Carstairs FCSS & Community Resources

Family and Community Support Services Office

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Unit 6 201 - 9 Ave S, Box 370 Carstairs, AB 
Phone: 403.940.3327

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the province and the municipalities. The program is committed to designing and delivering social programs that are preventive in nature to promote well-being among individuals, families, and communities. Carstairs FCSS funds and partners with local organizations to provide programs and services that are flexible and responsive to emerging family and community needs.

2022 FCSS Community Grant Program

FCSS Funding 

Carstairs FCSS provides annual grant opportunities for preventative social programming to non-profit groups working in the Town of Carstairs. These groups must meet the eligibility criteria set out by the FCSS Mandate.

The applications for the 2022 FCSS Grant Funding Program are available.

Download the 2022 FCSS Application (click for pdf version)

Applications must be received at Mountain View County on or before November 12, 2022.

For more information on FCSS grants please contact Lori King with Town of Carstairs FCSS at 403.940.3327 or

FCSS Measures Bank Provincial Priority used in conjunction with the funding application.

Programs funded in 2021:

FCSS Community Resources

  • 2019 Community Resource Listing (see document section below)
  • Seniors Resources
  • Access to Food (see document section below)

Click to find a listing of local organizations that are able to help provide solutions for finding food sources.

Volunteer Tax Preparation

The Volunteer Income Tax Program is offered through the Town of Carstairs FCSS and the Canada Revenue Agency. This program provides free tax preparation for low-income people with simple returns. Eligibility is based on income (those who are self employed do not qualify). From the beginning of February to mid-April, tax forms may be dropped off Thursdays and picked up the following Thursday at the Town office.

Child Care Registry

The Child Care Registry provides child care-givers and care-seekers NON-SCREENED information about child care options in the community. This service is for:

  • Child care providers (day homes, youth babysitters, off-hours providers, play schools, casual care)
  • Parents or guardians looking for childcare