Community Social Development Programs

Spruce Grove Community Social Development (CSD) offers in-person and virtual programs to support social connections, resiliency, and overall well-being.

Youth Programming

Spruce Grove Community Social Development also offers youth-specific programming.

In-person Programming

The Bridging Connections team consists of Community Social Workers who are dedicated professionals offering compassionate and confidential support to Parkland County residents. Community Social Workers actively listen to individuals, identify solutions, and facilitate connections to pertinent community resources. Their role is to assist residents of all ages and situations in navigating life’s challenges.

Date: Wednesdays; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m (drop in and appointment based services available)
Ages: All
Location: Wabamun Community Centre (5217 52 Street) 
Registration: Call Spruce Grove CSD at 780-962-7618 to make an appointment if desired; however, an appointment is not required.

This 3.5 hour workshop equips people to be more alert to someone thinking of suicide and better able to connect them with further help. The workshop emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs, communicating with the person considering suicide and getting help or resources for the person considering suicide. This workshop is not recommended for someone who has had a recent suicide loss. Participants can include but are not limited to: parents and caregivers; family and friends; youth aged 16 or older; natural helpers and advisors; educators and ministers; health practitioners; justice, law enforcers, emergency workers, and community volunteers.

Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 1-4:30 p.m.
Location: 414 King Street, Spruce Grove, AB
Age: 16+
Cost: $50 (if finances are a barrier, subsidy is available)
Contact: 780-962-7618

Register online by Friday, August 9

The Tri-Region Grief Collaborative brochure includes information on registered and drop-in support groups being offered in the region.

Talking Circles come from the culture and traditions of indigenous people in North America. All community members are welcome at these Talking Circles. Listen deeply with an opportunity to understand, learn, and establish a sense of community. Wearing Ribbon skirts/shirts are welcomed. 

Date: Thursdays - Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21, Dec 12
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free 
Age: 16+
Location: Skydancer Indigenous Cultural Centre (99 Campsite Road, Spruce Grove)
Contact: 780-962-7618

Virtual Programs

All virtual programs will be held through Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Registration is required to participate in a program. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us.

SeniorCONNECT 

SeniorConnect Tri-Region is a free, online training program that teaches residents how to recognize and respond to seniors in need. The program is open to all residents in the Tri-Municipal Region and is an excellent way for us to work together to help seniors in our community find local information, resources, and support.

SeniorConnect Tri-Region is a partnership involving Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove Community Social Development (CSD), and is made up of six training modules focused on:

  1. Why connecting with seniors is important
  2. Caregiver burnout
  3. Mental illness: dementia, delirium and depression
  4. Elder abuse
  5. Addictions
  6. Diversity

Check out SeniorConnect here

Questions?

Please phone 780-962-7618 or email.

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  1. The collection is expressly authorized by an enactment of Alberta or Canada
  2. For the purpose of a law enforcement matter
  3. The information relates directly to and is necessary for an operating program or activity of the City.

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