Family and Community Services
Family and Community Services is open at the Community Centre
Family and Community Services, counselling and support services has resumed at the Community Centre (#200, 501 Festival Avenue).
Public parking is limited in the area and public transit is recommended if possible. Limited two-hour street parking in designated spaces is available on Festival Lane, Festival Way and Festival Avenue, and outdoor parking lots near the Community Centre are available at no charge.
PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY HOURS: Family and Community Services will be closed on:
Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, 2019
Monday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Please arrive 90 minutes before closing)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Please arrive 90 minutes before closing)
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200, 501 Festival Avenue
Sherwood Park, Alberta
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.
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:
- Access to programs and services
- Overall feelings of connectedness and inclusion
For more information about the Social Framework:
- Community Talk: I'm In
- The public engagement process we followed to gather over 8,000 residents input on what matters most to them.
- What We Heard
- The summary of outcomes from the public engagement process
- The Social Framework Steering committee
- The community lead committee tasked to help co-develop a framework based on the outcomes
- The Social Framework
- Social Framework policy launched in summer of 2017.
Current business plan
2019-2022 Family and Community Services business plan (303.6 KB)
2015-2018 Business plan and progress reports:
2015-2018 Family and Community Services business plan (136.1 KB)