COVID-19 SPEC Response

COVID-19 SPEC Response   November 10, 2020

Dear Community Members,

To protect our clients, staff, community and health services, SPEC’s doors remain closed to walk-in clients.  We will continue to support clients by phone, email, virtually and in person, by appointments only if needed.

All four of SPEC’s four programs –  LINKS Newcomers Service, LINKS Community Services Parent Group, Parent Child Assiatance Program (PCAP) First Steps, and Brooks and Region MakerSpace – follow Alberta Health Services (AHS) guidelines. This includes any group activities, Family Fun programming and meetings. Groups are limited in size, COVID-19 screening and sign-in is in place (for staff, volunteers and client participants), hand sanitizing is necessary upon entering and leaving the building, social distancing and masks are mandatory for adults and youth in building’s public or meeting areas. Programming in rural communities remains cancelled until further notice.

We encourage our community to connect with all of our services, but please remember everyone should follow AHS guidelines to reduce risk and slow the spread of Covid-19.  We can connect with you by phone or other means if you need support and choose to stay home.  We promote ‘Stay Home – Stay Safe’ during our current COVID-19 case status.

The following links provide additional, FACTUAL, information:

If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please go to this link BEFORE calling 811:…/Pa…/COVID-Self-Assessment.aspx

The following links are available to assist with coping during the pandemic:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Helping Children Cope

Coping with stress during the 2019 Covid Outbreak

Stay well!

Sincere regards,
Maureen (Moe) Andruschak
Acting Executive Director
The SPEC Association for Children and Families
#101 – 327 – 3 Street, West Brooks, AB   T1R 0E7
p: 403.362.5056 ext 247 f: 403-362-5090  Website:

MISSION: Engaging families and community in the well-being of children and youth.   VISION: A strong and resilient community.