Community Programming

Community Outreach Services offers one-on-one support services as well as engaging and accessible community programming. Meaningful community programs are critical to building a healthy, welcoming and inclusive community that fosters connections between residents and builds resiliency at the individual and collective level.  
  


Regular & Ongoing Programs

Community Dinners
Sunday nights January through March

Community Outreach Services along with generous volunteers prepare and serve a home-cooked meal to 300 of your neighbours every Sunday throughout the winter. The Community Dinner Program runs January through March and sees between 200-500 people break bread together on Sunday nights at the Jasper Activity Centre. It's dinner by donation! Everyone is welcome.
VOLUNTEER: If you're interested in helping out, contact Denise Mellett at communitydinnerjasper@gmail.com.


The Parent Link Playroom
Multiple programs every week

Run by Community Outreach Services, the Parent Link Playroom offers a variety of programs and services each month geared towards early childhood. The playroom is located right downtown at 627 Patricia Street. For a monthly calendar of activities and programs, visit Parent Link's Facebook page.

JasperLIFE Program
This program offers healthy, balanced lifestyle options through programming, events, clubs, and workshops for adults living, working, and playing in Jasper. The program strives to facilitate community connections and help newcomers make the most of their time in Jasper. To find out what's happening in the community, visit JasperLIFE's Facebook page.

KAOS: Kids Adventures of the Summer
Summer activities for youth 10-12 years old
The community identified that many senior elementary school kids spend a lot of their time at home alone during the summer months. To address that gap in our community, Community Outreach Services created KAOS: Kids Adventures of the Summer for youth ages 10-12. KAOS is a community collaboration with different businesses and organizations hosting activities and events that are free for children to attend. 

Twisted Tuesdays

Summer activities for teens
In the summer months, Community Outreach Services offers a program that offers youth something fun and different to do each week during the school break. In the past, teens made their own pillows with local artists, Mountains and Monsters, went paddle boarding with Translucid Adventures, enjoyed s'mores and an outdoor movie in the backyard at COS, made sushi and enjoyed a town-wide scavenger hunt/race organized by Outreach Worker, Anna DeClercq. 


Advocates for Special Kids (ASK)
Contact: Middle Childhood Outreach Worker at 780-852-6544

Advocates for Special Kids (ASK) provides a confidential, supportive environment for children, parents and caregivers where they can learn about community resources available for children with special needs. 


Special Events - Annual or Seasonal
Community Children's Festival


Community Outreach Services hosted its first Children's Festival in September 2015 with more than 200 children and families in attendance. Participants enjoyed live music, recreational activities, games, face painting and crafts. COS now hosts the festival annually. Check our Facebook feeds for more information.
 
  

Family Dances


Family Dances are held each year in the Jasper Activity Centre’s multi-purpose hall. Each dance has decorations, crafts, activities, and music based around an imaginative theme. Families are encouraged to participate by dressing up and bringing a tray of finger food relevant to the theme. An average of 250 community members attend each dance while youth volunteers work along-side outreach staff to man the music, crafts and activity stations. Family Dances are a great venue for parents, youth and children to gather, socialize and have some fun. Check our Facebook feeds for more information.
        

New Staff Orientations


As the seasons change and new staff arrive in town, orientation programming provides an opportunity to meet friends and learn about Jasper’s social service networks. Presentations, interactive education, and comfortable social gatherings set the stage for a memorable and healthy stay in the community. Check our JasperLIFE Facebook page for more information.