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Family & Community Support Services

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If you are new to the FCSS funding stream and considering submitting a proposal, some good information to start with can be found on this site under Agency Resources and Funding Framework

The City has a secure, new online Funding Information Management System. Non-profit organizations will use this system to apply for funding and manage their funding requirements and organizational profiles.

Family & Community Support Services

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint municipal-provincial funding program established to support and fund preventive social services. The program, governed by the Family & Community Support Services Act since 1966, emphasizes prevention, volunteerism and local autonomy. The provincial and municipal governments share the cost of the program. The Province contributes up to 80 per cent of the program cost and the municipality covers a minimum of 20 percent. In Calgary, City Council has made a commitment to contribute more than the minimum requirement and has provided 30 per cent of the program cost since 2012.

FCSS annual report

2018 FCSS Annual Report

The 2018​ FCSS Annual Report is now available, including success stories from our partner organizations about individuals who have benefited from FCSS programs.

Who benefits from FCSS programs?

FCSS funds well-established community organizations to assist in increasing social inclusion and strengthening neighbourhoods.

All FCSS-funded agencies and programs receive assistance to ensure their work reflects evidence-based best or promising practices in prevention science.

Council Policy on FCSS

The FCSS Policy informs and guides the work of FCSS Calgary and its relationship with funded organizations. Review the policy if you receive FCSS funding or are interested in FCSS Calgary.

FCSS Funding Agreement

All organizations approved by City Council for program funding are required to sign an FCSS Funding Agreement, which outlines the terms of the contract between the organization and FCSS Calgary.