Town of Canmore

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

Mission statement:

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

Core functions:

  • FCSS builds strong communities through preventative social supports in three areas: 1) direct program/service delivery, 2) community development, 3) system/policy change
  • Proactive and strength-based supports for individuals and families 
  • Independent living support services  
  • Social safety net support services 
  • Universal and targeted prevention programming  
  • Volunteer recruitment and management  
  • Community partnerships 
  • Support Emergency Social Services delivery
  • FCSS funding is based on a cost-sharing model between the Town of Canmore and the Province of Alberta. Municipalities must contribute a minimum of 20% to receive the FCSS provincial grant for local preventative social programs

Office location:

Canmore Civic Centre
902-7 Ave.
Canmore AB T1W 3K1
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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