The Bow Valley Interagency e-letter is for community organizations and agencies throughout the Bow Valley to receive and share information on upcoming events, workshops and programs, as well as to keep members up to date on any changes to agency policies, offerings, staff changes or volunteer opportunities. To post in the e-letter, please email

Bow Valley Interagency E-Letter

July 29, 2019

The e-letter is sent out every two weeks. The next edition will be sent out Monday, August 12. To post in the e-letter, please email your submission to Please send posters in either PDF or JPEG format.


Bow Valley Food Alliance

The Bow Valley Food Alliance has just released its research report on Food Security. Conducted in Banff by Dr. Lauren Kepkiewicz it is the very first research undertaken specifically on food issues in Banff (first in the Bow Valley in fact). Attached are two parts: The Banff Research report “Imagining Food In Banff” is the summary document with findings and the second is a companion report with all the conversation/quotes that were used to compile the findings. Please feel free to use these to identify actions or projects you are interested in pursuing and for grant or funding opportunities.
This report will also be used as a supporting document to the Food Charter work currently being undertaken.
Funding has now been received to take this research to Canmore & the MD of Bighorn
Links to both documents:

Settlement Services

Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre
We are undergoing a bit of a revitalization at the Barracks this summer. We want to hear what you're interested in and what's important to you in this space, so we created this short three-minute survey.
CYAN - Canmore Young Adult Network

Every individual in our network has a purpose, and we want to make sure you feel connected and involved in the ways that you want to be. Are you unsure, or do you see yourself being involved in ways that you aren't already.   We want to know! 

We created a 5 question survey, that should take only a few minutes to complete.   This survey will give us insight as to how to get YOU more involved with CYAN! 

Plus, as a bonus for filling out our survey, you have the chance to be entered into a draw to win a $50 VISA gift card!

Bow Valley Early Childhood Coalition

Canmore FCSS 

Bow Valley Parent Link

Banff Community Services

The Free & Low-Cost Things To Do  Summer 2019 can be found here
If sharing by email or social media please use the web page vs the document as the text does get updated usually during the season. Any queries to

Bow Valley Learning Council

Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley

Bow Valley College


If your agency or organization has an upcoming volunteer opportunity you would like advertised on the Volunteer Canmore Facebook page or in the Crag and Canyon free of charge, please email

Bow Valley Interagency Meeting Schedule

The Bow Valley Interagency meetings are co-hosted by Banff and Canmore FCSS. All community organizations and agencies throughout the Bow Valley are invited to attend to share information and to listen to guest speakers throughout the year discuss issues that are prevalent in our area. For more information on Bow Valley Interagency, please contact Lu Douce, Canmore FCSS 403.678.7136, or Shawn Carr, Banff FCSS 403.762.1255.

Meetings are held 5 times a year, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:00-4: 30 pm. Locations alternate between Banff Town Hall and the Canmore Civic Centre

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 17 - Canmore

Bow Valley Interagency Meeting Schedule 2019:
Sept 17 - Canmore
Nov 19 - Banff

Town of Canmore FCSS                 
902 7th Ave                                          
Canmore AB                                       
T1W 1A5                                              
Town of Banff FCSS
110 Bear Street
Canmore, AB