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Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

Thorhild County Family and Community Support services develops locally-driven, preventative social services to enhance the well-being of families, children, seniors and volunteers in Thorhild County.  

Services offered under this program:

  1. Assist people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
  2. Assist people to develop an awareness of social needs;
  3. Assist people to develop interpersonal and group skills which enhance constructive relationships among people;
  4. Assist people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them;
  5. Provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community. 

Summer Programs

Programs are designed for children ages 6-16 to learn new things, build new skills, interact and explore.  Check back in late spring for updates with respect to the 2024 Summer Programs!

Registrations for Summer Programs are available through Thorhild County's Online Ticketing Page.  See the link below and click County Programs to register for summer programs.  You will need to create an account, which will allow you to  register and pay online.

Volunteer Income Tax Program

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program provides low income individuals who have basic non-complex returns with free help in completing and filing their income tax returns.

Interested in becoming a volunteer for this program? Please visit

Income Limits for the 2023 tax year are as follows:

  • Singles up to $35,000
  • Couples combined income up to $45,000
  • Families with a combined income up to $52,500

Taxes will be completed during March and April by appointments on the following dates:.

Tuesday March 5 10am-3pm

Thursday March 7 10am-3pm

Tuesday March 12 10am-3pm

Thursday March 14 10am-3pm

Tuesday April 16 10am-3pm

Wednesday April 17 10am-3pm

Thursday April 18 10am-3pm

To book an appointment or for information please call Kelly at 780-398-3741 ext. 2820 or Laurie at 780-398-3741 ext. 2810.

Food Bank

Residents of Thorhild County may access the Redwater Fellowship of Churches Food Bank.  Pleases call 780-942-2061 for more information.  If you experience difficulty in being able to pick up items from the Food Bank please contact our office to see if we can assist.

Family School Liaison Program

Thorhild County FCSS in partnership with Aspen View Public School provides support services to children of school age and their families to strengthen and stabilize school, family and community life. 

The program address issues such as:

  • building self-esteem
  • social interaction and relationships
  • managing emotions
  • coping with stress
  • family issues
  • separation anxiety
  • effective communication

Christmas Hampers

During the Christmas Season this campaign provide food hampers and gifts for those in need. 


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Contact Thorhild County

 Telephone: 780-398-3741 
 Toll Free: 1-877-398-3777
 Fax: 780-398-3748
 Email:Thorhild County

  801 - 1st Street
Box 10 Thorhild, AB T0A 3J0

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