Family and Community Services (FCS) is here to support people of all ages and stages along their journey through life. FCS provides help with achieving your goals, compassionate support for all of life's challenges and educational programming and support for families.
Call in to 780-464-4044 or walk in to Second floor, East Wing, Community Centre - 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Solutions Navigations is free and offers knowledgeable and helpful staff that to listen to your challenges, help you figure out solutions and identify your goals and strengths.
By using an action plan, building upon your skills and accessing community resources, a Solutions Navigator can help you through life’s difficult times. Support is available for people of all ages and situations whether you are a youth, adult, senior or family.
Family and Community Services offers walk-in, virtual and telephone counselling. Life has its challenges and we all need support at times. Access compassionate support from a regulated professional when you feel uncertain, stressed and overwhelmed. Counselling is pay what you can afford, between $0 - $150, and is here to support you when you are ready.
The Family Resource Network
The local Family Resource Network (FRN) provides programs and services for families with children and youth ages 0-18 years that focus on well-being and resiliency, including:
- Programs to support healthy child development
- Reliable parenting information and education
- Connection to other local resources
The Connections Guide highlighting programs, services and supports for families, youth and seniors in the Strathcona County.
NEW • FCS Connections Guide
Fall 2023 to Winter 2024
Browse through the Family and Community Services Connections guide to see community programs and 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.
Hours of operation
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday · 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday and Thursday · 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Counselling hours · 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
- Closed daily from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.