News & Information
Everyday, we see lives around us being changed and lost to overdose. Overdose does not discriminate, it could be you or someone you love, a friend, colleague or your neighbour. This year on International Overdose Awareness Day, Golden needs your support. Get involved to prevent the tragedy of overdose. Knowing the drugs you take, its [read more]
Come and learn about Jordan’s Story It has almost been a year now since we tragically lost an amazing guy in our community to substance use. Jordan Hood was many things one of which was a great lover of the outdoors, particularly fishing, so in his memory we have organized a fishing day for 10 [read more]
What is Harm Reduction? Published on 02-Nov-2016¬†by EKASS This¬†article examines the Philosophy of Harm Reduction and was written by East Kootenay Addiction Services’ Executive Director, Dean Nicholson. The article below does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of East Kootenay Addiction Services.   With all the talk about the Fentanyl crisis, the term Harm [read more]
Are you looking for support from other parents because you are parenting a child or youth with mental health challenges or are hoping to help your youth deal with their substance use? Come check out this group – run by parents for parents. The first Parents helping Parents Group will take place at the GSS [read more]
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Registration dead-line is November 10. This 2 day local ASIST training opportunity is facilitated by CMHA-Kootenays and is brought to you by the Golden Community Social Services Coop. The training is intended for youth, seniors, volunteers and those who work in the nonprofit sector. Workshop dates: November 23 & [read more]
Article courtesy of Magi Scallion – Golden Ultra race organizer. Golden Ultra’s vertical KM is enough of a challenge for most people; climbing more than 1000m in less than 5 km, with some sections that are so steep you can’t see more than 5m ahead of you when you look up. Hiking (maybe running) up [read more]
Women and girls are invited to come together and create prayer flags in honour of Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night raises awareness of violence against women. The collection of prayer flags will be hung along the river path – the route that the Take Back the Night walking procession will take. Materials [read more]
    Simple, fun, speech-focused activities – FREE. Games, crafts, and songs. All Summer Long! Tuesday Mornings 10:30 – 12:00 @ The Early Years Centre – Right Downtown – across from ReMax For more info contact: Shelly Wadden: goldenecdc@gmail.com or Rhonda Smith: rhonda.s@goldenfamilycenter.bc.ca [read more]