Community Programs

Local Programs

Community Access Program – Taxi Subsidy

The Community Access Program is a taxi subsidy program organized in partnership by the Town of Turner Valley and the Town of Black Diamond. Angel’s Taxi and Diamond Valley Taxi are the authorized taxi service providers for the program and offer subsidized fares to eligible residents.

Angel’s Taxi
t. 403.512.8773

Diamond Valley Taxi Service
t. 403.650.2175

Please see the Community Access Information Sheet for more information and eligibility criteria and submit completed Community Access Program Application forms to the municipal office.

Subsidized Housekeeping Program Pilot

Turner Valley and Black Diamond FCSS have initiated a subsidized housekeeping pilot project to serve low income seniors. Qualifying residents will be receive housekeeping at an hourly rate of $15.00. For more information on the program, please see the Subsidized Housekeeping Program Information Sheet.

To apply, book an appointment with the Black Diamond FCSS coordinator to determine eligibility for the subsidy and discuss needs by contacting the municipal office.
t. 403.933.4348 ext. 212

School Supply Program

The School Supply Program is an income-based program funded by regional FCSS partners, grants, donations and business partners to assist families in financial need with the cost of school supplies (payment of school fees is not covered).

Parents of students in kindergarten through grade 6 who attend school in Okotoks, DeWinton, Black Diamond or Turner Valley are eligible. To apply, please submit a completed School Supply Program Application Form to the Okotoks Family Resource Centre. Families must meet the income guidelines listed on the form to be eligible.

Regional Programs

The following programs are offered to Turner Valley residents by regional partners.

ProgramDescription
Child Care Services
Alberta Child Care LookupFind information on licensed child care programs and services
Parent Link Centres Parent and family support
Community Babysitter Training CourseBabysitting and child safety course for youth over age 11 403.933.4348
Community Groups and Service Clubs
Alberta 4-H Clubs (Regional)Developing skills to become accountable leaders through a variety of projects
Diamond Valley Community Garden Regional community garden
Diamond Valley Newcomers ClubIntroduction to area groups, events, clubs and information
Foothills Lions ClubVolunteer group dedicated to community projects
Girl Guides Alberta Empowering girls to make a difference in their communities
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #78Vetran support and community service organization
Youth with a MissionTrains, sends and supports God's people to serve among the Unreached
Boys and Girls Club of Diamond ValleyA place for kids to hang out and have fun! 403.933.4066
Community Safety/Justice
Calgary Communities Against Sexual AbuseSexual abuse/assault crisis and education service provider
Calgary Legal GuidanceLegal assistance and information to economically/socially disadvantaged
DARE Works Foothills SocietyEmpowering children and youth to resist social pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol
Foothills Regional Victims Services AssociationNon-profit serving the needs of victims in the Foothills region
Emergency Shelters
Find a ShelterLook up shelter locations
Rowan House Emergency ShelterCrisis intervention and long-term support for families affected by violence
Financial, Employment and Business Services
Alberta Learning Information ServicesEducation and career planning resources
Alberta OmbudsmanResponds to complaints of unfair treatment by government and professional organizations
Alberta Works Support ServicesAssisting unemployed, employers and low-income Albertans
Assured Income for the Severly Handicapped (AISH)Financial and health-related assistance to eligible adults
Community Futures HighwoodNon-profit organziation providing economic development services to local communities
Diamond Valley Chamber of CommerceNetworking with members to grow community and awareness of local merchants
Employment InsuranceInformation on employment insurance in Canada
HIRE (Foothills SNAPS)Inclusive hiring program to assist participants and employers
McBride Career and Employment Services Providing job search support, and career counselling services to all Albertans; fully funded
Money MentorsNon-profit dedicated to teaching consumers about money management
Volunteer Tax ProgramPreparation of income tax/benefit returns for eligible lower-income individuals 403.933.4348
Child and Family Support
Calgary and Area Child and Family ServicesSupports for children, youth, adults and families
Canada Child Tax BenefitApplication, eligibility, calculation information
Child Care SubsidyFinancial assistance for eligible lower-income families
Child & Youth AdvocateIndependent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta mandated to work with vulnerable youth
Children's Cottage SocietyPrograms for parents and children, crisis, respite and support services
ConnecTeenConfidential support for teens. Text: 587.333.2724
Foothills Community Immigrant ServicesProviding for the diverse needs of newcomers and community partners 403.938.4699
Foothills Children's Wellness NetworkA resource for finding information and services to support the growth of happy, healthy children
Healthy Moms Healthy BabiesSupport for pregnant women
KIDS Help Phone24-hour toll free, anonymous support for children and teens
Literacy for Life FoundationLiteracy programs for all ages
McMan Journeys Family Development ProgramImproving family and community connections and well-being
Oilfields Food BankTuesdays 1-3 at United Church in the Valley
Okotoks Family Resource CentreBuilding a healthy community through improving access to social services
St. Vincent de Paul SocietyAssisting local residents
Turner Valley Family and Community Support ServicesAssists local non-profit organizations through funding and program support of the provincial Human Services Ministry. 403.933.6206
Wild Rose Community Connections (High River)Helping build positive parent-child relationships
A Frozen Meal or TwoDeilving meals to those in crisis in Turner Valley and Black Diamond
Foothills SNAPSCommunity support network for families with special needs adults and children 1.866.507.6277 or 403.603.3232
Animal Shelters
Foothills Animal RescueNon-profit dog and cat rescue shelter
Heaven Can Wait Providing shelter, care and nourishment to abandoned, abused and homeless domestic animals
High Country SPCAEmergency shelter for animals in the Foothills
Pound RescueDevoted to helping lost and abandoned animals reunite with their owners or find new forever homes
Turner Valley Municipal PoundReconnecting owners with their pets in Turner Valley 403.863.4341
Health Services
Alberta Health Care InsuranceAll Albertans should be registered to receive hospital and physician services
Alberta Health Services - Addictions and Substance AbusePrograms and services for substance abuse issues
Canadian Cancer Society, AlbertaInformation and support for cancer patients and their families
Foothills Country HospiceEnd of life care to adults and support for their loved ones
Health Link24-hour advice and information from experienced health care professionals
Oilfields Hospital 24-hour emergency department, home care, public and mental health
Sheep River Health TrustPromoting health and well-being among Foothills residents
Housing
Diamond Valley Subsidized Taxi ProgramSubsidized taxi service for eligible residents
Foothills Fetal Alcohol SocietyPrograms to support people living with FASD
Foothills Foundation - Affordable HousingRental accommodation at below market prices for qualified low and moderate income working households. 403.933.4028
Foothills Foundation - Rental AssistanceRental assistance for qualifying low income households generally paying 60% or more of their income towards rent. 403.652.8600 ext.1
Foothills Foundation - Social HousingSeniors and family social housing for qualified low and moderate income households. 403.933.4028
Foothills Special Needs Association for Parents & Siblings (SNAPS)Support network for families
Foothills Therapeutic Riding AssociationNon-profit organizations offering therapeutic horseback riding for special needs children
High Country Lodge - Foothills FoundationCaring fully service supportive living including accommodation, meals, housekeeping, monitoring and recreation. Rental rates based on income. 403.933.4028
Services for Seniors
Adult Day Support ProgramProviding respite for caregivers through recreational and social programming for seniors
Alberta Health Services Home CareIn home treatment, support for families and caregivers
Meals on Wheels (Black Diamond, Turner Valley)Meals delivered by volunteers 403.933.6515
Seniors' Income AssistanceInformation about income supplements and pensions