Strathcona County launches video project to help residents feel safe, supported and connected during COVID-19

October 20, 2020

Strathcona County launches video project to help residents feel safe, supported and connected during COVID-19

Strathcona County Family and Community Services (FCS) is excited to announce the launch of the Community Recovery Vignette project.

Developed in collaboration with the Social Framework Leadership Table (SFLT), this project is a series of videos designed to cultivate empathy and understanding, and to de-stigmatize asking for and pursuing help during the current pandemic. The relatable stories reflect characters with a wide variety of lived experiences and highlight the psycho-social impacts of COVID-19. 

The COVID-19 Citizen and Community Supports Taskforce recognizes the importance of identifying the current and future support needs of residents as many are facing unforeseen challenges due to the pandemic. The vignettes promote awareness of these challenges and help residents to know they can reach out to the FCS call line as needed.

By calling 780-464-4044, they will have access to an array of services and resources available. These include counselling sessions, supportive conversations to reflect and build upon coping strategies, and ways to support well-being and connections to resources or other organizations that address their needs. It is important for residents to have the skills and supports they need to meet the continuing challenges of COVID-19.

On October 21, the first of four videos will be released. Three videos will follow in the weeks leading into December, all telling the story of a character who is facing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the campaign, visit


Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595