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Family & Community Support Services


Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | 101, 303 9 Ave SW (Charles Clark Medical Centre)
Phone: 403.652.8620 | Fax: 403.652.8623 | Email: fcss@highriver.ca

 

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FCSS High River Community Supports and Services

The FCSS Resource Centre serves as a community hub for resources and support; FCSS is the starting point for accessing community supports and resources and staff are often the first point of contact for community members looking for information, assistance, or support. The Resource Centre staff serves as both a navigator and a connector of community support services and therefore staff are responsible for maintaining a strong working knowledge of the support services available and required for families, adults, and seniors.

 Onsite Services:

  • IMG 3504Get information and referrals for financial, educational, career and support services
  • Pick up applications for Alberta Works (income support), Alberta Health, CPP, Old Age Security and Alberta Seniors Benefit. We can help you to complete these forms
  • Have a Commissioner for Oaths witness your signature
  • Apply for the FCSS Seniors Independent Living Program
  • Register for Town programs and workshops
  • Pick-up the FCSS Referral Resource Guide
  • Pick-up the Seniors Resource Book 
  • Pick-up the Community Services Fee Assistance Subsidy
  • Volunteer information and opportunities
  • Volunteer Income Tax program

 

NEW: Community Access Program

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 Other Services:

Satellite Office Programs (by appointment only)

  • Alberta Works Intake Workers (Income Support)
  • Maintenance Enforcement Workers
  • Probation Officers

2017 FCSS Community Grant Program

Through the funding provided by Province of Alberta, High River’s FCSS is able to provide funding to community organizations each year. The programs must meet FCSS mandate and eligibility guidelines set by the Province.

To be considered for funding programs must be social services that are preventative in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities or programs that promote volunteerism. Programs can not duplicate other services, be primarily a recreational service, provide direct support to individuals or provide crisis or rehabilitative services.

Some programs that have received funding from High River FCSS include Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Foothills Regional Victim Services and Foothills Community Immigrant Services

Please review the 2017 instructions prior to completing the Family and Community Support Services Foothills Region 2017 Application Form.  Should you require assistance with outcomes, please refer to the FCSS Outcomes Measures Bank.  

Completed applications are due by November 30, 2016.  Applications may be emailed to skoot@highriver.ca, delivered in person to the FCSS Resource Centre (Unit 101, 303 – 9th Ave SW), or mailed to FCSS at 309B Macleod Tr. SW  High River. AB  T1V 1Z5

For questions or concerns, please contact Shelley at 403.603.3425 or at skoot@highriver.ca

Vision:

Alberta's diverse people building strong communities through positive, caring interaction and mutual respect.

  • Assist communities to identify their social needs and develop responses to meet those needs
  • Promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community
  • Inform the public of available services
  • Promote the social development of children and their families
  • Enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills so people can function more effetively within their own environment

 

Town Office

309B MacLeod Trail SW
High River, AB   T1V 1Z5
info@highriver.ca

Phone: 403.652.2110
Fax: 403.652.2396

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Recreation Complex

24hr Info: 403.652.4041
Inquiries: 403.652.4042 

FCSS
Phone: 403.652.8620
Parent Link Centre

Phone: 403.652.8633

Economic Development
business@highriver.ca

Operations
Phone: 403.652.4657
Operations Emergency Numbers
Roads: 403.601.1258
Water & Sewer: 403.652.6353

 

Bylaw Services
Phone: 403.601.8696
Fire Department
Phone: 403.652.3774
RCMP
Phone: 403.652.2357
Emergencies: 403.652.2356
Emergency Management
Phone: 403.652.6960