Central Peace Family and Community Support Services (CPFCSS) began in 2005. It compromises the Municipal District of Spirit River #133, the Town of Spirit River and the Village of Rycroft. We are a rural area of 270 square miles, with a population of 2610. Our main economy depends on agriculture, forestry and oil exploration.
The CPFCSS Advisory Board includes two at-large members and a municipal Councilor from each municipality. An FCSS Coordinator runs the program year-round.
The mission of the CPFCSS is to develop locally driven preventative social initiatives to enhance the well being of individuals, families and community members.
Our purpose is to build strong communities through positive, caring interaction and mutual respect. FCSS programs depend on community resources, often involving volunteers in management and delivery. We believe that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. Programs developed are intended to help individuals adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.