Family & Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between local municipal governments and the provincial Human Services Ministry. The partnership provides provincial funding that is matched with local tax dollars on an 80/20 share basis. The funding is then used to support and develop locally driven preventative social service initiatives. If you are interested in applying for a volunteer position on the board, please contact Suzan Nagel at 403-933-4348.

Support Available Through Black Diamond FCSS 

The Town of Black Diamond Family and Community Support Services strives to build a strong and resilient community by providing supports that strengthen, enrich, and enhance the quality of life of its citizens. It does this through working in partnership with community and government agencies and supporting local programs. One of the more direct services provided to residents is information and referral. FCSS has an extensive listing of resources to which we are available to connect local residents. The FCSS coordinator is available by phone or appointment to work with you personally, providing assistance and direction with the promise of complete confidentiality.

Community Social Services Support during COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Agencies applying for funding are required to complete an application form and submit it to their local FCSS program. All funds must used by March 31, 2021

Those impacted may include seniors, individuals with chronic medical conditions, caregivers, families with children at home and individuals with limited access to supports.

For more information on program eligibility, please see the Foothills Region Community Social Services Support for COVID-19 Funding Criteria. If you believe your program is eligible, please submit a completed Foothills Region Community Social Services Support for COVID-19 Funding Request Form to Black Diamond FCSS Coordinator, Suzan Nagel at

NOTE: these funds are not for current supports and services provided to the community. They are to provide additional supports and services to seniors and vulnerable families impacted by COVID-19.

Partners & Supporters

The following is a list of community partners, programs, and organizational supports with which FCSS is closely aligned: