Community Centre building

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

Family and Community Services is open to support you with staff on site and services available over the phone at 780-464-4044.

We are located on the second floor, 401 Festival Lane.

 Need help now? Crisis numbers

  • 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: Nov. 16, 2022, 10:18 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 Connector 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

Check out Connections - Family and Community Services Program Guide to learn about upcoming free and low-cost programs and services for seniors, youth, families and individuals. Find opportunities to connect with others, access support and resources, keep learning, and take care of ourselves and those we love. 

The guide contains information about: 

  • Connecting with others in your community
  • Inspiring stories from community partners
  • Access counselling services and supports 
  • Courses and workshops for parents, caregivers and their children 
  • Activities and supports for teens and pre-teens 
  • Community resources for everyone at every stage of life 
  • Resources for those who are new to the County, and more!

Connections: Family and Community Services guide (15.5 MB)
September 2022 to March 2023

 

 

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, November 04, 2022
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