Community recovery

Throughout the pandemic, we've shared stories on our resilience blog, exploring how to navigate the challenges together and find hope in one another's experiences. Now, we enter a season of community recovery from COVID-19, where stories of connection, empathy and healing will be just as essential. Stay tuned for more blog posts!

Change can be uncomfortable, and we’ll all have different responses in the coming months. The County’s Family and Community Services team is here to support you through this transition — whether you’re stressed about family relationships, concerned about returning to the office or just want tips on how to connect with neighbours.

Access counselling and other supports by calling the FCS team at 780-464-4044.

Resilience Blog

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The Pandemic Anniversary Effect: Q&A exploring trauma response and moving forward together Read.

Black and white selfie photo of staff member Sherri outdoors in winter with her donkey, Daisy Mae

Sherri's Story: County staff member shares her practical tips for pandemic self-care Read.

Black and white photo of woman at laptop holding forehead looking overwhelmed

The Pandemic Anniversary Effect: Q&A exploring trauma response and moving forward together Read.

Black and white selfie photo of staff member Sherri outdoors in winter with her donkey, Daisy Mae

Sherri's Story: County staff member shares her practical tips for pandemic self-care Read.

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When "happy holidays" feels hollow: 4 ways to navigate this season Read.

Black and white portrait of rural Strathcona County resident and Grade 8 student Camryn with her cat

Camryn's Story: Art, pets and being 13 in a global pandemic Read.

Black and white stock phot of a women looking stressed out a window with Christmas tree in the foreground

When "happy holidays" feels hollow: 4 ways to navigate this season Read.

Black and white portrait of rural Strathcona County resident and Grade 8 student Camryn with her cat

Camryn's Story: Art, pets and being 13 in a global pandemic Read.

Black and white portrait of resident Corey in his wheelchair outside in winter

Corey's Story: Reflections on sports, COVID and accessibility Read.

Black and white portrait of small business owner Tamara Frenkel at Julia's Cafe

Tamara's Story: Business owner reflects on parenthood, generosity and community Read.

Black and white portrait of resident Corey in his wheelchair outside in winter

Corey's Story: Reflections on sports, COVID and accessibility Read.

Black and white portrait of small business owner Tamara Frenkel at Julia's Cafe

Tamara's Story: Business owner reflects on parenthood, generosity and community Read.

Black and white portrait of Ernesta with Family and Community Services

Tackling tough conversations: Tips for keeping the peace — for yourself and others Read.

Black and white portrait of Fatmeh at Family and Community Services

Dear parents: You've got this: Four ways to support your kids as they go back to school Read.

Black and white portrait of Ernesta with Family and Community Services

Tackling tough conversations: Tips for keeping the peace — for yourself and others Read.

Black and white portrait of Fatmeh at Family and Community Services

Dear parents: You've got this: Four ways to support your kids as they go back to school Read.

Black and white portrait of Jill with Family and Community Services

Embracing the awkwardness: Four ways to face your social anxiety Read.

Black and white portrait of solutions navigator, Tracy, in Family and Community Services

Defining decision fatigue: Three ways to face that feeling as we head for fall Read.

Black and white portrait of Jill with Family and Community Services

Embracing the awkwardness: Four ways to face your social anxiety Read.

Black and white portrait of solutions navigator, Tracy, in Family and Community Services

Defining decision fatigue: Three ways to face that feeling as we head for fall Read.

Black and white portrait of Charles with Family and Community Services

When grief surprises you: A counsellor's thoughts on pandemic losses Read.

Black and white portrait of Jacqueline with Family and Community Services

4 ways to care for your mental health: Expert tips on navigating reopening Read.

Black and white portrait of Charles with Family and Community Services

When grief surprises you: A counsellor's thoughts on pandemic losses Read.

Black and white portrait of Jacqueline with Family and Community Services

4 ways to care for your mental health: Expert tips on navigating reopening Read.

Reach out

Feeling like you need extra support? Whether you're stressed with parenting, worried about finances or just overwhelmed, you can call the Family and Community Services team at 780-464-4044. FCS services are available over the phone and virtually.

Family and Community Services
Address:
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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