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Training and Workshops

Community Helpers

Contact: Ian Goodge at 780-852-6541 or

This program promotes mental well-being and aims to prevent suicide. Contact Community Outreach Services (COS) to become a Community Helper. 

This one-day workshop focuses on: 

  • Mental health and suicide resources in Jasper.
  • How to make referrals.
  • How to build listening and communication skills.
  • How to guide difficult conversations.
  • How to apply skills to the workplace.

Suicide Prevention

Contact: Ian Goodge at 780-852-6541 or

This free half-day workshop covers: 

  • Myths and facts about suicide.
  • Warning signs of suicide.
  • How to assess the risk of suicidal thoughts.
  • Resources available in Jasper.

Circle of Security 

Contact: Community Outreach Services at 780-852-2100.

A parenting program that focuses on secure parent-child relationships and supporting ans strengthening that bond. This six session course can help parents and caregivers with:

  • Understanding their child's emotional world by learning to read their emotional needs.
  • Honouring their own natural wisdom and desire for their child to be secure.
  • Supporting their child's ability to successfully manage emotions.
  • Enhancing the development of their child's self esteem.

Online Training 

Better Together 2021 Series 

All better together sessions are reflective of the challenges and trends the community has discussed at Community Conversations.

  • Jennifer Russell, Registered Psychologist, speaks on: Vicarious Trauma and Self-Care Strategies
  • Mackenzie BrownDevelopment Manager for Indigenous Tourism Alberta, speaks on: Cultivating Positive Indigenous Relations in Our Work
  • Ryan VergeAddictions Counsellor with AHS, speaks on: Navigating the Increase in Screen Use
  • Michelle CherniawskyMental Health Therapist, speaks on: Compassion Fatigue Resiliency: Caring for Ourselves While Caring for Others
  • Andreas Sigrist, Anglican Church Minister, speaks on: Cultivating Hope During Challenging Times

If you are interested in any of the above discussions, please email for the link to watch.

De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution

Watch or listen to the de-escalation training specific for Jasper:

  1. Video Recording
  2. Podcast-style Recording
  3. Worksheet for use during the session
  4. Key Takeaways - for conversation after the session

Supporting Gender Diverse Youth with Alex Marshall
Resources (PDF) 

Coping With Change with Aynsley Graham

Noticing and Preventing Caregiver Burnout with Michelle Cherniawsky

Supporting Children with Anxiety with Aynsley Graham

Managing Screen Time During COVID-19 with Ryan Verge

To receive more information about any of the above training, email Lisa Riddell at