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community partnerships

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.

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Interagency

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.​

the cake project

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

- Maya Angelou

A new initiative provided through Wetaskiwin FCSS and numerous dedicated volunteers - we aim to help spread a little bit of joy in our community through Consistent Acts of Kindness and Empathy (CAKE),

and encourage you to help us by paying it forward! Every month, FCSS and a group of volunteers will create and distribute small gifts randomly throughout the community. We hope to brighten your day, and encourage you to spread some happiness too!

Click on the logo to the right for more details on this initiative!

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Well, winter is upon us, which means we have months of snow - and snow shovelling - to look forward to. For older adults and those with disabilities and mobility issues, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to keep up all winter long.

If you, or someone you know, could use a hand with snow shovelling this winter, simply print this sign and hang it in your window. Your neighborhood members will see this sign, and rise to the occasion of helping you out.

AND - community members - please be on the lookout for these signs around your neighborhood. If you're able, consider helping out your neighbors this season. Teamwork makes the dream work!

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community grants

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 within the City of Wetaskiwin. 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 Wetaskiwin FCSS uses to meet its mandate.

 

Grant funding decisions will be made on an annual basis and in accordance with provincial FCSS legislation. Funding 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).

 

2022 applications are now OPEN! Submission deadline is November 5 2022.

Stay tuned for more funding opportunities throughout the year. 

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period pop ups

Period Pop Ups are accessible, donation based pantries filled with menstrual products that are openly available to the public. They work on a "take what you need, give what you can" principle.

We're always looking for volunteers to help ensure these pantries are safe and stocked. If you'd like to join this team, please reach out!

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