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Kneehill Regional Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Working for the municipalities of Acme, Carbon, Kneehill County, Linden, Three Hills and Trochu. Kneehill Regional FCSS is working to care for and strengthen the quality of life for all residents of participating municipalities through volunteerism, support and providing preventive social initiatives and programs. Kneehill Regional FCSS develops and/or supports locally driven preventive social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Kneehill Regional FCSS is a partnership between the provincial and municipal governments. A Board made up of one elected official representative from each participating municipality administers the program. The Board sets the direction for the program and makes the funding decisions. The FCSS Director and Program Assistant are employed to carry out the activities of the program and liaise with other community groups. Funding is provided to a variety of Kneehill area projects and/or programs, such as Seniors Outreach, Kneehill Community Resource Program, Kneehill Family and Marriage Counselling, Wellness Centres and education sessions for parents or youth.


Kneehill Regional FCSS also provides a number of services for community members, including:

    • Information and Referral
    • Grants and Funding
    • Community Volunteer Income
    • Tax Program
    • Volunteer Recognition,
    • Education and Awareness


  • Community Discovery Nights
  • Information and Referral
  • Roots of Empathy
  • Tools for School
  • Kneehill Community Services Directory
  • Birthday in a Box

For more information:

Kneehill Regional FCSS 779 2nd Street N
Box 400 Three Hills, AB T0M 2A0
Phone: 403-443-3800
Cell phone: 403-443-0793
Web site:
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 Shelley Jackson & Angie Stewart
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Dr. Elliott School: 

Dr. Elliott School is a K-9 school in Golden Hills School Division #75 and is located at 215 - 1 Street SE.  While many rural areas in Alberta are experiencing the pressures of declining enrollment due to urbanization and smaller family sizes, Linden is a community that is thriving.   Further to that, Golden Hills School Division has approached the challenges of providing a quality education in rural Alberta with creative, out-of-the-box thinking.  Most notably is the establishment of learning communities where several villages are partnered together to share resources, manage funds, and create common learning experiences throughout the year.  Dr. Elliott is one of three schools in the Tri-Campus Learning Community of Acme, Carbon, and Linden.   


Health and wellness are vitally important to Dr. Elliott School and the Village of Linden.   We know that students learn best and achieve higher results when they feel good about themselves and the school they attend.   Together, we are committed to ensuring that the wellbeing of our students is taken care of.  The Village of Linden is a Choose Well Community and supports healthy initiatives in the school through prizes, resources, funding, promotion, and volunteerism. 

Academic Success:

With a deeply rooted history of innovation and excellence, our school produces proud, engaged, connected citizens.  Community partnership and support provides seamless, personalized learning experiences for students in a way that truly embraces an effective model for education.  These strong partnerships foster the development of valuable transferable skills.  Education is customized to the needs of each student.

We achieve academic excellence because our students are engaged in meaningful learning.  Our students benefit from real-world, hands-on learning opportunities that challenge and deepen student understandings.  Our students are prepared for a future where creative thinking, critical inquiry, collaborative group processes, and the ability to navigate dynamic work environments are the foundational skills to a prosperous marketplace.

Athletic Performance:

Students that attend Dr. Elliott School benefit from a strong athletic program that allows them to develop their skills and abilities at an early age with the Junior Blackhawks program for elementary students.  In addition, great effort is taken to ensure that any student in junior high interested in playing is able to participate with both A and B teams for boys and girls. In the spring, our badminton and track and field teams are very competitive.  We have a longstanding history of achieving results in all sports at divisions and zones and we are very proud of all of our athletes.


Acme School

Located in the Village of Acme just 10 kms south. It has Kindergarten through grade 6 and grade 10 through grade 12. Continuing to build the academic and athletic promise started in Dr. Elliott School, Acme School takes our high school students to the next level. Our students are lifelong learners because we strongly encourage them to actively seek out and embark on learning opportunities beyond the school day and outside of the school building. We do not believe that learning should be confined by timetables of physical spaces. Our students are prepared for a future where creative thinking, critic al inquiry, collaborative group processes, and the abi lity to navigate dynamic work environments are the foundational skills of a prosperous marketplace.

Linden is home to a growing senior population and has developed private and public services to accommodate these people.

  • Linden Lodge – 38 lodge units/12 condominium units 
  • Lynn Haven – 12 self-contained rental units 
  • Westview Care Community – a long-term care facility /semi-independent suites 
  • Linden Care & Share-50 Plus Club – a senior’s drop-in center contact Gerry Toews 403-546-3084


Seniors Outreach

Our Mission

Empowering citizens of Kneehill County through volunteering, service and advocacy, to improve the quality of life for seniors.

Seniors Outreach, a community-based, non-profit volunteer organization, has been proudly serving seniors in Kneehill County since 1995. With representation in Acme, Carbon, Linden, Three Hills (main office), Torrington, and Trochu, Seniors Outreach is supported by Kneehill Regional FCSS, the Town of Three Hills, grant funding, community businesses, service groups, and many volunteers.


Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

  • 546-3020 (Linden)
  • 546-4132 (Swalwell)
  • 546-0000 (Sunnyslope)

Linden Alliance Church 546-3088

Linden MB Church546-4485

Refuge Ranch 546-4390


Acme United Church 546-3922

Church of God Seventh Day 546-4277

St John the Divine, Anglican


St. Mary's Catholic Church 947-3775

Seventh Day Adventist Church 947-2121

Tri-Community Baptist Church 947-2612


Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church 443-7239

Bethel Fellowship Church 443-7800

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Manor Gospel Church 773-2444

Emmanuel Baptist Church 442-2272

Knox United Church 443-5018

Manor Gospel Church 443-5934

Mt. Olive Evangelical Free Church 443-7779

Prairie Tabernabcle Congregation 443-7260

St. Barnabas Anglican Church 443-5992

St. Joseph RC Church 443-5611

St. Thomas' Parish (REC) 443-5963

Victory Church 443-7275


St. Anne's of the Prairie Catholic Church 442-3038

St. John's Lutheran Church 631-3773

St. Paul's United Church 442-3858

Trochu Baptist Church 442-4210