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November 2017 Newsletter

This newsletter is in recognition of Family Violence Prevention Month, Wainwright & District Family & Community Services dedicates this newsletter to those impacted by family violence. You may feel weak but within you is the strength to leave, within you is the strength to overcome and achieve that which you desire.



Family Violence Prevention

You are invited to our Family Violence Prevention Information Sessions to be held at the Provincial Building, November 23, 2017. Guest speakers will be, Elena Esina of, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence, and, Leanne Wildeman of, Lloydminster Interval Home.

Family Violence Prevention circular


Wainwright & District Family & Community Services is seeking Living At Home Assistant.

Seeking a Living At Home Assistant circular

What makes a caregiver?

What makes a caregiver? A caregiver is a family member or friend who provides unpaid care for a loved one living with challenges due to disability, illness, or aging. Do you take your elderly parents grocery shopping every week? What if you regularly drive a close friend to medical appointments? Did you cancel a night out with friends to care for your spouse that is ill? You’re a caregiver, and for that we thank you.

As Silver Donald Cameron Said “If Canadas health care system were a plant, family caregivers would be its roots—fragile, vital and invisible.” There are over 600,000 caregivers in Alberta.

There are many different resources available to caregivers on the Alberta Caregivers Association website, www.AlbertaCaregivers.org. If you’re in Edmonton relax in their Caregiver Connection Centre and connect with other caregivers. With all these resources available we hope to encourage caregivers to thrive as much as possible, as well as the loved ones they care for. This is the week for us all to thank a caregiver we know.

Caregiver Appreciation circular

Dr. Ken Harrison, Counselling Psychologist, is providing general counselling services at the offices of Wainwright & District Family & Community Services.

To book an appointment, please call: 780-842-2555.

Meals on Wheels

This program is now being provided privately in the community by Brendan Finnigan and his company Fintrition. Further information can be obtained by emailing him at: bfinnigan1990@gmail.com.

Wainwright & District FCS to celebrate 44 years

July 2017 marked the forty-fourth anniversary for Wainwright and District Family and Community Services. Initiated by Town of Wainwright Administrator, Ernie Bouchard, Wainwright and Area Preventative Social Services, as it was named back then, officially began operating in July of 1973. Read more history…

FCS Staff and Mayor Brian Bethune and Reeve Bob Barss

On Friday November 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m our Mayor Brian Bethune and Reeve Bob Barss have Proclaimed that November is Family Violence Prevention Month. You may feel weak but within you is the strength to leave, within you is the strength to overcome and achieve that which you desire.

Family Violence Info Hotline (24Hrs) 780-310-1818

FCS Staff group photo wearing yellow ribbons for Suicide Prevention Week

‘This yellow ribbon represents a flame, a light in the darkness. It is a symbol of hope and possibility.’
(World Suicide Prevention Day September 10, 2017)