The Family Services Program provides children and families with opportunities to grow through training and experience that will enhance the quality of life for the family as a whole.


We provide a wide range of supports to families who have children in the Family Supports for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) program. FSCD is a parent driven program.

Services are provided based on approved funding, the family’s needs, the family’s approval, and the appropriate match.

The Action Group can provide the following services should they be identified in your FSCD agreement:


Out-Of-Home Living Arrangements is defined as supports to provide out-of-home living arrangements when the family is unable to care for the child in their home. Parents maintain all decision making and guardianship responsibilities for their child and are partners in determining the most appropriate out-of-home arrangement to best meet their child’s needs.


Extraordinary Child Care is defined as support to ensure that parents of children with disabilities have the support they require to be able to work or attend training.

Domestic Child Care is defined as support to help the family incorporate and coordinate the child’s care needs into one position. This service makes scheduling and coordination for support and service provision easier, provides the child with one consistent caregiver and facilitates the child’s growth and development by building on-going communication between the family and caregiver.

Respite is defined as to provide the family with a break by support staff temporarily relieving the parents from the full care and supervision demands of their child with a disability.

Community Support is defined as support to ensure that children with disabilities, who experience limitation in their ability to participate, have aide support they need in order to participate in recreational, social or community activities.

Personal Care is defined as support to assist the child with a disability with self-care, if applicable, and/or to assist with eating, bathing, washing, repositioning, and performing other routines associated with personal care.

Behavioral Support is defined as support to help parents address specific behaviors exhibited by the child and to increase or reinforce parent’s skills and strategies in managing their child’s behavior. It involves the guardian’s active participation in learning skills and implementing strategies as well as the generalization of strategies. This service is goal focused with the intent to help guardians learn strategies to manage their child’s behaviors.

Developmental Support is defined as support to help parents in developing skills and strategies that support their child’s development, based on assessed needs. It involves the guardian’s active participation in learning skills and implementing strategies as well as the generalization of strategies. This service is goal focused with the intent to help guardians learn strategies to manage their child’s needs and to generalize skills and strategies across the child’s natural environments.

Specialized Services
is defined as support to ensure children who have severe disabilities that result in a major loss of the child’s functional ability in two or more areas receive appropriate, coordinated and effective services. Specialized services are intended for children who are impacted by their disability and require an array of intensive, integrated and coordinated specialized services. Access to specialized supports requires detailed assessment and recommendation by a multidisciplinary team (MDT). The MDT is made up of a variety of experts and specialists in the field.

If you have any questions about specific services and supports in our Family Services program you can contact the Program Manager @ 403-782-8475.


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