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 or email


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


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area

(BBBS) mentoring programs are community and school-based programs that facilitate a natural supports relationship between a young person and a caring adult or Teen Mentor in Airdrie and Area. Our programs are 1:1, following best practices for effective mentoring. Within the context of this carefully supported relationship, mentees build executive function skills, improve their social-emotional skills and resiliency, and benefit from a natural support who can facilitate other connections in the community. Research shows that these skills are developed in children and youth through consistent, supportive relationships with caring adults. For referrals to the program, contact Engagement Coordinator, Alyssa Herauf, or call 403-777-3534


Closer to Home’s Healthy Families Home Visitation Program

Provides home visitation services to families with children ranging in age from newborn to 6 years old (at time of referral) who are facing challenges that may negatively impact their child’s development and their family’s well-being. Healthy Families is designed to help parents enhance their parenting skills and improve their knowledge and understanding of child development, child health and positive family functioning and in addition, to increase their connections with their community to support them and their family. Services are voluntary and include between one to three visits a week in a family’s home and/or community, depending on the needs of the family. An initial screening will assess a family’s eligibility for the program. For referral to the program, contact Melody McCann at 403-617-3152 or


Closer to Home’s Child and Youth Social Skill Development Program

Is designed to offer services that facilitate and promote a child/youth’s spiritual, emotional, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development to assist them in reaching their developmental potential. This program will provide youth with opportunities to engage in positive social activities and will employ specific skill-based teaching to strengthen the participants social emotional well-being and community connections. For referral to the program, contact Melody McCann at 403-617-3152 or


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. (Please note, some programming has a minimal cost)


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 and 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. 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 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 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 12 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 partnership with Staples (Airdrie).


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.  Identification & proof of residency must be presented. Certain restrictions apply and only simple, straight-forward tax returns are considered.