Clearwater Regional FCSS maintains a database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. To get involved, please complete a volunteer application form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is FCSS?
In brief, Family and Community Support Services...
- 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; and
- provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community.
The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. Programs are intended to help individuals adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.
|Funding Documents||Outcomes Measurement Documents||Sample documents|
|2020 CRFCSS Funding Application (Word)||40 Developmental Assets for Youth||Sample Program Logic Model (ie: Family holiday party)|
|Sample Budget Spreadsheet (Excel)||Outcomes Measures Bank: Children & Youth||Sample Survey (ie: Family holiday party)|
|Affordable Housing Application||Outcomes Measures Bank: Individuals, Families & Communities||Sample Tabulated Survey (ie: Family holiday party)|
|Sample Program Summary Report (ie: Family holiday party)|
Eligible programs and services
FCSS uses a “people helping people to help themselves” approach and offers a wide range of programs and services at the community level. Services provided under FCSS must be preventative and may include initiatives and programs that:
- help communities identify their social needs and develop responses
- promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community
- inform the public about services
- support children and their families’ social development
- help families enrich and strengthen family life and function more effectively in their own environment
- enhance retired and semi-retired people’s quality of life
Ineligible programs and services
FCSS funding cannot be used for programs and services that:
- are only focused on an individual’s leisure or recreational needs
- provide an individual or family with basic living supports such as money, food, clothing or shelter
- are only focused on rehabilitation
- duplicate services provided by government or a government agency
The Family and Community Support Services: Program Advice Inventory Listing will assess program and service eligibility.
Block Party Toolkit
Block Parties are an excellent way for neighbours to connect. When you know your neighbours, you feel a greater connection to your community. You can exchange skills and resources and it’s a great crime prevention approach. It’s fun and no prior experience is needed in order to host. Download the Toolkit for a step-by-step guide on how to plan a Block Party.
Questions or Inquiries?
Andrea Vassallo Rebecca Zezula
Clearwater Regional FCSS Manager FCSS Program & Volunteer Coordinator
Box 1509 Box 1509
5332-50th Street 5332-50th Street
Rocky Mountain House, AB Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2 T4T 1B2