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Community Services




Gwen Snell
Director of Community Services
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What We Do

Community Services supports and encourages recreation, leisure and cultural opportunities for citizens, in order to ensure personal well-being, increased quality of life and a strong, active sense of community.  Through a broad range of programs and services, the department works with citizens to build on existing strengths.

The Recreation & Parks division of Community Services is responsible for facility development and operation; parks development and maintenance and the delivery of recreation programs, both directly and indirectly, for all ages. 

The Family & Community Support Services division of Community Services is responsible for program development and operation; maintenance and delivery of family support programs.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Recreation & parks facilities and programs
  • Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)
  • Support for committees and community groups
  • Disaster Social Services
  • Green spaces


The purpose of Family and Community Support Services (F.C.S.S.) is to facilitate the development of programs and services that Hanna FCSS enhance, strengthen and stabilize family life. F.C.S.S. promotes volunteerism and encourages cooperation and coordination of other agencies within the community. Programs are developed through direct input from the community and suggestions and ideas are welcome at any time.

Hanna FCSS offers a broad range of community and volunteer programs. Youth programs are offered in conjunction with the Hanna Youth Club.

200 residents from Hanna and the surrounding communities, along with 15 agencies were randomly interviewed via phone and asked about their knowledge of supports and services in the community and perceptions regarding family violence.  The data was compiled in a needs assessment report. View the pdfHanna Step Forward report here.


Related Links

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
Alberta Association for Recreational Facility Personnel
Golden Prairie Parent Link
Alberta Invasive Species Council (AISC)  

Related Documents

pdfCommunity Services Board Grant

pdfCommunity Services Grant Follow Up Report

pdfAssistance with Hosting Provincial Events

pdfCircle of Supports