Programs and Projects

ESS Volunteer Recruitment PosterEmergency Social Services (Year-Round)

Community & Family Services is responsible for Emergency Social Services (ESS) in Jasper. During an active emergency, CFS staff and volunteers are tasked with taking care of the people affected by it. 

ESS takes into consideration people’s food, shelter, transportation, health and safety needs. This includes considerations for people who do not speak English and people with physical or mental disabilities. Pets are also an important consideration. The Municipality of Jasper has more information on emergency preparedness and ESS here.

VOLUNTEER: If you are interested in helping in ESS during an emergency, contact Leanne Pelletier at


The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency and the Municipality of Jasper. The town recruits and trains volunteers to prepare income tax and benefit returns for eligible individuals who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. 

Annually, local volunteers complete between 40-50 tax returns. This program serves a wide range of people, including those living on low income, newcomers to Canada, students including International students and seniors. To access the program, visit Community Outreach Services at 627 Patricia St.

VOLUNTEER: If you are interested in volunteering for the CVITP, contact Leanne Pelletier at

2020 Community Dinner PosterCommunity Dinners (January to March)

Municipality of Jasper staff, along with generous volunteers, prepare and serve a home-cooked meal to 300 of your neighbours every Sunday throughout the winter. 

The Community Dinner Program runs January through March and sees between 200-500 people break bread together on Sunday nights at the Jasper Activity Centre. It’s dinner by donation! Everyone is welcome.

VOLUNTEER: If you’re interested in helping out, contact Denise Mellett at

Community Guide and The Recreation and Resource Fair

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Municipality of Jasper hosted an annual Rec & Resource Fair. Participants at the Adult Community Conversation table noted that it can be difficult to find out about all the activities that take place in Jasper. The group determined a Rec and Resource fair would be a welcoming and inclusive way to connect people to activities. 

We are in the process of creating a printable Community Guide which will list all the clubs, sports, activities and events happening around town. To be included in the guide, submit your information by filling in this form:

Community Guide Submission Form