadership coach and unapologetic supporter of the non-profit sector in Canada.
Paula has just released three free board development videos. The videos are 10-12 minutes in length - perfect for showing at your board meetings!  Video #1 is entitled "What's Governance and What's Operational" a topic that many will identify with.  Other topics covered include planning for leadership succession and ED-board relationship development.
There are 3 free training videos available for non-profit managers and supervisors too.
To register for this opportunity, sign up at:  3freevideos.learningforleaders.ca.
Have questions or need more information? Contact Paula at: Paula J. MacLean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Job Resource Centre

Click pdf here (858 KB)  to view the Job Resource Centre’s Spring 2016 Labour Market Review. The Review includes the latest information on job market trends in Banff and Canmore. 


Town of Canmore FCSS

You can download the 2016 Community Grants application form pdf here (356 KB) . Please note that this grant is still in draft form. If there are any changes to the grant application, they will be small and will not affect the application process. You are welcome to begin your application process, the final version of the application will be available on March 30, 2016.

Nominations for the Mayor's Awards for Volunteer Excellence are now being accepted. Click  pdf here (1.48 MB)  to download a nomination form.


Temporary Foreign Workers Support Services


Bow Valley Parent Link

 

 


 


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 March 22nd 630-800 p.m.  Bowling at Banff Springs. Cost 15.00 dollars for two games and rental of shoes. Please pay by March 18th.
Drop-in closed from March 28th -April 3rd.
Tuesday April 12th 630-800 p.m. “This is me” led by Leana Du Plessis . An opportunity for participants and volunteers to share their story. Interactive games to follow the presentations.
Tuesday April 19th 630-800 p.m. Drumming circle with Mike Shoemaker and family.
Friday April 22nd 630-730 p.m. Open Gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
Tuesday April 26th 630- 800 p.m.  Karaoke, play along with ukuleles and percussion instruments.

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


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.


Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


Primay Care Network


 Town of Banff FCSS

 

 

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program


SABIS


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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