Family and Community Engagement Councils

Making a difference

Alberta’s Family and Community Engagement Councils (FCECs) are the way we connect with our communities. They help us understand where we’re making a difference, where more support is needed and where we can work better together to achieve the results Albertans want and need.

Frequently Asked Questions

Update – July 2014

Recruitment for council members took place in the spring of 2014. Once FCECs are established and fully operational, recruitment will be ongoing. The Alberta government received around 700 applications and completed interviews with about 260 candidates across the province. It’s anticipated that the members of the FCEC will be appointed soon. Thanks to everyone who applied and participated.

Our FCECs:

  • work with communities to identify social issues, opportunities, challenges and potential solutions
  • build on the relationships, cooperative spirit and common purpose more than 31,000 Albertans developed when they created Alberta’s Social Policy Framework
  • involve community partners such as health advisory councils, school boards, municipalities, Aboriginal agencies, social service agencies, the private sector and other agencies or groups
  • offer advice, make recommendations and report on social-based issues, needs, solutions and outcomes

Operating under the Building Families and Communities Act, the Family and Community Engagement Councils:

  • are made up of Albertans from all areas of interest and capabilities
  • have Aboriginal co-chairs to reflect the social and cultural perspectives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Learn about the councils by watching this short video:

Created: 2013-12-10
Modified: 2014-07-25
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