Did you know that The City of Calgary helps fund 77 non-profit agencies that work to prevent serious social issues, such as crime, poverty and neighbourhood decline?
These programs are available for people from all walks of life — from children to seniors, and newcomers to long-time Calgarians. This prevention-focussed approach reduces cost to taxpayers, and helps individuals and families get the support they need before problems evolve into personal crisis.
The City of Calgary and The Government of Alberta share the cost of this prevention program under the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Act
. The City of Calgary administers the program by partnering with non-profit agencies to deliver preventive social services to Calgarians. These agencies raise an additional $41.6 million in fundraising and volunteer hours.
Last year, 90,000 Calgarians were served by programs that receive FCSS funding. For more information on the impact of city-funded prevention programs in Calgary, please visit calgary.ca/fcss
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