Camrose & District Support Services

Located in East Central Alberta, Camrose and District Support Services (CDSS) is a partnership between the Province of Alberta, the City of Camrose, Camrose County, and the Villages of Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Hay Lakes, and Rosalind. CDSS provides preventive social programs and services that help people improve their quality of life and enhance their capacity to deal with crisis situations should they arise.

CDSS is one of several hundred FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) programs. FCSS as a whole operates within Alberta Children’s Services via the provincial FCSS Act and Regulations.

FCSS Special Funding COVID-19

Effective April 21, 2020, the Government of Alberta will be temporarily suspending applications for the $30 million in emergency social services funding to charities, not-for-profits and civil society organizations to support their COVID-19 response. Government has received over 600 applications. Current applications are being reviewed, and approvals for urgent requests will occur before reopening intake of applications.

The province has released some additional funds to help local agencies with some costs for extraordinary supports during this COVID-19 pandemic.  Please open the link for Social Services Funding Criteria COVID-19 and Social Services Funding Request  Form COVID-19.  To request the form in the word format (so you can type your request directly in to the form please email or, or call 780-672-0141 and we will email the form out to you.  Please email if you have questions about this funding.  

How We Can Help

CDSS is known for excellent debriefing, information and referral support to anyone who might call our office at 780-672-0141 for any reason. Along with running their own programs, CDSS staff are thoroughly familiar with other services available to the residents of Camrose and District. Supportive Information and Referral is available at no cost. Our SIRC Consultant can meet people one-on-one for 3 (free) one-hour consultation sessions. Please call 780-672-0141 for information on how you can get the help you need!

Most staff are involved in at least one Interagency or other collaborative initiative, and everyone is committed to helping citizens live healthy and fulfilling lives as active participants in their own communities.