Northern Lakes Family Resource Network Hub

Athabasca County FCSS serves as “The Hub” for the new Northern Lakes Family Resource Network which serves the communities of Athabasca, Boyle, Grassland, Rochester, Caslan, Calling Lake, Lac La Biche and Plamondon.

The Hub is located in the Athabasca County FCSS Building.  The Hub Coordinator (along with other network and FCSS staff) works with families to identify their needs and access the services and resources that will assist them in meeting those needs.

Family Resource Network services and supports focus on:

  • Strengthening the knowledge of parents and caregivers
  • Social support
  • Coping and problem-solving skills
  • Improving child and youth development
  • Building resiliency
  • Access to community supports and resources

Referrals may be made to services formally connected to the FRN (Spokes) or to other agencies or services in the community.  The Hub works to ensure there is a full continuum of services (universal, targeted & intensive) available in the areas of social connections & supports, caregiver capacity building and child development & well-being for families with children 0 – 18 years of age.

What agencies are involved (Spokes) in the NLFRN?

Athabasca County FCSS – providing the Family Centre and Family Wellness Programs (see additional information on the FCSS main page)

Healthy Families Healthy Futures – providing home visitation services for families with children 0 – 6 years of age, in all of the communities in the network area

Lac La Biche County FCSS – providing the parent education series “It Takes A Village” in Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre – providing the Indigenous Parenting Support Program based out of Lac La Biche

How do I access services through the NLFRN?

You can reach the Hub Coordinator at (780) 675-2623 or by email at or visit the Northern Lakes Family Resource Network Facebook page.