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Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

The mandate of Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is for communities to design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families and communities.

Applications are NOW OPEN for 2024.

  • FCSS funding is for non-profit organizations. Programs and services that are requesting funding must benefit the community of Beiseker.
  • Application Dates: Applications are for any FCSS funding requests for 2024, Application will open July 15th 2023 and will close November 1st 2023.
  • Notice of FCSS Funding: FCSS funding requests will be presented to Council in December of 2023. All applicants will be notified of funding status by January 31st 2024.
  • Questions and Assistance: For any questions about the FCSS program or for assistance with the  application process or program eligibility please contact Brook Swanson at
  • If you’re a non-profit organization that has a great idea about a preventative based program, service or event in Beiseker and are looking for funding, please email Brook at 

FCSS Funding Application 2024-Large

FCSS Funding Application 2024- Small

What is FCSS?

The Provincial FCSS Grant program is a partnership between the government of Alberta and participating municipalities and Metis Settlements to design and deliver local preventative social services to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities. The Government of Alberta contributes 80% of the funding for this program, with local municipalities contributing a minimum of 20% to their Community FCSS programs.

The Beiseker Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program promotes and enhances the well-being of individuals, families and communities. FCSS programs are intended to help individuals adopt healthy lifestyles, improve their quality of life and build capacity to prevent and deal with crisis situations should they arise.

Some examples of local FCSS programming are:

  • providing information and supporting access to available social supports in the local community.
  • promoting, encouraging and supporting volunteer work in the community;
  • developing the skills of individuals and families for greater resiliency, such as through mentoring programs;
  • supporting the social development of children and their families;
  • supporting seniors to remain connected to their communities
  • support people in developing skills to have healthy relationships with others
  • help individuals and communities assume responsibility for decisions and actions that affect them

2023 Quarterly Update FCSS and Community Services 

Beiseker 2nd Quarter

The Village of Beiseker and Beiseker FCSS would like to thank some local organizations that provided preventative-based programming within our community in 2022/23.  Thank you for the positive impact your programs, services and events have brought to the Village of Beiseker.

2023 Beiseker FCSS Funded Organizations

Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie
North Rock View Community Links
Beiseker Community School

Beiseker Library

Local Supports and Resources

Crisis and Counselling Services

  • Access Mental Health: 403.943.1500
  • Alberta Addiction and Mental Health (Airdrie Office): 1.866.332.2322
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 403.777.1212
  • Distress Center: 403.266.4357
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
  • AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1.877.303.2642
  • Airdrie Victim Assistance: 403.945.7290
  • ConnecTeen: 403.264.8356
  • Togetherall:
  • Closer to Home- Community Services: 403.543.0550 or
  • Community Links: 403.945.3900 or
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1.866.925.4419

Food Services

  • Irricana Food Bank: 403.935.4911
  • Acme Food Bank: 403.546.3988
  • Beiseker Christmas Food Hampers: 403.947.3774
  • Airdrie Food Bank: 403.948.0063

Transportation Services

  •  Rocky View Bus: 1.877.389.2887

24-Hour Crisis Support

  • Poison  Control: 1.800.332.1414
  • Kids Help Phone: 1.800.668.6868
  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Health Link: 1.866.408.5465
  • Alberta Works Income Support (AfterHours): 1.866.644.5135
  • Alberta Health Link: 811

Village of Beiseker

Children, Youth and Family Community Support Services

Legal and Immigrant Services

  • Legal-Aid Alberta: 1.866.845.3425
  • Immigrant Services Calgary: 403.265.1120
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association: 403.263.4414

Senior Services

  • Alberta Supports Contact Center: 1.877.644.9992
  • Seniors Outreach Services (Community Links): 403.945.3900
  • Rocky View Foundation: 403.945.9724
  • Seniors Health Benefits Seniors health benefits |

Senior’s Resource Guide\

PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION services provided through Family Resource Networks are available to all Albertans, regardless of where they live.  If you require assistance understanding your options or finding the best program for you, search for social connections and supports and contact a Network Hub for assistance.

Family Violence Support
Family Violence – Find supports |

Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is a support line for anyone who has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse or sexual harassment, as well as anyone supporting a person who has experienced sexual violence.  Specially trained supporters are available by call/text/webchat 7 days a week from 9:00am – 9:00pm MT. 

Rural Mental Health


Ukraine Help Line 

  • Phone number is 1-888-701-1101 – Alberta only
  • Help Line hours are Monday-Friday 8:15 AM-4:30 PM
  • Staff will be able to answer calls in English, Ukrainian or Russian
  • Ukraine Support website.

Effective September 25, 2023, the Fire Advisory for Beiseker and Rocky View County has been lifted.