Ages and Stages Developmental Screening
Ages and Stages is a reliable and effective screening system, used across the globe, that pin points developmental progress in children between 1 month – 5 ½ years. The process is simple and relies on parent input in the evaluation process. For more information please contact our office.
Baby Box Program
The baby box first originated as a Finnish tradition over 75 years ago. In the grips of an agricultural depression and infant mortality spike, the Finnish government realized a change was needed; parents-to-be needed all of the things necessary to care for their babies, but equally as important, they needed help identifying what those things were. This is what inspired Baby Box Canada. We are proud to be the local distributor for this organization. For more information check out www.babyboxcanada.org
Participants will be certified through the Canada Safety Council. Course content includes safety, child development, games & play activities, special needs & emergency plans.
This event held in the fall of the year provides an evening where community members can discover the services, agencies and activities that are available in Grande Cache. Representatives from a variety of organizations are on hand to answer questions and accept registrations.
In partnership with the Grande Cache Department of Community Services a variety of programs are available throughout the year that are designed to provide opportunity for parents with young children, ages birth to five.to connect, play and grow together.
Filling out government forms can be a daunting task. If you are in need of assistance our staff is on hand to help. Either drop by the FCSS office or call to make an appointment to access this service.
Home Alone Course
The Home Alone Program is designed to provide children 10 years of age and older with the necessary skills and knowledge to be safe and responsible when home alone for short periods of time. It will help them understand how to prevent problems, handle real-life situations, and keep them safe and constructively occupied.
Give Me A Break - Home Support and Handyman Service
(Partnership program Greenview FCSS)
The Home Support Program provides caring, responsible persons offering practical in home care to aboriginal families and individuals experiencing disruptions of normal family routine who reside in the Municipal District of Greenview. Home Support Workers can help in situations such as: supplemental care for elders, pre or post hospitalization, pre or post natal home care, home management assistance, and emotional stress.
H.E.L.P. (Hope Exists in Lots of Places)
This program was designed to help individuals who need a safe place to get advice about the obstacles or challenges negatively impacting their mental and emotional well-being. Clients will receive a 1 hour consultation with a Registered Psychologist and resources to assist in overcoming life’s challenges.
This is an important component of FCSS. Anyone who needs information, referrals or support on social, community or personal issues, may contact the FCSS office. Although counseling is not available through our local office, the staff can provide information and assistance on obtaining resources. Confidentiality is protected.
Meals on Wheels
Even the most independent among us, if fortunate to live long enough, may experience a decline in mobility or health that can strip away our independence and diminish the quality of our lives. Meals on Wheels is here to help. If you have a loved one that could benefit from healthy meals delivered to their home please contact us.
The Grande Cache FCSS offers a wide range of excellent information about our community through our Welcome Package! The welcome package is free and available at our FCSS office and the Tourism Centre. Please allow time to have a coffee and go through the package with a worker answering any questions you might have about our beautiful town.
Located in the FCSS office individuals have access to materials covering a wide range of topics such as: parenting skills, child development, and anger management. You are welcome to drop into our office and peruse the materials available.
Seniors Learn at Lunch
Four times a year we host a lunch for seniors with speakers that talk about and provide information on a wide range of topics of interest specific to seniors.
Contact our office for further information.
Our team of volunteers will shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways for seniors and individuals with mobility limitations. Want to be a volunteer or know someone who would benefit from this service? Give us a call.
Triple P Parenting – Teens
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program ® is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat – behavioral and emotional problems in teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realize their potential. Contact our office to talk to our Triple P – Teens practicner.
The teenage years are an exciting, frustrating, and a period of great growth for youth. Essentially, youth participation (engagement) is related to ideas of citizenship, personal development and active involvement in society. Contact our office for a detailed list of the initiatives and programs we offer.
Volunteer Income Tax Program
Since 1971, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has partnered with community organizations to prepare FREE income tax returns for qualified individuals and families. Contact our office to determine if you qualify for this service.