Mental Health First Aid Training

Did you know that FAIR offers Training in Mental Health First Aid several times per year throughout the Kootenay Boundary region?

Just like PHYSICAL First Aid is provided by regular citizens until medical help is available, MENTAL HEALTH First Aid is offered by everyday people until the crisis is solved or appropriate support is found.

MHFA Training helps participants learn to Recognize, Respond and Guide.

This standardized training is offered by an experienced facilitator and is provided at a pace which meets the needs of the audience.  If you would like to be put on an interest list for the next session, or a group you are part of would like to arrange a session which meets your scheduling needs, please contact Lisa Melenka at 250-364-2326 ext 225, or

For more information about MHFA and additional resources, please check out


Looking for an Interesting Experience?

Are you retired?  A student?  Trying to get more experience to re-enter the workforce?

The Crisis Phone Line is looking for volunteers.

Requirement is only 4 hrs per week or 16 hours per month.

Training is provided, and the next scheduled session will be held Oct 4th, 5th and 6th.

To be apart of this great team, please click here to download a PDF copy of the application which you can print, fill out and return to us.

Contact or call the office at 250-364-0274  for more information or to have a copy of the application mailed to you.

We’re Hiring – Family Support Worker

Trail FAIR Society is adding an additional Family Services worker to their Family Services Team.

Working closely with other team members and MCFD Case Managers, Family Support Workers support parents and caregivers whose children have identified risk factors.

This is an on-going 24 hour per week position.  Applicants require a B.S.W or related degree, relevant knowledge and experience, and excellent communication skills.

Please see the complete posting here for complete details of this opportunity, which closes at 4pm Friday October 4th.

We’re Hiring – Skills Training for Trauma Survivors Program Coordinator

Trail FAIR Society is looking for a Coordinator for a new Skills Training for Trauma Survivors Program

The Skills Training for Trauma Survivors program is a pre-employment program for women and men with past abuse issues. The Coordinator will plan and facilitate two (2) separate 8-week group sessions per year – one for men and one for women – in collaboration with the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre.

This position is sessional – running for 30 hours per week from late October to the beginning of March.

Applicants require a degree in human services field or equivalent in education and experience, as well as Adult education or group facilitation experience and knowledge of the impact of historical abuse, sexual assault and family violence.

Please see the complete posting here for more details of this opportunity, which closes 4pm on Monday September 30th.