The County’s Community Services department provides customized services that enhance the capacity of community leaders, organizations, and individual residents to achieve their goals, address community issues and make a positive contribution to the region. Community Services provides quality programs and services through collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances with community groups, non-profit organizations and residents. The department builds capacity within the community to improve the quality of life of all citizens, and strives to build a future full of opportunities for all.
This Department is responsible for the development of all regional community parks, recreation and cultural facilities, but also has the honour of working with diverse community groups, individuals and government agencies to ensure that there is always something fun and exciting happening in this unique part of Alberta.
The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency and Community Organizations which host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals.
Consisting of parents/grandparents, service providers and other stakeholders, this coalition hosts parent education sessions, complete with a meal and free childcare, and has distributed hundreds of age-appropriate developmental kits throughout regional communities.
The Lac Ste. Anne County FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) Home Support initiative provides support to seniors’ 65 years and older who are residents of Lac Ste. Anne County, and who are in need of light housekeeping services.
Lac Ste. Anne County Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) supports a variety of meals on wheels and food bank programs throughout the region, and sincerely thanks these organizations for the essential service they provide to our communities.
Each Spring, Lac Ste. Anne County FCSS accepts registrations for the Onoway Playschool Program, running from earlt September to the end of May. Financial assistance can be provided to eligible low-and middle-income families that are registered through an approved program.
In honour of regional seniors, and in conjunction with Seniors Week (first week of June), Community Services hosts an annual seniors’ tea. The event is held at the Lessard Lake Outdoor Education Centre located within the Lessard Lake Public Campground.
The County's Community Services department offers several thrilling and fun summer programs for children and youth during July and August. There is something for everyone! Our full day youth camps give participants the opportunity to see old friends and make some new ones.