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The Western Rocky View Family and Community Resource Centre, is partnered with Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) to provide local and regional resource information, referrals and in-home support services to families and individuals within the Rocky View County, including Bragg Creek, Springbank and Bearspaw.

Programs
The Western Rocky View Family and Community Resource Centre provides the following programs:
  • Information and Referral - Our Resource workers provide support, information and referrals for people experiencing challenges meeting their basic needs, managing finances, coping with significant changes in their lives, or stresses in their personal or family relationships. 
  • Community Support Program -  Outreach, information, support and referrals to individuals and communities in rural areas. Check out the Community Support E-Newsletter.
  • Home Visitation Program - In partnership with Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority, the Resource Centre provides in-home services. This is a voluntary and free community-based service for families with children between the ages of birth to six. The program uses prevention and early intervention strategies designed to promote healthy child development and enhance family strengths, as well as assisting families in accessing community resources.
    • Family Support Worker - The worker provides parenting support, parenting skills coaching, child development information referrals for families.
    • Respite Caregiver - This service provides short-term childcare for families experiencing a significant crisis. The parent is able to take a short break for self-care while the children are looked after by the Respite Caregiver. Information and referrals are also provided by the service.
  • Community Access Resource (CAR) Program - CAR is a local area subsidized transportation program for people who qualify. This program is in partnership with the United Way of Calgary and Area and Cochrane FCSS. Transportation can be used to access social programs and necessities that increase a sense of communication connection and reduce isolation. For more information and to access this program, phone the Western Rocky View and Community Resource Centre at 403-851-2250.
  • Community Volunteer Income Tax Program - Qualified volunteers with Revenue Canada take appointments to complete personal income tax forms for those earning under $45,000 per family or $35,000 for individuals. Call the Resource Centre at 403-851-2250 for information and to make an appointment.
The Western Rocky View Family and Community Resource Centre collaborates with Calgary and Area Child and Family Service Authority, Cochrane FCSS, The Province of Alberta, Rocky View County, United Way of Calgary and area, the Town of Cochrane and community donors to provide these services.

Telehealth/video-conference sessions
This technology allows us to provide live child health and mental health education in real time. These video-conferenced sessions are available through the Community Education Service (CES) which falls under Alberta Health Services' Child and Adolescent Addiction and Mental Health Programs. Parents/caregivers and other community members can access expertise and resources through live sessions, and ask presenters questions. These sessions are viewed at the Cochrane Family & Community Resource Centre. Please visit this site regularly to see a list of upcoming sessions. For registration in any of the upcoming session please call Cochrane FCSS at 403-851-2250.

FCSS Telehealth Video Parenting Sessions

Resource Centre Library

We provide access to hundreds of books, DVDs and other print resources on parenting, healthy relationships, personal growth and development, and other topics. These resources may be borrowed by anyone living in Cochrane and surrounding areas.


Additional Information

The Parent Link Centre provides additional parenting services through the Triple-P Program. This program is for parents of children ages birth through 16 years old residing in Cochrane and the Rocky View County area. This unique parenting program is designed to give parents practical information and advice on positive approaches to parenting.

For this and other parenting services contact the Parent Link Centre.

Related Documents
Let's Touch the Skies Final Report - October 2013

Poverty Reduction Consultations