Family & Community Support Services
Family and Community Support Services strives to provide services and resources to create resilient community members, thereby enabling people to sustain healthy lifestyles. High Level FCSS is committed to Youth Development, Family Development and Community Development. FCSS offers assistance to individuals such as referrals to community organizations and completion of government forms. A community organization contact list is maintained by FCSS.
High Level FCSS provides the following programs:
- After School Program
- Babysitters Course
- Community Welcome Package
- Family Development
- How to Get Involved
- Recreation Programs
- Volunteer Tax Assistance
Groovy Kids Club After School Program
FCSS offers an after school kids program for children ages 6 – 10. Groovy Kids Club provides a safe environment where youth will be entertained and engaged through group and individual activities that are designed to promote healthy development. The program operates when school is in session throughout the year. Children are picked up from Florence MacDougall Community School and Spirit of the North Community School by our FCSS Programmer and are walked back to the Town Hall. Healthy after school snacks are provided.
Time and Location:
Every school day from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at the Town of High Level Program Room.
$100 per month
Red Cross Babysitters Course
The Red Cross Babysitters Course is taught by FCSS staff who are certified through the Red Cross as Babysitters Course facilitators. The program is for youth ages 11 and over. Youth will learn basic skills for caring for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children. They will also learn basic skills in injury prevention and First Aid. The cost of the program is $50.00 (as of May 1, 2018) and runs two to four times per year. For more information on course dates, contact the High Level FCSS Department at 780-821-4026.
There are no Babysitter courses being offered at this time.
Community Welcome Package
A Welcome Package is available to any individual or family who have recently relocated to High Level. The package contains flyers, pamphlets and information on various programs, organizations, and services that are available within our community. It also has donated gifts, coupons and other promotional items from local businesses and organizations.
The package will provide newcomers with the information necessary to access services and become involved in the community.
To obtain a Newcomers Package contact the Town of High Level FCSS Programmer at 780-821-4026 to arrange delivery.
Jack N Jill Gym Time
FCSS partners with the Toy Lending Library Society to provide a free weekly program for children 0 – 6 years of age. Mats, cars, balls, and other fun motor skilled toys are set up for you and your child to play with. This is also a great opportunity to meet other parents and children within the community. Healthy snacks are provided.
Ages: Children under 6
Where: High Level Sports Complex - Arena Hall
When: All year - Tuesday Morning 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
For more information contact the FCSS department at 780-821-4010
Park and Play
FCSS partners with the Parent Link Centre to provide a free weekly program in the summer for children 0 – 6 years of age. Park ‘n Play is a free drop in program where parents and children come to enjoy the semi-structured outdoor play activities. There are weekly theme activities planned for children to get busy with and have fun.
Ages: children Under 6 and parents
Where: To be Announced (watch the Town of High Level Facebook for Posters!)
When: Summers - Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
There are many different events, programs and organizations in High Level who need help from people like you! Volunteering is a great way to contribute to your community and meet some wonderful people along the way. High Level has a wide variety of volunteering opportunities available.
If you are interested in volunteering for FCSS or any other organization please call us at 780-926-4026.
- Addictions Services
- Parent Link Centre
- Alberta Health Services
- High Level Native Friendship Centre
- High Level Municipal Library
- Student Wellness
We believe in the importance of partnerships within the community to bring comprehensive and quality programming to the Town of High Level.
Awesome Adventures Day Camp
Our summer camp provides a place for children to come and play games and interact with other children in a safe and fun environment. Our summer staff work hard to play a summer full of fun for the campers, with field trips, outings to local parks, crafts and interactive games. The youth are sure to remember their summer with Awesome Adventures Day camp. This program is for children aged 6 – 10, and runs from 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM in the Town Hall Program Room.
Ages: 6-10 Years
When: July-August - 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
For more information contact the FCSS office at 780-821-4026.
|Week Camp||$120.00/ Day|
|Special Activity Week Camp||$150.00/Week|
Little Giants Day Camp
Our little giants day camp provides a place for children to come and play games and interact with other children in a safe and fun environment. Our recreation staff work hard to plan a day filled with crafts and interactive games.
Ages: 6-10 Years Old
When: Sept - June (PD DAys, TCP, etc.) - 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM
|Day Camp||$ 30/Day|
Teen Night is a free program offered every 1st Friday of the month to our town’s teens ages 10-15. Each Teen Night includes an active activity that varies each month and food is provided.
Ages: 10-15 Years Old
When: Sept - June - (first Friday of every the month)
Family Sport Night/ Youth Sport Night
Family/ Youth Sport Night is a free program offered every week to our town’s families with kids ages 17 and under and youth ages 10-17. We introduce one sport each night.
Age: Kids ages 0-10 with their parents. Youth ages 10-17
When: Sept - June (every Thursday)
Where: Spirit of the North Community School
If you would like to volunteer to run a sport night please contact the Rec Leader at 780-821-4011
Volunteer Tax Assistance Program
The Volunteer Tax Program is available to individuals that earn less than $45,000 per year. FCSS staff are trained to prepare simple tax returns. More complicated tax returns cannot be processed. For more information or to see if you qualify for this program, contact the Town of High Level FCSS Department at 780-821-4026. This service is provided free of charge.
FCSS & Recreation Events
High Level FCSS offers the following Special Events throughout the year. Many events are hosted in collaboration with other local organizations. For more information contact the FCSS Office at 780-926-2201. Follow the Town of High Level Facebook page and the Community Events Calendar for event announcements.
- Get To Know You Night
- Kite Flying Day
- Family Halloween Celebration
- Family New Years Celebration
- Healthy After the Holidays
- Family Easter
- Family Day Public Skate & Swim
- Play Date at the Park
- Kids of Steel & Triathlon
- Canada Day
- Family Fun Night
- Resiliency Campaign
- Seniors’ Week Barbecue
- Volunteer Appreciation Night