Spruce Grove FCSS also offers youth-specific programming.
ASIST is a two-day workshop designed to help family, friends, and community members identify someone at risk of suicide and provide them with the skills needed to make a life-saving intervention. The ASIST workshop is highly interactive, practical, and practice-oriented. It focuses on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. This training is not recommended for anyone who has had a recent suicide loss.
Location: To be announced
When: February 8 & 9; 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Registration: Please register online
Registration Deadline is February 1, 2024.
Subsidy is available, please contact Spruce Grove FCSS at 780-962-7618.
Have fun as you role-play as your character and experience the world through another's perspective! You will be challenged by puzzles to solve and play combat experiences that promote teamwork and effective communication. After the game, we will debrief and explore how your actions affect the situation and the people around you!
Date: Every second Friday starting August 11; 6-7:30 p.m.
Ages: Youth (12+)
Location: Cantiro Pioneer Wellness Centre (344 Pioneer Road, Spruce Grove, AB.)
Registration: 780-237-1944 or email
This program is facilitated by Westview Primary Care Network.
Finding Our Voices provides support and opportunities for woman-identifying participants to connect with peers while focusing on issues related to self-esteem over the course of 7 weeks. Participants address the impact of self-image, effective communication, shame and compassion, and healthy relationships with themselves and others all while “Finding their Voices”. Each group is approximately 2 hours long and includes experiential learning that allows participants to connect with the facilitator and each other.
Support towards childcare expenses and transportation is available if needed! To inquire about childcare expenses and transportation support, please call Spruce Grove FCSS at 780-962-7618.
Presented in partnership by Sagesse, Stony Plain Community and Social Development, Spruce Grove Community and Social Development, and Parkland County.
Date: January 10 to February 21, 2024
Ages: 18+ (recommended)
Registration: Please register online
Join us to celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities. Our celebration will include a Fashion Show, Talent Show, and Market highlighting and honouring local individuals with disabilities. In conjunction with this event, Westland Market Mall will be offering sensory-sensitive Santa photos that day (for a fee).
DATE: Sunday, December 3; 1:00 - 4:00 pm
AGES: all ages
COST: Fashion Show, Talent Show, and Market are free. Santa photos will be available for a fee.
LOCATION: Westland Market Mall
This is a social-emotional, interactive program that aims to assist children and adolescents with increasing their confidence within social-emotional skills including communication and conflict resolution, resiliency, healthy relationships and boundaries, stress management, strengths and values, and growth mindset. This program will also include an exploration of different emotions including where we feel emotions in our body, the impact of emotions on our thoughts and behaviors, and how to manage emotions in a healthy way.
This program is in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future and Family Life Psychology and Wellness.
DATE: Wednesdays, Jan. 17 - Feb. 28, 2023
TIME: 4:30 - 5:00 P.M.
AGE: Grades 2-4
LOCATION: Cantiro Wellness Centre (#1, 344 Pioneer Road, Spruce Grove)
Minimum Registration 6; Maximum 10
Skills for Safer Living is an evidence-based, suicide prevention program for youth considering suicide or have had a suicide attempt, and their caregivers. In four, weekly 90-minute sessions, youth learn to build skills and capacity to help keep themselves safe. The program introduces basic language, skills, and concepts to better understand the thoughts and feelings associated with suicide, and strategies to help mitigate them, to keep as safe as possible. In addition to building capacity in youth, the program also builds the same knowledge for families/caregivers.
Date: Winter 2023 *Program dates will be scheduled when minimum number of participants are registered*
Location: Virtual (technology supports are available)
Register by email
Skills for Safer Living is being offered in partnership with the Centre for Suicide Prevention, The Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program, Westview Primary Care Network, Dochas Psychological Services, the Town of Stony Plain, and the City of Spruce Grove.
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.
Date: Thursday, December 14; Theme: "Giving"
Time: Arrival and Welcome 5:30-6 p.m., circle will start at 6 p.m
Ages: All ages but suited for older children and adults.
Location: Skydancer Indigenous Cultural Centre (99 Campsite Road, Spruce Grove)
Registration: Not required
This initiative is presented in partnership with Spruce Grove Community Social Development, Spruce Grove Public Library, and Skydancer Indigenous Cultural Centre.
This grief support group will help children manage their grief through psychoeducation and emotion mapping while teaching them practical strategies to grieve
Date: Tuesdays, January 9-February 20
Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Ages: 10-13 years
Location: Family Life Psychology and Wellness (20 Westwind Dr. Unit #226, Spruce Grove)
This program is facilitated by Family Life Psychology and Wellness and is in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future.
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.
As a public body, the City of Spruce Grove’s authority to collect and use of personal information is subject to limitation under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act.
No Personal information will be collected by or for the City of Spruce Grove UNLESS:
- The collection is expressly authorized by an enactment of Alberta or Canada
- For the purpose of a law enforcement matter
- The information relates directly to and is necessary for an operating program or activity of the City.
Any unsolicited emails or correspondence will be destroyed in a reasonable timeframe and will not be retained by the City of Spruce Grove.