Social Services

Social Services

Stettler & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

In brief, Family and Community Support Services is:

  • a legal partnership between the Province of Alberta and municipalities or Metis Settlements;

  • an agreement under which locally-driven preventive initiatives can be developed, to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities;

  • a funding arrangement through which the province provides a pre-determined grant for locally-driven initiatives, and municipalities match that grant by providing at least 20 percent of the funding;

  • a philosophy under which:

    • local people can influence things that affect them;

    • communities can be innovative and creative;

    • citizen participation, self-help and volunteerism are encouraged;
      human growth and potential are enhanced; 

  • continually evolving program that encourages communities to strengthen themselves.

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Heartland Youth Centre 

The Heartland Youth Center is a non-profit, charitable organization made up of the Stettler Boys and Girls Club and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Stettler. Together under one Board of Directors, the Heartland Youth Center endeavors to develop and nurture the life skills of youth through community based programming with the support of families and volunteers. Annually we offer over 20 programs to approximately 275 youth ages 6 – 18 years old in the Stettler and surrounding areas.

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Heartland Victim Services

Victim services units support victims of crime in partnership with the RCMP, municipal police services and community-based programs.

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