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Drumheller Valley Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is running a Social Needs Assessment NOW.


The Social Needs Assessment survey is now LIVE


What is a Social Needs Assessment?

A Social Needs Assessment is a way for FCSS to identify social needs and priorities within our community, evaluate existing provision/resources and make recommendations to address identified gaps in services.

This is a large project but will be incredibly worthwhile. The results of the Social Needs Assessment will provide a snapshot of life in Drumheller in 2017 and ensure that FCSS and Municipal resources are being directed to where they are most needed.

Data collected from the community engagement and the survey will be combined with updated demographic and socio-economic trends identified in the 2016 Census. The findings, which will be included in a Final Report, will also be useful to community organizations that offer social supports to Drumheller residents.


How can YOU get involved? 

There are 3 ways that you can get involved with the Social Needs Assessment:

1) The online survey is open to all Drumheller and area residents aged 11 years+. You will be able to complete the survey here until the survey closes on October 31st.

2) Take part in one of our Demographic Focus Groups.

3) If your work supporst social needs in Drumheller join one of our Stakeholder Discussions 


I don't have a computer how can I complete the survey? 

FCSS will be hosting Community Information Sessions throughout the community to ensure that people are aware of the Social Needs Assessment. This will incude opportunities for community members to access a computer or ipad and complete the survey. Staff will also be on hand to assist those who need help with the computer. Find out where/when these will be here.



What is FCSS? 

Drumheller Valley FCSS works with local organisations and community members to develop sustainable, locally-driven preventive initiatives that seek to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and our community.



For more information contact:

April Harrison

FCSS Coordinator

403-823-1315 or