Family & Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services will remain open to the public.

Members of the public are encouraged to contact staff by phone 403.600.9066 or email fcss@blackfalds.com first, if possible.

Please note that the FCSS office will be closed April 2 & 5 for Easter.

Please visit the COVID-19 webpage for more information.

FCSS Now Accepting Grant Applications

Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Advisory Board will be reviewing grant applications at the April 8, 2021 regular meeting of the Board. Each year, Blackfalds FCSS reviews applications for social preventative programming and allocates budgeted granting dollars to various groups and organizations in the community.

In past years, Blackfalds FCSS grant funding has supported a variety of projects in the community including, but not limited to:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) In School Mentoring and Traditional Mentoring programs,
  • Game On, facilitated by BBBS for grade 5 & 6 boys,
  • Social Emotional programming at the Iron Ridge Campuses of Wolf Creek Public Schools,
  • Guest Speakers targeting resiliency, self-esteem, healthy relationships, empowerment and other social prevention topics at all schools,
  • First Nations, Metis, Inuit programming and resources in schools,
  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness opportunities.

If you belong to a group or organization that supports and delivers programming whose primary focus is social service to build and enhance the social well-being of Blackfalds residents, and could benefit from grant funding, this opportunity to apply is for you.

Application forms must be completed and submitted no later than April 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

For questions about your application please contact Blackfalds FCSS at 403.600.9066

Lunch Box Program during COVID-19

The Blackfalds Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), After the Grind and Blackfalds Food Bank are continuing to support Blackfalds families during the pandemic to bring a box of healthy food supplies to help feed families.

Families with children 0-18, can pick up a box of breakfast & lunch supplies every week, thanks to the exceptional support of local donors.

If you are interested in donating to the program or accessing the program, please contact FCSS at 403.600.9066

For more information:

Blackfalds FCSS

403.600.9066

“Investing in people, our most valuable resource.”

Who is Blackfalds FCSS?

Blackfalds FCSS offers Community Programs and Courses, Community Group Support, Food Bank Information, Employment Support, Interagency Meetings, Subsidized Programs and Information & Referral Services.

FCSS provides preventative social programming and activities that use proactive, strength-based, and international strategies to help  individuals, families and communities develop skills required to form a strong sense of self, resulting in the ability to build healthy relationships with others.

The Blackfalds Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) priorities are determined through a Social Needs Assessment, which includes substantial input from the members of our community. The present Social Needs Assessment and Master Plan was recently completed in late 2016.

See a full listing of all current FCSS Services.

Blackfalds Food Bank

Food supply has been identified as a key issue for Albertans at this time. Our Blackfalds Food Bank does not have a financial eligibility threshold. If you or someone you know could benefit from the great local partnerships that the Food Bank Society has created please contact the FCSS office.