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This ‘Updates’ page is an information hub for FCSS funded agencies. Information posted will include, key announcements, significant dates and deadlines, as well as relevant research or community news and events that may be useful to program operations or staff development. It will be updated quarterly, so please bookmark this page and visit frequently.

FCSS Update – June to September 2016

FCSS Call for Funding

FCSS Call For Funding applications

The 2016 call for funding applications closed on May 5. We received 190 funding applications totalling more than $24

million in requests. Our social planners have reviewed all applications and worked with external reviewers and subject matter experts prior to short-listing the applicants. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by the end of July. The 2016 FCSS Funding Recommendations will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services Committee (SPC on CPS) on September 7 and to City Council on September 26.

Funding Review Meetings

Upcoming Multi-Year Funding Review Meetings

If your FCSS funding contract ends by December 31, 2016, your Social Planner will contact you to set up a funding review meeting to take place sometime between August 2 and September 16, 2016. If you haven’t heard from your Social Planner by now, please email fcss@calgary.ca.

Calgary Council Chambers

FCSS Policy Updates

  • City Council approved a number of updates to FCSS Council Policy (revised from 2011) to inform and guide the work of FCSS Calgary and its relationship with funded organizations. We strongly encourage you to review this policy.
  • As part of the updated FCSS Council Policy, we have combined the FCSS Advisory Committee and the FCSS Sustainability Forum into one new FCSS Calgary Forum. See the FCSS Council Policy and Terms of Reference for more information.

Funding Framework

FCSS Social Sustainability Framework Evaluations

We are currently evaluating the FCSS Social Sustainability Framework which was originally launched in 2009. Partner organizations and other stakeholders will be invited to participate in consultations that will take place in September.

 

FCSS Agency Survey

FCSS Agency Survey

We will send the FCSS Annual Agency Survey in early September. We use the results to continually improve our processes and how we work with you. Please take some time to complete the survey – our FCSS Calgary team appreciates your input.

 

Other Updates:

Business Recycling

Business Recycling

As of November 1, 2016, all businesses and organizations, including not-for-profit organizations, will be required to recycle just like we do at home. More information and lots of helpful resources are available online at calgary.ca/businessrecycling or by calling 311.

 

Census response rates

Help us increase Calgary Census response rates

The 2016 Census response rate for Calgary is low among urban singles and people who are less comfortable communicating in English. Census data is the basis for a variety of funding, policy and programming decisions so a high response rate provides a complete picture of Calgary’s population’s needs. If you work with the above populations, please encourage them to complete the Census. You can also contact Statistics Canada directly if you’d like to distribute this information at an event.

The “Census and You” document is available in a variety of languages. Anyone can also call the Census Help Line at 1-855-700-2016 if they need help completing the Census.

If you have any questions, feel free to email the FCSS team at fcss@calgary.ca.

Feel free to access the FCSS Updates Archive.