Canmore FCSS builds strong community through preventative programs, community development and system/policy change.
As the needs of the community continue to change, FCSS services change to respond to those identified needs. A variety of services are offered including:
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 including ROAM Transit, Recreation Fee Assistance, Food Supports, Income Tax Preparation and more.
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. For more information on the Affordable Services Program, please click here.
Click here to view the Bow Valley Affordability Guide.
Separation & Divorce Support for Children and Adults
Rainbows is divorce and separation support for children/youth. The program involves 12 group support sessions with a trained facilitator. Adults/parents can access monthly support through the Resilience Building After Separation and Divorce group. For more information or to register, please call 403-609-3743.
Parents of Teens:
Solutions Focused Counselling
Did you know FCSS offers free counselling? Are you experiencing a difficult situation and looking for support to get through a challenging time? Strength based, solution-focused strategies can help adults, youth, and children move forward. Counselling is provide free of charge. If you would like to book an appointment, please call 403.678.7131
In 2021, bowvalleynonprofits.ca was developed by the Town of Banff and Town of Canmore as a place for Bow Valley Non-Profits to access resources, training tools, and funding opportunities. It's also a place to connect with members of other non-profits through a forum, or find a local freelance contractor. There is also a free monthly speaker series for local non-profits which have been recorded for continued access at https://bowvalleynonprofits.ca/training/
A list of food supports in the Bow Valley can be found here
A program through the Town of Banff, in partnership with the Town of Canmore, Canadian Rockies Public Schools and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy. The program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. All services are free and confidential. Our services support Permanent Residents, Live-in Caregivers, Refugees and Temporary Foreign Workers transitioning to permanent status who are living in the Bow Valley – Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and Kananaskis – no matter the length of time living in Canada. For more information, click here.
Community Connections in the Bow Valley
Canmore Seniors Association
Membership in the Association is open to all seniors 55 years and older. Click the link for more information www.canmoreseniors.org