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

Welcome Package

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Local Supports & Resources


Emergency Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • Poison Control: 1.800.332.1414
  • Crime Stoppers: 1.800.222.8477
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868

Important Numbers

  • Town of Irricana Services: 403.935.4672
  • Beiseker RCMP: 403.947.3420
  • Airdrie RCMP: 403.945.7200
  • Emergency: 911
  • Poison Control: 1.800.332.1414
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
  • Irricana Fire Department: 403.935.4393

Addictions Support

  • Alberta Addictions and Mental Health: 1.866.332.2322
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 403.777.1212
  • Distress Center: 403.266.4357
  • Distress Center Connecteen: 403.264.8336

Counselling Services

  • Access Mental Health: 403.943.1500
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900

Family Violence Services

  • Airdrie and District Victim Assistance: 403.945.7290
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900

Employment & Financial Services

  • Alberta Works Income Support: 403.945.7290
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900
  • Airdrie Employment Services: 403.948.9711

Crisis Support Services

  • Community Links: 403.945.3900
  • Airdrie Urgent Care: 403.912-8500
  • Distress Center: 403.266.4357
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
  • AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1.877.303.2642
  • Togetherall: http://togetherall.com/en-ca/
  • Closer to Home Community Services: 403.543.0550
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1.866.925.4419
  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Health Link: 1.866.408.5465
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1.800.387.5437
  • Kerby Center Senior Abuse Line: 403.705.3250

Food & Clothing

  • Irricana Food Bank: 403.935.4911
  • Airdrie Food Bank: 403.948.0063
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900
  • Acme Food Bank: 403.546.3988
  • Good Food Box Program: 403.948.6727

Education & Literacy

  • Rocky View School Division: 403.945.4000
  • Irricana Library: 403.935.4818
  • Beiseker Library: 403.947.3230
  • Rocky View Community Learning: 403.945.4114
  • Irricana Playschool: 403.935.4727

Child Care & Family Services

  • Boys and Girls Club of Irricana/Airdrie: 403.948.3331
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900
  • Closer to Home Community Services: 403.543.0550
  • Irricana FCSS: 403.935.4672
  • Beiseker FCSS: reccoordinator@beiseker.com
  • Family Support for Children with Disabilities: 403.297.6022
  • Best Beginnings Pregnancy Support: 403.912.8400

Community Connections/Youth Services

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters: 403.777.3535
  • Boys and Girls Club of Irricana/Airdrie: 403.948.3331
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900
  • Closer to Home Community Services: 403.543.0550
  • Irricana FCSS/Community Service: 403.935.4672
  • Irricana Library: 403.935.4818
  • Hope Homes (Youth 15-18): 403.508.7756
  • Kidsport Canada of Jumpstart (Phone the Town of Irricana for more information): 403.935.4672

Crisis Housing/Affordable Housing & Rental Supplements

  • Distress Center: 403.266.4357
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900
  • Rocky View Foundation (Seniors): 403.945.9724

Senior Services

  • Alberta Supports Contact Center: 1.877.644.9992
  • Service Canada: 1.800.277.9914
  • Senior’s Outreach Services: 403.945.3900
  • Rocky View Foundation: 403.945.9724

Legal & Immigrant Services

  • Legal Aid Alberta: 1.866.845.3425
  • Child Maintenance Enforcement: 780.422.5555
  • Rocky View Community Learning: 403.945.4114
  • Immigrant Services: 403.265.1120

Transportation

  • First Student Canada: 403.531.3940
  • Rocky View Bus: 1.877.389.2887

Animal Concerns & Complaints

  • Report Animal Abuse or Neglect: 403.205.4455
  • Alberta Institute for Wildlife (Injured Wildlife): 403.946.2361

Health Care

  • Immediate Health Emergency: 911
  • Highland PCN: 587.287.1727
  • Airdrie Urgent Care: 403.912.8500
  • Alberta Health Link: 811
  • Three Hills Health Center: 403.443.2444
  • Beiseker Medical Clinic: 403.947.3440
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital: 403.955.7211
  • Irricana Pharmacy: 403.935.0022
  • Beiseker Pharmacy: 403.947.3875

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.

Check out these organization below
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!

Closer to Home North Central Family Resource Network offers The Babysitter’s Safety Course programming online free of charge.

Addictions & Mental Health Resources

Alberta Support Service Resources

DID YOU KNOW?

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