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High River’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the Province of Alberta, the Town of High River, and the MD of Foothills to provide preventive social programs in our community. Local autonomy is a foundation of the FCSS philosophy which supports local programs to develop services that meet unique needs of individual communities. FCSS provides and supports a variety of social programs to positively affect the quality of life of our residents.

A variety of services are offered, including:

FCSS Resource Centre

  • Provides information, support and referrals for community resources and government services
  • Provides application forms (and assistance with paperwork when needed) for Affordable Housing, Income Support, AISH, Old Age Security, Canada Pension, Alberta Seniors, Health Care, etc.
  • Copy and fax forms for services
  • Commissioner for Oaths available
  • Income tax preparation (income based) through the Volunteer Income Tax Program
  • FCSS Referral and Resource Guide

Supports for Seniors

Community Connection

  • Coordinate the High River Block Party Program
  • Coordinate Senior Tea’s / Lunches
  • Co-host Community Cafes
  • Support the Community Vitality Initiative
  • Coordinate and host the High River Interagency Meetings
  • Support the Community Culture Centre
  • Community trainings, workshops, etc.

For more information (i.e., how to book the Block Party Trailer, dates, times and location of Interagency meetings, etc.), please call 403-603-3477 

Community Volunteer Program

  • Volunteers provide snow shoveling through the Snow Angel Program
  • Volunteers provide transportation for seniors for out of town medical appointments
  • Volunteers help to pilot the Tri-Shaws for our Cycling without Age program
  • Provide information on volunteer opportunities
  • FCSS Advisory Board is volunteer based
  • Partner with the Our High River Volunteer App

Community Investment

Foothills Community Counselling

  • Quality, affordable counselling services to residents in the Foothills region (individuals, couples, family, and children/youth)
  • Fees based on a sliding scale (income based)
  • Self-referrals can be made in-person at the FCSS Resource Centre, by calling 403-603-3549, or by emailing [email protected]
  • Walk-in available Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Affordability and Accessibility

Contact FCSS

#101 303 9 Avenue S.W. (Charles Clark Medical Centre)High River, Alberta
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm; Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm; Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm; Closed on Statutory Holidays.403-652-8620