Cochrane Connect Card

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Connecting you to more and improving access to affordable transportation, recreation, essentials, services and more.

The Cochrane Connect Card program provides you with the extra support you need, helping put money back in your pocket for the things that matter most. The Cochrane Connect Card is an initiative that contributes to the overall wellbeing of Cochrane and Area residents, by providing modest-income families and individuals access to a variety of services and programs at a reduced rate.

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THE BENEFIT

The Cochrane Connect Card is designed to help you save on services, programs, products, and everyday items - allowing you to live life to it’s fullest.

The card offers a wide array of discounts and promotions to 18 Cochrane and area local businesses, as well as two additional Cochrane-offered services. The card improves your access to affordable transportation, groceries, recreational services, programs and other everyday essentials.

Help local – help you!

The Connect Card opens you up to a world of local businesses, keeping support within the community. This is a card that bring local to local. It’s not just about local businesses supporting the community, but also, the community supporting local businesses.

DEALS AND SICOUNTS

Discount eligibility is determined by the level discount you qualify for. Household composition, income, expenses and more are used to evaluate your level status. 

  1. LEVEL 1 
  2. LEVEL 2 

COCHRANE SERVICES 

COCHRANE SERVICESDETAILSDISCOUNT
Cochrane's Local On-Demand Transit System (COLT)Off books of 10 tickets or monthly passes25%
Cochrane FCSS & FRN - Volunteer Income Tax ProgramDifferent eligibility. Find out if you qualify: 403-851-2250 Free

* Discounts/offers are subject to change
 * Cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts


PARTNER PROGRAMS

PARTNER BUSINESSESDETAILSDISCOUNT
Anything GrowsOff any in-store offering10%
Bar Jo Ranch
 (2 day, weekend horse camps)
Two-day, weekend horse camps25%
Cochrane Garage 

Excludes oil changes
 *Cochrane Garage reserves the right to verify the Connect Card participants match with the vehicle's registered owner  
25% off labour
10% off parts
Cochrane Integrated Arts SocietyOff any program offering
50%
Cochrane Minor Basketball Association Applies to registration fees only50%
Cochrane Minor Hockey AssociationN/A - Can use Jumpstart, Kidsport and/or Lindsay's Kids - Lindsay Kimmett Memorial Foundation - visit Sport & Activities SubsidiesN/A
Cochrane Movie House Admitted for lowest daily priceAdmission
Cochrane Public LibraryMembership costsFree
Cochrane Rangers SoccerAdult registration fees25%
Global Pet FoodsOff any in-store offering
15%
Home Treasures
20%
LifeCraft TherapyUse code CC30 when booking online30% 
My Mobile Dental Hygienist
25%
Roll (E-Scooter & E-Bikes)
50%
Shredz ShopSummer camps only100%
Snap Dance StudiosSessional classes 50%
Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports CentreMembership only
50%
Tri Hub Swimwear & MultisportNote: 10% off infant swim accessories (eg. hair care products, life jackets, reusable swim diapers, baby towels).5% off goggles
10% off swimwear
10% off infant swim accessories (see note)
Two Pharmacy and Natural MarketExcludes prescriptions and sale priced items10%

* Discounts/offers are subject to change
 * Cannot be used in combination with other subsidies or discounts
 * GST is not included

BUSINESSES AND PARTNERS

LEARN ABOUT LOCAL connect card BUSINESSES

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COCHRANE ON DEMAND 

LOCAL TRANSIT (COLT)

Cochrane On-Demand Local Transit is a bold way to deliver transit, designed specifically for our community. COLT uses technology to provide responsive on-demand service — where and when Cochranites want it.

When you want a ride on COLT, you can use the website, mobile app or call COLT directly to request a bus at a specific stop at a specific day and time (during service hours). Buses can be requested up to a week in advance, or just minutes in advance (pending availability).

COLT has 149 unique bus stops in Cochrane and operates Monday to Friday from 6am-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-3pm.

More: Ridecolt.ca

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FCSS & FRN VOLUNTEER 

INCOME TAX PROGRAM

For over 15 years, both the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have worked together to create a program that assists eligible residents who have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

 Community volunteers are trained by the Canada Revenue Agency to provide tax assistance and help residents access significant government benefits. The program runs every year around tax season and last year alone, 431 tax returns were filed through the program. 

To find out more about eligibility requirements and what you need to get started, please call Cochrane Family & Community Support Services at 403-851-2250.

More: Cochrane.ca/incometaxprogram

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COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Cochrane Public Library contributes to the well-being and health of the community by providing information, supporting literacy and bringing people together. Their participation in the Marigold Library System, makes it a single point of access to millions of movies, books, CDs, DVDs, events and more.

Cochrane Public Library members can access the library's various programs and services. Members also have access to thousands of library materials from across the province using our interlibrary loan system. They currently serve residents living within the city limits of Cochrane and Rocky View County taxpayers, including, Elbow Valley, Springbank, Bearspaw, Bragg Creek, Waiparous, and Redwood Meadows. 

More: cochranepubliclibrary.ca

SPRAY LAKES

SPRAY LAKE SAWMILLS 

FAMILY SPORTS CENTRE 

Open to everyone, SLS Family Sports Centre specifically serves Cochrane and the western region of Rocky View County. The one-stop sports centre offers a variety of fitness activities, programs, swim lessons, day camps, personal training sessions, outdoor events and more.

Whether health and fitness has always been part of your life or you’re just getting started, they have a variety of facilities for your enjoyment, including: an aquatic centre, warm water therapy pool, outdoor spray park (seasonal), fitness centre, climbing wall, Three hockey arenas, hockey skate shop, indoor turf area, curling centre, indoor track, gymnasium, off-site arena, and Play Care, children’s daycare.

SLS offers a membership option, which includes access to the aquatic centre, fitness centre, indoor track, fitness classes, drop-in activities as well as the curling centre. Something for everyone in the family to enjoy!

More: Slsfamilysportscentre.com

ROLL CONNECT CARD

ROLL E-SCOOTERS & E-BIKES

In 2021, Canadian company, Roll, hit the streets of Cochrane with its fleet of shared electronic scooters, later adding e-bikes. The seasonal service typically runs from spring into fall, allowing Cochranites the opportunity to get across town in a safe, accessible and affordable fashion.

During the riding season, e-scooters and bikes are available in Historic Downtown, East End, Fireside, Glenbow, Heartland, Heritage Hills, Riversong, Riverview, the Quarry, and West Valley/Terrace/Point, extending to Sunset Ridge, Bow Ridge, Jumping Pound Ridge, Bow Meadows and Cochrane Heights.

The current service aims to create an opportunity for shared micro-mobility that is more accessible and equitable for the community. 

More: Cochrane.ca/escooters

LOCAL BUSINESSES

BE PART OF COMMUNITY THAT CARES

Do you own a local business? Join the Connect Card Partnership Program and build long-lasting community connection. 

Be a part of the Cochrane Connect Card Program and provide qualified applicants, increase access to affordable transportation, recreation, services and other everyday essentials. The programs aim is to contribute to the overall wellbeing of Cochrane and area residents, by providing modest-income families and individuals access to a variety of local services, essentials and programs at a reduced rate. Connecting community members to the things that matter most.

To support those in need, we need your help! If you are a local business who goes above and beyond you can get involved. And the best part? You set the price! By offering an exclusive rate, discount or offer that works for you business, you are helping a segment of the population who needs it.


HOW DOES IT BENEFIT YOUR BUSINESS?

The program offers more than just the opportunity to be a helpful community-member, but also the chance to build strong, long-lasting relationships and have your business spotlighted as a Connect Card partner – helping you reach farther. It’s truly a mutually beneficial partnership.

DO GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY

Be a part of something great! As a Cochrane and area business, you can support the community and help those who need an extra hand during tough and turbulent times. It’s a great opportunity to give back to the community, who has supported your local business, creating a more supportive and connected community.

GET THE RECOGNITION YOU DESERVE

Stand out as a community trailblazer. As a Connect Card partner, you will be a part of a recognized group of local businesses – putting your business on the map for more to see. By participating, you will enhance your businesses image by demonstrating your commitment to supporting to the community.

Through the Connect Card Program, you will receive recognition through program highlights, communications and marketing, including business profiles and spotlights and discount information targeted to existing and potential Connect Card users in Cochrane and surrounding areas.

You will also be given the opportunity to be a part of the Connect Card Sticker recognition program, giving you the opportunity to visibly demonstrate your acceptance of the Connect Card Program in your storefront and/or on your website.

BUILD NEW RELATIONSHIPS

Open your business to more! It’s a win-win situation. Yes, your business is helping those in need, but the program aims to be a mutually beneficial partnership by bringing new customers to you. By setting a discounted rate that works for your businesses, you can potentially draw in new customers who may not have been able to previously consider your business in the past.

The Cochrane Connect Card promotes and encourages users to keep it local, by supporting Cochrane and area businesses. Connecting residents to local businesses and businesses to the community.

APPLY TODAY!