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Interagency Newsletter - Monday, August 1, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


The ROAM Commission has expanded the Regional Transit Fee Assistance Program and now offers monthly regional Roam passes at a 50% discount for people living with a low income. This is in addition to the 10 ride passes currently being offered. Individuals can apply to be on the program at Canmore or Banff FCSS, and will need to bring proof of residency and income verification.


 Town of Banff FCSS

Share Basket
Back by popular demand we are offering a Share Basket on Wednesday Aug 10th at the Banff farmers market.
It is part of our quest to reduce food waste, increase food security and promote community connections. Popular at many farmers markets this is an opportunity for vendors and local hobby growers to donate food that would otherwise be tossed out. Produce may be discarded because it is not pretty enough, looks a little sad or needs to be eaten immediately – whatever the reason it is still nutritious and delicious!

Please invite your clients to the Town of Banff booth to share from our basket. We will have a limited selection of fruit & vegetables donated by vendors and local community greenhouse members. Clients are free to take what they need (bring their own bag). There is no charge. The greenhouse members will have a donation jar – proceeds to go towards a 3rd greenhouse. However, clients should not feel under any obligation to donate.

For further information contact Jill Harrison: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403.762.1254


 Canmore Public Library


 Settlement Services


Alberta Health Services


Canmore Community Cruisers

 



Town of Banff FCSS


Town of Canmore FCSS 


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..



STILL RELEVANT


Bow Valley Interagency Meeting Schedule

The Bow Valley Interagency meetings are co-hosted by Banff and Canmore FCSS. All community organizations and agencies throughout the Bow Valley are invited to attend to share information and to listen to guest speakers throughout the year discuss issues that are prevalent in our area. For more information on Bow Valley Interagency, please contact Lu Douce, Canmore FCSS 403.678.7136, or Shawn Carr, Banff FCSS 403.762.1255.

Meetings are held 5 times a year, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:00-4:30pm. Locations alternate between Banff Town Hall and the Canmore Civic Centre

September 20, 2016 - Banff

November 15, 2016 - Canmore

It's your Interagency - ideas and speaker topics are welcome!


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

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
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


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


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 14, 2016

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Cochrane FCSS is hiring a Temporary-Full-Time Youth & Family Support Worker. Click  pdf here (170 KB)  to see the position description. 


WHAT'S NEW


The next Bow Valley Interagency Meeting is Tuesday March 15th, 3:00 - 4:30, at the Banff Town Hall, Council Chambers.
The agenda will be emailed out later this week. We hope to see you there!


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.
Canmore - Lu Douce, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 


 Town of Banff FCSS


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. 


YWCA Banff


 Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Filipino Family Reunification Information Evening
The Settlement Services team has seen some very complex family situations over the past few years with families struggling significantly with reunification after spending many years apart. The Semi-Skilled worker stream to Permanent Residency requires the working family member to be alone in Canada until the process is complete (over 90% of our 1300 PR clients come through this stream to gain Permanent Residency).  Average time apart for families seen by us is approximately 4.7 years with many families spending 8 years or more apart. A number of these cases have been at crisis levels.

By offering these Family Reunification workshops, we are trying to help Filipinos be pro-active and set themselves and their families up for success in Canada.

Workshop Details:
Title: Filipino Family Reunification Information Evening
Invitees: Filipino Permanent Residents (PRs) and Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who have family living in Canada, or have family living in another country
Topics: Discussion on challenges families may face due to immigration policies that require you to live apart, parenting in Canada, and building skills for successful family relationships.
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Banff Elementary School (325 Squirrel Street, Banff)
Cost: Free

*Free dinner, transportation and childcare provided*
Registration is required!
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 403-762-1144 


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


 Canmore Public Library


Bow Valley Parent Link


Primay 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 March 8th 630-800 p.m. Soundscape with Vern Roth. An interactive presentation with a melange of instruments.
Tuesday March 15th 630-800 p.m. Painting with water colours.
Friday March 18th  630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
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. 

Interagency Newsletter - Monday, February 29, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


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.
Canmore - Lu Douce, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Temporary Foreign Workers Support Services

 


Bow Valley Literacy Program

Drop-in ESL Writing Circle
The Bow Valley Literacy Program invites English Language Learners to a Drop-in ESL Writing Circle! This writing circle is offered for six weeks, starting Feb 22nd. There is no cost and all levels are welcome.

Canmore Location: Meeting Room, Canmore Public Library
Canmore Time: Each Monday, 4 – 5 pm, Feb 22nd to March 28th

Banff Location: Meeting Room, Banff Public Library
Banff Time: Each Wednesday, 12 -1 pm, Feb 24th to March 30th

*Except Wednesday March 2nd – we will meet at the Banff Canmore Community Foundation – 214 Banff Avenue
It’s okay if you can’t come every week – just come when you can.

Contact Deb Penninga at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or just come and join us!


 Canmore Public Library


Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre


  Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Settlement Services in the Bow Valley 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 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).  Follow us on Facebook: 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. or Anna-Lisa at 403-762-1149 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FREE DO-IT-YOURSELF INCOME TAX CLINIC
This free workshop is for Permanent Residents of Canada and Temporary Foreign Workers.  Learn about: your Canadian Income Tax obligations; proper Income Tax forms to use; GST/HST and other Tax Credits; where, when and how to file your Canadian Taxes.  

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Banff Fire Hall (201 Beaver Street, Banff)
Cost: Free
Registrations is required! 
PRs e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and TFWs e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LIVING IN CANADA AS A PERMANENT RESIDENT INFORMATION SESSION
Are you a Permanent Resident (PR) or almost a PR (in the final stages of transitioning from TFW to PR)? Join us for a free information session about your rights and responsibilities as a Permanent Resident of Canada.  Learn about the no cost programs and services available to you, including language classes, career opportunities, government supports, community resources and much more! 

Banff Sessions (Banff Town Hall - 110 Bear Street)
Thursday, March 3 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday, March 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
No registration required. Contact Anna-Lisa for more information (403-762-1149). 


 


 Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


 Job Resource Centre


Town of Canmore FCSS

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

 

 

Hoarding:  An Information Workshop
This workshop is for people who may be concerned about their own or someone else’s compulsive acquiring or hoarding behavior. Discussion will be around understanding the behavior, contributing factors and warning signs, how to support someone who is struggling with these issues and who can help. Constructive support and sources for information about changing these behaviours will be provided at this course.

Register by calling 403.609.3743
Facilitators:  Carla Kembel, M.S.W., R.S.W. &  Lisa Cohen, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist
Thursday March 3 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. |No Charge
Canmore Civic Centre | Council Chambers

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


 YWCA Banff

 


Town of Banff FCSS


Bow Valley Parent Link

 

 


SABIS


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 1st 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 presentations.
Tuesday March8th 630-800 p.m. Soundscape with Vern Roth. An interactive presentation with a melange of instruments.
Tuesday March 15th 630-800 p.m. Painting with water colours.
Friday March 18th  630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
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


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 07, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


The next Bow Valley Interagency Meeting is Tuesday March 15th, 3:00 - 4:30, at the Banff Town Hall, Council Chambers.
The agenda will be emailed out later this week. We hope to see you there!


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.
Canmore - Lu Douce, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


YWCA Banff


 Settlement Services

Settlement_Services_Logo

Filipino Family Reunification Information Evening
The Settlement Services team has seen some very complex family situations over the past few years with families struggling significantly with reunification after spending many years apart. The Semi-Skilled worker stream to Permanent Residency requires the working family member to be alone in Canada until the process is complete (over 90% of our 1300 PR clients come through this stream to gain Permanent Residency).  Average time apart for families seen by us is approximately 4.7 years with many families spending 8 years or more apart. A number of these cases have been at crisis levels.

By offering these Family Reunification workshops, we are trying to help Filipinos be pro-active and set themselves and their families up for success in Canada.

Workshop Details:
Title: Filipino Family Reunification Information Evening
Invitees: Filipino Permanent Residents (PRs) and Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who have family living in Canada, or have family living in another country
Topics: Discussion on challenges families may face due to immigration policies that require you to live apart, parenting in Canada, and building skills for successful family relationships.
Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Banff Elementary School (325 Squirrel Street, Banff)
Cost: Free

*Free dinner, transportation and childcare provided*
Registration is required!
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call: 403-762-1144

 

FREE DO-IT-YOURSELF INCOME TAX CLINIC
This free workshop is for Permanent Residents of Canada and Temporary Foreign Workers.  Learn about: your Canadian Income Tax obligations; proper Income Tax forms to use; GST/HST and other Tax Credits; where, when and how to file your Canadian Taxes.  

Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Banff Fire Hall (201 Beaver Street, Banff)
Cost: Free
Registrations is required! 
PRs e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and TFWs e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LIVING IN CANADA AS A PERMANENT RESIDENT INFORMATION SESSION
Are you a Permanent Resident (PR) or almost a PR (in the final stages of transitioning from TFW to PR)? Join us for a free information session about your rights and responsibilities as a Permanent Resident of Canada.  Learn about the no cost programs and services available to you, including language classes, career opportunities, government supports, community resources and much more! 

Banff Sessions (Banff Town Hall - 110 Bear Street)
Tuesday, March 8 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
No registration required. Contact Anna-Lisa for more information (403-762-1149). 


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

 


 Canmore Public Library


Town of Banff FCSS


Bow Valley Parent Link


SABIS


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 8th 630-800 p.m. Soundscape with Vern Roth. An interactive presentation with a melange of instruments.
Tuesday March 15th 630-800 p.m. Painting with water colours.
Friday March 18th  630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School.
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


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

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Interagency Newsletter - Monday, February 22, 2016

WHAT'S NEW


 

 


 Bow Valley Immigration Partnership


 Job Resource Centre


Town of Canmore FCSS

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

 

 

Hoarding:  An Information Workshop

This workshop is for people who may be concerned about their own or someone else’s compulsive acquiring or hoarding behavior. Discussion will be around understanding the behavior, contributing factors and warning signs, how to support someone who is struggling with these issues and who can help. Constructive support and sources for information about changing these behaviours will be provided at this course.

Register by calling 403.609.3743

Facilitators:  Carla Kembel, M.S.W., R.S.W. &  Lisa Cohen, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist

Thursday March 3 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. |No Charge

Canmore Civic Centre | Council Chambers

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

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
 

 Settlement Services

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 New “Housing in the Bow Valley” Brochure:  2016 Information and Resources  

This brochure was created out of the Temporary Foreign Worker Support Services and Settlement Services in the Bow Valley programs.  It has been catered to Temporary Foreign Workers and Permanent Residents of Canada.  However, we believe the information and resources are beneficial to many people living in the Bow Valley (not just immigrants).  A variety of people helped to provide input regarding the content of this brochure, and we hope that it will be used widely.

Click pdf here (592 KB)  to view the brochure. If you would like copies of this brochure at your organization, please contact Julia at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 YWCA Banff

 


Town of Banff FCSS

 

 


Bow Valley Parent Link

 


SABIS


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 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 $10.00 per person, no cost for volunteers.

Tuesday March 1st 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 presentations.

Tuesday March8th 630-800 p.m. Soundscape with Vern Roth. An interactive presentation with a melange of instruments.

Tuesday March 15th 630-800 p.m. Painting with water colours.

Friday March 18th  630-730 p.m. Open gym at Elizabeth Rummel School. 

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


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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