Housing, Transportation, and Financial Supports

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Heartland Housing Foundation

Heartland Housing Foundation is a not-for-profit housing management body that provides affordable and near-market housing to residents of Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan.


Affordable Housing Programs

The Government of Alberta subsidizes housing to ensure Albertans have housing options they can afford that meet their needs.


Rent Assistance


The government of Alberta has redesigned and improved its Rent Supplement Program to meet the needs of Albertans in these difficult times. The program includes:

  • A temporary benefit for working Albertans and those between jobs: Temporary Rent Assistance Benefit (TRAB)
  • A long-term benefit for those most in need: Rent Assistance Benefit (RAB)



Fort Lions Transportation Society

Fort Lions Transportation Society (FLTS) is a group of dedicated community volunteers who oversee the operation of Accessible & Subsidized Minivan Services. Registration and criteria is available here.

Contact 780-940-5247 or fortlionstransportation@gmail.com for further information.

Fort Sask Transit

Fort Sask Transit (FST) provides two local routes that serve most regions of Fort Saskatchewan and connects riders to the Clareview LRT Station commuter bus. Check out FST’s rates and routes

Fort Sask Transit Subsidy

FST believes that everyone should have access to transportation. Improving the affordability of transit services for residents, improves access to meaningful employment, education, healthcare, quality food, recreation and culture activities.  Learn more about the FST Subsidy

Financial Supports and Subsidies

Access for Everyone Program

The Access for Everyone program helps City residents on a limited income to access recreation and culture programs and City facilities.

Qualified applicants will receive:

  • Up to $200 per person per year for facility passes and programs.
  • Maximum number of registered programs for children/youth is 4 per year and adults/seniors is 3 per year.
  • 100% subsidy for facility membership and program fee.

More information on the Access for Everyone Program

Alberta Supports

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 services for seniors, people with disabilities, job seekers, parents and families, homelessness, financial assistance, abuse, and family violence prevention.

  • Income supports
  • Seniors supports
  • Childcare supports
  • Disability supports
  • Emergency supports
  • Employment and training

Call Alberta Supports Contact Centre at: 1-877-644-9992 between 7:30 am to 8 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)


Youth Support

BGS Career Ventures – North Assessment Centre

Youth living in the Edmonton and Northern regions of Alberta who require financial support while completing high school or Academic Upgrading for post-secondary pre-requisites and may be facing challenges that could include but are not limited to a lack of stable housing, lack of parental engagement or support, English as an Additional Language, academic performance issues, family economic needs, childcare concerns, addiction issues, and other disability issues.


Additional resources

Benefits Way Finder: Your guide to government benefits that can help put more money in your pocket.

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA):  Individual tax enquiries, please call 1-800-959-8281.

Service Canada Outreach: For help completing your Service Canada forms, (OAS, GIS, CPP application or renewals) call 1-877-631-2657.

Tax Clinic:  Participating organizations host free tax clinics where volunteers complete income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals to ensure they receive, or continue to receive, the benefits and credits they are entitled to.

Fort Saskatchewan Tax Clinic
Pioneer House Club 50: 780-998-3898