- Posted 20 December 2017
FCSS Programs & Events
FCSS offers various programs for all residents that assist with social connection, group support, personal development and learning.
The Town of Innisfail organizes a Volunteer Appreciation event each April in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2018.
This year, in celebration of National Volunteer Week, we are showing our appreciation for your service to community in 3-ways, in 3-days—free to attend Bowling, Swimming and a Matinee Show!
There will be draw prizes at each event such as family bowling passes, pool party rentals, family movie passes and volunteer gifts. A Volunteer Information Table will be available to learn more about the current volunteer opportunities in our community.
Whether you’ve volunteered 1 hour or 1,000 hours, join us for one or all of the events. No need to RSVP...just come early to ensure you get a spot!
Mayor & Seniors Garden Party
The Mayor and Seniors Garden Party is held every summer at the Historical Village and all ages are encouraged to attend.
Join the Mayor of Innisfail and our seniors for a sunny afternoon of snacks, light refreshments and music. Take the opportunity to share stories with each other, make connections and take in the history of the Innisfail community.
For more information on the following events and programs, contact Karen Bradbury at 403-227-3376 (ext. 233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Groups & Programs
Courage to Care Mental Health Support Group
Courage to Care is a peer support group for family, friends and caregivers of someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Members come together to improve their understanding of mental health, mental illness and recovery in the community, to share stories of hope and healing and to listen to and accompany others. The Courage to Care group is led by caring volunteer facilitators who have received training through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Facilitator Training.
Supported by FCSS Innisfail (Family Community Support Services) in partnership with McMan, the group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Second Tuesday each month
7 - 8:30 p.m.
McMan Central ( #121, 4804 50 Street)
Dementia Friendly Support Group
The Dementia Friendly Support Group is for people with dementia and/or caregivers of those with dementia. The meetings may include an educational component, as well as, time for people to interact with others who are former caregivers or those who are currently on the dementia journey. There is also an opportunity to participate in advocacy for those living with dementia to ensure they and their caregivers are engaged and included in our community.
Meetings take place at Sunset Manor at 2 p.m.on the third Saturday of every month. Contact Jean Barclay at 403-396-0902 or email email@example.com for more information.
Kids Have Stress Too!®
"Learning to handle stress is an important life skill for everyone."
Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada, the Kids Have Stress Too! program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress, and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. The program includes a range of resources designed for parents, those who work with young children in early learning settings and for classrooms.
This program runs between 12 - 16 weeks for approximately 1-hour per week.
Family & Adult Programs
Movers & Groovers
"Everyone can benefit from improved physical health and the opportunity to create new social networks."
Movers and Groovers is an active ADULTS group that get together twice a week to meet like people who are also interested in keeping active. Activities focus on moving and may include indoor and outdoor walking, obstacle courses, dance, stretching and more.
This is a FREE activity that meets at the LLC Community Room on Wednesday's and Friday's, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Community Volunteer Programs
The Innisfail Volunteer Connection aims to connect volunteers and the many community events, activities and organizations that require their services.
Neighbours Helping Neighbours
As a year round program, Neighbours Helping Neighbours is a community minded program that promotes volunteerism in our community and provides assistance to those in need. Whether a snow angel, garden angel or a strong hand, you can make a difference in your community!
Neighbourhood Block Party (seasonal)
Throw a block party in your neighbourhood this summer! With the goal to create connections, unity, and support, block parties are a great way for neighbours to get to know eachother in a fun and informal way. Block parties are a seasonal activity, and take place during the spring and summer from May to August.
April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Green & Clean Volunteer Kickoff BBQ
April 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Cultural Arts Film Guest: Dennis Allen
April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Check out our seasonal program guide for even more opportunities to participate and become involved in the Innisfail Community!