Family & Community Support Services

Through a partnership with the Province of Alberta, Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) offers programs and services that allow residents to develop their interests and to contribute to the well-being of their families and communities.

The County's FCSS Department works closely with affiliated FCSS offices in the City of Grande Prairie, the towns of Sexsmith, Beaverlodge and Wembley, the Village of Hythe and the M.D. of Greenview.

Home Support Program - Caregivers provide in-home care to families and individuals experiencing disruptions to their normal family routine.

Community School Liaison Program - This program provides information and support to families and students who are having trouble at home or at school.

Early Childhood Development - Various playschool programs throughout the County provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for four-year-olds.

Wellington Resource Centre - Located in the same building as the Clairmont Community School, the Wellington Resource Centre provides family and community programs, courses, multi-purpose rooms, and office space.

Summer Camps - Our new kids camps are providing positive development for local youth, ages 6 – 12, in a safe and fun environment. Camps are taking place in communities throughout the County this summer.

FCSS also provides funding to community groups, such as:

  • Grande Prairie and Area Council on Aging - Seniors' Outreach
  • Odyssey House - Volunteer Program
  • PACE - Public Education Program
  • RCMP Victims Assistance Programs
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Network
  • Seniors Outreach in Beaverlodge, LaGlace and Valhalla Centre
  • Pregnant & Parenting Teens Program
  • John Howard Society-Eureka Program
  • Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter
  • Grande Prairie District Grief Support
  • Rising Above - Life Skills Program
  • Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bereau
  • Beaverlodge Hidden Potential Society
  • Grande Prairie Family Education Society
  • Catholic Family Services - School Liaison Program

Special Project Funding

Limited funding is available to help implement preventative programs and/or programs designed to improve the quality of life in communities within the County.

For more information or assistance determining which program is best for you, contact Kathleen Turner, Director of FCSS at 780-532-9727.

To learn more about Family and Community Support Services in Alberta visit FCSSAA's website.