This service area supports the development, promotion, and delivery of program initiatives that enhance the quality of life for the community. The Community Connections Coordinator works on building capacity for community well-being, giving residents a sense of responsibility, appreciation, and engagement with the community; promoting volunteerism and raising awareness of the power of service in the community; and providing leadership and advocacy on issues relating to community programs.
Hinton's Parent Link Centre operated for 14 years until March, 2020 when provincial funding was withdrawn. The Town of Hinton is pleased to offer the Hinton Family Centre - a play space where families can connect and have access to education and resources. We welcome you to 805 Switzer Drive on the backside of the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre. Visit our . Here is our monthly calendar:
- Volunteer Services
- Neighbourhood Block Party
- Hello Hinton!
- Hinton Family Centre
- Event Velcro Banner Rentals
- CASL: Canadian Anti Spam Legislation
Each month, a facilitated meeting with local not-for-profit organizations and agencies is hosted by FCSS. This is an opportunity for collaboration, connection, and resource-sharing among local organizations. This is supplemented by an email list that shares organizations’ events, news, and updates.
We meet every third Thursday from September to June and are currently connecting over ZOOM due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Meeting ID: 885 8646 9651
This service is designed to be a central agency to connect community volunteers with agencies in need of support. Those that are interested in volunteering share their interests and skills, and agencies share their volunteer needs. Referrals are given to connect suitable volunteers with agencies in need of support.
Volunteer Screening Workshops
Information sessions are offered once a year to help organizations with the volunteer screening process. To find out when the next session is, please call 780-865-2670.
Volunteer Police Information Checks (PICs)
This program relieves non-profit groups of the cost of PICs for their volunteers. Volunteers are required to obtain a letter from their respective organizations stating that they are recruiting that person's volunteer services. The letter must be submitted to the RCMP along with a current driver's license with a Hinton address on it. PICs take up to one week to process and are free of charge. Volunteers must pick up their PIC in person and show their driver's license at that time.
National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers this year, National Volunteer Week is April 18 to 24.
Neighbourhood Block Party Program
This program encourages social connection of families and community building through supporting residents with information, guidance, funds, and resources to host neighbourhood block parties.
Our team is able to support with planning, hosting, and funding the party! For more information, click here to view the brochure!
Hello Hinton! Program
This service helps new and existing residents learn about the different resources, programs, services, and activities in Hinton to ensure residents and families feel connected to our community, welcome, and at home.
Hinton Family Centre
This service provides the opportunity for young children to bond with their caregivers, and for caregivers to form support networks and access education and resources. This program provides opportunities for families to learn about and participate in the community to support their connection to the Hinton community.
Velcro banner rentals are $10 per week per banner. It is a simple way to advertise your event. There are 4 different sizes and colors of lettering and 3 different banner sizes, which are
"There is legislation, as of July 1, 2014 designed to regulate electronic messages (emails, texts, tweets, etc.) that encourage the recipient to participate in commercial activity. This law directly affects non-profit organizations and registered charities."
Learn more at the Fight Spam website.