Family & Community Support Services

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) provides preventative programs and services that enhance the social well-being of families and individuals. FCSS is a cost shared program between the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 and the Province of Alberta.

The programs and services provided through FCSS are intended to promote and enhance safe and healthy family and community life.
Winfield Tax Collection Clinic

FCSS has teamed with the Canadian Volunteer Income Tax Program and is offering free income tax preparations for qualifying individuals.  We are able to assist individuals and families with modest income, students and seniors under predetermined income thresholds.

Our volunteers are unable to process returns for the following:

  • self-employment income or employment expenses
  • business or rental income and expenses
  • interest income over $1,000
  • capital gains or losses
  • foreign property (T1135)
  • bankrupt individuals in the year of bankruptcy (or the year prior, if that return has not been filed)
  • deceased individuals

Up Coming Webinars and Programs - CLICK ON GRAPHIC TO REGISTER

Farm Transition Webinar

FARM TRANSITION WEBINAR with Merle Good, Farm Tax Specialist

Merle Good graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.S.C. degree in Agriculture Economics. 

Prior to his private sector endeavor, Merle worked for over 30 years as the Alberta Provincial Farm Tax Specialist. Merle continues to work with top accountants and lawyers throughout Canada and on a yearly basis speaks at over 25 public seminars and works with over two hundred farm clients per year.

This expertise, combined with years of client consultations, plus his practical experience of owning and operating a multi-generational farm; has created a unique combination of skills and insights to enable clients to meet their business and personal goals.

Merle and his wife Peggy have created GRS Consulting and their company motto is “Succeeding in Succession.”  Merle and his family continue to reside on the family farm near Cremona, Alberta.

Up Coming Webinars and Programs

WCLP-Death Taxes Beyond
EZ Nutrition Online Classes (prenatal infant toddler)

Referral & Information Services

Provides quick access to telephone numbers or information about services that are available in the County for seniors, families and other individuals in need.

Check out the many program and service available by accessing the Community Service Directory.

For information on FCSS Grant Application and Evaluation Forms, please contact Erin Ballhorn, Community Programs Coordinator.