Like many organizations in the province of Alberta (article Ici Alberta : Privés des revenus des casinos, les organismes sans but lucratif dans la tourmente the Family Support Centre has also been deprived of Casino income for the past year.

Our casino fundraiser was supposed to take place last June and this event has since been canceled and postponed several times. At this time, we do not know when our next casino will be. For several years, our library has been largely funded by the Casino program. Without this immediate contribution, the future of our library for the next few months is very uncertain.

In addition to the removal of this funding, the situation related to COVID-19 has forced us to radically change our procedures for using the library, both for our team and for our customers, in order to be able to ensure the safety of everybody. And these modifications generate a significant financial cost.

At this time, we must draw on our reserves to ensure the continuity of this important service and we must also put on hold some of the renovations we had planned for our library as part of the ‘Love for our French Library’ project. Indeed, we had been fortunate to receive grants to support our renovation project, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the price of products in the construction industry has increased considerably. To remedy this we had planned to use part of our reserves to carry out this project but the lack of casino funds has turned it all upside down.

So we recently decided to implement this online donation system below. These donations, for the time being, will be used as a priority to support our library. We understand that the situation of many of you has also been affected by this pandemic and we really appreciate all the support you offer us. We hope to be able to see you again in real life soon and open the doors of our library. For the time being, given the government’s restrictions, we are still continuing the Cubside Pick-up service.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mouna Gasmi at

Every dollar counts and we would like to thank all of you who will make a donation to support us.

*Any cash contribution will result in a tax receipt from the Société de la petite enfance et de la famille du Sud de l’Alberta (Centre d’appui familial).