Family and Community Support Services engagement

Stakeholders shared feedback to help improve family and community supports for municipalities and Metis Settlements.


The Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) engagement is an opportunity for participating stakeholders to share feedback on ways to improve the FCSS program and strengthen its ability to respond to emergent issues.

FCSS is an 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Metis Settlements.

Joint FCSS funding must be used for programs and services that are preventative and do one or more of the following:

  • help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis
  • build awareness of social needs
  • support people in developing skills to have healthy relationships with others
  • help individuals and communities assume responsibility for decisions and actions that affect them
  • provide supports that help people participate in the community


  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Community and Social Services

Input received

Stakeholder engagement

Stakeholders participated in online sessions and shared their feedback on:

  • mandate of the FCSS program
  • funding
  • collaboration and coordination
  • accountability and oversight


Feedback will help us better understand the opportunities and challenges participating municipalities and Metis Settlements experience when delivering preventative services.

Responses will be consolidated in a final report following the engagement.