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: $33, 977
b. Total Family (2 or more in a household) income: $67, 953

2. Residency Requirement:

a. Individual to prove that they are a current Canmore resident for at least 3 months: Driver's License, Lease Agreement, Utility Bill etc

3. Visa/Citizenship Requirement:

a. Must be a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or on a Closed Work Visa.

b. Working Holiday Visas and Open Work Visas do not qualify. 

  pdf Download the Eligibility Flow Chart (41 KB)

How do I apply for the program?

To apply for the program please download the  pdf Affordable Programs Application (349 KB)  and bring completed application to the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) office which is located in the Canmore Civic Centre at 902-7th Ave. Please bring all required documentation: digital copies are accepted.

You will need to bring the following documentation:

1. Proof of Income:

  • Most recent Notice of Assessment showing line 150 total income issued by Canada Revenue Agency 

2. Proof of Residency for at least 3 months with one of the following:

  • Driver's License with Canmore address
  • Utility Bill with Canmore address
  • Lease Agreement with Canmore address
  • Financial Information with Canmore address

3. Proof of Canadian Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or Closed Work Permit with one of the following:

  • Canadian Passport
  • Canadian Birth Certificate
  • Permanent Resident's card
  • Closed Work Permit

Eligible individuals will be provided with an Affordable Service Program Identification card, and will have a chance to sit down with FCSS staff to discuss affordability supports in Canmore. 

Download the  pdf Affordable Programs Application (349 KB)

What services can I access with this program?

1. Local ROAM transit is free
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)
4. Access to Volunteer Income Tax program
5. Kidsport and Jumpstart
6. Free access to FCSS and Family Resource Network workshops
7. Free annual pet licenses
8. Canmore Nordic Center- 50% discount on single day passes
9. artsPlace - Minimum 50% off discount on courses, 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.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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