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Four programs offered through Friendship Centre

by Deanna Mitchener overcome barriers to children in a play-based
optimal growth and setting.
T h e E d s o n development of at-risk The WIN program
Community Showcase children between the offers pre and post natal
and BBQ was held in the ages of birth to six years. support to families
E d s o n P r o v i n c i a l The program offers a including free food
Building on September center-based approach coupons and prenatal
17 bringing in many for children, parent vitamins. Supported by
locals to see what Edson education, outreach Health Canada, WIN
and surrounding areas services, and satellite offers services in Edson,
have to offer. p r o g r a m s t h r o u g h Hinton and Jasper.
“We are showcasing various partnering Fun on Fridays is an
our four programs with agencies. eight week parenting and
early childhood. These The Edson Friendship early literacy program
programs are located at Centre, the Town of t h a t e n c o u r a g e s
t h e E d s o n E a r l y Edson, and Family and Aboriginal mothers to
Learning and Child Care Community Support nurture early literacy
Centre, upstairs. We Services have partnered skills in their children in
have Edson Parent Link to provide a Nursery fun and interactive
Nursery school, the School for ages three and approaches such as
B r i g h t e r F u t u r e s four. As part of the singing, storytelling and
program, fun on Fridays, Parent Link West games.
and the WIN program," Network, the Nursery If you would like to
said Tina Clifton. S c h o o l p r o v i d e s find out more about
Brighter Futures is a d e v e l o p m e n t a l l y these programs please Nicole Connoll along with Chloe age 3 visits with Anna Skinner, Family
program designed to appropriate services to call 780-723-5494 Support Worker and Tina Clifton Early childhood coordinator with the Edson
Friendship Centre during the Community Showcase.
Photo: Deanna Mitchener

Community Learning Society

helps fulfill goals

by Deanna Mitchener reading, writing, practical math, basics
computer skills, and portfolio
Edson and District Community development.
Learning Society took part in the Edson The Centre offers individual tutoring
Community Showcase on September 17. and small group learning with flexible
Sarah McPhee, special projects hours. You can choose your own
coordinator with the Edson and District learning style and go at your own pace
Community Learning Society, said, “We and with the level of support you would
offer courses on safety, computers, like.
general interest, community issues, and The Edson and District Community
English learning training. We also run Learning Centre is located in the Edson
the Edson Family Literacy program and Provincial Building Room #201.
Vera Calvert, executive director for Edson and District Learning Society with the Adult Learning Centre.” Check out their website at
Sarah McPhee, special projects coordinator, and Coleen Hawkins, learning The adult learning centre is for adults or contact them
centre assistant on September 17 during the Edson Community Showcase.
who want to fulfill personal or at 780-723-6247 for more information.
employment goals. They offer help with
Brain Care Centre provides support

Tannis Arsenault with c o m m u n i t y and work on skill
the Brain Care Centre r e h a b i l i t a t i o n development and Final 2 days
in Edson said, "We are professionals that can applying strategies in
sharing a table with assist clients and real life situations.
Reflections for the families with managing Traumatic brain
C o m m u n i t y changes in thinking injury is the greatest
Showcase.” skills after brain injury killer under the age of
“We are here letting (memory, attention, 4 5 , t h e g r e a t e s t
people know the planning, problem- disabler under the age
services available and solving and visual of 44, and kills more
that there is no charge skills). children under the age
for anyone that has The focus is on of 20 than all other
acquired a brain injury e n a b l i n g m a x i m a l causes combined.
for any reason," said participation in the If you are seeking
Arsenault. c o m m u n i t y a n d support for yourself or
Their Community independence in life. someone you know,
Rehabilitation program T h e r a p i s t s m e e t please call the Edson
h a s o c c u p a t i o n a l i n d i v i d u a l l y w i t h office at 780-712-7560
t h e r a p i s t s a n d participants to set goals


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