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What We Do

*We help people to develop independence, strengthen
coping skills and become resistant to crisis.

* We help people develop an awareness of social needs.

* We help people develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance
constructive relationships among people within the community.

* We help people and communities assume responsibility for decisions
and actions which affect them.

* We provide support to help sustain people of the
community through community action. 

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FCSS is preventive social programing to
promote and enhance well-being.

 

We believe that by helping build strong people we are in turn building strong communities. All of our programs are open to community members at little to no charge. We cater our programs to suit community needs however some are here to stay. 

Ongoing Programs

Camp Sunshine

Camp Sunshine is a bereavement day camp for children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. It is a fun and safe place for children from ages 7 to 12 to explore their grief and get tools to help them cope in their daily lives. Click the link above to down load our registration forms and return them to the Town of St Paul FCSS office.

Community Boardroom & Kitchen

Our boardroom is available to all community members. It seats approximately 18 people and includes customizable tables, white board, TV/DVD and overhead projector. Room is free of charge for not for profit groups and $25 charge for other groups. Our Community Kitchen is also available for $25 with a $100 damage deposit. It has 2 ovens, 2 small sinks and 2 movable islands.

Click the link above for our rental agreement forms. 

Community Counselling Services

Community Counselling Services provides counselling, education and information to strengthen the emotional wellness of individuals, families and the community. It is a joint program of the Town of St. Paul FCSS and The County of St. Paul FCSS. Professional Counseling sessions are subsidized for Town residents by the Town FCSS and by the County FCSS for County residents. Rates are based on family size and net income to provide affordable service

Friendly Welcome Program

We help newcomers feel welcome and at home in St. Paul. Newcomers can stop by our office for a package of promotional items from local businesses and community organizations to help them get started. Click the link above to download our welcome form so we can get to know you.

Information & Referral Services

We provide information on services in the St. Paul area. Stop by or call our office for more information on the services that are available to support you. Click above for examples of areas we can guide you. 

Lakeland Family Resource Network

Supporting families through child development and well-being programs builds strong and resilient kids. We offer support for all youth aged 0-18. We also provide caregiver capacity building to help parents understand the different phases there children may be going through. Learn more and view the current programs we are offering by clicking the Lakeland Family Resource Network link above. 

Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels maintains and improves the nutritional health of those who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves. These may be seniors, new moms, individuals with impairments, convalescents, etc. This service can be accessed by phone or walk-in. The cost for each meal is $5.00. Meals are delivered Monday – Friday during the lunch hour. To apply for this service, please print and complete the application form by clicking the Meals on Wheels link above. 

Neighborhood Block Parties

Working to build communities one block at a time. Through the Neighbourhood Block Party Program, individuals, on behalf of their neighbourhood can apply for funding of up to $150.00 per year to conduct activities designated in their neighbourhood. In more recent years there has been a trend that relationships in many neighbourhoods are becoming less personal than they were years before. This could be from families becoming more transient, children becoming more involved in activities away from the home, and an increase in both parents working. A Neighbourhood Block Party is a great way to improve connections or reconnect with our neighbours. Block Parties are a great way for neighbours to share an evening of fun, food and entertainment. Remember that as friendships grow, so do safe and caring neighborhoods.

Click the link above to print and complete the Block Party Form. Print and complete the Block Party Reimbursement Form. Download a copy of our Block Party Poster to notify your neighbors, friends and family of the event!  Once your Block Party has been approved by our office be sure to stop by and pick up Block Party Door-Hangers to notify neighbors of your event as well!

Senior Assistance Programs

We assist seniors with the completion of applications and sending information to the Alberta Seniors Financial Assistance Program which include:

  • Alberta Seniors Benefit
  • Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
  • Dental & Optical Assistance for Seniors
  • Personal Income Tax Assistance
  • Seniors Home Adaptation Repair Program (SHARP)

Snow Angels

Are you unable to clear your sidewalk?
Our Snow Angel Program may be for you.

Snow Angels is a campaign that encourages citizens to be good neighbours by volunteering to clear snow off the sidewalks. If you want to be a Snow Angel, simply shovel the walk for a person in need. This may be a senior, a person with mobility issues, or a person who is convalescing.

Snow Angels are invited to call the Town of St. Paul Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Office to have their name added to the Snow Angel list. In the event that someone is looking for a snow angel, we will give you a call to see if you can provide the service.

If you need a Snow Angel, or want to be a Snow Angel please contact the Town FCSS office 780-645-5311.  This is a volunteer program and there is no fee for the service! Click the link above for the current Snow Angels map.

SPYC

St Paul Youth Council  is a youth-led, volunteer-based organization that acts as a voice for the young people in our community.  They promote youth involvement by planning & hosting events & activities for all community youth. SPYC is a great way to develop skills like leadership & communication, explore career options, give back to our community & connect with others. Click the SPYC link above for more details.

 

Volunteer Income Tax

The focus of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is to assist low income individuals, families and seniors with completing basic tax returns. Our volunteers are trained by Canada Revenue Agency to prepare these basic tax returns. There is no charge for this service. This service is offered from the beginning of March to the end of April. Click the link above for more info.

Xtras

At FCSS we understand once size doesn't fit all. We have numerous programs that are one time events, pop ups and sporadic so we can accommodate the current needs of our community as a whole and for specific like minded individuals. Check out our current event section to discover events you'd like to attend.