Programs and Projects
The Community and Family Services department, with funding from the Jasper Community Team Society, is behind various longstanding programs in the community.
Caring Community Fund
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 Casework Manager.
Within the CCF, there are four subcategories:
- Santas Anonymous Fund
- Mental Health Crisis Fund
- Disaster Social Services Fund
- Child & Youth Participation Fund
The CCF has been utilized to address a variety of different barriers, including the purchase of steel-toe boots to allow a community who couldn't afford to purchase their own to start a new career to better support their family.
Jasper's Santas Anonymous program is run by the Municipality of Jasper with funding from 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.
Follow Santas Anonymous Jasper AB on Facebook for information on events and opportunities to participate in the campaign.
Rec & Resource Fair
The idea for a Rec & Resource Fair came from the community. Participants at the Adult Community Conversation table noted that it can be difficult to find out about all of the activities that take place in Jasper.
In an effort to make the community more welcoming and inclusive, the group determined a rec and resource fair would be the perfect community fix.
Jasper's first fair was held on Sept. 6, 2018 and attracted more than 50 booths and hundreds of community members. Feedback was very positive, so the Jasper Community Team Society sought funding to continue offering this event in the community. The Jasper Community Team Society has now obtained funding to organize a second fair on Sept. 5, 2019.