Community Wellness

Our world and daily routines have changed very quickly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Fort Saskatchewan is promoting community wellness by encouraging our amazing residents to build connectedness, foster relationships, and get creative. We’ve put together a few examples of things you can do to stay connected during this difficult time.

Parks and City Spaces
  1. Navigate the extensive outdoor trail network.
  2. Visit the Fort Saskatchewan off-leash dog park.
  3. Visit hundreds of Pokemon GO around the City and learn about different landmarks.
  4. Explore Geocaching in Fort Saskatchewan.
  5. Experience History in Fort Saskatchewan at the Fort Heritage Precinct.
Winter Fun
  1. Toboggan Hills
  2. Snowshoe trails
  3. Nordic Ski trails
  4. Outdoor skating
  5. Ice fishing at West River's Edge
  6. Make a front lawn snow family.
  7. Warm up with your backyard fire pit or venture to Turner Park and get cozy at the day-use fire pits.
  8. Snowga (yoga in the snow). Utilize ski poles to help with balance.
  9. 50 Outdoor Things to Do with Your Kids in Winter
  10. Want to build an igloo? Here's how.
  11. February is Physical Literacy Month! Complete 5 items in the FSPL Passport for a chance to win fun prizes.
Indoor Fun 
  1. Make movement and play part of every child’s day with FREE Sign Up at BOKS Kids.
  2. Create The Coziest Blanket Fort Ever.
  3. Start a scrapbook of all the positive things you are thankful for in 2020.
  4. Home Science Kid has resources and experiments broken down by grade.
  5. Amazing Educational Resources contains descriptions and links to activities.
  6. Try tackling a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) challenge out of materials around the house.
  7. Netflix Party allows people to watch together at the same time with a chat window and a synced play/pause function.
  8. Interactive online games like Jackbox and Twitch let you connect with others who aren’t in the same house.
  9. Try out family art night using only supplies you find around the house and get creative!
  10. Choose your favourite story and listen as a family with Audible’s selection of free children’s books.
  11. Keep kids moving and learning with fun activities and resources from Active for Life.
  12. Access digital materials through the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library using your library card (call to sign up for a card if you don't already have one).
Mental Health and Wellness
  1. Visit the Seniors Centre Without Walls for a variety of interactive telephone-based social and health programming. Available to everyone aged 55+ and is a great way to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected – no referral necessary.
  2. The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released a Self-Care & Resilience Guide. Read through it and find out what works best for you or your loved ones.
  3. Physical distance does not mean social distance. Print our Hey Neighbour! Check In Postcards to check in with your neighbours and offer support.
  4. Get Neighbouring!
    • Drop off a meal, leave your neighbour funny notes to brighten their day.
    • Nominate someone for a Good Neighbour award.

Support Line

Ph: 780-992-6281

The FCSS Support Line offers short term crisis support including supportive listening, information, resources and referrals. The Support Line is available during the following hours until further notice:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday — 8:00am to 4:30pm
  • Wednesday — 8:00am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday — 10:00am to 2:00pm

You can request a wellness check through the support line or by emailing FCSSinfo@fortsask.ca. If you are feeling isolated or concerned for someone who is, let us know and we will call and check in. FCSS is also available to discuss mental health and emotional wellness.