Welcome Back

Welcome to a new school year!  It's so nice to see many familiar faces and welcome to all new new students and families. My name is Karen Gay and I am the Inclusive Education Facilitator at Ecole Parc. My role includes counselling, child advocacy, school-based consultation, coordination of services and educational programming.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about your child's programming or well-being via phone (780)998-3741 or email:  karen.gay@eips.ca  

My hours for Ecole Parc during the 2017-2018 school year are:

Mondays:  9:30am-2:00pm

Wednesdays:  9:30am-3:10pm

What's Happening At Ecole Parc

All About Girls Group

The All About Girls Group will be offered at Ecole Parc to Grade 5/6 girls and will run for 6 weeks beginning September 18, 2017.  This group will run on Mondays at lunch in the library.  Topics include Building Self-Confidence and Self Esteem, Combating Negative Media Messages, Creating Positive Friendships and Building Strategies For Making and Keeping Good Friends.  Please contact Mme Gay with any questions.  Signed permission forms are required for interested students to be able to attend and can be accessed through Mme Gay.

Supporting Parents

Boys & Girls Club: Parent & Community Info Series

Childhood Anxiety: Understanding & Helping Children Heal

Thursday September 21, 2017: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Parenting In Divorce Series

Thursday, October 12, 2017:6:30pm-8:30pm:Grief and Loss in Youth and Families During Divorce

Thursday, October 19, 2017:6:30pm-8:30pm:Navigating Co-Parenting with New and Ex Partners

Thursday, October 26, 2017:6:30pm-8:30pm:Building Relationships and Attachment with a New Partner

Understanding and Managing Your Childs Anger

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:6:30pm-8:30pm

The Five Love Languages

Wednesday, February 28, 2018:6:30pm-8:30pm

*For more information or to register please call Heather @780-992-0103 or email: saskco2@telus.net Childcare provided - please inquire when registering

Strathcona County Early Childhood Coalitions 

Self-Reg Parenting:  Understanding Children's Stress and its Impact on Behaviour, Mood and Wellbeing by Dr. Susan Hopkins, Executive Director The Mehrit Centre

Tuesday, September 26, 2017:6:30-8:30pm Location: Meeting Room 3, Community Centre 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park

To register call 780-464-8209 and leave message or email:Sue.Bennett@strathcona.ca


Community Connections

Psychologist Association Referral Line 1-888-424-0297

Alberta Health Services Children Youth & Families Addiction and Mental Health Community Services Intake Services 780-342-2701

Intake Services provide a single point of access to children's mental health services and support for children and youth ages 5-17 years of age and their families residing within Edmonton and area who require mental health assessment and treatment.  A telephone screening interview is conducted by a mental health therapist.  Based on the information received and the availability of other community resources a decision will be made regarding the appropriate service.

Alberta Health Services Adult Intake 780-342-2388


Local Support:

Primary Care Network 780-997-0046  www.albertaheartlandpcn.com

Offers free services in Fort Saskatchewan; no referral required

Fort Saskatchewan Mental Health Clinic 780-342-2388

Boys & Girls Club 780-992-0103  www.fortsask.bgccan.com

City of Fort Saskatchewan Family and Community Support Services  780-992-6767

Subsidized Counselling 780-992-6267

Family School Liaison Program 780-992-6267

Youth and Family Services 780-992-6265

Families First Society 780-998-5595 ext. 221  www.familiesfirstsociety.ca

Programs for parents and their young children to play and learn together; programs for parents and caregivers; family support for those impacted by family violence, baby loss or a shoulder to lean on

 Crisis Support:

Support Network 211

Health Link 811

Victim's Services 780-992-6126

Child Protection Emergencies 1-800-387-5437

Family Violence Crisis Line 780-464-7233

Toll Free 1-877-252-7233

Human Services Child and Family Services Division 780-998-6762

Other Emergency Contacts:

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)

Children's Mental Health Crisis Line 780-427-4491

Emergency Shelter, Food, Transportation 1-866-644-5137

Adult Mental Health Community Urgent Services and Stabilization Team 780-342-7777