Town of Canmore

Other Supports

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:

Affordable Services
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  pdf here (5.89 MB)  to view the Bow Valley Affordability Guide.

Support Groups/Counselling/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 on-site at schools. 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.

Community Development
Non-profit support and resources, capacity building, community grants.

Settlement Services
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
Community Connections matches longer-term Bow Valley residents with new community members to help those new to the community feel welcome and supported. To participate or volunteer in this program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Download the Connect to Health Guide   pdf Connect to Health ONLINE (1.59 MB)