Community Services

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Enhancing Lives


Bighorn Community Services department combines the areas of Community Supports, Culture, Parks and Recreation and Trails. Its focus is on supporting and enhancing the lives of Bighorn residents through programs and resources.

Foster Connections


Under the advisement of the Community Services Board, the Community Services Coordinator works with organizations and individuals within our broad community to build capacity, foster connections and act as a facilitator for new projects and programs.

Dial 211 for Community and Social Supports Information

The Municipal District is served by 211 - call 24 / 7 for access to community and social supports information and referrals

Dial 811 for Health Link


Free nurse advice and general health information for Albertans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For out-of-province or Internet phone users, call 866-408-5465.

Community Security


Please be extra vigilant about securing your property and watching for any suspicious activity in your area please keep an eye on your neighbors places as well. There have been many break-ins in Cochrane and Canmore lately and some attempts in hamlets during the day.
  1. Community Support

    Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a cost sharing program between the Province of Alberta (80%) and Municipalities (20%) to provide preventive social programs in communities.

  2. Culture

    View a variety of resources related to community events and culture.

  3. Grant Programs

    The Municipal District of Bighorn provides grants, to eligible recipients, for various purposes to benefit Municipal District residents as a whole.

  4. Parks & Recreation

    Learn about classes, hiking, and recreational facilities.

  5. Community Services Master Plan

    The Community Services Master Plan (CSMP) is the guiding document for the provision of community services within the MD of Bighorn.