You can get involved by applying to be a Connect Card partner and filling out this form and sending it to FCSS/FRN.
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In order to receive the benefits you submit an application. Call to book an appointment with a Resource Worker who can help get you started.
If you have children aged 0-18, call Cochrane and Area Family Resource Network (FRN) at 403-851-2265.127 First Avenue, Cochrane, ABwww.cochrane.ca/FRN
If you are an individual, family with children 18+, older adult or rural resident call Cochrane Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) at 403-851-2250.209 Second Avenue, Cochrane, ABwww.cochrane.ca/FCSS
Eligibility is based on your income. Once you have an appointment booked with a FCSS/FRN designated resources worker, you will be asked to provide the following to determine your eligibility.
Discounts are determined by a few different factors, including the level status you are eligible for (1 or 2) and the discount that businesses are generous enough to provide.
* Discounts/offers are subject to change * Cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts
* Discounts/offers are subject to change * Cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts * GST is not included
Yes. Every 12 months you are required to re-apply to ensure you still with within the eligibility requirements. Lucky for you, it's easy to do!
To re-apply you must provide a Notice of Assessment from your previous year's tax return. (If you need assistance with tax preparation, you can inquire about our Volunteer Tax Program. Residents who have low income and simple tax situations are eligible.)
The program offers more than just the opportunity to be a helpful community-member, but also the chance to build strong, long-lasting relationships and have your business spotlighted as a Connect Card partner – helping you reach farther. It’s truly a mutually beneficial partnership.
Be a part of something great! As a Cochrane and area business, you can support the community and help those who need an extra hand during tough and turbulent times. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community, who has supported your local business, creating a more supportive and connected community.
Stand out as a community trailblazer. As a Connect Card partner, you will be a part of a recognized group of local businesses – putting your business on the map for more to see. By participating, you will enhance your businesses image by demonstrating your commitment to supporting to the community.
Through the Connect Card Program, you will receive recognition through program highlights, communications and marketing, including business profiles and spotlights and discount information targeted to existing and potential Connect Card users in Cochrane and surrounding areas.
You will also be given the opportunity to be a part of the Connect Card Sticker recognition program, giving you the opportunity to visibly demonstrate your acceptance of the Connect Card Program in your storefront and/or on your website.
Open your business to more! It’s a win-win situation. Yes, your business is helping those in need, but the program aims to be a mutually beneficial partnership by bringing new customers to you. By setting a discounted rate that works for your businesses, you can potentially draw in new customers who may not have been able to previously consider your business in the past.
The Cochrane Connect Card promotes and encourages users to keep it local, by supporting Cochrane and area businesses. Connecting residents to local businesses and businesses to the community.