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2022- Table registration poster

FCSS is excited to announce table registration for the 21st Annual Registration & Information Fair is now open! It’s been a long couple of years, and we are excited to re-connect and share information with Hinton residents alongside the groups and organizations that make our community a wonderful and thriving place to live. 

We are seeking non- profits, for-profits, organizations, agencies to register a table for the fair! We want to showcase the integral services, programming, or resources to our community in one night.  We welcome you! 

FCSS is all about community collaboration and we are excited to be partnering with The Hinton Employment and Learning Place as they will be hosting a public BBQ for purchase. 

Table registration deadline is Wednesday August 31st, 2022. Table Registration forms can be filled out online by clicking here or are available at FCSS office- 821 Switzer Drive (The West Fraser Guild). All forms and payments can be dropped off at FCSS. Typically, 800+ people from all ages and varied interest attend the Fair. It’s a great opportunity for non-profits to showcase their organizations, and for all members of the family to find an activity that interests them. 

Please note the following: 

  • Only one group can be represented per registration
  • Tables must be always manned during the Fair
  • Electrical outlets available- request on registration form and bring your own cords
  • Table registration (nonprofit $20, for profit $40) fee is non- refundable
  • Table setup time commences at 5pm and must be completed by 6pm
    1. Groups are encouraged to set up a stimulating display. Participants can bring table covers, table signage, door prizes, brochures, information to showcase an attractive booth for the public
    2. 8 X4 tables will be provided to each group 

About FCSS

The overall objective of FCSS is to develop locally driven, prevention-based social initiatives to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. These initiatives must align with the provincially mandated outcomes based on legislation and regulations. Throughout FCSS’s nearly 40 years in the Hinton community, a key objective has been building community and creating a sense of support and belonging for residents.

Provincial Preventative Mandates

Hinton’s FCSS department designs services in alignment with the four mandates for prevention-based programming as outlined by the Province of Alberta:

1. Homelessness

2. Poverty

3. Domestic Violence

4. Mental Health

Wellbeing & Resiliency Framework

FCSS also factors in the Wellbeing and Resiliency Framework. This provincially designed framework sets out the objectives for family and children-based programming, including:

1. Child Development and Well-being

2. Caregiver Capacity Building

3. Social Connections

Our team is here to help
  1. FCSS Manager
  2. FCSS Assistant Manager
  3. Administrative Assistant
  4. Individual Supports Coord.
  5. Family Life Coord.
  6. Community Connections Coord.
  7. Caregiver Education Coord.
  8. HKFS Supervisor
  9. HKFS Coordinator
  10. Youth Centre Coord.

Meet CarynCaryn is the FCSS Manager; she oversees all FCSS programs and Hinton Transit!

If you'd like to connect with Caryn, give her a call at 780-865-6031 or send her an email!

To see more information on transportation, view the webpage here!

Why Caryn Loves Hinton

"I have lived in Hinton for 9 years, but it felt like home to me after just a few visits. The real sense of community and the variety of outdoor opportunities is what makes Hinton most special to me."