Community Development (Recreation/Culture/FCSS)

The Town of Edson's Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Community Development Team aim to connect residents and area visitors with the social, recreation and art resources within the community and regional area. As a result of this, we are working hard to bring you an annually updated Community Services Directory.

Online Registration/ActiveNet

Register for all Recreation, Arts & Culture and Family & Community Support Services programs here. Programs found here include Active Living, FCSS, Youth Interagency, arts and special interest courses as well as swimming lessons. For more information about swimming lessons and public swim, please call 780-723-POOL (7665).

Program Information & Cancellation Policy

Sometimes excellent programs with great instructors are cancelled when the registration deadline has past!

As our programs are run on a cost-recoverable basis, the minimum number of people must be registered and paid before the programs can run.

Be sure to register your name prior to the registration deadline - avoid disappointment!

For information on courses offered by Community Services, please contact Edson & District Leisure Centre Guest Services at (780)723-7665 (POOL). To register online, go to the Home Page and click on Program Registration Activenet. 

REMEMBER: Courses will be taken on first come, first serve paid basis. There will be NO PHONE IN REGISTRATIONS. A $25 service charge will be levied on all NSF cheques. Courses may be cancelled if registration is low. Complete refunds will be given if a course is cancelled. You will be contacted if a course is cancelled or there are changes in date or location.

There will be no course refunds after the registration deadline. If you cancel after the registration deadline then a $10 admin fee will apply (this does not include the online transaction fee) and we will credit the remaining amount back to your Activenet account. 

Any personal information that you provide to our office is being collected under the authority of Section 32(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only in accordance with that act.

Program Evaluations

If you've taken any Town of Edson program, please take the time to take a quick survey and tell us how we did! This will allow us to ensure our programming is meeting your needs and expectations.

 Program Evaluation Survey

Quicklinks

What is Community Development?

Howard Lawrence paid a visit to our town on October 10, 2018 for a presentation regarding the Abundant Community initiative and reconnecting within our neighbourhoods. Stories were shared, both successes and failures, putting the work of connecting with neighbours into perspective.  It can seem daunting, or like it won't make a big difference. This however is a myth. Reconnecting can be done through something as simple as a coffee cart out on the sidewalk with an open invitation to neighbours or pulling your BBQ out onto the driveway and inviting the neighbours over for a hotdog and a 30 minute visit. There doesn't need to be extensive planning or even the feeling of invading personal space. Meet up at the park nearby, outside on the lawn or in the backyard. 

Check out our Block Party program for ideas to get connecting. 

Our Philosophy

Sharing - Caring - Learning - Growing

  • The assumption that one's family is the most important influence in shaping an individual is the basis of the Family Centre's philosophy.
  • Love and support in one's family contributes greatly to each person's ability to function positively in society while reaching his/her potential.
  • A sense of belonging is crucial in achieving a vibrant, healthy community.

Community Development Team

Tanya Byers
Community Development Manager
Phone: 780-723-4403 or 780-725-1200

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Krysta Hawboldt
Community Development Coordinator, Recreation - 780-725-3083

Diana Inscho
Community Development Coordinator, Arts & Culture - 780-723-8107

Sarah McDonald
Community Development Coordinator, FCSS - 780-712-3500

Lexi Abbott
Community Development Coordinator, FCSS - 780-517-7055

Civic Centre Business Hours:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM-4:00 pm

Phone:
Community Services/Community Development Office: 780-723-4403

Location:
Civic Centre
605-50 Street 
Edson, AB T7E 1T7