Sustaining Funders

BGCBigs is focused on achieving positive outcomes in the children, youth and families with whom we are honoured to work.  The following bodies are the sustaining funders of safe places and caring, mentoring relationships in our community.


United Way focuses on the areas that need change the most.   With the increasing effects of social challenges – and the financial and human costs that come along with it – the United Way know that not just one organization, or even government, can manage it alone. It takes the entire community.

United Way brings together organizations, businesses, governments, community members and more than 50 partners in the social services sector who care about the issues we face in the Alberta Capital Region. Together, we represent one of the most critical and extensive collaborative approaches for change.

No other community organization does this. This collective approach, and the scope of work we do together, is what makes United Way unique.

Each and every contribution from our supporters becomes part of a major community building effort that delivers a wide range of community impact programs and initiatives, targeting some of the most difficult and complex issues.


Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is an 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta, and municipalities or Métis Settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation. The Regulation sets out the service requirements, that a municipality or Settlement must meet to be eligible for funding. At the local level, a municipality or Métis Settlement Council chooses whether to establish a Program, and enters into an agreement with the province to jointly fund the Program. Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families, and communities. The programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery.

The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. The programs developed are intended to help individuals in their community to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.

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Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA) is one of 10 Regional Authorities that works on behalf of the Ministry of Alberta Human Services and in partnership with the communities served, to plan and deliver a range of services to children, youth and families in the greater Edmonton area and surrounding counties of Leduc, Parkland, Strathcona, Sturgeon and East Yellowhead.

Our focus is:
Prevention: promoting the development and well-being of children, youth and families
Preservation and Protection: keeping children, youth and families safe and protected
Partnerships: promoting healthy communities for children, youth and families

Many of the Neighbourhood Offices are involved with reporting, assessing and investigating concerns surrounding a child or youth’s safety and wellbeing. They also provide ongoing case management for children, youth and families in need of Child Intervention Services.

The Neighbourhood Offices can also help you with:

  • connecting to community resources and parenting supports
  • accessing information about Prevention and Early Intervention Services
  • accessing and obtaining information about financial supports including Family Support for Children with Disabilities Program, Child and Youth Support Program and Supports for Permanency Program
  • accessing information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent, Kinship Care or assisting with obtaining guardianship of a family member in need

Click here to learn more about CFSA.

United Way of Alberta Capital Region
The City of Edmonton
Alberta Human Services
Alberta Education
Government of Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Edmonton Community Foundation
The Stollery Foundation
Strathcona FCSS
Region 6 Child and Family Services
Canadian Western Bank
Automated Aquatics
Butler Foundation
Canada Post Foundation
The Gladys Ferguson Fund

(Updated September 2016)