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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Posted On Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Capture2 Stay Warm. Stay Safe.
During cold snaps, the public focus on the issue of homelessness and concern for those at risk always increases – with good reason. Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and community partners recognize that the cold weather generates a need for more urgent supports and provisions to ensure the safety of our vulnerable residents. Increased sensitivity and open communications between service providers, police and community is...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) aims to bring greater awareness to the community about the role of FCSS and how it supports families and individuals in all life stages. This fall the lunch and learn series looks at needs, key initiatives, campaigns and projects that drive the work FCSS does for our community.
September 16 - Reducing and Eliminating Poverty
October 21 - Protecting Families Against Violence
November 18 - Mental Health and...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 03, 2019

creatinghopeimageThis year’s theme for Suicide Prevention Week is “You are Tough Enough”: You are tough enough to get through another day, you are tough enough to speak out about mental health, you are tough enough to help someone struggling and you are tough enough to overcome the stigmas and taboos that surround suicide and mental health. 
“Suicide doesn’t discriminate by age, gender or your socio-economic standing; everyone is susceptible to changes in...

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