Family and Community Services
If you’re stressed about money, groceries, relationships, parenting or you just need to talk, call us at 780-464-4044.
Family and Community Services staff will support you and connect you to free resources in the County.
If you require immediate assistance during this time, please call the Distress Line 1-800-232-7288 or in the case of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Our office is not accessible to the public at this time.
Services, including counselling, are available by calling 780-464-4044.
Please note: FCS is closed Wednesday November 11, 2020 for Remembrance Day
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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.
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.