Community Resources

Last modified on May 11, 2018
A comprehensive list of cultural/social organizations, community supports and clubs for adults and youth in the Okotoks area.

To include your club or organization, or to notify the Western Wheel of any changes to contact information, email:

Distress Centre 24 Hour Crisis Line 403-266-1605

Emergency Shelters

Toll Free Line (connect caller to closest shelter)          1-866-331-3933
Alpha House           403-234-7388
Calgary Drop In Centre 403-266-3600
Calgary Women’s Shelter          403-234-7266
Mustard Seed          403-269-1319
Rowan House Emergency Shelter  403-652-3311
Salvation Army        403-410-1111
Wheatland Communities Crisis Society Shelter 403-934-6634
YWCA (Sheriff King and Dover House)        403-266-0707

Financial, Employment & Business Services

Alberta Works

Income Support Contact Centre 403-297-2020
After hours emergency Income Support Contact Centre     1-866-644-5135

Assured Income for the Severly Handicapped (AISH)           1-877-644-9992

Career Information Hotline        1-800-661-3753

Careers, Learning & Employment Information

Community Futures Highwood     403-995-4151

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program    403-995-2626

Employment Insurance          1-800-206-7218

HIRE (Foothills SNAPS) 403-603-3232

McBride Career and Employment Services
Okotoks Office       403-995-4377
High River Office    403-601-2660

Money Mentors        403-718-0022

Okotoks and District Chamber of Commerce   403-938-2848

Government & Community Services

Alberta Child/Adult Health Benefit (Alberta Rite Number)           1-877-469-5437

Alberta Supports Contact Centre  1-877-644-9992      

BenefitsNavigator (gov’t benefits and credits for individuals)

Calgary & Area Child & Family Services
Child Protection 24-hour reporting line     403-297-2995
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-387-5437
Child Protection Concerns       403-652-8360
Day Care Licensing and Subsidy 403-297-6100
Family Supports for Children with Disabilities 403-297-7971
Foster Care Support & Training  403-297-8033
Okotoks Licensed Child Care

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse   403-237-5888

Canada Child Tax Benefit          1-800-387-1193

Child & Youth Advocate           403-297-8435

Children’s Cottage Crisis Nursery  403-233-2273

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program    403-995-2626

ConnectTeen (24 hour support for youth)    403-264-TEEN(8336)                              

Families Supporting Adoption Calgary Area Region          403-938-9442

Family and Community Support Services (Town of Okotoks)         403-938-8935

Foothills Community Immigrant Services
Okotoks Office       403-938-4699
High River Office    403-652-5325

Foothills Community Mediation    403-982-1400

Healthy Moms Healthy Babies     403-995-2600

It Takes a Village

KIDS Help Phone      1-800-668-6868

Literacy for Life Foundation       403-652-5090

McMan Journeys Family Development Program          403-995-5473

Okotoks Day Home Providers

Okotoks Family Resource Centre  403-995-2626 

Okotoks Food Bank    403-651-6629

Okotoks Volunteer Resource Centre          403-938-8936

Parent Link 403-652-8633

Pound Rescue, Gabriele Barrie     403-938-4890

Provincial Ombudsman 310-0000

Salvation Army Family Services    403-652-7530

St. Vincent de Paul Society       403-938-0562

Wild Rose Community Connections (Family Support)          403-601-2910

Health Services

Health Link – Alberta 24 Hour Advice Line    811

Alberta Health Care Insurance 310-0000 then dial   780-427-1432



Alberta Health Services

Addictions & Mental Health

Main intake line     1-877-652-4700

Adults Services     403-652-8340

Youth Services      403-297-4664

Smokers Help Line  1-866-332-2322

Preschool Oral Health clinics
(12-35 months)       403-995-2662
Psychiatric Outreach Team         403-266-HELP (4357)

Canadian Cancer Society Information Service  1-888-939-3333

Distress Centre 24 Hour Crisis Line 403-266-1605

Foothills Country Hospice         403-995-4673

Lander Treatment Centre          403-625-5600

Muscular Dystrophy Canada-Calgary Area Services           1-877-469-5437

Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre          403-995-2600
Urgent Care, Homecare, Public Health, Sexual Health, Speech Language Pathologist, Community Care Services, Rehabilitation, Teen Clinic

Okotoks Urgent Care   403-995-2600

Protection of Persons in Care      1-888-357-9339

Renfrew Recovery Centre (detox) 403-297-3337

Sheep River Health Trust          403-995-5400


See also Emergency Shelters

Foothills Foundation Affordable Housing options          403-652-8600

Heartland Retirement Residence  403-938-4448

Main Street Village, Black Diamond 403-933-7455

Sandstone Lodge (seniors)        403-938-6404

Skotoko Housing Cooperative     403-938-5520

Tudor Manor (seniors) 403-995-9540

Services for People with Disabilities

Alberta Disabled Foundation      403-262-5172

Cause and Effect, Early Intervention Services 403-523-0150

Community Access (Taxi) Program

(Town of Okotoks)  403-995-2773

Foothills Advocacy in Motion Society         403-652-4161

Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society    403-652-4776

Foothills Special Needs Association for

Parents & Siblings (SNAPS)       403-603-3232

Foothills Therapeutic Riding Association

Special Olympics


Services for Seniors

Alberta Supports Contact Centre  1-877-644-9992

Adult Day Support Program        403-601-1790

Alberta Health Services Home Care            403-995-5412

Brenda Strafford Foundation (Housing) Tudor Manor


Community Access (Taxi) Program (Town of Okotoks)


Foothills Foundation (Housing) Sandstone Lodge


High River Handi Bus  403-601-3472

Meals on Wheels       403-938-6404

Okotoks & District Seniors Club, Jackie Riley


Service Canada Senior’s Income Security Programs

(CPP, OAS)            1-800-277-9914


Support Groups

Alanon 24 hour line   1-888-425-2666

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 24 hour line     403-777-1212

Cancer Support Group 403-938-4350

Caregiver Support Group           403-995-2652

Grief Support Group (Vi)           403-860-3189

LaLeche League

Narcotics Anonymous Help Line  403-991-3427

Parent Support Association of Calgary         403-270-1809

Rainbows (children experiencing grief and loss) – McMan


Support Meetings for Persons with

Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression         403-263-7408

Vision Loss Support Group        403-995-4179

Wellspring Calgary (Cancer Support)          403-521-5292

Community Churches & Groups

Big Rock Baptist Church           403-938-3063

Catholic Women’s Group           403-938-3122

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints   403-938-6356

Cimarron & Sheep River Wards  403-938-4177

Crystalridge & DeWinton Wards 403-938-8763

Church Youth Groups Catholic Confirmation Classes


Foothills Community Church       403-938-5613

God’s House Pentecostal Church  403-813-0069

Grace Lutheran Church 403-938-3515

Grace Lutheran Youth Program  403-938-3515

Holy Cross Lutheran Church       403-938-4979

Knights of Columbus   403-938-3122

Okotoks Alliance Church           403-938-2614

Okotoks Evangelical Free Church  403-938-3311

St. James Catholic Church         403-938-3122

St. Peter’s Anglican Church        403-938-4261

The Sheep River Fellowship       403-938-4123

Trinity Mennonite Church          403-256-7157

United Church of Canada           403-938-4357

United Church Women’s Fellowship         403-256-7803


Community Groups & Service Clubs


Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Alpha Kappa,

Mary Lynn Schneider  403-938-5636

BPOE Elks No. 31      403-938-4969

DeWinton Community Association 403-938-2525

Ducks Unlimited

Elks Hall (Rental)      403-938-4969

Foothills Centennial Centre Foundation       403-938-2907

Healthy Okotoks Coalition, Wayne Meikle     403-938-7083

Kinsmen, Les Poulin   403-938-4365

Masons (Corinthian Lodge)

Okotoks Agricultural Society      403-938-3256

Okotoks Community Garden       403-938-8936

Okotoks & District Seniors Club, Jackie Riley  403-995-4107

Okotoks Gardening Club 

Okotoks Lions Club    403-938-0140

Okotoks Newcomers Club, Trudy  587-364-2278

Okotoks Rotary Club, John Lockhart           403-995-4151

Time Out, (Ladies Group), Claire Leitch       403-938-2974

United Way/Okotoks Partnership  403-938-8935



4-H Area Clubs

Airdrie 4-H Office, Rob Smith    310-0000

Foothills 4-H Sheep Club, Jennifer Woods   403-684-3008

4-H Key Leaders

Joanne Gourlay    403-684-3750

Suzon Watkins     403-931-3752

High River Stetsons 4-H Light Horse Club,

Kirsty Wedderburn  403-938-2961

Meadowbank 4-H Light Horse Club,

Tyler Haar           403-938-3806

Okotoks 4-H Beef Club, Karen Jones        403-938-7896

Okotoks 4-H Light Horse Club,

Bev MacMillan

First Okotoks Beavers, Cubs & Scouts, Linda Duncan


187 Foothills Air Cadets           403-652-9662

Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders


Arts & Culture

Big Rock Singers

Chinook Country Quilters, Clarie Leitch       403-938-2974

Dewdney Players Group Theatre, Debbie Sands


Foothills Music Society (Concert & Jazz Bands),

Mike Mattson          403-938-5923

Okotoks Arts Council  403-938-3204

Okotoks and District Historical Society,

Marie Wedderburn     403-995-2018

Okotoks Men’s Chorus


Community Safety/Justice

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse   403-237-5888

Calgary Legal Guidance 403-234-9266

Calgary South Probation           403-297-2350

DAREWorks Foothills Society      403-601-3406

Dial A Law 403-234-9022

Elizabeth Fry Society  403-294-0737

Foothills Regional Victims Services Association


Municipal Enforcement 403-938-8913

Okotoks Block Parent Program, Donna Fox     403-938-4396

Okotoks Range Patrol  403-938-7046

RCMP- Administration  403-938-7046

Youth Justice Committee


Preschool Programs

Big Rock Preschool     403-938-6666

Ecole Francophone d’Okotoks Preschool       403-815-4662

Kids’ Stop Children’s Centre Preschool Program           403-995-4610

Leap n’ Learn Preschool           403-995-8137

Les Petits Rayons de Beausoleil, Isabelle Saindon


Okotoks Montessori Preschool and Kindergarten,

Sharlene Brown        403-938-0400

Okotoks Playgroup    403-995-1129

Okotoks Preschool Academy, Carolyn Reinhardt           403-995-1438

Percy Pegler Preschool 403-938-4449

Salvation Army Children’s Village ECS Day Treatment Program


Serendipity Pre-Kindergarten      403-938-2811

Sunshine Nursery School, Margaret Agnew    403-938-5046


The Happy Place Preschool        403-354-4744


Big Rock Kindergarten 403-938-6666

Dr. Morris Gibson Kindergarten    403-938-6221

Ecole Beausoleil       403-995-1160

Good Shepherd Kindergarten      403-938-4318

Percy Pegler Kindergarten         403-938-4449

St. Mary’s Kindergarten            403-938-8048

Westmount Kindergarten          403-995-4824


Public Schools


Foothills School Division Office #38           403-652-3001

Laurie Copland (Trustee)        403-938-0470

The Greater Southern Public Francophone Education

Region No. 4          403-686-6998


Big Rock Elementary School       403-938-6666

Dr. Morris Gibson Elementary School          403-938-6221

Ecole Beausoleil       403-995-1160

Percy Pegler Elementary School   403-938-4449

Westmount School K-9 403-995-4824

Junior High

Cameron Crossing      403-938-6072

Ecole Okotoks Junior High School 403-938-4426

Okotoks Junior High School       403-938-4426

Sheep River Alternative Junior High School   403-938-6116

Westmount School K-9 403-995-4824

High School

Alberta High School of Fine Arts  403-938-6116

Foothills Composite High School  403-938-6116

Education Plus         403-938-3882

Sheep River Alternative High School          403-938-6116


Catholic Schools


Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional

Division Office         403-938-2659


Good Shepherd School (K-6)      403-938-4318

St. Mary’s School (K-6)            403-938-8048

Junior High

John Paul II Collegiate (7-9)       403-938-4600

High School

Holy Trinity Academy (10-12)     403-938-2477

St. Luke’s Outreach Centre        403-995-0584


Home Schooling

Foothills School Division Home Education     403-938-6072

Okotoks Home School Co-op      403-982-3610

The Centre for Learning @ HOME  403-938-4119


Private Schools

Edison Private School, Beth Chernoff (Admissions)


Strathcona Tweedsmuir School    403-938-4431

Tanbridge Academy    403-259-3443


Adult Education

Bow Valley College, Upgrading    403-410-1400

Foothills Continuing Education Council        403-850-2187

Olds College           1-800-661-6537


Sports Groups & Clubs


Big Rock Runners

Bruins Hockey Club, Cameron Stewart         403-618-4178

Foothills Lions Rugby Club

Foothills Shuffleboard Association

Ken Wardley         403-652-7552

Marg Mowat          403-601-2612

Hi-Lites Hockey Team (49+ Sr. Mens Hockey)

Kevin Knibbs        403-938-3496

Indus Ringette Club, Tara Lynch   403-808-8458

Okotoks Bisons Junior Hockey Club

Okotoks Curling Club

Okotoks Fish and Game, Siegfried Honsek     403-938-3935

Okotoks Masters Swim Club

Okotoks Oilers Jr. A Hockey Club

Okotoks Pro Rodeo

Okotoks Recreational Co-ed Adult Soccer (ORCAS)

Okotoks Rifle and Pistol Club      403-257-0905

Okotoks Tennis Club

Old-Timers Hockey, Pat Stang

Percy Pegler Men’s Slowpitch,Trevor Rowland 403-938-3593

Spoilers Hockey Club, Cliff Roberts 403-938-5498



Airborne Tumbling & Trampolining Club

Davisburg Pony Club, Jill Stephenson         403-938-4112

Dolphins Water Polo

Foothills Lions Rugby Club

Foothills Stingrays Swim Club

Greater Okotoks Football Association

Okotoks BMX

Okotoks Fencing

Okotoks Junior Curling Academy

Okotoks Minor Ball Association

Okotoks Minor Hockey (Office)    403-710-2213

Okotoks Minor Soccer Association 403-938-6502

Okotoks Mustangs Lacrosse

Okotoks Pickle Ball    403-982-1997

Okotoks Rifle and Pistol Club      403-257-0905

Okotoks Skating Club

Okotoks Stingrays Swim Club (summer)       403-200-0056

Okotoks Synchro Sea Queens

Okotoks Tennis Club

Okotoks Volleyball Club 

Sheep River Tae Kwon Do, Sharon Lonsberry  403-938-4170

STARS Basketball Camps