Family & Community Support Services
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a joint municipal-provincial funding program designed to establish, administer and operate preventive social services. FCSS emphasizes prevention, volunteerism and local autonomy. The program has been governed by the Family & Community Support Services Act and Regulation since 1966.
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 City covers a minimum of 20 per cent. Calgary City Council has made a commitment to contribute more than the minimum requirement and provides 25 per cent of the program cost.
The FCSS Policy informs and guides the work of FCSS Calgary and its relationship with funded organizations.
FCSS Funding Agreement
All organizations approved by City Council for program funding are required to sign an FCSS Funding Agreement. This agreement outlines the terms of the contract between the organization and FCSS Calgary.
Who benefits from FCSS programs?
Calgarians experiencing vulnerabilities are the primary beneficiaries of programs and services funded through FCSS.
Organizations receive FCSS-funding to deliver programs that are based on best or promising practices in prevention science.
The 2019 FCSS Annual Report is available, including success stories from our partner organizations about individuals who have benefited from FCSS programs.