Quick Conference Information: -conference is open to grades 6+ (regionally) -there will be a break for lunch and short wellness breaks throughout the day -conference will be held virtually using Zoom Conference -students are invited to participate on their own (distance learning, home school etc.) and schools are invited to participate as a classroom or as an entire school (assembly style). The style in which schools and classrooms decide to participate is entirely up to them. Some suggestions that have been madeto make attendance possible: stay in home room/first class to attend full day of conference in same space OR tune in and out as teachers desire OR attend as a school or group of classrooms in the form of an assembly. -there is no fee to participate -regional schools are invited to join, we feel this information is critical and beneficial for all students
The conference is entirely funded by a grant for the Edson Rural Mental Health Project, therefore: -local Edson schools will receive conference swag that will be delivered prior to the conference -local Edson student participants will be entered into a draw for prizes (tablets, wireless speakers, Instax cameras, Google Home products) -local Edson schools/classrooms/students who participate in the entirety of the conference will receive a gift card to a local pizza place (number of students will be accounted for)
FOR EXTENDED CONFERENCE INFORMATION, SESSION SCHEDULE, SPEAKER BIOS AND MORE, PLEASE READ THE PROGRAM PACKAGE
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch:
Ali Broda firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-723-8616/780-517-7055 Local Rural Mental Health Project Animator Conference Organizer
Senior Socials: Chair Yoga and Walking Group
Join fellow seniors in Chair Yoga and Walking Group.
Seniors Chair Yoga Thursdays from 2pm Starting on September 21 Millennium Park as long as weather permits
Instructed by Chelsea Baudin
Walking Group Fridays from 9:00-11:00am Starting on July 16 Start at Millennium Park Walk with us! We'll be walking through Edson and ending at local coffee spot Sacred Groundz for a free medium coffee or tea on us. Starting and ending point will be Millennium Park.
Interested or need more information? Call 780-723-4403.
Senior Connection Kits
Have an elderly neighbour or friend that may be looking for a monthly activity kit to stay connected and engaged? These kits are designed for those seniors that are finding it difficult to get out into the community. Please feel free to call or follow the link to sign up a senior who may enjoy receiving a kit:
* Please sign up monthly to receive a kit * Registration re-opens on the first day of each new month
Why I Love Edson-Writing Contest
This contest is open to school-aged children, K-12. There are 2 top prizes, with one over-all winner whose story will be featured in the Weekly Anchor.
The rules are simple. Your story must be 500 words or less. Your story must be original. Your story must tell us why you love Edson. What makes Edson your home. Be creative.
Entrants must live in Edson or the surrounding Yellowhead County area.
Contest closes October 12 at 11:59 PM.
Rules & Regs:
-Participants must live in Edson or the surrounding Yellowhead County area -Participants must be school-aged children, grades K-12 -Participants must submit stories through the provided web-link, no hand written stories please -Story must be no longer than 500 words -Story must be your own -Story must tell us why you love Edson - in your own way -One story entry per person
Submit your story electronically to email@example.com or drop off a physical copy to the Town of Edson Drop-Box (left of the main entrance).
Understanding Dementia and the Importance of Brain Health
Join in for a free virtual presentation from the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and the Northwest Territories: Understanding Dementia and the Importance of Brain Health.
Dementia is not a normal part of aging. Learn about onset, 10 warning signs and the importance of brain health. It doesn't matter where you are on your journey, it's never too early or too late to reach out.
Thursday, November 4
A Team's Meeting will be forwarded by the instructor a couple of days before the start of the program. The Team's App is free to use and no sign-up is required. You will be prompted to download the app when you click on the invite. We suggest downloading Team's prior to the meeting.
Join in on a free 2-day presentation facilitated by SAFFRON Centre: Exploring Masculinity.
In this presentation, we discuss the effects masculinity has had on boys, men and society at large. Furthermore, we discuss steps that can be taken to begin demonstrating and recognizing healthy masculinity. This presentation is not just for boys and men, knowing about healthy masculinity is important for people of all genders.
We are proud to present the 2020 Family and Community Support Services Annual Report. This report has been created for 2 specific reasons. The first is to celebrate the exciting programs, services and partnerships that make Edson a great place to live. The second is to provide transparency and accountability to our residents in Edson and the surrounding area and to offer information on how the Town is addressing social issues in collaboration with our community partners. We hope you find this report informative and we look forward to hearing any questions or comments you may have.
Warm Regards, Tanya Byers Community Development Manager at the Town of Edson
(Updated May 5, 2021) The Town of Edson Civic Centre is now closed to the public. The Town of Edson FCSS Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is no longer welcoming individuals to complete their taxes by appointment.
To complete taxes through our drop-off system please email Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide you with a form that needs to be filled out. These forms along with your tax information can be dropped off at the Town of Edson drop-box anytime. The taxes will be filed and you will be called when they are completed. We need some important information such as your date of birth and address, so please do not drop-off your taxes without filling out the form and attaching it to your taxes. The link to the form can be found above.
Income thresholds are as follows: 1 person income is $35,000 or less, 2 person income is $45,000 or less, 3 person income is $47,500 or less and each additional person adds $2,500 thereafter. We understand that it has been a difficult year, so if you have any questions about the income threshold please call Ali at 780-723-8616. We accept simple tax returns only, which means no business income, capital gains, depreciation or recent deaths. This program serves mainly low income, seniors, students, persons with disabilities. A current tax return is required for federal benefits to continue without disruption, such as government pensions and child tax benefits, so please look to having your taxes done as soon as you have received all of your T-forms.
We will not be accepting walk-ins. Please call 780-723-8616 to make an appointment, inquire about drop-offs or for more information. We look forward to helping our community again this year! Thank you to our amazing CVITP volunteers for sticking with us through these challenging times, we couldn’t do it without you.
Edson Seniors Newsletter - published quarterly and available on our website, at Seniors Pioneer Cabin, Town of Edson, Repsol Place, Independent, Sobey's, Heatherwood & Heritage Court Apartments, Primary Care Network, Yellowhead County Office, Parkland Lodge
211: Community Information Program
211 Alberta uses the online searchable database www.InformAlberta.ca to store information on resources. 211 Information and Referral Specialists, Alberta Crisis Line workers, Health Link operators, community partners, and professional service providers can access this database to provide referrals to callers and clients which enables people to make informed choices to improve their quality of life.
211 Alberta can be accessed by anyone in participating municipalities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and online.
If you are an agency providing services in the Edson area and would like to be entered in the 211 Alberta database, please contact Tanya at 780-723-4403.
Having trouble finding a resource in the Edson area? Give us a call at 780-723-4403 and we'll help you find what you need.
If you need to make changes or submit new agency/organization information please visit:
The Edson Interagency is an informal group with over 85 members and growing. Meetings are held monthly and allow for agency and organization presentations, information sharing and updates. Generate partnerships, meet fellow service providers, and get to know the Social Services Community of Edson and Area. Guests from surrounding communities are welcome. All shared information is emailed out to members through the chair.
Join by calling Ali at 780-723-8616 or 780-517-7055 or sending an email to email@example.com
Information recently shared through the Edson Interagency. Including: contact information, service updates, lists of services provided, ongoing group or workshop information, information that does not expire*
*Information that expires includes: upcoming events and programs, please visit edsonandareaevents.com to post or browse all upcoming events and programs