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Welcome Fall!

Cochrane Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) provides preventative social programs to promote, encourage and facilitate the development of a strong community through citizen involvement..

Changes to Provincial Funding

We know you may have heard some news about recent changes with our funding through the Government of Alberta and we wanted to take this opportunity to clarify what these changes mean for you, your children and our programs and services.

We have received notification from the province that the grants for the Resource Centre, Parent Link Centre and Home Visitation Program will end on Mar 31, 2020, and will not be renewed.

However, we will have an opportunity to reapply for funding through the Government of Alberta's new Family & Community Resiliency Division which aims to offer a consistent province-wide approach to prevention and early intervention through the new Well-Being & Resiliency Framework.

Over the next few weeks, and leading up to the application deadline in January, we will be focused on strategic planning to ensure our application (and the programs and services we offer) properly aligns under the new framework. 

Our current programs and services will continue to operate until March 2020.

Helping Families Stay Housed Presentation &
Housing Survey (Nov 1-30)

Would you like to know more about how you can prevent family homelessness in Cochrane?

The presentation will increase your knowledge about family homelessness, help you identify families who may be at risk, provide a complete step-by-step toolkit to support your work with vulnerable families and leave you with concrete resources to use in your everyday work. Must register.

Wed, Nov 20, 1-4:30pm
Cochrane RancheHouse, ECC Room
101 RancheHouse Road
Register here!
If you or someone you know has ever had trouble finding or keeping housing in Cochrane, please have them complete this survey. It will be open Nov 1-30. Participants who complete the full survey will be given a $10 gift card.
Complete survey here!

The Great Disconnect

This documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the questions: is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one another?

Thu, Nov 21, 7pm, Free
Cochrane RancheHouse Theatre
101 RancheHouse Rd
Register here!

COLT: Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit is here!

Cochranites have embraced COLT: Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit since it launched earlier this fall. COLT uses technology to provide responsive on-demand transit service where and when Cochranites want it. Download the Ride COLT app now or find out more on Get ready to book your ride!

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