Town of Canmore

Family Resource Network

Mission statement:

As part of the Community Social Development department, Family Resource Network (FRN) serves the community to enhance quality of life by building a ‘Livable Canmore’ through partnerships, strength-based programs and services, and policies that foster an inclusive and resilient community.

Core functions:

  • Whole Family Support Services: one on one and targeted family support services
  • Caregiver Capacity Building: education and skill development for caregivers
  • Social Connection Services: create space to strengthen informal supports systems among children and families
  • Child Development Service Coordination: organize community services, build collective action opportunities, and communicate services to community
  • Early Years’ Alliance: work with community partners to help create a Bow Valley that collectively supports healthy childhood development  
  • Manage and operation childhood development information and support hub for the Bow Valley (Banff, Lake Louise, and MD of Bighorn)
  • Support Emergency Social Services (ESS) delivery

Office location:

600 A 9 Street
Canmore AB T1W 3L9
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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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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