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

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Post date: 2012/01/31 - 09:40

Our CASS Client Advisory suggested this newsletter should be for clients only. Since we want the newsletter to be for everyone, staff and clients, we have separated the client news from the staff news.

We want to encourage all clients to contribute to this newsletter so there is enough material to keep the staff news separate from the client news! The deadline for all articles is the 15th of the previous month. They can be emailed to melainie.hatt@c-a-s-s.org or handed in to reception by the 15th.

 

Post date: 2012/01/17 - 14:36

 

Calgary Alternative Support Services

 Is pleased to announce

 That we are moving to a new location

March 1, 2012

 

Our new address will be:

2335 -30 Avenue NE

Calgary, Alberta

T2E 7C7

 

Our phone numbers remain unchanged

403-283-0611 F: 403-283-0691

The CAES program fax number will change to the fax number above

The CASS Programs relocating to this new address are:

CADO             Calgary Alternative Day Options

CAES              Calgary Alternative Employment Services

CAPA              Calgary Alternative Poss-Abilities

CARS              Calgary Alternative Residential Services

MM                 Money Matters Program; Fax: 403-283-9173

 

OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED MARCH 1ST AND MARCH 2ND TO ALLOW FOR RELOCATION.

 

Post date: 2012/01/12 - 14:06

The CASS website will be down for maintenance tonight Thursday January 12th 2012 between 8pm and 9pm.

Sorry for the short notice and any inconvenience.

Post date: 2012/01/12 - 11:10

Office Space Available to Lease.  Available for Occupancy March 1, 2012.

 

One block from 32nd Avenue and Barlow Trail NE

Close access to amenities and Calgary Transit on 32nd Avenue

Street parking in the area.  Onsite parking is negotiable.

Reasonable Rent and low operating costs (excluding janitorial)

Newly designed modern interior. (Completion February, 2012)

 

Sublease tenant has an opportunity to utilize reception services and other office services upon request.

 

Constructed:                        2010

Rentable Area:                    2323 sq feet office space (plus common areas)

Floors:                                   2nd Floor NE block

Availability:                          March 1, 2012

Lease Term:                        Five (5) to Eleven (11) years

 

 

Contact Rosalie Beauvais at 403-283-0611 or 403-542-5115 

Email: rosalie.beauvais@c-a-s-s.org

 

For picture and floor plan, please preview the attached file.

 

Post date: 2012/01/06 - 13:39

The CASS Policy and Procedures Committee has been working hard on revisions to the CASS Policy & Procedures Manual. Many of these revisions were required by our accreditation body (the Alberta Council of Disability Services – ACDS); some additional changes have been made to reflect current actual practices in place at CASS. The revised Policy & Procedures Manual is available on the CASS Website on the "links" page, and also on the "Forms and Documents" page under "Staff Resources". As many of the policy changes pertain to the protection of clients and staff, all CASS staff will need to re-acquaint themselves with the new Manual and sign a new Confirmation of Understanding Form indicating they have read and understood it. If staff have any questions, they should contact their supervisor for clarification.

CASS is committed to staff development, training and safety. In accordance with these values, CASS is in the process of rolling out new training initiatives and has updated mandatory training requirements for all CASS Employees. It is our belief that these training initiatives will further build the skills and capacity of staff to provide leading-edge support services to people with barriers to inclusion

Mandatory training – now required by all CASS employees is as follows:

  • First Aid & CPR
  • Abuse Awareness—New
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Values Based Practices Training - New
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention - New

Please note that the Health & Safety Training was revised in October 2011 and we are requiring all employees to complete the new training as soon as possible. Employees may also be required to complete position-specific training in addition to the universal training requirements listed above. Check with your supervisor for more information.

Post date: 2012/01/04 - 08:26

Basic Cooking Class – Session 7
January 25 to March 14, 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.

Our fabulous instructor, Steve, is back with his 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 seventh session.  Individuals from all agencies and their support staff are welcome. Payment is due prior to January 25, and can be made in person by cash or cheque.  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: crystal.tite@c-a-s-s.org.

Post date: 2011/12/29 - 10:49

Course dates, computer hardware to donate, and client advisory information - don't miss the January issue of the CASS Corner!!

Post date: 2011/12/29 - 09:04

CASS has updated mandatory training requirements for all CASS employees. Values Based Training is one of the requirements for all staff. Call reception to reserve your date and time. . .

Wednesday, February 1, 1 - 4 pm

Thursday, February 2, 6 - 9 pm

Saturday, February 4, 1 - 4 pm

Wednesday, March 7, 1 - 4 pm

Tuesday, March 13, 6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 6 - 9 pm

Thursday, April 26, 1 - 4 pm

February courses will be held at our Kensington office and starting in March, we will be at our new location, 2335 - 30 Avenue NE.

 

Post date: 2011/12/08 - 14:11

CPI is once again being offered here at CASS!

Friday, February 24 - CASS Boardroom - Kensington

Friday, March 30 - at the new CASS location - we will be moved by then!! 2335 - 30 Avenue NE

Friday, April 27 - new CASS location

Friday, May 25 - new CASS location

Friday, June 22 - new CASS location

Dates for First Aid have been scheduled for the new year -

Monday, January 16 - 9-3:30 pm here in the boardroom in Kensington - CLASS IS FULL

Wednesday, March 14 - Emergency First Aid - level C 9:30 - 4 pm - in the new location

Wednesday, May 16 - Emergency First Aid - 9-3:30 pm - new location

There has been a medication assistance component added to the January 16th and May 16th courses. You can sign up for the medication assistance portion only if you like - it will start at 1:00 pm.

 

Call Tara at reception to reserve your spot!

Post date: 2011/12/06 - 11:22

As some of you may have heard already the CASS agency is moving  locations in early 2012. At this time the exact move date is to be determined however we shall be in our new home by March 1, 2012.

Our new address will be:
 
2335 30th Avenue NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 7C7
 
More details on the move will  be forthcoming in the newsletters as the next few months pass. We will also be sending out a mailer with our new address in the new year, including contact information and map to the new location.