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We Reached 1000 Followers on Facebook!

 

SOS New ADDRESS!

  • Some Other Solutions has relocated to a new office in town!

 202A-8706 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, T9H 2J6

 

Creative Roots Summer Camp Registration Beings!

Camp Duration: JULY 3rd – AUGUST 3rd  2018

Click here to register.  

Past Events

Suicide Survivor Support Group

This 8 week closed group will provide survivors a safe, confidential space to explore and process their loss. Each session, facilitated by a peer suicide survivor, will offer sharing and discussion on topics including grief, guild, anger and preparing for the future. Group will be held weekly at Some other Solution on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm.There is no cost to attend.

Worldwide Candle Lighting

For 1 Hours around the globe, this candle lighting honours children, siblings, and grandchildren of all ages who have died from any cause and transcends all ethnic, cultural, and religious boundaries.

 

Some Other Solutions is so excited to be a part of this event Walk FORE Fort McMurray

Come join us on Sunday, July31st at the Glendale Golf & Country Club for the inaugural RBC Walk Fore Fort McMurray presented by Global Edmonton during the final round of Edmonton’s Makenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada event, The Syncrude Oil Country Championship Presented by AECON!

 

Compassion Fatigue is an important topic for staff and volunteers providing support and services in community organizations.

Months into Fort McMurray’s wildfire recovery, compassion fatigue could be settling in.

The seven-month mark of Fort McMurray’s wildfire recovery is a dark time for some of the city’s frontline social and aid workers.

The hours of sunlight in Canada’s oilsands capital are few but there are thousands of residents downloading stories of stress and trauma on crisis support workers.Read Article Here

211 WB is in the news with Fort McMurray’s Child Magazine

If you have never had to reach out and ask for help or support, it can be overwhelming. In fact for many people, asking for help is so uncomfortable and difficult that they will experience prolonged hardship before seeking assistance, this is often the case in community disasters.

Not knowing who to call or where to turn is another reason that people do not reach out. Fortunately in Fort McMurray there is an easy to remember number that can connect community members to the information, resources and referrals that they need. 211 has been operating in Calgary and Edmonton since 2004, and 211 Wood Buffalo launched in 2014.

211 Wood Buffalo is funded by the United Way Fort McMurray, and operates through Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention (SOS).

Read Article Here 

 

Summer Rec Program

SOS spring has sprung article in snapd- text onlySOS Summer Rec Program (SRP) is a drop-in day camp for all kids aged 6 (by August 31st, 2016) to 11, and for Junior Mentors aged 12 to 16. All campers must have submitted a registration form one day prior to attending the camp.

Registration includes a thorough reading of the camp rules and guidelines, completion of the permission forms, and payment of the $20 registration fee.

Click Here for Registration

Graffiti Wall Re-Launch

There is a blog on TJ’s Radio Show regarding the Graffiti Wall Re-Launch that can be found here.

Summer Camp Press Release

Some Other Solutions (SOS) Society for Crisis Prevention Launches the 2016 Summer Rec Program
This summer there are Some Other Solutions for Fort Murray’s Young People.

The importance of mindfulness, respect and kindness

 

Spring Has Sprung

SOS spring has sprung article in snapd- text onlySpring Has Sprung. A great article about mental health and wellness by Janene Hickman in SNAPd newspaper. 

Read more here