Family & Community
Support Services

The mandate of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is for communities to design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities.

The 2023 Irricana Family and Community Support Service (FCSS) applications will be available September 1st, 2022. Applications must be received no later than November 30th, 2022. There are 2 application documents available to download, one for requests over $3000 and one for requests $3000 and under.  Final decisions for approved 2023 funding will be made in January 2023.

For questions, assistance or submitting your application please direct them to Brook Swanson – Irricana FCSS Director and Community Services Coordinator at brook@irricana.com

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FCSS Funding

Types of services eligible for FCSS funding:

  • Services that promote the social development of children and their families.
  • Services that enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills so people can function more effectively within their own environment.
  • Services that enhance the quality of life of the retired and semi-retired.
  • Services to promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community.
  • Services to assist communities to identify their social needs and develop responses to meet those needs.
  • Services to inform the public of available services.

Types of services that may not be eligible for funding:

Services provided under a program must not:

  • Provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals.
  • Offer direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family.
  • be primarily rehabilitative in nature; nor duplicate services that are ordinarily provided by a government or government agency.

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to see if you qualify for financial assistance!

Child, Youth & Family Resources

Get access to bullying prevention resources, such as 24-hour helplines, helpline cards, various publications in multiple languages and more!

Addictions & Mental Health Resources

Alberta Support Service Resources


Prevention and Early Intervention services provided through Family Resource Networks are available to all Albertans, regardless of where they live.

If you need help understanding your options or finding the best program for you, search for social connections and supports and contact a Network Hub for assistance.

2021 Irricana FCSS Funded Organizations