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 allows residents to sign up at one location and to understand what supports are available across town.

What are the requirements for the program?

1. Income thresholds at or below:

Family Size Tier 1 Income Tier 2 Income
1 (individual) $35,846 $52,950
2 (no children) $53,904 $67,953
2 (including one child) $71,962 $89,485
3 $77,257 $94,901
4 $82,552 $96,369
5 $87,847 $100,000

2. Residency Requirement:

Individuas must prove that they are a current Canmore resident for at least 3 months using a 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 (91 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 of documents 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 are 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. 

What services can I access with this program?

1. ROAM Transit
2. Recreation Fee Assistance for Elevation Place and the Canmore Recreation Centre, including support for kids' camps
4. Pet Licensing 
5. artsPlace
6. Nordic Centre Passes

And more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there different eligibility rates for larger families?

There are two tiers for the Affordable Services program. Each tier provides different discounts for services. Within each tier, there are different income thresholds for different family sizes. To learn about the income thresholds and tiers, look at the income threshold table above under "Who is the Program For?"
Can I qualify for the program if my income is just above the threshold?

In order to be consistent and fair, the thresholds are firm. We are committed to evaluating the program annually and will review and/or change the thresholds as required.  
If I live outside of Canmore but work in town can I still qualify?

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. 


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 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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