Preventative Counselling Subsidy Program
Help for County Residents Seeking Counselling Services
To prevent crisis, individuals and communities need support, guidance, education, encouragement, opportunities and intervention strategies. The cost of counselling can pose a barrier for many, but the County is working to minimize this barrier by partially offsetting the cost of preventative counselling services.
Lac Ste. Anne County is pleased to offer a subsidy to eligible individuals, couples or families in the region who find themselves struggling to afford the cost of short-term preventative counselling services. County residents who meet specific income thresholds may be eligible for this subsidy. Through this program, the County contracts a local counselling agency to provide the counselling services.
Subsidy Eligibility and Post-Counselling Survey Questions
To qualify for a counselling subsidy, you must:
Be a resident of Lac Ste. Anne County
Not have access to an employee or health benefit plan that covers the cost of counselling
Have a family income of less than $95,000 per year
Once approved, your fees will range from $20 to $60 per session. Individuals and families are approved for up to six sessions.
Part of your agreement to access the County's Preventative Counselling Subsidy program involves completing a short questionnaire after your fifth counselling session. The provincial government measures data for programs subsidized by provincial FCSS funding. Your private information and counselling session details are not pertinent to this survey and will not be shared or otherwise disclosed.
Submit Your Subsidy Request Form Today
To get started, please click below to download a Client Subsidy Request Form. Drop off your completed form at the County Administration Office located at 56521 Range Road 65 (one mile east of Sangudo), or mail it to the attention of Lac Ste. Anne County Community Services, PO Box 219 Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0.
For more details on the program, please contact Community Services Coordinator Taryn Monteith at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or email recreationFCSS (@) LSAC.ca.
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Income-based Subsidy Scale
Clients who are Lac Ste. Anne County residents are permitted a maximum of six (6) sessions per year. Counselling sessions must be preventative in nature. Clients of the program will pay their portion of the fees to the service provider directly. Please consult the following table to determine the subsidy amount you may qualify for.