Parkland School Division is proud to work with amazing community partners across Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County. We know that healthy students are better learners. For this reason, we want to ensure that youth are socially, physically and emotionally supported. Please check out the following programs, supports and services and reach out if you have any questions or would like to get involved in the Parkland Area Youth Coalition.
For further information, contact:
Christine Ross, Division Principal
Parkland School Division
The Tri-Region Bunch is a network of youth-serving providers committed to connecting youth with activities, resources, and safe adults in the Tri-Region. Check out our video on the Community Compass and visit us at bit.ly/triregionbunch.
Youth Mental Health Clinic
The Youth Mental Health Clinic is a referral-based specialty clinic offering wrap-around mental health services for youth ages 11-25. Services are offered by a multidisciplinary team consisting of Physicians, a Social Worker, a Behavioural Health Consultant, a Psychologist, and Community Connectors. The main focus for accessing the YMHC would be for diagnosing and managing ADHD, anxiety, and depression. It is necessary to make an appointment as walk-in therapy is not currently available.
Community Connectors support youth ages 11-25 and their families in the Tri-region with accessing and navigating community and mental health supports and services by working collaboratively with a coalition of community stakeholders, social service agencies, and health care providers. Community Connectors work out of the Youth Mental Health Clinic, Parkland Area schools/outreaches, the Stony Plain Youth Centre, and the Lions Log Cabin Spruce Grove.
Prab – Spruce Grove & Greater Parkland Area
Michelle – Stony Plain & Greater Parkland Area
Check out the Community Connector Instagram @triregioncc
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
FCSS provides prevention-focused programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for residents of the region. Find our current program guide for all ages here.
Community Helpers Program - Alberta Health Services
A free peer training program to empower and build skills in youth to enable them to support friends and peers safely. This program is an Alberta Health Services program.
- The program runs online for 8 weeks. Choose Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:30-6pm.
- Register by calling 780-963-8583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Links will be sent to participants prior to the first session.
FCSS - Stony Plain Youth Centre
As of September 1, 2020, the Stony Plain Youth Centre will be reopening for limited in-person activities and programs. We are geared towards youth aged 11 to 17 and are located at 4902-51 Avenue in Stony Plain.
Things will be looking a bit different and we will all be learning and adjusting as we go.
We will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-6pm for scheduled activities and/or programs and you must register in advance.
We have set up a new booking system so you can save your spot, whether it be for one of our Activities of the Day or reserve some time at a computer station.
Look for the new 'Booking' button at the top of our Facebook page, check the link in our Instagram bio, go to our webpage or give us a call to save your spot.
As with most places, you will need to social distance, sanitize and wear a mask to participate, so bring one if you have one. But don't worry, we have some extras if you don’t.
You will also be asked a few screening questions once you arrive. Anyone exhibiting symptoms will sadly not be allowed to participate. So if you aren't feeling well, please stay home and rest up till you are feeling better.
Collaborative Communication Program
A special 4-part YOUTH series to learn about conflict styles, listening to understand, and assertive communication. It is never too early to start strengthening your communication skills.
When: Thursdays, October 15-November 5th from 4:30-6pm
Location: ZOOM link to be provided
Register: (780) 968-3846
GEARS Program (Stony Plain Youth Centre)
Gears program is a six-week program that provides youth with the opportunity to develop tangible skills and build positive relationships while working on bicycles. The program is a mentorship model where staff work alongside youth to repair bikes. There is VERY limited space available for this program, so make sure you register soon!
Who: Youth 11-17
When: Thursdays, from 6-8pm starting October 1 - November 5
Location: Stony Plain Youth Centre 4902-51 Avenue.
Register: (780) 968-3846
Parkland County Libraries
All programs for teens and tweens are free.
Teen Book Beat (book club on Instagram): Teen book club starts Wednesday, October 21, 2020, with an Instagram chat/meet and greet at 5-5:30pm about what book we would like to read. Then it will be every 2 weeks at 5pm on Instagram.
Contact Brenda Baron to register at email@example.com.
The Scribble Society (writing group for teens on Discord): Join YA writer and your community librarian, Rena in this low-stress writing group just for teens (there will be games, writing, prizes and surprise guests!). Contact Rena at firstname.lastname@example.org to register and get the link to the Discord group.
Virtual Builders Club, ages 8+ (on Zoom): Tuesdays, September 29-December 1, 2020 from 4-5pm, on Zoom (link will be sent to the email you provide when you register). Bring your Lego Bricks, K’Nex, or other building materials and unleash your creativity in this 1-hour virtual builders club. Each week there will be a new challenge along with plenty of time for free play. In partnership with Stony Plain Public Library. Register online or contact your local Parkland County Library branch or Stony Plain Library to help you register.
*Parkland County Libraries also provides a variety of programs for families, children and adults. Please check out our current offerings from Walking Book Club to Virtual Storytime at www.pclibraries.ca.
RATS (Respect Advocacy Togetherness Support) Youth Advisory Council
This youth-lead group connects youth passionate about wellness to opportunities to improve mental health outcomes in the region. The Rats Youth Advisory Council is based in the Tri-Region and connect online through Discord or in person. Projects are designed and led by youth including the current project Infectious Tales. This group provides opportunities to innovate, advocate, and build skills in the area of wellness and we take time for food and fun.
For more information, please contact:
Jason Gondziola,Project Coordinator
Virtual Reading Club for Teens (Spruce Grove Public Library)
This teen-based group is so much more than a traditional (‘boring’) book club: there’ll be vlogs, read-alouds, discussions and goofy videos galore.
Who: Youth 13-17
When: New themes monthly. September-November
Location: Instagram )sgpl_virtual_reading_club
Register: Requires an Instagram account
Tech Bowl (Spruce Grove Public Library)
Take a splash into our Tech Bowl this fall! Some of your favourite tech from our old Innovation Lab has now transformed into the Tech Tank.
Who: All ages
When: Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept 9-Nov 27, 3-5pm (20 min slots)
Location: Spruce Grove Public Library, In-person
Register: Drop-in to register. Space is limited.