Community Centre building

Welcome to Family and Community Services. We are glad you are here.

Family & Community Services is open to support you with staff on site and services available over the phone:
  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

  • Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 

  • Counsellors are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Please note FCS is closed between 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. daily.

If you need urgent assistance, please call the Distress Line at 780-482-4357 or call 211.


Are you feeling anxious, frustrated, or overwhelmed? Stressed about money, parenting, relationships or not sure where to start? Call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.

Support your well-being. Check out free online programming, workshops and services available for adults and seniors, youth parents/caregivers, counselling and support services.

Need help now? Crisis numbers

Last modified: July 4, 2022, 9 a.m.

Welcome Ukrainians

Our community is watching the crisis in Ukraine with heavy hearts. Strathcona County stands with Ukraine and welcomes newcomers to our community.  

If you are a Ukrainian who has come to Strathcona County, welcome. There are local services to support you getting settled here.

Newcomer Connecter Events are free events with a meal and speakers. You’ll connect with other newcomers and learn how to access support.

Transit and Recreation Subsidies Available: Ukrainians arriving in Strathcona County under the Canada Ukraine Emergency Authorization for Travel are eligible for recreation and transit subsidies. Subsidies are available to Ukrainian individuals displaced by the conflict and entering Canada on or since Feb. 24, 2022.

If you have any questions, please call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044.

 

NEW • Family and Community Services Connections Guide

Find something for all ages and stages of life. Check out the Connections - Family and Community Services Program Guide spring and summer edition. 

The change to the format was made to emphasize how feeling connected to others, ourselves and to the place we call home, contributes to our sense of purpose, safety and well-being. 

Connections - Family and Community Services Program Guide spring and summer edition. 

Register today to save your spot!

 

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 plans

Strathcona County’s corporate business plan connects the dots between strategic goals and results articulated in the strategic plan, and the short- to medium-term operational goals and priorities, as described in department business plans.

Family and Community Services
Address:
Second floor, East Wing Community Centre
401 Festival Lane
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 5P7
Phone: 780-464-4044
Fax: 780-449-1220
Email: familyandcommunity@strathcona.ca

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Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2022
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