Will provide learning opportunities for all learners in a safe and nurturing environment, where everyone is provided the skills to be a leader and achieve excellence through lifelong learning.

Counsellor's Corner



Our Mindful Parenting Group is an 8-session course that covers • automatic parenting and beginners mind parenting • reconnecting with our body as a parent • responding vs reacting to parenting stress • effects of childhood experiences on parenting • conflict and parenting • love and limits • a mindful path through parenting Who is this course for? Mindful Parenting is for all caregivers, including those struggling with the high demands of parenting. Course details Dates: October 20th, 2021 - December 8th, 2021 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks) Sessions held through Zoom Time: 6:30-8 pm Cost: $170/person or $250/couple* Included: All virtual sessions with access to the recorded session for one week after the live meeting, weekly worksheets included. A certificate will be provided at the completion of the course. Limited Group Size, Call Today To Register! Some Other Solutions at 780 743 8605 or email: healthandwellness@someothersolutions.ca


SOS (Some Other Solutions) will not be having the Creative Roots Summer Camps due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. They are hopeful that they will be offering it again in the Summer of 2022.

In replace of their summer camps they will be offering 4 different programs that all start in July that highlights our core values within our Child and Youth Programs:


  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, 28th, Aug 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th (Tuesday and Thursday) $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)


Ditch the “What did you do/learn today at school?” and try questions like these in order to get more meaningful and descriptive answers from your child - remember, just choose ONE!

✔️ What was the favourite part of your day? What made this event so special?

✔️ Ditch the “What did you do/learn today at school?” and try questions like these in order to get more meaningful and descriptive answers from your child!

✔️ What was the favourite part of your day? What made this event so special?

✔️ If you got to be teacher for today, what would be one thing that you would have done?

✔️ Did you help anyone today?

✔️ Who did you play with at recess? What did you do? If you got to be teacher for today, what would be one thing that you would have done?

✔️ Did you help anyone today?

✔️ Who did you play with at recess? What did you do?

Post credit: Laurie Wright @ Mindful Mantras

Please check out their website www.easecare.ca for more detailed information. They offer on-line mental health services and access to free psychiatry support services.


Happy Spring Dino families!

There's a lot on our plates these days and it can be overwhelming to say the least.  When we feel like "it's just too much" let's try giving ourselves some grace and compassion - this will help with patience for ourselves and for those we love and care about.

Every parent makes mistakes; it's often less about the mistake and more about what you learn from them and how you make it right after the fact.

Check out these helpful resources from Child Mind Institute for Self Care for Parents and Supporting Mental Health in Young Children.

Good parenting isn’t about staying calm all of the time. Good parenting is about repairing the relationship when we lose our cool.

Ms. D (lisa.doiron@fmpsd.ab.ca)

Did you know there's parenting sessions available at the Hub this month? Click below to find out more!





Counseling Services in Fort McMurray

Mental Health at the Hospital (Ask for Crisis Nurse)


7 Hospital Street

When in crisis and need immediate assistance. 24 hours

Mental Health Walk-in Clinic (FREE) No appointment necessary


Beside the dollar store in Timberlea (Powder Drive)

A short-term counselling service. If someone arrives in crisis they may be seen on a priority basis. Counselling sessions are 50 minutes. Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm

Wood Buffalo Primary Care Network (FREE)


#301, 108 Riverstone Ridge

Sania Dookie -  Pediatric Mental Health Therapist *Need doctor referral 

Legacy Counselling (FREE under 19 years old)

780-791-3366 ext.232

160 Dickens Drive

See website: Legacycounsellingcentre.org
M, W, Th, F  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Waypoints Counselling Provides all types of counselling now (FREE)


They offer counselling services for all RMWB residents

Access Counseling


501 Thicket

See website: http://www.canadacounselling.com/services.html

Journeys of Life Counseling


208-9914 Morrison St.

See website: https://journeysoflifecounselling.com/

TLC Therapy Tammy Lockyer


9912A Manning Ave.

See website: TLCTherapy.ca

Pathways Consulting (Brenda Smith)


9912A Manning Ave.

See website:

TrueNorth Counsellling  Alexis Laird


9912A Manning Ave

See website: https://www.truenorth-counselling-and-support-services.com/

Diane West-Walsh 780-880-2125

  Reg. Psychologist 

Denise Mannell 780-715-7211

  Reg. Psychologist 

Shanneen Goszulak  780-880-7665

  Reg. Psychologist 

Tamara Austin 780-972-6672

  Reg. Psychologist 

Dr. Courtney Dookie 8600 Franklin Ave. #616

Katie Sauret 780-750-8684

MaxWell Medical Janene Hickman 780-972-1650

9912A Manning Ave

Anna Trillana  Tillana-anna@infinitestrength.ca Annette Jim 118 Millennium Dr #5

Reg. Provisional Psychologist
Booking sessions at the end of February 2020

Jennifer McWhirter 780-881-7414

118 Millennium Dr #5

Reg. Psychologist 

Jillian Martin  780-804-1218

118 Millennium Dr#5

Reg. Psychologist

Jillian Martin Psychology


Chloe Beedham 587-620-4115

www.fortmcmurraytherapy.ca  (Ages 12 and up)

Judith Friesen 780-743-8605
8706 FranklinAve.

SOS Counselor Rita Uzorchukwuamaka


8706 Franklin Ave

SOS Grief and Loss Counselor 

Mental Health Help Line

1-877-303-2642 24 hours 

SOS Crisis Line 780-743-4357

Local - 24 Hours

Kids Help Phone 1-800- 668-6868

Online chat at https://kidshelpphone.ca/ or text
“connect” to 686868 - 24 Hours

Trans Lifeline 1-877-330-6366

 www.translifeline.org  9am - 3am

Dr Berrin Tutuncuoglu

1 587 276 4487

620- 8600 Franklin Ave

Psychologist 9 am - 4 pm  and later if needed.