(Volume 2010 No. 2)

This newsletter has some exciting news for LINX clients, parents, guardians, staff and caregivers. The completion of Year 2 of LINX is rapidly approaching on March 31, 2010.

Creating Excellence Together CET Accreditation
The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce that LINX has earned a three-year accreditation in the CET standard program. This is a major accomplishment for an organization that is less than 2 years old. Full credit and kudos must be given to Kathy Assiniboine LINX's Executive Director and her hard working staff. The CET surveyors were impressed with the very positive treatment that they received from the LINX staff. Congratulations to Kathy and her staff!!
Valentine's Dance
LINX hosted a very successful Valentine's Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion on February 12th. More than 70 participants enjoyed themselves. A number of the attendees came from other organizations in Leduc. Well Done!!!
 
Leadership & Employee of the Month Awards
 
The Executive Director and the LINX staff have initiated awards to acknowledge unique leadership actions by clients and to recognize the efforts of individual staff members. The recipients to date have been:
Employee of the Month

August 2009
September 2009
October 2009

November 2009
January 2009
Febuary 2009
March 2009

Sean Harms
Sheila Sears
Ronnie DeLeavey
Marvin May
Carolyn Deklerk
Linda McDonald
Teena Van Boom
Leader of the Month

August 2009
September 2009
October 2009

November 2009
January 2009
Febuary 2009
March 2009

Tim Wilhaulk
Suzanne Cooper 
Grace Meinczinger
Sharon Biefus
Ryan McKinney
Dexter Croft
Wanda Pearson
Housing Opportunities
The Executive Director and the Board of Directors have been meeting with the Executive Director of the Leduc Housing Foundation. At a recent meeting Nancy Laing of the Housing Foundation announced that two 12-apartment housing projects are being planned for Leduc and will be built in the near future. The apartments will be one bedroom apartments. Six of these apartments will be LINX clients. This complex will be a transitional housing unit that will allow an individual to live independently with support from Outreach staff. The building that will house suitable LINX clients will be located across the street from Leduc Junior High School. This will provide another housing option for our clients.
 

Leduc Recreation Centre
LINX clients are beginning to make good use of the new Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC). The fitness centre at the LRC includes state of the art equipment and well-trained staff. Appropriate fitness programs are needed for the wellbeing of LINX clients. There are other facilities that will be available for clients' use. The City of Leduc is assisting with full subsidies for the LINX clients.
Computer Purchases
The Executive Director and the LINX staff are finalizing the purchase of new computers and computers equipment. This equipment is badly needed to assist the instructors help LINX clients improve their technological skills.
Nutrition Program
LINX staff members are working on a nutrition program for the LINX clients. The program will be offered at the Kosmos Community Kitchen at the LRC. It is expected that clients will be involved in the planning, the purchase of groceries, the preparation and eating of the food. More information will be forthcoming. This program and the purchase of new computers are supported by a grant from the City of Leduc.
Leduc Radio Concerts
In cooperation with many other non-profit agencies in the Leduc area and Leduc Radio, LINX has joined a joint fundraising effort. Leduc Radio is bringing cultural events to the Leduc area. Non-profit agencies can purchase the tickets for the event at a reduced rate from the radio station and sell them for the regular price and keep the profit. The first event featuring hypnotist C. Christopher will be at the Maclab Theatre on March 15th. Tickets are available at LINX.
Volunteers Needed
There is a need for volunteers to help complete the snoezelen room. Contact the LINX office for further details.
LINX Website
If you are seeking current information about LINX it is now available at www.linxconnect.ca Of course, the attractive website is a work in progress and is regularly updated.
LINX 2nd Anniversary
LINX 2nd Anniversary Open House on April 1, 2010 @ 1:oo pm – 3:00 pm Everyone is invited to attend our Open House and share tea & dessert
 Future Board Meetings
The next Board meetings are scheduled for:

March 24 @ 7:00pm
April 28 @ 7:00 pm
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
June 16 @ 7:00 pm
You are invited to attend any LINX Board Meetings.

 


The staff at LINX are the best.

~ Mike (Leduc)

The thing I like best about LINX is the fact that I have an awesome coach and I’m getting the support I need.

~ LINX client

LINX has helped me to find a job, build my confidence and help with my anger issues.

~ LINX client

The thing I like best is that LINX is a very great place to work at. The staff is terrific and treat the clients with lots of respect.

~ LINX client

LINX has helped me because they supported me about wanting to live independently

~ LINX client

I am so proud of all the hard work that LINX does to provide support to it's clients and staff.

~ LINX staff