FCSS Office Updates
UPDATE Sept 11, 2020
Hope everyone is staying safe and well!
The Stettler & District FCSS is OPEN to the public! We are also available for calls, emails or Facebook messages to help with any questions or concerns, or finding and accessing supports or resources in this time.
Our primary concern is to continue to provide essential services within the community, while maintaining the health and well-being of community members.
If you are in need of income tax preparation for the 2019 tax year, please call ahead to make arrangements.
We do have a public computer that can be access by appointment for essential services.
For outreach supplies, we are available to supply to one client at a time.
Please feel free to call us at 403-742-2337 with any questions or concerns and we will do our very best to assist you. Thank you for your understanding and patience at this time. Please everyone take proper precautions and be safe.
2020/2021 School Year Announcement
The Alberta government has made the decision to proceed with School in the fall under scenario one. Below is the link outlining what school will look like.
COVID-19 Information for Parents
For frequently asked questions for our families on the upcoming school year and a safe learning environment, see the following links:
When referring to Clearview Public Schools COVID-19 Information, please use this link:
Alberta K-12 School Re-entry
Information from Alberta Education on Scenarios 1, 2, and 3
Daily Alberta Covid-19 Updates:
World Health Organization
WHO Timeline - COVID-19
This statement is updated on an ongoing basis, in response to evolving events and common media queries.
Click here to watch the latest updates and news releases.
Alberta Biz Connect
Workplace guidance and supports to help businesses and non-profits affected by COVID-19 begin to reopen and resume operations safely. This can be found on the Alberta website.
Important health helpline phone numbers in Alberta:
The Stettler Regional Emergency Management Agency (SREMA) resident hotline, 403-742-7300, will be open from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM daily. Please contact the hotline with questions and concerns regarding our regional response to COVID-19, and questions and concerns with Town or County operations and services.
Have a fever or cough?
Conduct the AHS Self-Assessment
Do not go to emergency, medical clinic or your doctor’s office
Health Link officials at 8-1-1 will arrange testing
Visit Alberta Health Services for more info.
Federal Funding during COVID-19
Not sure what your options are?
Try this quiz to get you started: https://covid-benefits.alpha.canada.ca/en/start
The Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB)
The Government of Canada recently announced a $9 billion fund to provide financial support to students and recent graduates during the summer, help them continue their studies in the fall, and help many get the experience they need to start their careers. Among the measures included in this framework is the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) which will be delivered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
The CESB will provide financial support to recent graduates and post-secondary students who are unable to work or find employment due to COVID-19, or are not earning over $1000, and who are not eligible for either the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) or Employment Insurance (EI). The benefit will provide $1,250 every four weeks for eligible students or $2,000 every four weeks for eligible students with disabilities or those with children or other dependents. The CESB is available from May 10 until August 29, 2020. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2020.
Applications for the CESB will open Friday, May 15, 2020. To get ready to apply, the CRA encourages eligible students to take three important steps:
Step 1: Register a profile with the CRA. If you have never filed an income tax return with the CRA, you may not have a profile with us. Call 1-800-959-8281 to activate your SIN with the CRA.
Step 2: Register for My Account as this is the fastest and easiest way to apply for the benefit.
Step 3: Enroll for Direct Deposit with the CRA through My Account or your financial institution to get your CESB within 3 days of applying. Alternatively, you must ensure your mailing information is up-to-date in My Account to receive a cheque by mail within 10 business days.
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
The Government of Canada will provide a taxable benefit of $2,000 a month for up to 4 months to:
-Support for people facing unemployment:
-Support for people who are sick, quarantined, or in directed self-isolation:
-Support for people who are unable to work:
INFORMATION about CERB and Application Process starting April 6th:
INFORMATION about Applying for CERB: with UPDATES
NOTE: If you qualify for Regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, apply through the EI program here: https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/ei-regular-benefit.html