Resources for Non-Profits

Cochrane and Area Interagency

Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) provides monthly Interagency meetings to  encourage organizational collaboration and address community needs. Membership provides non-profit social service organizations with:

  • regular newsletters sharing what’s happening in the community 
  • networking and relationship building opportunities 
  • opportunities for the creation of collaborative community responses to social issues 
  • promotion of services, programs and events

Interagency meetings take place monthly and alternate between Information Sharing and Hot Topic sessions. There are no meetings during July, August, and December.

Meeting rooms

FCSS meeting rooms (Stable and Back 40) are available to non-profit organizations and community groups. 

Priority for the use of the meeting rooms is given to FCSS and FCSS-partnered meetings, programs, or events. FCSS may pre-empt organizations and groups, but will provide advanced notice (two days when possible) if it needs emergency use of the meeting rooms. 

All organizations using FCSS meeting rooms must sign a contract annually with FCSS and receive an orientation before use. Contact FCSS for more details.

Grant opportunities

Grants are available to help support non-profits in providing services and programs to the community. 

Grant opportunities

National and provincial resources

There are many national and provincial resources available for non-profit social organizations. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health Safety can provide you with health and safety resources, and Volunteer Alberta has resources to help non-profits thrive. Other resources available include: