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About Family and Community Services

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 provided 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 check out Community Talk: I'm In, or, download your copy of the Social Framework: A platform to unlock the ingenuity of the community (962.1 KB)  

To learn more about what we heard through the public engagement process click here.

To view our Family and Community Services Department Business Plan.

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Page ID: 49810