Adopt a sidewalk: Help your neighbours shovel snow! Keeping sidewalks shoveled, ice-free and safe can be very challenging – even dangerous – for older adults and others with limited mobility. Snow Angels is a campaign that encourages citizens to be good neighbours for those who may be less able to do it themselves. If you WANT TO BE a Snow Angel, Look for a Snow Angel Sign in the front yard of your neighbor and simply shovel for a person in need in your neighbourhood. This may be older...
FCSS Media Release
Press Release – New Home for Town of St. Paul Family and Community Support Services The Town of St. Paul Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is excited to announce plans to move to a new location. The move became official with the recent purchase of the building located at 5002 - 51st Ave (formerly the JMD building), and plans are already underway for the renovation of the new space. FCSS has been located in the lower level of Town administrative building for the past 5 ye...
Have Your Say On Canada's New Food Guide
The federal government is currently working on a new version of Canada’s Food Guide. This revision is a multi-year project that’s part of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy. Health Canada recently released a What We Heard Report summarizing the findings of nearly 20,000 responses gathered through open consultations with stakeholders and Canadians. Canada’s Food Guide forms the basis of how and what Canadians eat. Food education in school curriculums is based on the Guide’s recommendation...
Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS)
The Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS) developed a free legal information website, called LegalAve to help guide Albertans to relevant resources when dealing with family law matters. The website links to resources from organizations such as the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, Alberta Courts, Legal Aid Alberta, Native Counselling Services of Alberta, Calgary Legal Guidance, Student Legal Services of Edmonton, and many more. All resources are reviewed and approved for accura...
Facts on Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is any action or inaction by self or others that jeopardizes the health or well-being of any older adult. Elder abuse can take several forms including financial, emotional, physical, sexual, neglect and medication. Often more than one type of abuse occurs at the same time. The two most frequently identified and reported types of elder abuse in Canada are financial and emotional. Who are the victims? Any senior can become a victim of elder abuse regardless of gender, race, e...
Door-to-door energy sales: Know your rights
Door-to-door sale of energy products and services is against the law in Alberta. Since the ban came into effect on Jan. 1, there have been a number of reports about salespeople misrepresenting themselves to get invited into a customer’s home. This violates Alberta’s consumer protection laws. “I want to remind Albertans they have protections in place. No one should feel pressured or tricked into making a purchase on the spot. Our government banned door-to-door energy sales to make l...
Community Volunteer Income Tax 2016
Are you eligible for help? You may be eligible if you have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Modest Income Your total family income should be less than the amount shown in the chart. Check with your community organization as some organizations have different requirements. Chart: suggested income level Family size Total family income One person ----- $30,000 One person with one dependant ------- $35,000 (add $2,500 for each additional dependant) Couple ------ $4...