The Municipality of Jasper often applies for grant funding to start or sustain programs, training or services that enhance the wellbeing of Jasperites. If the Municipality of Jasper is not eligible to apply, Community Development may apply through the Jasper Community Team Society (JCTS). 

The Jasper Community Team Society

The Jasper Community Team Society (JCTS), is a registered non-profit organization with charitable and society status. 

Each month, The JCTS' Board of Directors review and discusses the trends and opportunities that were talked about during Community Conversations. The Society is then able to support the Municipality of Jasper in applying for grant funding that results in additional municipal programs, services, initiatives or events that address the needs of residents.

How does it work?

Step 1: Community Conversations

Every month, Jasper Community Team members get together in four, life-stage specific Community Conversations to share perspectives, identify social priorities and brainstorm solutions to complex challenges the community is facing. Through discussion, JCT members work together to come up with innovative, made in Jasper initiatives that support residents. 

Step 2: Support and Fund Community Programs

Using the Jasper Community Team’s input, the Municipality of Jasper or the Jasper Community Team Society can then apply for grant funding to implement the concepts developed by the JCT. Grants received result in additional programs, services, events or initiatives that support residents of all ages.

Step 3: Administer Community Programs

The Municipality of Jasper’s CFS Department typically manages those grant-funded special projects. In some instances, the grants do stay with the JCTS and the JCTS has limited capacity to administer smaller grant funded projects. 

What it means in the community: 

The JCTS is able to apply for grants for which the Municipality of Jasper may not qualify, maximizing our ability as a community, to utilize external grant funding to bolster wellbeing and resilience here in Jasper. 

As a community, this system ensures that we are keeping a finger on our own pulse as a community. It also sets us up to think about building resilience and preventing more complex challenges, rather than simply reacting when issues arise. 

JCTS Programs & Projects

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 Manager.

Within the CCF, there are subcategories:

  • Mental Health Crisis Fund
  • Disaster Social Services Fund
  • Child & Youth Participation Fund

The CCF has been utilized to address a variety of different barriers. As an example, the Caring Community Fund was used to purchase steel-toe boots, allowing a community member who couldn’t afford to purchase their own to start a new career and be better able to support their family.

Santas Anonymous                                                                                       

Jasper’s Santas Anonymous program is run by The Jasper Community Team Society in collaboration with the Municipality's Community and Family Services department. 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.
E-transfer: . If you send an e-transfer, please e-mail us at the same address to receive a charitable donation receipt. If we do not receive a request, receipts will not be processed.

Follow Santas Anonymous Jasper AB on Facebook for information on events and opportunities to participate in the campaign.