Family & Community Support Services

Joint FCSS and UW Grant Ad Image 2018

Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Cochrane United Way Partnership Committee are now accepting applications for 2018 funding.

Get your application today, phone 403-851-2250 for an email copy.

NEW: FCSS Outcomes Workshop
Initial Training: Aug 9, 9am-4pm
RSVP by Aug 4 at 4:30pm by calling 403-851-2250.
Follow-up: Sept 20, 9am-4pm

For more information on individual mandates and what projects are considered ineligible, please call our office.  

Application Deadline: Sept 29, 2017 at noon

Visit our Cochrane Cares: Regional Well-Being Review page for more information on our community survey and it's results. 

Our Mission

The Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) mission is to encourage, strengthen and stabilize family and community life. Drop into our offices to get a calendar of current programs, visit the resource library, get referral information, pick up government forms and more.


Cochrane Family and Community Support Services deliver a wide variety of programs and activities for children, youth, parents, adults, seniors and for professional development. Pick up a hard copy of the current Town of Cochrane Program and Activity Guide at our office. Search and register for programs online and see what's happening at the Parent Link Centre.

Contact Cochrane FCSS at 403-851-2250 for more information regarding these programs.

Additional Information

  • FCSS, the Resource Centre, Parent Link Centre, Volunteer Cochrane and the Cochrane Society for Housing Options are all under the umbrella of Cochrane FCSS and in partnership in the HomeStead Apartment building located at 209 - 2 Ave. West. 

Criminal record checks


Beginning March 15, 2017 both steps of the volunteer criminal record check and vulnerable sector record check process take place at the RCMP detachment.


Step 1: Go to the RCMP detachment (359 First St E) 
Criminal record check intake hours: 9am-3pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday ONLY
What you need to bring with you: 
• two pieces of identification, one of which must be government-issued photo ID 
• volunteer organization request letter (volunteers only)

Step 2: Pay the fee for your criminal record check (see fees below)
Payment methods:
• cash
• debit
• credit card

Results available two weeks after requests are submitted; return to the RCMP detachment to collect your completed check (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm).

• Volunteers (incl. students on unpaid practicum): $10 per check (ask your volunteer organization or school for a request letter)
• Paid positions/record suspensions: $35 per check

Cochrane HomeStead Apartment Building 209 - 2nd Ave W.