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City of St.Albert

FCSS Funded Community Programs

The FCSS Program, part of St. Albert’s Community Services Department, is a partnership between municipalities/Métis Settlements and the Province of Alberta in the delivery of preventive social service programs.  Municipalities receive funding from the Province through the Ministry of Human Resources; these funds help to deliver programs at the community level through locally determined methods. 

For 2019, the following programs are being funded in St. Albert:

Frequently Asked Questions
Seniors Supports and Services

Assistance and support for individuals 50+ to identify and access available community resources. Information, assistance and referrals for financial and housing options, completion of forms, advance care planning, elder abuse information and support, social and recreation opportunities and accessing persoanl care, respite and community services.

Provided by the St. Albert Seniors Association

Youth Counselling Program for youth 13-17 dealing with abuse issues

A range of therapeutic and educational services to individuals in order to promote healing, strengthen coping skills and enhance mental and emotional well-being. 

Provided by St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families Society

SAIF Education Program

Violence affects the health of students in schools and inhibits schools accomplishing their primary mission of education. The SAIF Education Program is designed to increase awareness and to curb violent and intimidating behaviours among students through interactive workshops incorporating videos, games, role-playing and discussions.

Provided by St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families Society

Family Life Education Program

Provides parenting courses and drop-in programs, outreach services, parent coaching, referrals, activities and events for families and opportunities for mentoring and intergenerational programming. 

Provided by St. Albert Family Resource Centre

Community Liaison Program

Coordinates client access to the appropriate community-based social agencies and provides assistance to individuals in social crisis (housing and food insecurities, abuse, unemployment). 

Provided by St. Albert Food Bank & Community Village

Volunteer Centre Services

Assists individuals seeking volunteer opportunities and organizations seeking volunteers. 

Provided by St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre

Sidekicks Mentoring Program

Matches community volunteers to school-aged children between the ages of 6 to 16 with the goal of providing these children with positive mentors and role models to be their friends.

Provided by St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre

Information and Referral Program

Provide information designed to link people with the appropriate agency, information or service. 

Provided by St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre

Last edited: February 1, 2019

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