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  • Disabilities

    Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD)

    Address 3rd. Floor Gemini Centre 6708 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 4S3
    Phone 780-679-5059
    Fax 780-608-4075
    Website www.alberta.ca/fscd.aspx
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    The FSCD program works with eligible families to provide support and services based on each child and family’s needs.  Please visit the FSCD website for information on program eligibility, resources and how to apply.

  • Abuse

    Family Violence Action Society

    Contact Sheralyn Dobos (Program Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss5@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Facebook Family Violence Action Society Facebook Page
    Hours Adult groups meet weekly for 2 hours in the evening; Anger Management 8 weeks; Intimate Partner Abuse groups 14 weeks; children's counselling daytime by appointment.
    Fee No registration fee for anger or intimate partner abuse groups. No charge for children's counselling. Donations welcome.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Groups for anger management as well as intimate partner abuse (for men and women separately) run once per week in evening hours starting two times per year.   Eight weeks and fourteen weeks in length, respectively.  Groups closed to new participants once started. Register anytime throughout the year.  Individual counselling for children and youth impacted by family violence or other trauma.   Individual consultation and information on elder abuse. Intimate partner abuse and elder abuse presentations available for community groups.
    Community Outreach: FVAS coordinates the Camrose Family Violence Response Council. Funded primarily by CDSS, AB Community and Social Services, and private donations.

  • Helplines

    Family Violence Info Line

    Phone 310-1818 to get anonymous help in more than 70 languages. Call 911 for immediate danger.
    Website www.alberta.ca/family-violence-prevention.aspx
    Hours 24 Hours
    Description

    Call if you (or someone you know) are going through family violence or abuse if you have questions or want to find out about programs, resources and services. On-line chat available from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on website.

  • Education & Literacy

    First Aid Courses

    Description

    Contact authorized providers for a full range of First Aid & CPR courses.
    A) Camrose Aquatic Centre: Red Cross Babysitting Course; Red Cross Stay Safe.  Call 672-9909 or visit the City website.
    B) Greater Vision Safety – 780-678-2280. Suite 102, 4946 – 50 St. Camrose. All First Aid. A Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development Centre.  See website www.greatervisionltd.net for complete listing.
    C) Icon Safety Consulting – Toll free 1-844-679-0111. See website at www.iconsafetyconsulting.com. ATV/UTV, A.W.P., Bear Awareness, Bucket Truck Operator, Confined Space Entry/Monitor/Rescue, Digger Derrick, Fall Pro, Firearms Safety Course (P.A.L.), Fire Extinguisher, First Aid (Red Cross Standard Level C CPR/AED, Emergency CPR/AED), Fire Watch, Flag Person, Forklift Operator, Ground Disturbance for Supervisors, Hands on H2S & Hazardous Gases, Loader Operator, Lifting & Rigging, Mask, Fit, Skid Steer Loader Operator, TDG, Telehandler Operator, WHMIS, Wildlife Awareness. Drug & Alcohol testing, Mask fit testing, MTC, & safety audits.  PCST, WHMIS and Leadership in Health & Safety.
    D) Safety Starts Here Inc. – Red Cross First Aid AED/CPR courses – Emergency, Standard, Child Care, Health Care Provider, and National Food Safety Training Program; H2S Alive; Ground Disturbance 201; Fall Protection (OSSA); TDG/WHMIS; CSTS-09; PCST; CSO; Confined Space Entry/Rescue; Boating License; Toll Free 1-866-608-1434. For further information visit www.safetystartshere.ca.

  • Child & Youth Services

    First Steps Learning Centre

    Contact Kerri Franz (Executive Director)
    Address 4920 - 48 St. Camrose T4V 4L5
    Phone 780-672-4691
    Fax 780-672-4038
    Email camrosefirststeps@gmail.com
    Website www.citylightscamrose.com
    Hours 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
    Fee Call for fees.
    Description

    Licensed child care facility that focuses on social, emotional, intellectual, physical, creative and spiritual needs of the child. Accredited program.