Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

Red Deer District FCSS CMYK

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 Red Deer County and the City of Red Deer.

FCSS community navigators

Through a variety of approaches, the FCSS Community Navigators 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 services and resources. 

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

Services & Programs
Red Deer County FCSS programs and services:

  • 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

A complete list of programs can be in the Red Deer County Community Program Guide. 

For more information on FCSS, please contact our main line at 403.350.2150 or email us at

meal delivery program

Red Deer County residents can access healthy, frozen meals delivered right to their door. This program is offered bi-weekly, with deliveries occurring every other Thursday. Orders are due by noon on the Tuesday of the delivery week. 

Individual meals start at $8.50 each with free delivery anywhere in Red Deer County. This includes Penhold, Bowden, Elnora, and Delburne. 

To place an order, please contact Community Services at 403.350.2150.

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family resource centres

There are two Family Resource Centres within Red Deer County. One in Springbrook and one in Benalto.  These facilities house a variety of fitness, children, family, and seniors programs. Each facility has a dedicated FCSS Community Navigator who works directly in the community. 

Springbrook Family Resource Centre
Benalto Family Resource Centre
3800 Airport Drive
Springbrook, Alberta
Contact: Megan Soldan
5025 49 Street
Benalto, Alberta
Contact: Angie Schickerowski


A variety of funding opportunities are available for communities to host community development programs.  This funding is available to connect with your neighbours and community, as well as other preventative programming in line with the goals of FCSS. Available grants include. 

Spark Grant
Would you like to spark a connection with your neighbours and within your community? Funded by the Red Deer & District FCSS, the Spark Grant provides a matching grant to help you build relationships and get to know your neighbours.  Applications must include 3 or more households interested in participating in the project, and applicants can apply for funding anytime.  The City of Red Deer facilitates these applications on behalf of Red Deer & District FCSS. Find out more here. 

REconnect Community Initiative Funding Grant
As part of the FCSS Red Deer & District's Emergent Funding Stream, the REconnect Community Initiative will support projects that reach out and build social connections between people, stronger, more resilient communities. The City of Red Deer facilitates these applications on behalf of Red Deer & District FCSS. Find out more here.


The 2024 Winter program guide is now available. Click the image below to view the guide. 



FCSS Community 


Angie Schickerowski
Ph: 403.754.5107
Ph: 403.597.8074
Facebook: benaltocommunity

Megan Soldan
Ph: 403.350.9533
Facebook: Springbrookfcss

Carla Wells 
Spruce View / West County
Ph: 403.755.7369
Facebook: SVFCSS

Kevin Velthuis Kroeze
Youth Services
Ph: 403.755.8318
Ph: 403.596.5760

Kendra Bauer
Senior's Services 
Ph: 403.505.9091


  4. YOUTH

From time to time, everyone needs support. Resources are available through a variety of community and/or government organizations, the following resources are available to you and/or your family.  

Unsure of who to call? Your local FCSS Community workers are available to steer you in the right direction. Give one of us a call or email

In the event of an emergency: Call 911 immediately.