FCSS Programs

Spruce Grove FCSS will offer both in-person and virtual programs to support social connections, resiliency, and overall well-being.

Youth programming

Spruce Grove FCSS also offers youth-specific programming.

In-person programs

Talking Circles

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. 

February's theme is: Kiswâtisiwin (Kindness and Generosity)
Date: Thursday, February 16. 
Arrival and welcome: 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Circle will start at 6 p.m.
Ages: Mostly suited for older children and adults, but all community members are welcome to attend
Cost: Free 
Location: Spruce Grove Public Library, 35 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove 
Registration: Not required 

March's theme is: Honouring Iskwêwak (Honouring Women)
Date: Thursday, March 16. 
Arrival and welcome: 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Circle will start at 6 p.m.
Ages: Mostly suited for older children and adults, but all community members are welcome to attend
Cost: Free 
Location: Spruce Grove Public Library, 35 5th Avenue, Spruce Grove 
Registration: Not required 

This initiative is presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS, Spruce Grove Public Library, and Skydancer Indigenous Cultural Centre 

Love Letter to Men: A Celebration of Men and Mental Health

We invite you to join us to watch and engage in conversation related to the mental well-being of men in our community.

Our objective is to bring together men, and the women who love them, to discuss the full spectrum of men’s mental wellness and its impacts on society. We will provide resources, share best practices, and invite community insights on where there are currently gaps in support for men’s mental wellness as well as how these gaps could be addressed. The event will include presentations sharing insights from the latest research as well as stories of how men have faced adversity and come through victorious on the other side.

Date: Wednesday, February 15; 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ages: Adult
Cost: $12 (registrants will receive a $10 voucher for MR MIKES)
Location: MR MIKES Steak House Casual (78 Boulder Blvd, Stony Plain)
Register online

This event is a partnership between the City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony Plain, Parkland County and MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual. It is hosted by The Alberta Men's Collaborative and sponsored by The City of Edmonton and Living Hope: A Community Plan to end Suicide in Edmonton.

Triple P: Fear Less

A 6-week parenting program to help parents of children aged 6 – 14 to set a good example of coping with anxiety, coach their children to become more emotionally resilient, and develop a toolbox of strategies and choose the most effective to respond to their child’s anxiety.

Session 1: Anxiety – what is it and how does it develop?
Session 2: Promoting emotional resilience in children.
Session 3: Modeling and the way children think.
Session 4: The way you behave – avoidance and exposure.
Session 5: Parental strategies for responding to children’s anxiety – avoidance and exposure and constructive problem solving – how to promote it and maintain gains.

Childcare (ages 0-5) is available. Registration is required. The program is in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future (apfa).

Dates:  Wednesdays, February 22-March 22; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Ages: Adult
Cost: Free 
Location: Border Paving Athletic Centre (9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove) 
Register Online

Community Social Worker Support for Parkland County Residents

Do you or does someone you know live in Parkland County and need the support of a Community Social Worker? Spruce Grove FCSS now offers in-person sessions on Tuesdays at the Wabamun Community Centre (5217 52 Street). Sessions are by appointment only and must be booked in advance; drop-in is not available.

Date: Tuesdays 
Ages: All
Location: Wabamun Community Centre (5217 52 Street) 
Registration: Call Spruce Grove FCSS at 780-962-7618 to make an appointment.

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.

Finding Our Voices 

Finding our Voices provides support and opportunities for female-identifying participants to connect with peers while focusing on issues related to self-esteem over the course of 6 weeks. Participants address the impact of self-image, effective communication, shame and compassion and healthy relationships with ourselves and others all while “Finding our Voices”. Each group is approximately 3 hours long and includes experiential learning that allows participants to connect with the facilitator and each other.

Support towards childcare expenses is available! To inquire about childcare expense support, please call Spruce Grove FCSS at 780-962-7618 or Stony Plain Community and Social Development at 780-963-8583

Presented in partnership by Sagesse, Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove FCSS, and Parkland County. 

Dates: *Waitlist Program* will commence once four registrants are confirmed 
Ages: 18+
Cost: Free
Location: Online
Registration: Call Spruce Grove FCSS at 780-962-7618 to join the program waitlist! 

Registration

To register for a program, visit sprucegrove.org/onlinereg or call 780-962-7618. For more information, please email fcss@sprucegrove.org.

Questions?

Please phone 780-962-7618 or email.