Family & Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the province, municipalities and M├ętis Settlements, developing locally driven preventive social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.


FCSS Airdrie helps residents


2016 Annual Social Report

The City of Airdrie has released its 2016 Annual Community Social Report to highlight the successes of FCSS funded preventive programs. The report also speaks to non-FCSS related volunteerism, social investment and Community Development partnership programs and events.

Click on this link to view the report:  2016 Community Social Report


FCSS services

A Family and Community Support Services Program may offer the following services in the community:

  1. Services that promote the social development of children and their families, including:
    • Parent-child development activities
    • Temporary or occasional parent relief services
    • Support services for young school age children
  2. Services that enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills in people to function more effectively within their own environment, including:
    • Parenting and family life education and development programs
    • Individual, family and group counselling services that are educational and not treatment oriented
    • Youth development services
  3. Services that enhance the quality of life of the retired and semi-retired, including:
    • Home support services
    • Education and information services
    • Outreach and coordination self-help socialization activities
  4. Services designed to promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community, including:
    • Recruitment, training and placement services
    • Resources to support volunteers
    • Coordination of volunteer services
  5. Services designed to inform the public of available services, including:
    • Information and referral services
    • Community information directories
    • Newcomer services and inter-agency coordination

Interested in applying?

Interested applicants must first contact the Social Planning Coordinator at 403-948-8800 or

You can also find more information on the FCSS grant application process here: FCSS grant application 


Contact us

Social Planning

P. 403.948.8800

F. 403.948.6567