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Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), a joint municipal/provincial partnership, works with not-for-profit organizations in Edmonton that deliver preventive social service programs to Edmontonians. The programs build on the strengths and capacities of individuals, families and communities, and are volunteer supported.

The combined efforts of funded programs and City activities are working towards achieving Edmonton’s Strategic People Plan: The Way We Live, with focused efforts on social inclusion.

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There are so many great examples of the difference FCSS funded programs are making in the community.
About FCSS


Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis Settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from theFamily and Community Support Services Act and Regulation.

The Regulation sets out the service requirements that a municipality or Métis Settlement must meet to be eligible for funding.

Section 2.1(2)(b) states: “Services under a program must do one or more of the following:

  • Help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis.
  • Help people to develop an awareness of social needs.
  • Help people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people.
  • Help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them.
  • Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community."

For more information, visit the Government of Alberta, Human Services site:

FCSS: Types of Services

FCSS: Publications


The grant is currently offered only to organizations in the FCSS program.
Applications for funding are not being accepted at this time from organizations who are not in the program.

For more information, see Family and Community Support Services Grant

Outcomes Report - All Funded Agencies

All funded agencies are asked to provide an outcomes report.

COR User Guide - Contains step by step instructions on completing the Common Outcomes Report (COR).

City of Edmonton FCSS in partnership with the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, Edmonton and Area Child & Family Services Region and funded agencies have worked to develop a pool of common outcomes, indicators and tools that can be used by funded agencies to evaluate the programs that they are offering.

This pool of common outcomes, indicators and tools can be used to evaluate your programs. You may incorporate the questions into your existing measurements tools, or use them to develop new ones.

Common Outcomes Data Reports

2017 Data Summary Report (18.5MB)

2016 Data Summary Report

2015 Data Summary Report

2014 Data Summary Report

2013 Data Summary Report

For More Information

Contact your FCSS Liaison

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