Community Services

Strong connections build strong communities. 

Recreation Services manages the skateboard park, toboggan hill, outdoor skating rink, and local parks. The Recreation Coordinator acts as a liaison to the various volunteer groups that operate the Mayerthorpe Exhibition Centre, Diamond Centre, swimming pool, curling rink, and sports grounds.

Family and Community Support Services organizes early childhood development, children,  and seniors programming. As well, they coordinate a low income tax return program and promote community development. 

The FCSS and Recreation Coordinator plays a significant role in providing local groups with grant information, and works with Community Services Board in presenting recommendations to Mayerthorpe Town Council.

The Town of Mayerthorpe’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Recreation Coordinator can be reached at (780) 786-2416.

The Town of Mayerthorpe’s Community Services Department has a range of programs in place support community development.

Grant Information
If you have questions on grants available to community groups our staff would be happy to assist you in obtaining application forms, or with information on criteria.  Grant information is available through FCSS at (780) 786-2416.

Home Town Welcome Program
The Home Town Welcome Program is for new people to Mayerthorpe. A basket of items are given out with new resident information on living in Mayerthorpe.

Interagency Meetings
Interagency meetings are held in the Crossroads Community Church basement. This is an information meeting where community and provincial agencies get together for sharing information.

Volunteer Registry
A Volunteer Registry is available through the FCSS & Recreation Coordinator at (780) 786-2416.  Staff are available to help with volunteer information and requirements.  We are in the process of establishing a master list of volunteers so we are able to help our community groups and clubs with needed volunteers or Casino workers for fundraising.  We also have a volunteer Disaster Services team.

Community Foundation
Donations may be made to the Edmonton Community Foundation 9910 – 103 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5K 2V7 to the Mayerthorpe Area Community Fund or to the Marshall Hagman Scholarship Fund or any of the scholarship funds. They will receive a charitable tax receipt from ECF. Contact (780)426-0015.

Mayerthorpe & Area FCSS and Mayerthorpe Town Council are pleased to announce that we have committed to the philosophy of Positive Youth Development in this community using 40 Developmental Assets.

Development Assets are 40 opportunities, skills, relationships, values and self-perceptions that all young people need to succeed. The Developmental Asset Framework was created by the Search Institute, a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth and communities. The Framework is a research-based tool that encourages all individuals to make a difference.

Supporting environments where assets can be built is one of the most important things we can do in the healthy development of young people. Here are a few principles that will help guide us in our efforts:

Everyone can build assets. Building assets isn’t just about great families or schools or neighborhoods. It requires consistent messages across a community.

All young people need assets. While it is crucial to pay special attention to youth who struggle – economically, emotionally, or otherwise – nearly all young people need more assets that they have.

Relationships are key. Strong relationships between adults and young people, young people and their peers, and teenagers and children are central to asset building.

Asset building is an ongoing process. Building assets starts when a child is born and continues throughout high school and beyond.

Consistent messages are important. It is important for families, schools, communities, the media, and others to give all young people consistent and similar messages about what is important and what is expected of them.

Intentional repetition is important. Assets must be continually reinforced across the years and in all areas of a young person’s life.

The Town of Mayerthorpe’s Family and Community Suport Services (FCSS) is designed to enhance the well-being of families, children, youth and seniors in our community.

As part of our Community Services Department, FCSS provides Parent Link early childhood development programs, youth development programs and seniors’ programs.

We also have a grant program designed to support projects and programs that improve the social well-being of our community.  View the FCSS Grant Application.

Questions?  Contact the FCSS and Recreation Services Coordinator by calling the Town Office at (780) 786-2416.

Town of Mayerthorpe is pleased to offer early childhood programs through the Community Services.  Programs connect parents, childcare givers and their children with one another.  Moms, Dads & Tots, Playgroup, and Library Programs – this is a busy place! 

Moms, Dads & Tots
This is a free drop in program for parents with their babies, toddlers, and pre-school children. There are stories, crafts, snacks, and great opportunities to meet other families.  This program is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Community Services Building  from September to May.

Playgroup
This is a drop off program for three and four year olds.  There are mandatory helper mom requirements in this program. Based on creative fun and learning through play, playgroup provides a stimulating environment in which the child can expand their knowledge, skills, confidence and social behavior. There are one-day or two-day per week programs available for both age groups. Rates are $100.00 for the one-day program, or $200.00 for the two-day program, for a three-month session. Sessions run from September to December, January to March, and April to June. For Registration call 780-786-2416.  

Playgroup Registration Form

Town of Mayerthorpe provides Seniors’ Outreach to help with questions relating to transportation, information, seniors’ programs income tax and assistance, and government benefits.

The Seniors’ Outreach Office is located in the entrance area of the Community Services Building (next to the Town Office) and is open Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can reach the Seniors’ Outreach Coordinator at (780) 786-2416.  Ext. 228

Mayerthorpe Senior Outreach is a service that provides assistance in many ways for seniors and for the community.   We find transportation to medical or dental appointments for seniors.    We will provide contacts for those that need help with yard work, lawn care, light housekeeping and home repairs.   Income tax preparation is FREE for anyone with low income regardless of age.  Canadian Pension Plans and Old Age Security forms are readily available and we will assist anyone that would like help in filling out their forms.  We will happily provide shut-in phone calls as requested.  If you are a shut-in or know of someone that could use a friendly phone call to say hi and how are you, Senior Outreach will be of assistance to you in any way we can. Drop ins are always welcome.  If you have spare time and would like to help our community we are always on the lookout for more volunteer drivers and handymen.

Free Income Tax Preparation for the Following

Mayerthorpe Senior Outreach will again be preparing Income Tax returns for those that qualify.  The RA will begin accepting electronic tax returns Feb 24, 2020.

If your income is less than:

$35,000 for a single person

$45,000 for a couple

$47,500 for a family of 3

$ 50,000 for a family of 4

$52,500 for a family of 5

and then $2,500 for each additional family member over 5 people.

The income must not include rental income, interest income over $1000, farm income or self employment income.

Your income tax will be completed and emailed directly to the RA for NO CHARGE.  To set up an appointment, please call:

Senior Outreach 780-786-2416 Ext. 228

West End Bus Program

NEW – Gift Certificates are now available for purchase for West End Bus Trips.  ($15.00, $20.00, $50.00 & $100.00) To Purchase a Gift Certificate please visit the Mayerthorpe Town Office.

The West End Bus Excursion Program has subsidized recreational trips available for those over 50.  This program is a partnership between Lac Ste. Anne County, Town of Mayerthorpe and Woodlands County.

Our bus is a Mercedes Diesel Sprinter equipped with 15 leather seats, TV Screen and Surround Sound to make those longer trips more enjoyable.

You can  find information regarding these trips at www.lsac.cawww.woodlands.ab.ca or on our Calendar of Events. To register, contact our West End Bus Coordinator at (780)284-9321 or by email web@mayerthorpe.ca .  Once you have registered payment can be made in person at the Mayerthorpe Town Office or by mailing Town of Mayerthorpe, Box 420, Mayerthorpe, AB  T0E 1N0.

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