At the regular May 11, 2020 Council meeting the City of Wetaskiwin Council passed the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Governing Board Bylaw 1963-20.
This bylaw established FCSS as its own governing body.
This governance change will allow Wetaskiwin FCSS to apply for additional grants and access other funding opportunities as it will no longer be considered for-profit—which is the case when FCSS is governed by a municipal council instead of a separate governing board.
“This decision by Wetaskiwin City Council is an important step for our local Family and Community Support Services, and comes at a crucial time while we remain in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said FCSS Manager Lindsay Breau. “The City’s continued support is critical to the overall function of FCSS in Wetaskiwin and we look forward to a strong partnership with the City of Wetaskiwin and City Council going forward.”
The existing programs and services delivered by Wetaskiwin FCSS will remain unchanged while the transition from advisory to governing board takes place.