The FCSS/ParentLink Family Centre provides programming and resources to support families with children 0-6 years of age. We are focused on the connections, strong relationships and development that parent-child interactions build. We believe that a sense of belonging is crucial in achieving a vibrant, healthy community.
Edson Seniors Newsletter - published six times per year and available on our website, at Seniors Pioneer Cabin, Town of Edson, Edson Healthcare Centre, Heatherwood & Heritage Court Apartments
FCSS provides workshops and info sessions for Seniors in our community, and coordinates Seniors Week activities for the Town of Edson
Edson Interagency is a group which is chaired by FCSS. Community agencies come together the 2nd Monday of each month to network and collaborate on community initiatives. Call Tanya at 780-723-4403 for more information or to be placed on the email list for Interagency.
FCSS is a partner in the Yellowhead Elder Abuse Response Plan. If you need support, or have questions, call Tanya at 780-723-4403.
FCSS is an active member of the Community Engagement Action Team. The Community Engagement Action Team is a community based society which collectively shares resources to promote a healthy, thriving, engaged community for the people of Edson and Yellowhead County, through various initiatives and educational events that enhance the safety and well being of all.
FCSS is an active member of the Early Childhood Matters Coalition, where community agencies come together in collaboration on community initiatives such as Green Shacks and KidFest.
Community Events Calendar - published every month in the local newspapers
Community Information Services - if you need assistance and don’t know where to find it, call FCSS or 211
Eddie, the Town mascot costume, is available to promote community events
FCSS collaborates with our Community Services Team to provide events and opportunities which strengthen relationship ties at the individual, family and community level. These include activities such as the Community Christmas Dinner, Father/Daughter Gala, Mother/Son Soiree, block parties and Sundays in the Park.
Volunteer Income Tax Program - we can help with completing straightforward income tax returns for seniors and low income earners
211: Community Information Program
211 Alberta uses the online searchable database www.InformAlberta.ca to store information on resources. 211 Information and Referral Specialists, Alberta Crisis Line workers, Health Link operators, community partners, and professional service providers can access this database to provide referrals to callers and clients which enables people to make informed choices to improve their quality of life.
211 Alberta can be accessed by anyone in participating municipalities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone and online.
If you are an agency providing services in the Edson area and would like to be entered in the 211 Alberta database, please contact Tanya at 780-723-4403.
Having trouble finding a resource in the Edson area? Give us a call at 780-723-4403 and we'll help you find what you need.
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.