Every child who isn’t stimulated as a toddler, who doesn’t feel safe in grade school, who discovers drugs and alcohol in high school, who battles suicidal thoughts after dropping out, costs Albertans more - economically, socially, culturally.
It is hard to link outcomes and metrics and specific cost-savings to a single child. But we can measure the impact in other ways.
When Albertans are connected to one another - a new immigrant family to the people next door, teens to mentors, seniors to children, volunteers to volunteers, the hungry to those with the means to share, when kids have places to play, to love and to learn - this is impact. It’s different in every village, town, city and neighbourhood in Alberta but we’re united by a single goal. This is the business of FCSS.
We like to think of ourselves as builders. We build Albertans.