Bowness Office: Programs & Services

Contact BowWest Community Resource Centre in Bowness for help with:

  • Family & Parenting
  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Immigrant Services
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Employment & Education
  • Health & Counselling
  • Housing & Transportation

How does it work?

Call the Bowness office to chat or set up a meeting.

Our Community Resource Advocates will talk to you about what you need and how we can help you meet those needs.

We can:

  • Talk to you about different agencies and what they do.
  • Refer you to agencies that help with food, furniture and clothing.
  • Help you fill out forms for fee assistance programs.
  • Help you access government programs or services.
Days: Monday to Friday
Times: 9:00 am to Noon & 1:00 to 4:00pm
Where: 7904 43 Ave. NW (in the Bowness Sportsplex)
Questions: Call 403-216-5348 to book an appointment

Affected by the flood?

People affected by the flood are encouraged to contact one of the members of the Bowness Flood Recovery Committee. There are specific numbers for the workers specific to the project:

  • Bowness Community Association (403-288-8300 Extension 34)
  • BowWest Community Resource Centre (403-216-5348)
  • Red Cross (403-261-6248).
  • Habitat for Humanity (403-253-9331 extension 244).
  • Samaritan’s Purse (403-250-6565).

Working together, they can assist you with basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing.

Family Violence Outreach

The YWCA Domestic Violence Outreach Program offers short-term counselling through the BowWest office in Bowness.

The counselling focuses on advocacy, support, awareness, and safety planning.

Meet with an Outeach counsellor to help you prevent future abuse and make changes that benefit you and your family.

Times: Flexible during the day or evening
Where: Flexible in the community your life or work
Contact: 403-262-0489

Good Food Box

Good Food Box

Buy a box of fruits and vegetables at a very reasonable cost:

  • 20-25 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for $25.00 (Cash only please.)
  • 30-35 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for $30.00 (Cash only please.)
  • 40-45 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables for $35.00 (Cash only please.)

Please note that these dates are all in 2017!

Place Order Before 4pm: Pick Up On:
Tuesday, Jan 17 (order before noon) Wednesday, Jan 25
Tuesday, Feb 21 Wednesday, Mar 1
Tuesday, Mar 14 Wednesday, Mar 22
Tuesday, April 25 Wednesday, May 3
Tuesday, May 30 Wednesday, June 7
Tuesday, June 20 Wednesday, June 28
Tuesday, Sept 19 Wednesday, Sept 27
Tuesday, Oct 17 Wednesday, Oct 25
Pick up from 11:00pm until 3:00pm
Provided by: Community Kitchens
Through: Bow Waters Community Church (6508 Bowwood Dr, N.W.)
How: Call Barb at 403-863-4976 to order your Good Food Box

Connecting Through Cooking

Good Food Box

Be apart of a group of residents who meet once a month to cook healthy, nutritious and budget friendly meals. Members plan a menu around advertised specials in major store flyers, meet to cook from 10-14 meals which are taken home and put in the freezer for further use. The average cost per person for all these meals is around $25.00.

Contact the resource centre or email or call 403-804-2905 for more information.

ONLINE REGISTRATION for Connecting Thru Cooking will soon be available.

Computer & Fax



If you need help faxing please contact BowWest. Call 403-216-5348 to arrange a time.


If you need access to a computer for job or housing search contact the nearest public library.

If you need a library card please contact BowWest for more information.

Income Tax Clinics

Good Food Box

Institute of Chartered Accountants volunteers are available to help prepare your taxes.

2015 Dates

Thursday March 19th 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Monday April 13th 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Please call the Bowness Office at 403-216-5348 for more information.

Other 2015 Tax Clinics — OLD

Check List for Taxes


Good Food Box

We offer counselling in partnership with Catholic Family Services. This is for both individuals and for families. Our Community Resource Advocate can also help find the most appropriate agency, program or service for you.

How: Talk to the Community Resource Advocate at Bowness.
She will arrange for an appointment at the Ranchlands office(#14 1840 Ranchlands Way, NW.

Ripples Grant


A Ripples Small grant is a monetary grant of $ \scriptsize \$ 50-\$600 $ that promotes and supports projects and initiatives organized by people living in Bowness, Montgomery or Greenwood Village. The grants are intended to build a stronger sense of community. Past initiatives include skill sharing activities, neighbourhood events, workshops, community clean ups, community gardens, performing and visual arts projects and drop-in activities. Ripples funds new initiatives that would be held in a public location, to the benefit the whole community and help build a sense of belonging by creating connections between residents. Applications are accepted anytime through the year and reviewed by a group of residents. Individuals, youth, community groups, and societies in these communities are eligible to apply.

Click below to view the Ripples postcard.

Ripples Postcard

Applications can now be completed online:

Click to Apply (opens in a new tab/window).

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Alita, the Ripples Grant Facilitator, at