Founded in the fall of 2011, the Rural Services department provides essential programs and services designed to positively impact the quality of life of all residents. Its role is to strengthen the social fabric of the MD by funding and facilitating initiatives ranging from parks and trails to seniors support programs.
As the MD evolves, Council recognizes more than ever the need for a dedicated department that encompasses the many different aspects of rural living. As such, the Rural Services department was created in the fall of 2011. Through its many programs and initiatives, this vital department fosters the growth, solidarity and health of the community at large.

Contact Information


Russ Jassman
Director of Rural Services

Email russ.jassman (@) mdlsr.ca
Phone 780.681.3929
Fax 780.681.3936

Rural Services Programs & Resources

Bench Dedication Program

Bench Dedication

This new program helps you honour a loved one in a lasting and meaningful way.

FCSS

FCSS

Funding to foster locally-driven, preventive social services initiatives.

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Community Assistance

A framework to help qualified applicants receive for community programming.

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Seniors Assistance

Financial assistance for seniors with medical travel or other special needs.

Rural Services Programs & Resources

Bench Dedication Program

Bench Dedication

This new program helps you honour a loved one in a lasting and meaningful way.

FCSS

FCSS

Funding to foster locally-driven, preventive social services initiatives.

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Community Assistance

A framework to help qualified applicants receive for community programming.

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Seniors Assistance

Financial assistance for seniors with medical travel or other special needs.

Key Responsibilities of the Rural Services Department

  • Agriculture and rural development (Agricultural Fieldman)
  • Planning and development (Planning & Development Officer)
  • Parks, recreation, trails and open spaces
  • Community complexes (municipally owned)
  • Community wellness programming and funding
  • Community engagement
  • Family and community support services (FCSS)
  • Seniors funding
  • Rural libraries
  • Rural cemeteries
  • Rural Fire Halls
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