We understand this is a time of high anxiety for many. There is an overwhelming amount of information coming at us all. We are here to support our families to the best our ability, always. Therefore we have compiled mental health resources and information from several sources for our Fort McMurray Catholic Schools families and staff.

If you or someone you know is struggling and need additional support please reach out to your school counsellor or to a local support organization.

Local Crisis Line Number: 780-743-HELP (4357).

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please visit the Northern Lights Hospital emergency room or call 9-1-1

Highlighted Support: Upcoming Summer Activities

Girls Inc.


  1. Community Helpers: This program increases confidence and empowers youth to help themselves and others through life’s challenges. Alberta Health Services Certificate will be given to all participants.
    July 5th, 7th, 9th (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 1:30-3:00pm | Free
    To register visit: Community Helpers - July 2021 (regfox.com)

  2. Planting Roots: This program will teach teamwork, empathy, respect and positive peer relationships along with learning gardening skills.
    July 12th, 14th, 16th (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) $25 per youth
    10:30am-12:00pm | Age 7-12years

1:30-3:00pm | Age 13-18 years

To register visit: Planting Roots - July 2021 (regfox.com)

  1. Junior Mentor Program: Youth will explore their values, interests, emotions, and goals to learn how to make a difference and positively impact their peers and community. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the program.
    July 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th, Aug 2nd, 4th, 6th (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    10:30am-12:00pm OR 1:30-3:00pm | Age 9-12 years | $25 per youth

To register visit: JM Program - July 2021 (regfox.com)

  1. Mindful Minds: Learn to be kind to your mind through building self-esteem, managing stress, and coping techniques.
    July 27th, 29th, Aug 3rd, 5th, 10th and 12th

$25 per youth
10:30am-12:00pm | Age 7-12 years
1:30-3:00pm | Age 13-18 years
To register visit: Mindful Minds Program - July 2021 (regfox.com)

Action Calendar : Joyful June

Virtual Calming Room

Sounds and Music

Guided Mediation

Visual Relaxation

APPLE Schools

APPLE Schools (A Project Promoting healthy Living for Everyone in schools) is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative.

For more information and great resources visit: http://www.appleschools.ca/

For more information on the 7 Habits adopted by the FMCSD click on the 7 habits link above.

During June we are focusing on Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

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