The Jasper Community Team Society
The Jasper Community Team Society supports local programs and events that inspire community connection and enhance the well-being of Jasperites.
As a registered non-profit organization, the JCTS works closely with the Jasper Community Team and the Municipality of Jasper’s Community and Family Services Department to build a connected, vibrant and resilient Jasper.
Each month, The Society Board of Directors discusses the issues and trends that were raised during Community Conversations hosted by CFS. The Society is then able to seek external funding that can assist CFS in addressing those social issues and trends.
How does it work?
Step 1: Community Conversations
Every month, Jasper Community Team members get together to share information, identify priorities and find solutions to community trends affecting all age groups.
Step 2: Support and Fund Community Programs
Using the Jasper Community Team’s insights, the Jasper Community Team Society will apply for grant funding that supports priorities identified in Community Conversations.
Step 3: Administer Community Programs
With the help of JCTS, the Municipality of Jasper’s Community Family Services Department administers programs and events that support Jasper residents of all ages.
JCTS Programs & Projects
The Caring Community Fund (CCF) is a fund of last resort to help clients of Community Outreach Services overcome small but significant barriers to their well being. To access the fund, recipients must be connected to a COS Outreach Worker and the request must be approved by the COS Manager.
Within the CCF, there are subcategories:
- Mental Health Crisis Fund
- Disaster Social Services Fund
- Child & Youth Participation Fund
The CCF has been utilized to address a variety of different barriers. As an example, the Caring Community Fund was used to purchase steel-toe boots, allowing a community member who couldn’t afford to purchase their own to start a new career and be better able to support their family.
Jasper’s Santas Anonymous program is run by The Jasper Community Team Society. The program allows Jasperites to share the magic of the holiday season with neighbours and fellow community members who may not otherwise be able to take part. The program supports more than 60 local families each year.
Cash, cheque or gift card donations can be made to the Jasper Community Team Society at 627 Patricia Street, open Monday to Friday 9am-4:30pm.
E-transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org . If you send an e-transfer, please e-mail us at the same address to receive a charitable donation receipt. If we do not receive a request, receipts will not be processed.
Follow Santas Anonymous Jasper AB on Facebook for information on events and opportunities to participate in the campaign.