Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

FCSS is a funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities. The current provincial investment is $101 million annually, which was less than 0.18% of the total budget in 2018. FCSS programs are locally driven and delivered initiatives that are focused on prevention, and which promote well-being, resilience, and active participation in the community. They help individuals overcome poverty and achieve greater financial stability. For each dollar invested in 2018 by the City of Calgary, $8.58 was leveraged in the community. Research also shows that for every dollar invested in preventative services, $7-$12 is saved in future spending—specifically in the areas of justice, health, and addictions.