Groups, Programs, and Workshops

A wide variety of services, programs, and workshops available to the community through direct service and/or in partnerships with other social agencies.

Upcoming FCSS Programs and Workshops

Please note: Program registration information is located under each drop-down.

Financial Literacy with Credit Counselling Society

September 2023 - January 2024

Please note: All sessions will be held virtually 

Register online for any of the following Financial Literacy workshops

Topic Date Time

Christmas without Credit

Participants will learn how to plan ahead to avoid a debt hangover in January

October 11, 2023


75 Ways to Save

Participants will gather tips on how to save on various household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Participants will also be encouraged to share their best practices with each other.

November 15, 2023


Holiday Money Hangover

Details on this session coming soon...

January 17, 2024 7-8pm

Older Adults and Seniors Information Series

September 2023 - March 2024

Please note: The following sessions are all free, drop-in style (no registration required), and are held at the Pioneer House (10102-100 Ave)

Topic Date Time

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

Information on hearing aids, why you should wear them if needed, how to work with them and what other options are available. The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association will provide hearing healthcare kits and communication tips.

October 3, 2023

Spot the Hazard – Finding Balance Alberta Health Services

Empowers older adults to be able to recognize “often overlooked and easy to fix” home safety hazards. Keeping in line with falls prevention, the focus is on home safety and some winter safety tips as well such as winter walking, avoiding frostbite etc.

November 7, 2023

Alberta Association of Optometrists – Eye Care

Join us as we have a presentation on eye care for older adults. Brochures and resources on seniors’ eye health, as well as an “Eye Healthy” Cookbook will be available. Followed by Q&A

December 5, 2023

Alzheimer Society of Alberta

Come learn about the signs and symptoms associated with dementia and have a chance to ask the professionals. Dementia is a challenge, the more knowledge we have, the better we are able to provide support.

January 23, 2024

Denture Care – Modern Denture Care

Even though some people may no longer have any natural teeth, it is still very important to ensure they are keeping track of their oral health. Mouth care is directly related to overall health and wellness. Join us for a presentation that can explain all of the denture options as well as tips and general information on caring for dentures. Take-home information will be available.

February 6, 2024

Wills and Estate Planning – Dennis Rose

Wilson Law & Dispute Resolution will be providing a presentation regarding Wills and Estate Planning. It’s important to understand how these documents apply to your specific situation. Dennis Rose will explain Personal Directive, Power of Attorney and Wills.

March 5, 2024

Saffron Presents Cyberworld: What Happens when Youth Press Send?

October 17, 2023

A presentation for parents and caregivers on practicing Internet safety with youths and responding to online child sexual exploitation.

Topics Covered: safe screen time tips, safety tips for different platforms (YouTube and Google), social media safety tips and terms and conditions (TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat), online gaming safety tips, Discord, livestreaming, pornography, sexting, communication, helpful tools, online child sexual exploitation and its forms [content warning provided], online grooming techniques, peer sexual exploitation, signs of online child sexual exploitation, tips for intervention

Date: October 17, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Scotiabank Room, DCC

Register online for What Happens when Youth Press Send?

Eating Healthy on a Budget with Kids

October 18, 2023

Join Sherwood Park’s Primary Care Networks Registered Dietician, Meghan Brooks-Goodburn as she walks us through staying on a budget and healthy meal planning for a family.

Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Fort Heritage Precinct, Program Space

Register online for Eating Healthy on a Budget with Kids

Imagine Institute presents Children, Teens & Technology

October 24, 2023

This three-hour session supports both caregivers and professionals in finding technology balance for children, youth, and themselves. Participants will be presented with perspectives from both sides of the debate, current research regarding children and youth’s relationship with technology and media, and strategies for healthy technology use.

Date: October 24, 2023
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Scotiabank Room, DCC

Register online for Imagine Institute presents Children, Teens & Technology

Registration Password: 20FORTSASK23

Drug Awareness for Caregivers

October 25, 2023

Join Lindsay Rusnak, Substance Use Therapist with Mobile Substance Use Services, AHS as she discusses the different types of drugs and their effects. She will also touch on accessing supports and be available for questions.

Date: October 25, 2023
Time: 7-8pm
Location: Fort Heritage Precinct, Program Space

Register online for Drug Awareness for Caregivers


November 3, 2023

1 in 3 Albertans will experience domesticabuse in their lifetime. It’s time to get REAL.

Chances are you are close to or know someone impacted by domestic abuse. Learn to break the cycle of domestic abuse with just a few words

REAL Talk is a guide to help us understand and talk openly about domestic abuse in Alberta. Join us for this lunch and learn and let’s get REAL about domestic abuse.

Date: November 3, 2023
Time: 12-2pm
Location: Scotiabank Room, DCC
Cost: FREE (Lunch will be provided)

Register online for REAL Talk

Imagine Institute presents Guiding Behaviors through a Trauma-Informed Approach

November 22, 2023

It is often said, “children are communicating through their behaviours” so what may they be trying to tell us? The two basic motivators of human behaviour start with having information that suggests we are safe (physically, emotionally, and socially) and connected (a sense of belonging). Unfortunately, those are not feelings all children feel throughout their childhood, resulting in experiences of trauma. If we can create an environment and promote interactions that support these needs, then we ay be able to reduce the observable behaviours that may be considered challenging. This 2-hour session will take a look at the trauma-responses, discussing strategies to create a space that fosters individuals safety, and interactions that promote choice and control, with the goal of creating trauma-informed interactions.

Date: November 22, 2023
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Scotiabank Room, DCC

Register online for Imagine Institute presents Guiding Behaviors through a Trauma-Informed Approach

Registration Password: 20FORTSASK23

Imagine Institute presents An Introduction to Social-Emotional Development

November 29, 2023

More and more, people are equating social-emotional development with health and happiness throughout life, so how do we support this important development in children? This two-hour session will review introductory concepts of social-emotional development, what children need to thrive socially and emotionally, and what we can do as caregivers and educators to best support them.

Date: November 29, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Fort Heritage Precinct, Program Space

Register online for Imagine Institute presents An Introduction to Social-Emotional Development

Registration Password: 20FORTSASK23

Caregiver Support Group

Do you care for an aging parent, spouse, friend or other person close to you? You are a caregiver. Would you like to connect with other people in similar situations?

Join us for sharing of experience and resources once per month to learn from one another in a safe, supportive environment.

For more information, contact 780-992-6623.

Dragonfly Support Group

A monthly group for parents whose children face mental health challenges.

This groups is a safe and supportive place for parents and caregivers to:

  • share challenges and concerns
  • learn and grow as a caregiver, and
  • access supports from those who are facing similar struggles.

To register, please call 780-992-6267.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to Fort Saskatchewan residents. Anyone who finds meal preparation difficult and would benefit from this service can apply.

  • Meals are delivered to your door Monday to Friday.
  • The cost is $7.50 for each meal.
  • Meal cancellations or changes require 72 hours notice and can be made by calling 780-992-6267 (exceptions made for medical emergencies).

For more information call 780-992-6267.

Neighbourhood Programs

Good Neighbour

Neighbourhoods are more than houses, streets and boulevards — it’s the people who live in those neighbourhoods that make them dynamic and unique.

If you have neighbours who make your neighbourhood the place to be, let them know their contributions matter and nominate them as a Good Neighbour!


Rainbow Alliance

The Rainbow Alliance is a peer support group for youth ages 13 and up. It is a supportive and safe place open to all sexual orientations and gender identities, where youth can be themselves in a safe, affirming, sex-positive, alcohol and drug free environment.

Meetings are fun opportunities to make new friends, partake in fun activities and work on projects together.

To learn more about the Rainbow Alliance, call 780-992-6267.

Snow Angels Snow Clearing Program

The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers Snow Angels, a volunteer snow clearance program to assist seniors with a disability or medical condition in the community. Applicants must be referred to the program by their family physician, or existing clients of the home support, or home care program can be referred. Applicants must also meet an income level requirement.

To receive support from the program download the Snow Clearance Program Resident Package.

To volunteer for the program download the Snow Clearance Program Volunteer Package.

Apply to be a Snow Angel

For more information, contact 780-992-6267.

Whipper Snippers Lawn Care Program

The Whipper Snippers Lawn Care Program is no longer being offered. If you have any questions, please contact us at 780-992-6623.

Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is open to all youth ages 13 – 18 and will focus on:

  • Volunteering and fundraising
  • Project orientated activities
  • Youth Wellness
  • Youth driven Initiatives 


  1. Engage youth to be involved in the community through volunteering
  2. Plan youth specific events and activities
  3. Collaborate with other groups and agencies
  4. Promote and create initiatives to support the well-being of youth

Location: TBD
Hours: Every Second Tuesday from 4:00 – 5:00pm
Dates: September – June

If you are interested in volunteering with the YAC, or for more information, please email or call 780-992-6267.

Youth Council

The Fort Saskatchewan Youth Council is a Committee established by City Council and its purpose is to educate and empower youth to provide information and recommendations to Council in relation to issues that impact or involve youth.


Up to 14 youth members between the ages of 14 and 24 years of age, who are residents of the City of Fort Saskatchewan; an appointed representative from City Council; and the Youth and Family Coordinator.

Roles and responsibilities

The Youth Council shall:

a. research and write policy proposals for Council’s consideration and review;

b. consult with Administration and other youth serving agencies to support youth initiatives;

c. provide a youth lens to City policies, programs and services as part of the City’s Diversity & Inclusion Policy (GEN-007-C);

d. work with Administration to develop and maintain a community dialogue about matters important to youth in Fort Saskatchewan;

e. drive change, and advocate on behalf of youth; and

f. establish partnerships with individuals and youth serving organizations to ensure different perspectives are reflected in Youth Council initiatives and procedures.

Meeting minutes



Additional information

Youth Council Terms of Reference

If you are interested in being on the Youth Council Committee, please fill out and submit the Committee Application Form.

For more information, please email or call 780-992-6267.