Enhancing Your Community
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) enhances our community by building partnerships and relationships to better our residents’ quality of life. Our partnerships are flexible and ever-changing to meet the needs of our community.
WARMTH & WISHES
(formerly known as Secret Santa)
FCSS is proud to be a partner in the Wetaskiwin Warmth & Wishes campaign. A community coming together to help those in need is the goal of the Warmth & Wishes program.
Over the years, individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout Wetaskiwin and area have always come together for those in our community who could use a helping hand during the Christmas season.
Stay tuned for more information regarding Warmth & Wishes 2021.
FCSS is proud to be a part of the Annual Community Clean-up program. Taking pride in our community is important to our residents and we encourage everyone to do their part in making Wetaskiwin a clean and beautiful place to live.
Look for more information about Community Clean-Up in the Spring and Fall.
Virtual meetings with representatives from service agencies, organizations, non-profits, providing resources to the City of Wetaskiwin.
Meetings provide an opportunity for service providers to network and discuss social issues that are important to people in our community.
Inter-agency provides the opportunity to develop partnerships and avoid duplication of services.
Meetings are from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on the last Tuesday of Every Month. For links to the next meeting and to be added to the contact list, contact us at (780) 361-4425 or
WETASKIWIN COMMUNITY KITCHEN
ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Currently held at the First United Church (5115 - 51 Avenue) every second Tuesday of the month, starting in February. The Wetaskiwin Community Kitchen is a volunteer-led program that shows interested participants how to make healthy and affordable meals using basic ingredients. Each participant will take home all the meals they make.
There is no cost to attend; participants are asked to assist in kitchen cleanup afterward. You must register by emailing Wetaskiwin Community Kitchen or calling FCSS at 780.361.4425.
FCSS Community Grant Program
The City of Wetaskiwin's Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) organization is supported by the province of Alberta and the City of Wetaskiwin. The organization uses it's funds to provide preventative programs and services to enhance the social well-being of families and individuals. The programs and services offered through FCSS are intended to promote and develop a safe and healthy community. The Community Grant Program is one method the City of Wetaskiwin FCSS uses to meet its mandate. The Community Grant provides funding to local organizations that work to enrich the City of Wetaskiwin and the lives of its residents through preventative services.
Grant funding decisions will be made on an annual basis and in accordance with provincial FCSS legislation. Funds will be awarded based on the amount of grant funds available and the number of qualifying grant applications received. Prior to completing the Community Grant application, please review the Eligibility Assessment Tool (attachment 1 of application).
*All applications must be submitted on or before 4:30 p.m. on March 2, 2021.
Successful applicants will be notified on or after April 30, 2021. Applications can be emailed, dropped off in-person at 4904- 51 St, or mailed to: Box 6210, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 2E9.
Applications will be posted January 4th 2021
For any questions or comments, please call 780.361.4425 or email FCSS@wetaskiwin.ca.