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Below is a summary of all recent news postings here at CASS.

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Post date: 2012/08/13 - 11:20

There have been many natural disasters in the news lately - floods, landslides, tornadoes, etc. The CASS Health and Safety Committee would like to encourage all CASS Staff to be prepared! Every household should have a 72-hour Emergency Preparedness Kit in their homes. The kit should include supplies to support you and your family for three days in an emergency situation. Emergency services will respond in the event of a disaster, but they may be busy assisting those in immediate danger. Your kit should include the following:

Bottled water - 4 litres per person per day

Food that won't spoil and that requires minimal preparation - canned or dried food, energy bars, etc.

Food preparation tools - manual can opener, camp stove

Special needs items like prescription medication, eye glasses, baby supplies (if applicable), etc.

Wind-up or battery operated  flashlight (extra batteries if required)

Wind-up or battery operated radio (extra batteries if required)

Warm clothes and blankets or sleeping bags

First aid kit

Extra set of house keys and car keys

A copy of your family emergency plan (contact info of relatives)

Cash - small bills

Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance policies, etc.

Plastic garbage bags

Waterproof, "strike anywhere" matches


Post date: 2012/08/01 - 08:30

Abuse Awareness Training

-          Wednesday, August 15 2 – 4 pm

-          Wednesday, August 29 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Values Based Training

-          Thursday, September 20 1-4 pm

Don’t forget to complete the online portion BEFORE the workshop!

Emergency First Aid/CPR – Level C

 - Wednesday, September 12 9 – 3:30 pm

Mental Health First Aid – two day course

-          Tuesday and Wednesday, September 25 & 26th 9 – 4 pm

-          Tuesday and Wednesday, November 13 & 14 9 – 4 pm

CPI – Non-violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention 9:15-3:30 pm

-          Tuesday, August 28

-          Tuesday, September 11

-          Tuesday, September 25

-          Thursday, October 25 – Please note the change in day – CPI will be held on Thursdays starting in October.

-          Thursday, November 8

-          Thursday, November 22

-          Thursday, December 6

-          Thursday, January 10, 2013

-          Thursday, January 24

-          Thursday, February 7

-          Thursday, February 21

-          Thursday, March 7

-          Thursday, March 21

Don’t forget, Health and Safety is to be completed on line – from the website, Staff Resources>Training>Health and Safety.

The Policies and Procedures Manual is now at the top of the Forms and Documents section of the Website for easy access. Staff Resources>Forms and Documents


Please call reception to register!


Post date: 2012/07/30 - 13:12

Don't miss this month's CASS Report - CASS Client Advisory Council meeting coming up, a new CASS Staff Spotlight and a note from our CEO!

Post date: 2012/07/19 - 10:31

The Forms & Documents page under Staff Resources has been updated with new documents related to the Behaviour Review Committee, Planned Positive/Restrictives Procedures, and Functional Assessments. I have also used this as an opportunity to organize the page a little bit and bring some focus to some of the more important documents and reduce the size of our catch all "Miscellaneous Documents" section.

For those of you looking for the new LIS Invoice Form, you will not find it here on the CASS website. These forms are emailed to you from your CARS Coordinator after they fill out a section for you. Please check your CASS email* in order to find your LIS Invoice forms until further notice.


*Your CASS email can be accessed in a variety of ways, one of which is our webmail solution which can be found at If you are having difficulty accessing your CASS email, please contact your supervisor or CASS HR.

Post date: 2012/07/10 - 11:29

The First Aid Course Scheduled for Wednesday, July 18th will start at 10 am instead of 9 as originally posted.

There is still room in this course - call reception to register!

There is room in the following courses, as well!

Values Based Training - Wednesday, July 25th - 1 - 4 pm - you must complete the online portion, first.

Abuse Awareness Training, Wednesday, July 18 - 2 - 4 pm and Wednesday, August 15 - 2 - 4 pm

CPI - Tuesdays, July 24, August 28, September 11 - all 9:15-3:30 pm

First Aid/CPR - Level C, Wednesday, September 12, 9 - 3:30 pm

Watch your newsletters and emails for more dates!


Post date: 2012/07/03 - 10:06

Basic Cooking Class – Session 9

Wednesdays; August 1 - September 19, 2012
9:30am - 11:30am at Co-Op Midtown Market - 1130 11 Ave SW
Cost: $55 (includes all materials)

This class will address the importance of basic cooking skills. We will be learning about proper food handling, storage and labeling. We also work towards understanding what it means to have a healthy balanced diet, and how to make healthy choices on a budget.

AND, most importantly, we will learn how to cook!!!
It is important for everyone to know that having independence in the kitchen is a responsibility, and to ensure that we have the knowledge, skills and tools to make sure it is a great experience each and every time.

Two great new facilitators, Nicole and Tina, along with their clients, will be leading the class with some new, fun curriculum to teach us how to make some delicious everyday, and not-so-everyday, dishes.

The Basic Cooking class is now taking registrations for the ninth session.  Individuals from all agencies and their support staff are welcome (no cost for support staff). Payment is due prior to August 1, and can be made in person, by cash or cheque (made out to CASS).  In the past this course has filled to capacity quickly so if you are interested please contact Crystal at 283-0611 ext 304 or by email:

Post date: 2012/06/27 - 16:07

The CASS Report includes a great Lasagne Recipe to help celebrate Lasagne Day on July 29th! And, don't miss the list of Stampede Breakfasts coming up for the 100th Stampede!

Post date: 2012/05/31 - 15:42

Check out the new "Spotlight" section in the CASS Report!

Post date: 2012/05/31 - 15:13

Please see the attached invitation to our Open House!

We would like to give CASS Clients the opportunity to display their artwork and advertise their businesses during the Open House. If you would like to participate, contact your support worker as soon as possible and we will arrange for space and a set-up time.


Post date: 2012/05/10 - 13:54

The next CASS Client Advisory Council Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 1 pm here at the CASS Office.

We are always looking for new members - call your co-ordinator for more information, or call reception if you can attend on the 30th!

By becoming a member of this Council, you will have the opportunity to talk about what CASS does and what you would like to see it do in the future!

If you are unable to attend on the 30th but would like to become a member, let your co-ordinator know and give them your contact information, so we can update you with meeting minutes and future meeting dates!