Family Resource Network

The Family Resource Network provides a range of programs and services that focus on building well-being and resiliency. Free supports are available to children and youth ages 0-18 and their parents and caregivers.

Parenting support

Parenting is a journey and everyone needs help sometimes. The Family Resource Network offers a range of parenting supports and services including: 

  • Information on child and youth development 
  • Discussing challenges and individualized parenting plans 
  • Referrals to other agencies 
  • Connecting to community resources 
  • In-home parenting support 

Home visitation

The Home Visitation program provides weekly in-home support for parents in raising healthy, safe and secure children. It is a free and voluntary program for pregnant parents and parents/ caregivers of children ages 0 to 6 years. Home Visitation will help you: 

  • Focus on family strengths and needs 
  • Address your pregnancy concerns and provide prenatal support 
  • Learn more about child development 
  • Develop and foster positive parent/child interactions 
  • Reach personal and family goals 
  • Access community resources 
  • Build your support networks

Child Development

Learn what you can expect at various ages and stages of your child’s development with an easy to use questionnaire. The results provide insight into your child’s expected developmental milestones. A member of our team will be in touch to discuss the results, celebrate achievements, and provide resources to continue supporting your child’s growth. This developmental check-in tool is available for children ages 2 months to 5 years.

A series of questionnaires designed to help you monitor your child’s physical, intellectual and emotional development at regular intervals for 2 months to 5 years old.

Once completed you will be contacted by a staff member with the results, within three business days.

Strathcona County Family Resource Network spokes

Our partners Big Brothers Big Sisters, and BGC of Strathcona County are the designated ‘spokes’ within the new Family Resource Network.

WECAN Food Basket

The WECAN Food Basket Society offers fresh and safe food at an affordable price.

You must register with the service and pay an annual membership of $5. Each food basket is $35.

Email to discuss pickup and payment options.

If you’re stressed about money, groceries, relationships, parenting or not sure where to start, call us at 780-464-4044.

Family and Community Service (FCS) is located on the second floor of the East Tower at 401 Festival Lane.

Need help now? Crisis numbers.

Regular Hours:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Counsellors are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Please note: FCS is closed between 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm daily. If you need urgent assistance, please call the Distress Line at 780-482-4357 or call 211.

Strathcona County Next Gen

Youth and young adults shaping their community through thought, connection, and action!

Learn more:

Next Gen Action Groups

The Next Gen Action Groups are spaces for you to make an impact, lead and have a voice, explore your passions, share ideas, build skills, and test solutions to realize change in your community. The Next Gen Action groups will also play a key role in informing and developing a Youth Strategy for Strathcona County.

Strathcona County Child and Youth Coalition

For more than 10 years the Coalition has been supporting children, youth, and families in Strathcona County. Prior to funding changes in March of 2020, the group was known as the Strathcona County Early Childhood Coalition and the focus was on children 0-6 years. When funding changed coalition members had a conversation on how to align with the Strathcona County Family Resource Network and it was decided to continue as a Coalition that supports children and youth 0-18. 

Learn more about their resources and events.