Affordable Services Program

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.

To qualify for the program, applicants must fall within the maximum household incomes listed below:

 

Family Size

Tier 1 

Maximum Household Income

Tier 2 

Maximum Household Income

1 (individual) $37,818 $55,862
2 (no children) $56,869 $71,690
2 (including one child) $75,920 $94,407
3 $81,506 $100,121
4 $87,092 $101,669
5 $92,679 $105,500

 

How do I apply for the program?

To apply for the program please download the Affordable Services Program Application Form and bring the 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. 

Download the Affordable Services Program Eligibility Flow Chart

What services or discounts can I access with this program?

Offer Tier 1 Qualifying Applicants Tier 2 Qualifying Applicants
Elevation Place Monthly Go Beyond Membership

Family: $42.00

Individual (ages 18–79): $19

Youth (ages 13-17): $11

Child (ages 3-12): $9

80+ and under 3-years-old: Free

Family: $88

Individual (ages 18–79): $41

Youth (ages 13-17): $22.75

Child (ages 3-12): $16.25

80+ and under 3-years-old: Free

Elevation Place Monthly Splash Membership

Family: $32.00

Individual (ages 18–79): $15

Youth (ages 13-17): $9

Child (ages 3-12): $7

80+ and under 3-years-old: Free

Family: $69.00

Individual (ages 18–79): $32

Youth (ages 13-17): $18

Child (ages 3-12): $13.50

80+ and under 3-years-old: Free

Regional ROAM Transit 50% discount on ten-ride and monthly passes 25% discount on ten-ride and monthly passes
Campership (Summer Big Fun) 1 week free 1 week free
Dog Licensing Free Free
Income Tax Preparation Free income tax preparation (simple returns only) Free income tax preparation (simple returns only)
Community Partner Tier 1 Qualifying Applicants Tier 2 Qualifying Applicants 
artsPlace

65% discount on courses (3-5 sessions)

50% discount on workshops (1-2 sessions)

50% discount on films/screenings and live performances

35% discount on courses (3-5 sessions)

25% discount on workshops (1-2 sessions)

25% discount on films/screenings and live performances

Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre Free entry Free entry
Bow Valley Adult Learning Centre 50% discount on all courses and services 25% discount on all courses and services
Pine Tree Players 50% discount on tickets 25% discount on tickets
Canmore Nordic Centre 50% discount on day passes No discount
Trail Sports 50% discount on ski rentals No discount
Jumpstart Subject for Approval Subject for Approval
KidSport Automatic Approval Automatic Approval
Calgary Flames Sports Bank Access Included with the Program Access Included with the Program
Canmore Community Cruisers Free bikes for kids (24" wheels or smaller) Free bikes for kids (24" wheels or smaller)
Canmore Seniors Association $25 Membership $25 Membership
Canmore Eagles 12 tickets or each home game to be shared among Affordable Services Program participants
Eclipse Coffee Roasters

15% off 350g bags of roasted coffee

10% off 350g bags of roasted coffee

CanMore Together

15% discount for all office and event space services

15% discount for all office and event space services

Sage Bistro

40% discount on all pickup/takeout food orders

Discount does not apply to delivery

25% discount on all pickup/takeout food orders

Discount does not apply to delivery

WildHeart Barre and Yoga Studio

15% off all memberships

15% off all memberships

Float Canmore

33% off all services

33% off all services

Venice Gifts

10% of regular priced merchandise

20% monthly special merchandise

Some exclusions may apply

10% of regular priced merchandise

20% monthly special merchandise

Some exclusions may apply

The Trident Mediation Counselling and Support Foundation

1 hour of pre-service information about mediation, counselling and support.

1 hour of pre-service information about mediation, counselling and support.

Crock-A-Doodle

20% Discount on min. $20 purchase

Not valid for online purchases, birthday parties, gift cards, or in conjunction with other discounts.

Kids' Class registrations: Please contact the studio prior to registering online to apply discount

10% Discount on min. $20 purchase

Not valid for online purchases, birthday parties, gift cards, or in conjunction with other discounts.

Kids' Class registrations: Please contact the studio prior to registering online to apply discount

The Yoga Lounge

Monthly auto-renew membership for $60/month + GST

Monthly auto-renew membership for $79/month + GST

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. 


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?"

No.

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.  

No.

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. 

Partner with Us!

Affordable Services Program Business Partner Application: Where Business Meets Community

Are you a local business owner? We are looking for you to join us as we work toward increasing access to supports aimed at making Canmore a livable community for all.

The Affordable Services Program connects qualified applicants with discounts and offers to programs, services, transportation, and recreation so that they can participate more fully in their community and have an increased sense of wellbeing. To help build the program, we need your help! If you are a business interested in impacting affordability for low-income families and individuals, your engagement in the program can support those who need it most.


You get to decide how you want to support the program!

Businesses who participate in the Affordable Services Program determine their own exclusive discount levels or offers to qualified participants.

To sign up as a business partner, fill out the Business Partner Application Form and send it to fcssadmin@canmore.ca 

Questions?

Call 403.609.3743 or email fcssadmin@canmore.ca