Home Support Program

Vital Support for Regional Seniors

The Lac Ste. Anne County FCSS (Family & Community Support Services) Home Support initiative provides support to seniors’ (65+), who are residents of Lac Ste. Anne County, and are in need of light housekeeping services. The program is designed to support seniors’ as they remain independent in their own home by assisting them in keeping a clean and healthy living environment. Light housekeeping duties include, but are not limited to, sweeping, laundry, dishes, vacuuming, dusting, light snow shovelling, light weeding, and the like.

This valuable program has grown tremendously over the past 2 years. We have several clients already benefiting from the cleaning services and the subsided rates, but we still have the capacity to assist more. If you're a County senior, or know of someone who is, that would appreciate assistance with light housekeeping, please apply today! Our trained workers are ready to help.

Download the Home Support Program application below. For more information about this exceptional community-focused program, contact the Community Services Department at 780.785.3411 or (toll-free 1.866.880.5722).

Meals on Wheels and Food Banks

Quality, Nutritious Meals to Those in Need

Lac Ste. Anne County Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) supports the following meals on wheels and food bank programs, and sincerely thanks these organizations for the service they provide to our communities.

West End Meals on Wheels

Sangudo, Mayerthorpe, and the west end of Lac Ste. Anne County Volunteers prepare and deliver meals to seniors and disabled.

Contact Jill: 780.785.2924 or Donna: 780.785.3118 or email westendmow@outlook.com.

To volunteer with preparation or delivery of meals, or to donate, please contact us at the above.

Alberta Beach & District Meals on Wheels

Volunteers delivering nutritious meals within our communities to those unable to provide for themselves including seniors, convalescents and the disabled.

Alberta Beach & area Coordinator – Diane Gibbs: 780.924.2348. Darwell & area Coordinators – Lorraine Taylor: lgbeta36@gmail.com or Edie Richardson: 780.892.2457.

Volunteer drivers are always needed for a one (1) hour commitment per week, or as a relief driver. Please contact the coordinator in your area to volunteer.

Lac Ste. Anne East Food Bank

5028 – 48 Avenue, Onoway, AB

Contact 780.271.3131 or email lacsteanneeastfoodbank@gmail.com. Open Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 10:00 am for hamper pick up.

To volunteer/donate, contact us at the above.

Onoway Meals on Wheels

Frozen meals available for Onoway north and south, to Highway 43.

Contact Hazel Bourke: 780.967.2338. To volunteer, please contact Hazel.

Mayerthorpe Food Bank

4606 – 54 St. Mayerthorpe, AB

Contact Tammy-Lee Gilroy: 780.786.4668, or email mbcfoodbank@xplornet.ca or facebook.com/mayerthorpefoodbank.

Open Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

To volunteer or donate, contact us at the above or drop in on Thursday nights to speak to a volunteer. To request help, contact us at the above before 11:00 am on Mondays to request a hamper for Thursday pick up.

 

Highway 43 Come Play with Me Coalition

Promoting Early Childhood Development

ECD-focused coalitions have been working in communities across Alberta since the Early Childhood Development Mapping Project. Between 2009-2014, over 100 coalitions were formed to plan and promote community-based supports for young children and families. Recognizing the value of this work, the ministries of Health, Education and Community and Social Services committed resources for the continued support of the coalitions. Starting in 2015, working along with the tri-ministries, the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta (FCSSAA) provides provincial coordination and support to all Early Childhood Coalitions of Alberta (ECCA).

This coalition is committed to promoting the importance of early childhood development locally. Our team consists of parents/grandparents, service providers, and other stakeholders that believe we can strengthen our communities by focusing on what our children need. We have hosted parent education sessions, complete with a meal and free childcare, and we have distributed hundreds of age appropriate developmental kits throughout our communities. We strive to give our next generation the best possible start in life, so every child can be successful. Lac Ste. Anne County’s Community Services Department provides administrative support, including as “banker”, in-kind to this coalition.

Relevant Links

Highway 43 Come Play with Me Early Childhood Coalition Facebook Page

Early Childhood Coalitions of Alberta

Parent Link / Early Childhood Development Initiative (2)

Parent Link & Early Childhood Development Initiative

Lac Ste. Anne County’s Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Initiative is part of the Pembina Gateway Parent Link Network. We use the Parent Link and Early Childhood Development Initiative funding provided by Alberta Children's Services to provide parents and caregivers (targeted towards families with children under 6 years of age) with free resources, programs and support to nurture early childhood development. Our current services include, but are not limited to:

  • Early Childhood Development & Care programs that may include active play, sensory, manipulative, music/rhymes, or craft programs
  • Parent Education programs that may include monthly lunch & learn topics, Love & Logic, Emotion Coaching, or Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) parenting sessions (free childcare is provided);
  • Family Support programs that may include the Baby Network, Mom & I/Dad & I programs, and family events as well as Triple P Primary Care one-on-one family support;
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE2) developmental screening allows your child to show you what they can do; •
  • Special Events such as our partnership with other agencies to provide the annual “Celebrate Kids”
  • Onoway Health & Wellness Fair;
  • Information and Referrals always available

Although some programs do require pre-registration, most are drop in programs and all our programs are free of charge. Build supportive relationships with other parents and caregivers, provide socialization opportunities for your children, discuss information and tips with staff, and have fun with Lac Ste. Anne County’s successful Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Initiative programs.

Parent Link, ECDI Free Programs

Highway 43 Come Play With Me Coalition

The Highway 43 Come Play With Me Coalition is committed to promoting the importance of early childhood development. The coalition consists of service providers and parents who believe in strengthening regional communities by focusing on what our children need, and who are committed to giving the next generation a stronger start in life. Lac Ste. Anne County's Community Services department provides administrative support in kind to the coalition, including acting as "banker." Visit the Come Play With Me Facebook Page for more information.

Onoway Playschool

Onoway Playschool Placeholder

Lac Ste. Anne County’s Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Initiative is part of the Pembina Gateway Parent Link Network.  We use the Parent Link and Early Childhood Development Initiative funding provided by Alberta Children's Services to provide parents and caregivers (targeted towards families with children under 6 years of age) with free resources, programs and support to nurture early childhood development.  Our current services include, but are not limited to:

  • Early Childhood Development & Care programs that may include active play, sensory, manipulative, music/rhymes, or craft programs;
  • Parent Education programs that may include monthly lunch & learn topics, Love & Logic or Triple P parenting sessions (free childcare is provided);
  • Family Support programs that may include the Baby Network, Mom & I/Dad & I programs, and family events;
  • Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3 and ASQ-SE) allow your child to show you what they can do;
  • Special Events such as our partnership with other agencies to provide the annual “Celebrate Kids” Onoway Health & Wellness Fair;
  • Information and Referrals always available.

Although some programs do require pre-registration, most are drop in programs and all our programs are free of charge.  Build supportive relationships with other parents and caregivers, provide socialization opportunities for your children, discuss information and tips with staff, and have fun with Lac Ste. Anne County’s successful Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Initiative programs.

Parent Link, ECDI Free Programs

Highway 43 Come Play With Me Coalition

The Highway 43 Come Play With Me Coalition is committed to promoting the importance of early childhood development. The coalition consists of service providers and parents who believe in strengthening regional communities by focusing on what our children need, and who are committed to giving the next generation a stronger start in life. Lac Ste. Anne County's Community Services department provides administrative support in kind to the coalition, including acting as "banker."

Visit the Come Play With Me Facebook Page

 

About the County

Lac Ste. Anne County is a governing body in central Alberta, Canada. Its administrative office is located at 56521, Range Road 65, Lac Ste. Anne County, near the Hamlet of Sangudo — about an hour's drive west of Edmonton. Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County's namesake comes from its largest and most historically significant body of water, Lac Ste. Anne. // MORE

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359