Backpack Program

Does your family need help with school supplies?

2022 Backpack Program: Starts Wed, Aug 17, 2022

How to sign up!

The Cochrane & Area Family Resource Network (FRN) is excited to partner with Staples and the Kiwanis Club of Cochrane offer the Backpack Program. This long-running program eases the stress and costs for families associated with starting a new school year by providing students K through 12 with important back-to-school supplies. 

To participate in the program, families must show proof of enrollment in a Cochrane or West Rocky View County school and GST documentation listing dependent children. If you do not have the documentation, call to book an appointment with a Resource Worker. 

For more information, contact the Cochrane & Area Family Resource Network (FRN) at 403-851-2265 or email

How to donate!

We are accepting monetary donations to support this program, visit the FRN at 127 First Ave W or call 403-851-2265. Donations can also be made at Staples, 40 Quarry 
Str E. 

Back to School Event!

In addition, the FRN is also offering a free Back to School Event for ALL families to help ensure your child's school year is successful. Join us to meet the FRN staff, community partners, engage in fun activities and learn about the resources available to support you and your family.

Tue, Aug 23, 6-8pm
Cochrane & Area Family Resource Network (FRN)
127 First Ave W

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