Resources & Referral

Community Resource Workers
The Community Resource Workers provide emotional support, information on a variety of topics, connections to basic needs such as food hampers and housing, and referrals such as community support, shelters or education. Please contact the Community Resource Worker at 403-851-2250.

Equipment Loans & Meeting Spaces
The Family and Community Resource Centre has several pieces of equipment available for use by non-profit groups and for rent to businesses. Groups and businesses using the equipment and room space must be compatible with the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) service mandate. Items available for rent include: 
  • Public announcement system
  • Flip charts
  • Overhead projectors
  • Projector screens (small, medium and large)
There are two rooms available for rent or use. The police on equipment and room usage is as follows:
  • Rooms and equipment are available to non-profit groups or businesses compatible with the mandate of FCSS. This includes children's services, early intervention for children and families, community development, health, education and Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Groups not fitting this mandate may be bumped in favour of those that do.
  • Rooms and equipment are available to non-profit groups free of charge subject to room availability.
  • When renting equipment, businesses are charged a flat rate of $10 per day. When renting room space, businesses are charged a fee of $10 per hour or a flat rate of $30 for an evening after 6 pm.
Family Resource Library
There are over 4000 resources (books, videos and audio cassettes) available at no charge for check-out for up to three weeks at a time. Topics include a wide variety of personal, family, parenting, and life issues. Please view the Library resource listing on the left hand side of the page. 

Government Forms
Alberta Works / Social Services (Income Support) has a satellite office located in Cochrane (the main office is located in Canmore). The Cochrane office is open for pre-arranged appointments on Wednesdays (phone 310-0000 to book your appointment). Therefore, the Family and Community Resource Centre provides a large variety of government forms. If you require one of these forms, please drop by the Family and Community Resource Centre at FCSS. Available forms include:
  • Alberta Blue Cross
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • Child Health Benefit
  • CPP Child's Benefit
  • CPP Retirement Pension
  • Old Age Security
  • Request for Corporate Services
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
  • Income Support Package
In addition, the Parent Link Centre provides additional parenting services through their Triple-P Program. This program is for children ages zero 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. 

In four 90-minute sessions, parents learn to promote their child's healthy development and gain strategies to deal with a wide variety of common behavioural difficulties and development concerns.

Resources & Forms
Resource Library List A-H

Video conferences are offered throughout the year at no charge. Call our office at 403-851-2250 for information on upcoming topics.
Videoconferencing can also be arranged for your group. Contact our office to make arrangements.