FCSS Programs & Events

FCSS offers various programs for all residents that assist with social connection, group support, personal development and learning.


Community Events


Volunteer Appreciation

The Town of Innisfail organizes a Volunteer Appreciation event each April in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2018.

Please watch for more information on when and where the 2018 event will take place.



Mayor & Seniors Garden Party

The Mayor and Seniors Garden Party is held every summer at the Historical Village.

For more information on the following events and programs, contact Karen Bradbury at 403-227-3376 (ext. 233) or email karen.bradbury@innisfail.ca.

Community Programs 

Support Groups & Programs

Courage to Care Mental Health Support Group

Courage to Care is a peer support group for family, friends and caregivers of someone who has been diagnosed with a mental illness. Members come together to improve their understanding of mental health, mental illness and recovery in the community, to share stories of hope and healing and to listen to and accompany others. The Courage to Care group is led by caring volunteer facilitators who have received training through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Facilitator Training.

Supported by FCSS Innisfail (Family Community Support Services) in partnership with McMan, the group meets on Tuesday's and alternate each week between afternoon and evening sessions.

Meeting Calendar Feb. - Dec. 2018

Dementia Friendly Support Group

The Dementia Friendly Support Group is for people with dementia and/or caregivers of those with dementia. The meetings may include an educational component, as well as, time for people to interact with others who are former caregivers or those who are currently on the dementia journey. There is also an opportunity to participate in advocacy for those living with dementia to ensure they and their caregivers are engaged and included in our community.

Meetings take place at Sunset Manor at 2 p.m.on the third Saturday of every month. Contact Jean Barclay at 403-396-0902 or email dementiaalberta@gmail.com for more information.


Kids Have Stress Too!®

"Learning to handle stress is an important life skill for everyone."

Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada, the Kids Have Stress Too! program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress, and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress. The program includes a range of resources designed for parents, those who work with young children in early learning settings and for classrooms.

This program runs between 12 - 16 weeks for approximately 1-hour per week.


 Family & Adult Programs

Movers & Groovers

"Everyone can benefit from improved physical health and the opportunity to create new social networks."

Movers and Groovers is an active ADULTS group that get together twice a week to meet like people who are also interested in keeping active. Activities focus on moving and may include indoor and outdoor walking, obstacle courses, dance, stretching and more.

This is a FREE activity that meets at the LLC Community Room on Wednesday's and Friday's, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 


Community Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Connection

The Innisfail Volunteer Connection aims to connect volunteers and the many community events, activities and organizations that require their services. 

Learn More! 

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

As a year round program, Neighbours Helping Neighbours is a community minded program that promotes volunteerism in our community and provides assistance to those in need. Whether a snow angel, garden angel or a strong hand, you can make a difference in your community!

Learn More!

Neighbourhood Block Party (seasonal)

Throw a block party in your neighbourhood this summer! With the goal to create connections, unity, and support, block parties are a great way for neighbours to get to know eachother in a fun and informal way. Block parties are a seasonal activity, and take place during the spring and summer from May to August.

Learn More!

Income Tax Clinic (seasonal)

Do you need a hand to prepare your tax return? The Town of Innisfail, Royal Canadian Legion and Canada Revenue Agency partner each year to bring a free income tax return services to Innisfail for eligible individuals.

Learn More!