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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

Program

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

Grant

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 Questions Submitted to Funders

Sample Common Outcomes Survey

Adult Support

Basic Needs

Children and Youth

Community Development

Disability Support

Early Childhood

FASD

Head Start

Home Visitation

Information and Referral

Parent Education

Parent Link Centres

Prevention of Family Violence
and Bullying

Public Education

Seniors

Volunteer Support

Common Outcomes Data Reports

2015 Data Summary Report

2014 Data Summary Report

2013 Data Summary Report

Success Stories: Power of Prevention

Share Your Story

FCSS funded program staff and participants are encouraged to share stories. There are so many great examples of the difference FCSS funded programs are making in the community.

Share Your Story

Making a Difference

Note: These stories are published with permission from the people involved. Names have been changed to protect their privacy.

Candora
Submitted by The Candora Society of Edmonton
In his own words, a man describes his situation and talks about how Candora has helped him.

A Woman's Journey
Submitted by Edmonton Immigrant Services Association
A referral to Edmonton Immigrant Services Association allows Marga to get her immigration issues resolved.

First Day Ends on a High Note
Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Edmonton McCauley Club
Mohamed’s first day and experience at BGCBigs’ McCauley Club.

Edmonton Seniors Centre
Submitted by Edmonton Seniors Centre
Jane gets introduced to the Edmonton Seniors Centre and eventually becomes a member of the 'ESC family'.

Healthy Families Program
Submitted by Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre
In her own words, a single mother describes her experience in the Healthy Families program. 

Volunteering Success
Submitted by North West Edmonton Seniors
The story of treasured volunteers Bob and Mary, and why we have the best Jam Session and dance every Wednesday afternoon.

Inner City Outreach & Liaison Program Success
Submitted by Boyle Street Community Services
How Brian found a home.

Career Decision Making Workshops
Submitted by Women Building Futures
Jenna is a 27-year old single mom who attended one of the free sessions. Her story tells of how she decided to take control of her life and completely turn it around.

For More Information

Contact your FCSS Liaison

Title Community Investment Office
Telephone

780-496-4932

Email grants@edmonton.ca

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