Family and Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is an 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta, municipalities and Metis Settlements.  Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation.

Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families, and communities.  The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery.

The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence.  The programs developed are intended to help individuals in their community to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.

One of the key principles of the FCSS Program is local responsibility in priority-setting and resource allocation.  FCSS emphasizes local decision-making for programming, based on the belief that communities have the desire, energy and resources to build community capacity.  Each municipality or Metis Settlement, therefore, determines how the dollars they receive should be allocated to best meet local needs.


Kidsport Crowsnest Pass

Kidsport Crowsnest Pass provides support to kids 18 years of age and under to help remove the financial barriers that prevent them from participating in organized sports programs.

As a volunteer driven organization, we rely on the generosity of community partners, businesses and individuals to help ensure that no child is denied the opportunity to play the sports they love, lead a healthy, active lifestyle and make new friends.

For more information about this program please contact 403-563-6884.

The 40 Developmental Assets

The 40 Developmental Assets are building blocks: positive experiences and personal qualities that young people need to grow up healthy, caring and responsible.  When young people have more of the Developmental Assets in their lives, they are more likely to succeed in school, show leadership, take care of their health and value diversity.  Strategies include:

  1. Engaging adults from all walks of life to develop sustained, strength-building relationships with children and adolescents, both within families and in neighbourhoods.
  2. Mobilizing young people to use their power as asset builders and change agents.
  3. Activating sectors of the community such as schools, congregations, businesses, youth and family services, human services and health care to create an asset building culture and to contribute fully to young people’s positive growth and development.
  4. Invigorating programs to become asset rich and to be available to and accessed by all children and youth.
  5. Influencing civic decisions by connecting with decision makers and opinion leaders to leverage financial, media and policy resources in support of this positive transformation of communities and society.

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Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Program provides hot nutritious noon-day meals, five days per week (including statutory holidays) to any person within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, who through illness, age or disability cannot provide meals for themselves.

Meals on Wheels assists individuals to live independently in their own homes.  Volunteers provide a welcome daily social contact, while monitoring the health and the well-being of the client.

You are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels if you:

  • Are elderly or frail
  • Are convalescing or ill
  • Have mobility problems
  • Have vision problems
  • Have shopping difficulties

What Does Meals On Wheels Provide?

Meals on Wheels provides soup, a hot meal, sandwich and desert.  Caring and trained volunteers deliver meals anywhere is the Crowsnest Pass.

When are Meals on Wheels Available?

Meals are available Monday to Friday, including statutory holidays.  You may choose which days you would like a meal to be delivered.  To re-order or cancel a meal, call the Municipal Office at 403-562-8833 before 10:00am.

How To Get Started

To join Meals on Wheels, contact the Municipal Office  at 403-562-8833 between the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. We will require the following information;

  • Name, street and mailing address
  • Phone number, age, emergency contacts and if you have any pets
  • Dietary Restrictions  and allergies
  • Information on your health and physical status

 Your Responsibilities

  • Being home between the hours of 11:00am and 12:30pm for delivery
  • To cancel your meal we will require 24 hours notice
  • Payment - To pay your monthly invoice you can drop in to the Municipal Office or mail a cheque to FCSS, Box 600, Crowsnest Pass, T0K 0E0