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.

Separation & Divorce Support for Children

Rainbows is a free program designed to provide support and camaraderie for all children and youth (K-12) who are experiencing separation/divorce. The program is delivered by a trained facilitator whose goal is to assist children and youth in expressing and understanding their feelings, accepting what has happened, and to help them experience a sense of belonging. This group can be valuable even if you are not currently seeing a shift in your child’s emotions or behaviour.  To obtain more information about the Rainbows Program or for the consent form, please contact the Rainbows Program Coordinator by phone (403.609.3743) or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Support Groups

Parents of Teens:

This support group-based discussion meets monthly and is open to all caregivers of tweens and teens.  As part of the group, caregivers will share their experiences and hear the collective wisdom of the group’s experiences. These discussions are designed to help caregivers both understand and respond to the teens in their lives.  Sessions are facilitated by an FCSS representative, who is also a parent of teens in Canmore. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this group, please contact Lisa Brown by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 403.678.7126 to register.

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

Non-Profit Support

In 2021, 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

Food Supports

A list of food supports in the Bow Valley can be found here

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.

Canmore Seniors Association

 Membership in the Association is open to all seniors 55 years and older. Click the link for more information 

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 Goodstoney 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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