Review the new FCSS Funding Guide and learn about current funding priorities and processes.
The Red Deer and District FCSS region includes the partner municipalities of The City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Town of Bowden, Town of Penhold, Village of Delburne and Village of Elnora.
Each municipality has the autonomy to determine the FCSS process at the local level. For that reason, FCSS can look vastly different from one municipality to another.
In the Red Deer region, FCSS is structured in a regional partnership of six municipalities which are represented at the FCSS Board as follows:
- City of Red Deer Municipal Council Members (2)
- Red Deer County Council Members (2)
- Town of Bowden Municipal Council Member (1)
- Village of Delburne Municipal Council Member (1)
- Village of Elnora Municipal Council Member (1)
- Town of Penhold Municipal Council Member (1)
- Members of the public (residents of Red Deer) (4)
FCSS supports Community Workers and Community Facilitators in each partner municipality. The Red Deer & District FCSS Board meets monthly (excluding January, July and August).
FCSS Community Workers provide direct services to the community or empower the local community to take action on broader community social matters. They also act as information and referral agents to ensure that residents are connected with appropriate social services within the region.
FCSS Community Facilitators provide consultative and facilitative leadership and support and are rarely involved in direct service delivery. They focus largely on community capacity building through convening and/or contributing to broad social issues that are not owned by any one agency. Their roles range from advocate, educator, capacity builder, convener to coordinator.
FCSS: 2022 Trends in Review
The 2022 Trends in Review report is a compilation of current social trends of wellbeing in Alberta with a specific focus on our FCSS catchment. This report includes data and information available since 2016 to the most recent available year, which varies based on data source. The 2022 Trends in Review report aims to provide background information to stakeholders in the FCSS 2024-2026 funding priority setting process. View the FCSS - 2022 Trends in Review (pdf) report.