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Okotoks Family Resource Centre

Are you new to the community or looking for information about what community resources and social services are available locally? We know it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. Let us help!

Our friendly staff at the Okotoks Family Resource Centre can help you problem-solve, and will connect you with the right supports for financial challenges, coping difficulties, medical and dental services, grief, addictions, family issues, support groups and more.

Who we are

The Okotoks Family Resource Centre (OFRC) builds a healthy community by improving access to social services and community resources. OFRC serves residents from Okotoks and surrounding areas, including Black Diamond, Turner Valley and the Foothills County.

Our qualified staff provide confidential assessments to help residents understand their options, navigate the system, get connected with appropriate resources, and develop a plan that works for them. With good information, residents can access services they need.

Our mission

To relieve stress and restore hope for members of the community by providing information and making connections to programs and services.

Our goals

  1. To provide an accessible point of entry where residents can obtain the supports and resources they require.
  2. To provide a timely intervention (including any education, support or crisis management) that may assist residents in becoming stronger, more self-reliant and accountable for the decisions that affect them.
  3. To improve access to community resources.

Are you unsure about whether the service you are looking for is available in our community? Staff will provide information about where and how to access programs and services.  With the right resources and information, residents can flourish!

Services are provided by telephone, email and appointments.

Common questions include:

  • What local services exist for low-income residents?
  • How do I access counseling?
  • Is there subsidized housing in the Foothills?
  • What parenting programs are in the community?
  • I need transportation to appointments.  Is there help?

Staff are very aware of local resources and will respond to all inquiries.

Financial Programs and Services

The Centre offers  income-based programs and support to residents who require financial assistance. Refer to the low-income guidelines below and contact us to discuss your eligibility for the following programs:

Call OFRC to learn more about these programs and services.

To be eligible for financial support programs you must live in the Town of Okotoks, Turner Valley, Black Diamond or the MD of Foothills and meet the income guidelines below. These income guidelines apply for the Recreation Fee Assistance and School Supply programs.

Family Size

Max Qualifying NET Income**

1 person

$25,000

2 persons

$31,1000

3 persons

$38,200

4 persons

$46,400

5 persons

$52,600

6 persons

$59,400

7 persons

$66,100

For more than 7 persons, for each additional person add: $6,723

** Income includes child support payments received

Note: Individual circumstances may be considered for exceptions to these guidelines.

To make a donation to any of our programs please contact the Okotoks Family Resource Centre. A few of the most helpful programs any community member can donate to include:

Recreation Fee Assistance

The Recreation Fee Assistance program is funded by grants and donations, and offers a subsidy intended to make recreation more affordable for local residents. learn more

Emergency Assistance Limited amounts of assistance for groceries and/or gas may be available to residents in immediate need, while other supports are put in place.  

All financial assistance programs are funded solely through grants and donations from community residents, and they can only operate with the support of the community.

Please consider helping out by making a tax-deductible donation. 100% of your contribution stays right within our community and will directly benefit an appreciative family, senior or child here. A sincere thanks to the continued generosity of this community and willingness to assist those in need.