Event sample

Sep
23
Mon
Family & Friends Drop-in Group @ Alberta Health Services
Sep 23 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Family & Friends Drop-in Group @ Alberta Health Services

A group for those affected by someone else’s alcohol/drug use or gambling. Meetings are held in the first floor Aberdeen Center every Monday from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

For more information please call 780-538-6330.

Sep
24
Tue
Women’s Support Group @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's Support Group @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre

A safe place where women come to support each other.

Women’s Support Group provides an opportunity for women to debrief about their week, receive support with interpersonal issues, learn about healthy relationships, taking care of self, and recognizing boundaries.

Facilitated by a skilled professional, such as a therapist, social worker, or crisis intervention worker, the group is flexible to the participants’ needs in order to help them develop skills and resiliency in facing life’s challenges.
Who can attend Women’s Support Group?

This is a support group for women in the Grande Prairie region who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Pace uses an inclusive definition of woman, that includes trans and gender-queer women. This is an open group and does not require that you be a client of Pace.

What can be expected at Group meetings?

This group has a psycho-educational component. Using a traditional method of group sharing by moving through the circle in a clockwise direction, women are invited to introduce themselves, speak to their lives and circumstances, and express any concerns or issues they may be facing. Topics for group discussion may be chosen based on specific requests from members of the group, or they may be based on themes that emerge based on group participation. The facilitator may provide information, education, and resources to the group around each chosen topic.

Tuesdays 6:30PM– 8:30PM at the Pace office

Please use glass doors on west side of building

This is a free drop-in service. No referrals, registration or ongoing commitment is required.

Program Coordinator:

candace@pacecentre.com

Sep
25
Wed
Naloxone Information Night – Highland Park @ Highland Park Church of Christ
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Naloxone Information Night - Highland Park @ Highland Park Church of Christ

With the rise of substance abuse lately within the city Highland Park Neighbourhood Association has decided to host a Naloxone educational session presented by the Northreach Society!

Not sure what Naloxone is or what is does? Please join us at our FREE Naloxone Information Night for information on the following:

-What are Opiods
-Stigma
-How-to and when-to administer Naloxone
-Needle safety & disposal

Sep
26
Thu
Crisis Intervention & Communication Skills @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Crisis Intervention & Communication Skills @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre

This workshop will provide you with a strong baseline on how to intervene and help individuals who are in crisis. You will look at what grief is, and how someone can come out the other side of grief, and grow. You will explore grief and stress caused by a one-time event, or a series of events, and look at coping with different individuals’ personalities, and how they may handle emotions, such as grief, differently. Finally, you will learn Crisis Intervention theories, from both lecture and experiential format, with a chance to apply and practice these skills in a classroom setting. You will walk away with the knowledge and baseline strategies to communicate with and help someone who is in crisis. (10.5hrs)

Facilitated by: Jacquie Aitken, BA, BSW, RSW, Executive Director of Pace

For registration information contact GPRC Continuing Education:
Phone: 780-539-2975
Toll-free: 1-866-378-WORK
Fax: 780-539-2791
Email: ce@gprc.ab.ca

Self Esteem Group @ Serenity Place
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Self Esteem Group @ Serenity Place

eSelf-Esteem groups cover topics such as healing, processing anger in a healthy way, and legal rights. This is a free group available to the public. Please email our outreach coordinator with any questions outreach@odysseyhouse.ca or call to obtain the location of the meeting.

**Topic is subject to change without notice.

Sep
27
Fri
Crisis Intervention & Communication Skills @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre
Sep 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Crisis Intervention & Communication Skills @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre

This workshop will provide you with a strong baseline on how to intervene and help individuals who are in crisis. You will look at what grief is, and how someone can come out the other side of grief, and grow. You will explore grief and stress caused by a one-time event, or a series of events, and look at coping with different individuals’ personalities, and how they may handle emotions, such as grief, differently. Finally, you will learn Crisis Intervention theories, from both lecture and experiential format, with a chance to apply and practice these skills in a classroom setting. You will walk away with the knowledge and baseline strategies to communicate with and help someone who is in crisis. (10.5hrs)

Facilitated by: Jacquie Aitken, BA, BSW, RSW, Executive Director of Pace

For registration information contact GPRC Continuing Education:
Phone: 780-539-2975
Toll-free: 1-866-378-WORK
Fax: 780-539-2791
Email: ce@gprc.ab.ca

Job Seeker Support @ Grande Prairie Public Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Job Seeker Support @ Grande Prairie Public Library

Searching for work? Not sure where to start? Book a one-on-one session for help:
* creating / revising resumes and cover letters
* searching for jobs online
* submitting online applications

To book a sixty-minute session, call 780-357-7455. If you have a previous resume or cover letter, please bring it along.  Registration closes at 6:00 pm the day prior to session.

Sep
30
Mon
Orange Shirt Day @ Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Orange Shirt Day @ Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

Event will include keynote speaker, smudging, free lunch, a selection of the Library’s Indigenous authors, Every Child Matters buttons will be available and unveiling of a memorial. Past, present, future – keynote speakers of different generations will share their stories of residential school impacts to help create awareness, empathy and hope.

Family & Friends Drop-in Group @ Alberta Health Services
Sep 30 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Family & Friends Drop-in Group @ Alberta Health Services

A group for those affected by someone else’s alcohol/drug use or gambling. Meetings are held in the first floor Aberdeen Center every Monday from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

For more information please call 780-538-6330.

Oct
1
Tue
Women’s Support Group @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's Support Group @ Pace Community Support, Sexual Assault and Trauma Centre

A safe place where women come to support each other.

Women’s Support Group provides an opportunity for women to debrief about their week, receive support with interpersonal issues, learn about healthy relationships, taking care of self, and recognizing boundaries.

Facilitated by a skilled professional, such as a therapist, social worker, or crisis intervention worker, the group is flexible to the participants’ needs in order to help them develop skills and resiliency in facing life’s challenges.
Who can attend Women’s Support Group?

This is a support group for women in the Grande Prairie region who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Pace uses an inclusive definition of woman, that includes trans and gender-queer women. This is an open group and does not require that you be a client of Pace.

What can be expected at Group meetings?

This group has a psycho-educational component. Using a traditional method of group sharing by moving through the circle in a clockwise direction, women are invited to introduce themselves, speak to their lives and circumstances, and express any concerns or issues they may be facing. Topics for group discussion may be chosen based on specific requests from members of the group, or they may be based on themes that emerge based on group participation. The facilitator may provide information, education, and resources to the group around each chosen topic.

Tuesdays 6:30PM– 8:30PM at the Pace office

Please use glass doors on west side of building

This is a free drop-in service. No referrals, registration or ongoing commitment is required.

Program Coordinator:

candace@pacecentre.com