Other Supports

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 fcssadmin@canmore.ca or call 403.609.3743



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 provided free of charge. To book an appointment, please call 403.678.7131



Food Supports

Learn about food supports accessible throughout the Bow Valley through the Bow Valley Food Alliance.



Community Connections in the Bow Valley

Community Connection Volunteers

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 community.connections@banff.ca


Canmore Seniors Association

Membership in the Association is open to all seniors 55 years and older. Visit www.canmoreseniors.org 



Non-Profit Support

In 2021, bowvalleynonprofits.ca 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.



Settlement Services

Settlement Services is 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.

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