Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) |
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

The Drumheller Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) department plays a significant role in our community, and has recently received a new department title. In an effort to better represent the work being done, which is well beyond the scope of the FCSS remit, and to align with other municipal departments with similar responsibilities, FCSS will now be known as Community Development and Social Planning (CDSP).

Areas that CDSP is responsible for include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Research – (e.g. the Community Social Needs Assessment, Rural Homelessness Assessment etc.)
  • Preventative social programming for children, youth, families, seniors and the wider community through FCSS
  • Community engagement and development (e.g. work to establish a family violence unit and other community committee work)
  • Fostering a welcoming and inclusive community where all residents and visitors enjoy a sense of belonging and our diversity is celebrated
  • Community events
  • Developing a Municipal Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • The Community Counselling program
  • This section also deals with the following areas: 

The initiative is a funding partnership between the provincial and municipal governments of Alberta and other partner organizations and agencies in Drumheller. It receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and the various programs through Central Alberta Child and Family Services. Under CDSP, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery.

For general inquiries about the program, please contact us at (403) 823-1315.

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