Town of Canmore

Affordable Services Program

The Affordable Services Program is a coordinated community response that provides eligible residents with increased access to supports aimed at making Canmore a Livable Community for all.

With one application, the Affordable Services Program provides access to multiple community supports and services.

Who is the program for?

This program is for residents with affordability challenges. It will allow residents to sign up at one location, and understand what supports are available across Town.

What are the requirements for the program?

1. Income at or below:

a. Total Single individual income: $31,200
b. Total Family (2 or more in a household) income: $62,400
c. Proof of income required: Acceptable proof includes CRA Notice of Assessment; and others as deemed appropriate.

2. Residency Requirement:

a. Individual to prove that they are a current Canmore resident for at least 3 months
b. Must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or on the temporary foreign worker program

  pdf Download the Eligibility Flow Chart (183 KB)

How do I apply for the program?

To apply for the program visit the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) office which is located in the Canmore Civic Centre at 902-7th Ave. Eligible individuals will be provided with an Affordable Service Program Identification card.

  pdf Download the Affordable Services Application Form (641 KB)

What services can I access with this program?

1. Free local ROAM transit - $3 card deposit required
2. 50% off Regional ROAM transit - $3 card deposit required
3. Recreation Fee Assistance – Elevation Place Membership & Campership (one free week of Big Fun camps per child/year) - pdf Rec Fee Assistance Rates (1.54 MB)
4. Access to volunteer Income tax program
5. Food Supports
6. Free access to FCSS and Bow Valley Parent Link Workshops – including Financial Literacy workshops.
7. Free annual pet licenses
8. Canmore Public Library annual library card
9. artsPlace - Minimum 50% off discount on courses, camps and half day Friday programs, workshops, movies, special screenings and live performances

And more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there different eligibility rates for larger families?
No - The family threshold is for any family unit of more than one person. The Affordable Services Program includes two eligibility thresholds: Single and Family. Although we are aware that expenses differ based on family composition, we also recognize that family composition looks different for each family. 
Can I qualify for the program if my income is just above the threshold?
No - In order to be consistent and fair, the thresholds are firm. We are committed to evaluating the program annually and will review the thresholds at this time. 
If I live outside of Canmore but work in town can I still qualify?
No -The Affordable Services Program is for Canmore residents only. We recognize that there are many individuals who are a part of the community but do not reside in Canmore. There are other options that we can explore. Please come in and talk with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) about alternative options. 

Questions?

Call 403.609.3743 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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