What is Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)?

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the province and municipalities, including Mountain View County. 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.

FCSS Advisory board Bylaw

FCSS Program Handbook

FCSS Outcome Measures Bank - Children and Youth

FCSS Outcome Measures Bank

Types of services eligible for funding:

  • Services that promote the social development of children and their families;
  • Services that enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills so people can function more effectively within their own environment;
  • Services that enhance the quality of life of the retired and semi-retired;
  • Services to promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community;
  • Services to assist communities to identify their social needs and develop responses to meet those needs;
  • Services to inform the public of available services.

Types of services that may not be eligible for funding:

Services provided under a program must not:

  • provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals;

  • offer direct assistance, including money, food, clothing or shelter, to sustain an individual or family;
  • be primarily rehabilitative in nature; nor duplicate services that are ordinarily provided by a government or government agency.

FCSS Funding Application

Applications for funding are released annually in the fall.

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Funding Recipients

Community Groups funded by Olds FCSS in 2022 include:

Mountain View Emergency Shelter Society  
HOPE – The Conversation Has To Happen  (no web site)
Olds and District Hospice Society  
Mountain View Moccasin house    
Holy Trinity School  
Chinooks Edge School Division - Family School Wellness Program  
Chinooks Edge School Division – YES (Youth Empowerment  Support)  
Mountain View County Adult Learning Society    
Chinooks Arch Victim Services  
Boys & Girls Club of Olds and Area