What is FCSS?

Family and Community Support Services:
A legal partnership between the Province of Alberta and municipalities or Metis Settlements; an agreement under which locally-driven preventive initiatives can be developed, to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities; a funding arrangement through which the province provides a pre-determined grant for locally-driven initiatives, and municipalities match that grant by providing at least 20 percent of the funding; a philosophy under which: local people can influence things that affect them; communities can be innovative and creative.

Citizen participation, self-help and volunteerism are encouraged; human growth and potential are enhanced; a continually evolving program that encourages communities to strengthen themselves.