Posted On Friday, March 27, 2020

HousesLogo2 Recognizing that neighbours are our most powerful resource, Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is launching a Neighbourhood Connect project to support, inspire and further connect neighbours and neighbourhoods. 
Residents interested in volunteering during this time of crisis are being encouraged to register as Neighbourhood Connectors and help us ensure that their neighbours and neighbourhoods are connected and supported. The method of connecting...

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Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID-19 is creating uncertainty in our community and residents may feel worried and isolated. In response, Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is launching Caring Hearts Connection to assist residents in Stony Plain and Parkland County to navigate supports and services during this crisis.
“We will engage the Stony Plain FCSS team and volunteers as Caring Heart Connectors to take calls and connect residents to community resources,” states Community...

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Posted On Thursday, March 26, 2020

Capture Overview The Alberta Government is providing $30 million to municipalities, charitable and non-profit organizations to provide help to individuals, seniors, families and other vulnerable Albertans who are isolated or impacted by measures to contain COVID-19.
Through grants from their local Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in Edmonton and Calgary, and from Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) representing the remainder of the province,...

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Posted On Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Doing your taxes can put money in your pocket. There are benefits, credits and tax deductions you could get if you do your taxes every year. During March and April, people with low to modest incomes and simple tax situations are supported to have their taxes completed for free by dedicated volunteers.  This program is run in partnership with Stony Plain FCSS and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). 
For individuals and families, filing tax returns on time helps to ensure...

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Posted On Monday, January 27, 2020

Over the last 5 years, Stony Plain has been working towards the goal of reducing poverty in our community. In 2014, our community consensus indicated that “every individual in the community should have access to a warm, safe place to sleep, and anything less should be viewed as unacceptable.”
“In 2014, most of us did not even realize that poverty existed in Stony Plain,” shares Lisa Gilchrist, Director, Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services....

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