Community Supports

Helping to get you connected to your community

Airdrie Housing Limited

Provides affordable housing to the Airdrie community. This program provides housing that is a minimum of 10% below the average monthly rental. Airdrie Housing currently owns forty-four units that are one, two and three bedroom apartment and condominium style units. To find out if you qualify, please visit the Airdrie Housing website at http://www.airdriehousing.ca

 

Airdrie Participant Support Program (APSP)

Supports low-income residents of the City of Airdrie and Rocky View County with subsidized programming within Airdrie. This program qualifies individual and families for discounts on Genesis Place user fees and Airdrie transit fares. Applicants must meet income requirements and provide proof of residency. Some restrictions apply. For more information visit http://www.airdrie.ca/apsp

 

Community Links Quarterly E-Newsletter

Subscribers can check out upcoming programs, events, Community Links news, as well as highlighted services and new programs. The e-newsletter is sent out quarterly – January to March; April to June; July to September and October to December. If you are interested in subscribing to the quarterly e-newsletter, you can submit your email on our website, phone or DM us on social media.

 

Drop-In Counselling Services

Are available in Airdrie (except holidays) on a first come, first served basis. Drop-In Counselling allows residents to receive solution focused sessions with no appointment necessary. An intake is required for the first counselling session. Sliding scale fees are available. Consent for minors is required as well as a copy of guardianship or parenting order.

 

Family Resource Program

Provides a wide variety of programs that recognize the critical role parents and caregivers play in their child’s academic and social success in life. We believe that every parent is going to have a question about some aspect of raising a child at some point. Nobody has the job figured out completely. As one of 55 Parent Link Centres in the province, we combine a FUN, FREE environment for children with opportunities for adults to meet other parents and learn about their child’s development and how they can help a child reach their full potential.

(Please note, some programming has a minimal cost)

 

Family Respite Program

provides short term child care to parents/caregivers with children 0 – 12 years who are experiencing a stressful situation and/or experiencing barriers such as a lack of social support or family crisis.

 

Information Sessions

on Community Links Programs and Services are available. Please contact us to book a session for your group or organization, we’d love to come an share with you what we do!

 

Intake Services

Intake Services provides a comprehensive assessment and triage service to connect residents with resources in our agency and community. Intake services can be accessed over the phone or in person by visiting our Airdrie or Beiseker offices or one of our satellite locations (Crossfield and Irricana) during regular business hours, on a first come, first served basis. Intake staff provide information, referrals and advocacy to help you connect to government programs, housing supports, basic needs supports, Parent Consultations, Family/Domestic Violence supports, Counselling and Senior Services. Intake Services can also connect you to our partner agencies for additional supports, including but not limited to: Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Kids Up Front, Best Beginnings and KidSport.

 

Preventative Counselling Services

Are available for those who would like to see a Counsellor to address various individual, couple and family concerns. An intake is required before appropriately matched with a Counsellor. Sliding scale fees are available with proof of income. Consent for minors is required as well as a copy of guardianship or parenting order

 

Parenting with Pride

Is a peer-led group for parents of children who identify as LGBTQ2S+, or who are questioning their sexuality or gender identity. This group provides a safe space to explore the questions, challenges, successes and emotions that parents face when their kids come out. Please visit http://www.airdriepride.ca for up to date information regarding dates and times

 

PRYSM (Pride Youth Social Movement)

Is a monthly group for LGBTQ2S+ youth and their allies to connect with others in a safe place. Activities are planned based on input from attendees and are new and different each month. Please visit http://www.airdriepride.ca for up to date information regarding dates and times

 

Supplies 4 Success Program

Helps ensure students from low-income families in Airdrie and area have what they require to succeed in school. Backpacks are for K – grade 1 students and are distributed at the Community Links office prior to the beginning of the new school year. Families need to provide proof of residency and identification for the child(ren). This program is offered in partneship with Staples (Airdrie) and supported by Davis Chev.

 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)

Is a partnership between Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and Community Links. Volunteers, trained and screened through CRA and Community Links, prepare income tax returns for North Rocky View residents only. Identification & proof of residency must be presented. certain restrictions apply and only simple, straight-forward tax returns are considered.

 

Volunteer Services

The Volunteer Program at Community Links offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for youth, adults, seniors and families. Current volunteer opportunities include: Donation program (volunteers assist with sorting donations of clothing and household goods); Child Care program (volunteers provide on-site child care for families); Toy Washing (volunteers wash and disinfect toys); Income Tax (trained volunteers prepare tax returns for low-income residents); Senior Transportation (volunteers provide transportation within Airdrie as well as to Calgary). Volunteer opportunities at Community Links are flexible and are designed to work within your schedule. Whether you have one hour a week or one hour a month to donate, we’d love to hear from you!

 

Community Development Services

  • Community Collaboration
  • Community Use of Space
  • Connection to Basic Needs
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Education / Awareness
  • Special Events
  • Toy/Resource Library
  • Workshops

 

Community Development Programs

  • Donations
  • Income Tax
  • Jacket Racket
  • Senior Transportation
  • Volunteer Bank
  • Volunteer Training