Community Supports

Volunteer Income Tax Program 

A free Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) clinic will be held in the lower level of the municipal office, 301 Centre Ave, Friday, April 14, 2023 for residents with a simple tax situation and a modest income.  Qualified volunteers will complete taxes on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions about an upcoming clinic, contact Sue Nagel, FCSS Coordinator at 403-933-4348.

Eligibility Criteria

Volunteers CANNOT prepare complex returns or returns for any of the following tax situations:
  • ANY self-employment, business or rental income and expenses
  • Taxes that require the reporting of Capital Gains or Losses
  • Pre/Post Bankruptcy Returns
  • Returns for Deceased persons
  • Any other complex tax situation, including claims for employment expenses
Maximum qualifying income levels are $35,000 for singles, $45,000 for couples.  A single adult with one child is $40,000 with an additional $2,500 in income for each additional family member.

Please submit the required information sheet and a signed copy of form T1S60 to the front reception to be issued to volunteer income tax filers.

2023-04-14 CVITP - Clinic Poster for social media

Job/Career Assistance

McBride Career Group

McBride Career Group offers job/career assistance. One of the programs currently being offered is the Mature Worker Program for those aged 50+. This flexible, no-cost program assists with workplace skills, job searching, resume preparation, self-employment, interviewing techniques and much more. Call 403-995-4377 (Okotoks) or 403-601-2660 (High River). View the Assistance Poster (PDF). Be sure to ask about other services if this "Experience Counts" program doesn't fit your needs.


Food Bank

Oilfields Food Bank

The Oilfields Food Bank is a charitable organization assisting with food security in Diamond Valley.  Residents in need of food assistance can apply to receive a food hamper once per month.  The Food Bank is open Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM and is located on the lower level of the United Church in the Valley at 125 Royal Avenue N.W

Hamper requests must be made in advance by phone 403-612-1291 or online and applicants will be given a hamper pick-up time.


Affordable Housing

Information about the apartments on Main Street can be found by calling Connie Hynscht at 403-616-1032.

For information about subsidized housing and rental assistance call the Foothills Foundation directly at 403-652-8600. Application forms can be obtained from the town office. Please call Suzan at 403-933-4348 to arrange pick-up or delivery of forms.


Seasonal Supports

Pool Fee Assistance Program

Low-income residents of Diamond Valley and the surrounding Foothills County may qualify for free pool passes. Limited quantities are available through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre by calling 403-995-2626. 

Christmas Assistance

Families struggling to make ends meet at Christmas can register with the Oilfields Food Bank for general food hampers and/or "Christmas Dinner" hampers. You can register in person Tuesdays between 1 - 3 pm at the United Church in the Valley (lower level) or call 403-612-1291 and leave a message.  Those requiring assistance with toys for children can contact The Salvation Army at 403-652-2195.

Back to School Program

Low-income families can apply for assistance with back-to-school supplies at the Family Resource Centre in Okotoks 403-995-2626. 


Volunteerism

The Town of Diamond Valley is very proud of the volunteer culture in our community. We all benefit by contributing to our community. Volunteering is a great way to make new friends, develop new skills and abilities, attain valuable employment experience and broaden one's perspective. It also improves the quality of life and the health of communities. Volunteerism does make a difference. We do our best to connect volunteers with the right volunteering opportunities and enjoy recognizing and celebrating our volunteers and their value to our community with an annual Volunteer Appreciation event.


Diamond Valley Community Gardens

Individual raised garden plots are available to rent at the Community Garden. The gardens are fully-fenced and renters have access to tools in the shed. It is a great place to grow fresh vegetables and get to know others in the community. There are two community gardens in Diamond Valley.