Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta
FCSS is supported by local Councils and/or Boards and by a provincial-wide association, known as the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA). The FCSSAA unites and strengthens the FCSS community by providing representation and advocacy on behalf of member boards.
A 17-member Board of Directors oversees operations. The role of the FCSSAA Board includes identifying common concerns and issues related to FCSS, communicating those issues, together with proposed solutions, to other members and to the provincial government, and supporting communities by developing tools to meet local needs and mandates.
The FCSSAA Resource Bank is a resource centre, a reference library and a communication network for information sharing among FCSS programs. Visit the FCSSAA website.
FCSS Program Advisory Team
FCSS has a unique “joint management” partnership between the FCSSAA and Alberta Human Services. The FCSS Program Advisory Team (PAT) is comprised of representatives from each organization and provides advice on program delivery issues, undertakes joint projects to support and develop the program, and proposes policy amendments to both the association and the Ministry.