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 lpelletier@town.jasper.ab.ca.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (Year-Round)ARE YOU FEELING STRESSED OR CONFUSED ABOUT FILING YOUR TAXES_

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 lpelletier@town.jasper.ab.ca.

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 communitydinnerjasper@gmail.com.

Rec & Resource Listing

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. 

Until we can have a Rec & Resource Fair, the Municipality has created a listing of local organizations agencies, non-profits and groups compiled in this Rec & Resource List (PDF).

ADD YOUR GROUP TO THE LIST: Email lriddell@town.jasper.ab.ca

Neighbourhood Connectors 

Neighbourhood connectors is an initiative of the Municipality of Jasper that engages individuals all over Jasper in fostering connections between neighbours in their area. 

How does this work?

The Municipality of Jasper shares multiple opportunities each year for connectors to utilize to engage their neighbours. Neighbourhood Connectors also stay in touch and network with each other. They share resources, success stories and ideas as well as provide mutual support.

Consider signing up! To learn more, contact Community Development:

lriddell@town.jasper.ab.ca or 780-852-6540.