Family Services (FCSS) & Social Planning

Red Deer County is a municipal partner in the Red Deer and District FCSS Board. This partnership has been in existence since 1974. County residents are able to access FCSS Services and Programs within the City of Red Deer.




Community Workers
Through a variety of approaches, the 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 an information and referral agent to ensure that residents are connected with appropriate social services within the region.

Under the direction and guidance of the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation, communities design and deliver programs that are preventative in nature to promote and enhance the well being among individuals, families and communities.

Services & Programs


  • Assist communities to identify social needs and develop responses to meet those needs
  • Promote, encourage and support volunteer work in the community
  • Inform the public of available services
  • Promote the social development of children and their families
  • Enrich and strengthen family life by developing skills so people can function more effectively within their own environment
For more information on FCSS, please contact our main line at 403.350.2150, or see our staff directory.