Annual Community Awareness Evening

This event occurs annually in November.

Community Awareness Evening gives families the opportunity to learn about the “help services” that are provided in the community by local agencies and outreach programs that come into the area. The evening provides a venue for service providers and families to meet and learn about one another. Families become familiar with the services and put a face to the provider. This helps them feel more comfortable when accessing their service.

A spin-off of the evening is the opportunity for local agencies to network with other agencies and learn about their services and ways they can compliment and reinforce each other.

Contact Info:
Kathy Richards, (403) 653-4911

Epic Youth Services

Epic Youth Services is a social and recreational Centre intended primarily for use by youth in Junior and Senior High school. Epic supports opportunities for youth to develop their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities and to experience achievement, leadership, enjoyment, friendship, and recognition.  The name EPIC is an acronym for a defining statement of our overarching theme: Empowering People, Inspiring Change.  We believe that youth that are able to make positive personal connections are more likely to enjoy adolescence, adapt to life’s many challenges and successfully transition to adulthood.  Simultaneously, they are far less likely to succumb to typical pitfalls associated with teens.  We believe that giving them tools and creating those connections, while allowing their individuality to remain, are keys to achieving these goals.

Contact Info:

Phone: 403 360 7181
Address: 405 Main Street Cardston, Alberta, T0K 0K0

Dare to Care

The Dare to Care Program occurs annually at Cardston Junior High School in October.

The Dare to Care program is designed to shift the imbalance of power away from the few students who bully and into the hands of the caring majority.  The day is carefully designed to facilitate real change in the students, and in many cases the adults, who are part of this day.  Through a combination of games, small group activities, and large group activities, participants will discover that they really do have the power to make a difference in their school and community.

CHS Peer Mentoring Group

Through group collaboration, students learn about relationships, gain understanding and increase empathy in the following areas: Leadership skills, coping strategies, mental health and addictions, and other seminal issues determined by the group. Following the presentation of materials, group members are given the opportunity to process what they have learned. Through the lens of their values, they build character, increase decision-making and communication skills, and gain a sense of belonging. Further, the program allows students to try newly acquired interpersonal and intrapersonal skills in an effort to increase empathy and acceptance of other socioeconomic, cultural, and religious groups. Students are then able to practice these skills and implement their newly acquired knowledge in the broader community, in an effort to create stronger healthier citizens.

Some of the outcomes of this group are to create higher rates of graduation, increase friendship and compassion, and reduce indifference and intolerance. Students relate feeling more connected to the school environment, to each other, and to the group leaders.

Youth Parent Link Centre Programs

PLC Youth Program Schedule:

Chill & Chat      
            Monday: 3:30 - 4:30pm
Stitch and Connect        
            Tuesday: 3:30 - 4:30pm  
Lego League     
            Friday: 1:30 - 4:00pm
Crafty Critters
            Friday: 1:30 - 4:00pm


Contact: Sonja Richards for Program Times (403) 653-7077