Family and Community Services

Welcome to Family and Community Services

Family and Community Services, counselling and support services is at the Community Centre (#200, 501 Festival Avenue).

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PLEASE NOTE: Family and Community Services will be closed on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 and Monday, October 14, 2019.

Need help now? Crisis support numbers

Office location

200, 501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park, Alberta (second floor)


Monday and Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

About Family and Community Services

Family and Community Services is a partnership between the Alberta Government and Strathcona County. Our goal is to help build a safe, supported, and connected community that encourages the well-being of children, youth, adults, older adults and families.

We believe that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. Our programs are intended to help individuals adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving their quality of life and strengthening their ability to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.

We provide a range of supportive programs and services for residents of Strathcona County. We are continually seeking opportunities and partnerships to work together to meet the existing and emerging needs in our community. 

Our Priorities

Family and Community Services renewed its social direction in 2017. Over 8,000 local voices helped set the direction for meeting the varying social needs of Strathcona County. These conversations allowed for a better understanding of our community's social priorities and experiences, and lead to the development of a community-authored Social Framework.

The renewed Social Framework presents an intentional shift on how we collectively work together on what matters most to our community:

  1. Affordability
  2. Access to programs and services 
  3. Safety
  4. Overall feelings of connectedness and inclusion

For more information about the Social Framework:

Business plan

Current business plan
2019-2022 Family and Community Services business plan (303.2 KB)

2015-2018 Business plan and progress reports:
2015-2018 Family and Community Services business plan (136.1 KB)

2018 - Fourth quarter (142.9 KB)

2018 - Second quarter (132.7 KB)


Family and Community Services
Address: 200, 501 Festival Avenue
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220

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Last updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Page ID: 37417