Family & Community Resource Centre

*Information and referral for local resources

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*government applications assistance for benefits

*retirement planning

*It is recommended for extensive assistance to call and make   an appointment- 780 835 5471.

*MOST COMMONLY REQUESTED INFORMATION:

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blue cross proof of age

APPLICATIONS:

gis app 

old age and GIS app 2018 

cpp 2018

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

Individual Income Tax and trust enquiries 1 800 959 8281  

Universal Child Care benefit and Child tax benefit 1 800 387 1193   

Old Age Security/GIS/CPP 1 800 622 6232  

Alberta Supports1 877 644 9992

 Youth & Children’s Resources Fairview

Pre- Kindergarten  programs

E.E. Oliver School- Early development programming for 3- & 4-year old’s:

Speech language pathologists-occupational therapists-school psychologist, pediatricians, contact- 780 624 3650 ext. 10149

Fairview Development Playgroup- Mondays 10-12 pm, contact- Facebook page

Fairview Playschool- Tues/Thurs, 9-11, 1-3pm, contact-780 835 5742

Fairview Library, Wednesdays- Rhyme Time on Momma’s lap, 6mo-2 years, 11 am, contact – 780 835 5742

Fairview Library, Time for Tots, Tuesdays- 3-5 years, 11am, contact, 780 835 2613

Fairview Library, Lego & Duplo club, every second Saturday, 3-12, contact 780 835 2613 

Fairview Library, Summer Reading program, ages 4-grade 6, contact 780 835 2613 

Gymnastics, 4-5 yrs., Tuesdays, 1-pm, contact, 780 835 9554

Gymnastics, 2-3 years, Tuesdays, 2-3pm, contact, 780 835 9554

Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre- Red Cross swim lessons/ family swims, check monthly calendar, 780 835 2812

FCSS BONDING WITH BABY

New parents receive baby books and a library card for their new baby from public health nurses. In order to create bonding opportunities with newborns and to provide information about preschool resources  available in Fairview.   

FCSS- Information and Referral, government applications assistance, ongoing 

WJS- numerous services- contact 780 624 1029 ex 104

First Nations Health consortium- numerous services-contact 1 844 558 8748

Family/ Youth & Children’s Programs

FCSS- Family School Liaison- Kindergarten to grade 6 Services:

 Crisis Response Individual Support, Parent Support, Classroom Programs, School-Wide Programming, Advocate for Local Service, Building Community Relationships, Consulting & Collaborating w/Teachers, Parents, Administrators, Students, Therapists, Councillors

Programs:

Breakfast program, Homework help, Second Step Bullying prevention, Peacemakers, PALS, WITS, Free the Horses, Grand buddy program, Peer mentorship, High School Transition,  Botvin Life skills training, Social Health; cyberbullying, boundaries, kindness, mental health week, Second Step child protection unit, contact- 780 835 2225

STM Family School Liaison – G7-G12- same, contact, 780 835 2245

FCSS -Ignite Youth- a youth drop-in centre with various activities for at risk youth during crucial after school times, contact- 780 835 5455

FCSS Red Cross Junior Lifesavers- building empowerment and leadership skills in youth, contact- 780 835 2812

Kidsport- provides funding for low income families to participate in sports, contact, 780 835 2225

Child and Family Services and Foster Care- 780 835 7191

Crossroads, contact- 780 835 5550, Services- Parenting Programs; early intervention, teaching positive parenting skills: 

Public Education Programs, Outreach Services (for the purposes of prevention), Training Opportunities for Staff, 24 Hour Crisis Line, Toll-free Access to Crisis Line, Crisis Intervention, Client-based Outreach, Danger Assessment, Safety Planning, Crisis Counselling, Group Counselling, Coordinating Services/Systems Advocacy, Specialized Programming for Parents, Specialized Programming for Aboriginal Clients, Specialized Programming for Other Cultures, Outreach Programs (to assist victims who do not want to, or cannot, come to shelters), Outreach Programs (follow-up for those who have left shelter), Supportive Counselling & Case Management, Clothing Bank, Collective Kitchen, Client Recreation, Transport to Emergency (medical/dental care), Cook on Staff, Personal Incidentals, Food Bank, Comfort Allowance, Housing Support and Advocacy, Support in avoiding eviction, Support in finding housing, Clinical Treatment for Adults, Parenting Programs (continued follow-up after shelter), Court Support and Advocacy, Volunteer Programs, Support Groups, Specialized Programming for Children Exposed to Violence, School Programs, Education Programs (women & children in shelter), Child Care Program, Child Support Programs, Child Trauma-informed Worker, Children’s Groups (continued follow-up after shelter), Children’s Groups (early interventions for a child at risk or exposed to violence), Clinical Treatment for Children

Families

FCSS Home Support Program-

Prenatal/ post-natal, prehospitalization / post hospitalization- light housekeeping, meal preparation and yard maintenance, contact, 780 835 5471

FCSS -Volunteer Income tax program – March 1- April 15 annually

FCSS  Summer Program sign up night

FCSS  Programs & Services Fair

Don’t know what to do with your little one in Fairview? Checkout all the great activities offered in our community! 

Violence & Abuse

Child and Family Services – 780 835 7191

Child abuse hotline- 1 800 387 5437

Crossroads Woman’s Shelter – 24 hour crisis line: 780 835 2120/ toll free – 1 877 835 2120

North Peace Society For the Prevention of Domestic Violence –Stepping Up Program- A program that aims to prevent domestic violence by improving relationship skills, anyone can self-refer – call 1 780 624 8235 or 780 618 8637       

check the Peace Country Social Services Directory for more resources – 

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Mental Health/Addictions/Grief&Loss

FCSS Fairview provides information and referral for resources available in the community- check the Peace Country Social Services Directory  for more resources-

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The FCSS Resource Centre Library has books and dvds on many mental health topics,  CONTACT US

Alberta Health  Mental Health Services In Fairview :

Child and Youth Services, Adult Short Term Services, Mental Health Promotion,

Walk-In Thursday afternoons 1-3PM -first come first serve, only 3 appointments available- at the Fairview Hospital, Public Health doors.

Call : 780 624 6151 or toll free 1 877 823 6433

Alberta’s 24 hr Mental Health Help Line 1-877-303-2642

AHS Addictions Services in Fairview:

Outpatients treatment services-Tues/Fridays 780 624 6151

Addictions Help line 1 866 332 2322

Have you recently suffered the loss of a loved one?

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old age survivors benefits

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The following links provide further information and services offered by the community and the government which help individuals and families dealing with loss, addictions or mental health issues:

Fairview & Area Palliative Care Society- 780 835 4951

Check the PHONE DIRECTORY for even more services available in the area.

Financial Help

*FCSS DOES NOT PROVIDE DIRECT ASSISTANCE SUCH AS FOOD OR MONEY

*The FCSS Resource Centre provides information and referral for direct assistance service providers

*FCSS also offers preventative poverty reduction programs such as:

Revenue Canada – Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Resource Centre Form Assistance

 -Let us help you with government applications for benefits

DIRECT ASSISTANCE:

Alberta Works

(Income Support, Child Support Services and Employment Resource Centre ) 780 624 6135

Alberta Supports  1 877 644 9992

Crossroads Resource Centre and Woman’s Shelter and Food Bank  780 835 2120

Fairview and District Chamber of Commerce Career Resource Centre 780 835 5999

Additional links:

Check the PHONE DIRECTORY for even more services available in the area.

Seniors & Disability

FCSS  provides programs, information and referral and forms assistance services for older adults and those with disabilities.  For more information on any of our programs please CONTACT US

Snow Angels

A volunteer promotion program to encourage the community to assist their neighbors in need with snow removal, by simply seeing who in their neighborhoods need assistance and self-volunteering to assist them.  People that have benefited from this are encouraged to nominate their snow angel for a gift and recognition, to promote others to do the same.

Senior’s Week

FCSS is proud to be one of the sponsors of the MD of Fairview’s annual seniors BBQ during Seniors Week.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

-see financial assistance

FCSS Resource Centre

* retirement planning – come in around 8 months before  age 65 to get your applications

* forms assistance -let us help you fill out and apply for CPP, CPP Disability and AISH

* Information and referral for further resources

FCSS Seniors Community Kitchen

A monthly get together and meal for seniors at the Fairview Legion -Call 780 835 8833  for more information and for dates and times.

FCSS Corner

– a monthly column, the first Wednesday of the current month or the last Wednesday of the previous month in the Fairview Post. It contains social events for seniors so that they can be aware of community events and can partake.

FCSS Hosted Events

*FCSS hosts numerous government and other topic presentations annually.

In 2019, FCSS hosted Mental Health First Aid for Seniors, Revenue Canada Outreach, Service Canada Outreach, and International Day of Disability events. Check the events page for current offerings.

Volunteer Week 

In 2020, FCSS, in partnership with the Town and MD of Fairview #136 will be hosting the first ever Community Volunteer BBQ…

Applications

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2018 aish application
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The following links provide further information and services offered by the community and the government which may be helpful:

Seniors Subsidized Housing

North Peace Housing

Garrison Manor/ Harvest lodge-(Fairview) 780 835 2862

Pioneer village( Worsley) 780 685 2509

Homesteader lodge (Hines creek) 780 494 3500

Check the PHONE DIRECTORY for even more services available in the area.

Emergency Social Services – in Disasters

Fairview FCSS along with the Town of Fairview and MD of Fairview #136 as well as numerous other organizations in Fairview are a part of the Joint Emergency Management Team. Trained to provide Emergency Social Services (ESS) to evacuees, such as, food, clothing and lodging in the event of a disaster affecting our community.

            A disaster is defined as a sudden, calamitous event which seriously disrupts the functioning of a community and causes losses that exceeds the communities ability to cope using its own resources. Examples are, fires, floods, winter storms or hazardous material accidents.

            This is different than a  personal disaster which impacts an individual or family.  People experiencing a personal disaster are encouraged to seek assistance from the Alberta Government Disaster Recovery program and Non- Government agencies (NGOs). Other resources can be found in the financial assistance section.

PERSONAL DISASTER RECOVERY RESOURCES

 *PLEASE CONTACT RESOURCES WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE PERSONAL DISASTER OR YOU MAY NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE

https://www.alberta.ca/disaster-assistance-and-recovery-support.aspx

 https://www.alberta.ca/disaster-recovery-programs.aspx

https://www.alberta.ca/sharp-grant.aspx

NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS

 Fairview Christian Fellowship -780 596 2002 (Bluesky)

Fairview Seventh Day Adventist – 780 835 0096

Red Cross – 1 888 800 6493 (on call number Grande Prairie)

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
780 538 2848 (Grande Prairie)

Samaritan’s Purse 1 800 663 6500

St. John Ambulance 1-800-665-7114

Canadian National Baptist Convention
1-888-442-2272 /403-932-4937

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee
1-800-730-3490 /905-336-2920

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Income Support, Child Support Services and Employment Resource Centre  780 624 6135

Alberta Supports  1 877 644 9992

Crossroads Resource Centre and Woman’s Shelter and Food Bank  780 835 2120

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR RESOURCES/ APPLYING FOR PROGRAMS

FAIRVIEW FCSS                                          780 835 5471

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A DISASTER 

In a life threatening emergency-  local authorities will send out an Alberta Emergency Alert with information and instructions, that will come up on most cell phones, tv and radio, listen and follow instructions.

In such an event, people may need to be evacuated.  If you did not get an alert, for the most up to date and accurate information about the incident and what to do- check the Alberta Emergency Alert site  -if you do not already have the app on your phone –https://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/

The Fairview Joint Emergency Management Team will be preparing Reception Centres and Group Lodging facilities so you, your family and pets have a safe place to go. You can prepare by having a go kit with extra medications, documents, clothing and anything you or loved ones might need ahead of time.

For more information please check the resources below:

https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-disaster-preparedness.aspx?utm_source=redirector

Many volunteers are needed, if this is something you would like to be a part of  please CONTACT US for more information.

The following links provide further information and services offered by the community and the government to help you prepare you and your family for an emergency;

*Check out the AEA app for your phone! get up to the minute alerts as the province issues them on your cell phone!

GET PREPARED
Alberta Emergency Alert
Town of Fairview
M.D. of Fairview No. 136

Newcomers

New to the Fairview area? Stop by FCSS, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the community. We also offer a  Newcomer Welcome Bag with a lot of helpful community information.

Welcome Bag Booklet

 here and from another country?

Contact the Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers
Suite #201, 10014 – 99 Street
Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 3N4
Telephone: 780-538-4452
Fax: 780-532-8857

Check the PHONE DIRECTORY for resources available in the area.