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.

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

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.

211 WB is in the news with Fort Murray’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

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. Read More Here

Some Other Solutions

November 2, 2015

Stand Up For Mental Health Carla White, local author and speaker, had the crowd roaring in laughter as she sipped from her giant wine glass sharing stories about raising her kids while struggling with symptoms of depression: “There were bottles, crying and time outs…some of that was even for the kids!” She graced the stage … Continue reading Some Other Solutions

Wonderful staff from Dunvegan Gardens

July 28, 2015

A special thanks to the wonderful staff from Dunvegan Gardens, Home Hardware, and Spruceland Lumber for your time and donations to make our garden dreams a reality. We didn’t have much experience with gardening but with our new friends’ patience and advice, our garden is flourishing!

The Summer Rec Program

July 24, 2015

The Summer Rec Program just finished its first full week! New friends and new wonderful memories have been made! Do you know of any children aged 7-11 that would like be in the camp? Or perhaps a youth aged 12-16 that would like to be a junior mentor? Message for more details!

BIG THANKS to Michelle

July 23, 2015

We just want to say a BIG THANKS to Michelle and the United Way of Fort McMurray team for coordinating this Day of Caring to give our backyard a face lift! We are so inspired by the volunteers from Suncor for taking time in using their skills to make our yard safer and more fun … Continue reading BIG THANKS to Michelle

There is a blog on TJ’s Radio Show regarding the Graffitti Wall Re-Launch that can be found here:–how-art-is-bringing-people-together-for-change