History & Overview


BowWest Community Resource Centre is operated by the BowWest Community Support Services Society. This Society is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1999. We serve the residents of northwest Calgary by connecting individuals and families to economic, social and educational opportunities that help them lead more resilient lives.

Our programs are delivered in the communities we serve, and at two Community Resource Centres at the following locations:
• Ranchlands office: Unit 14, 1840 Ranchlands Way, NW
• Bowness office: 7904  43 Avenue, NW

BowWest offices are staffed by Community Advocates (Advocates) and by volunteers who provide program support. Volunteers help with reception services, staff our free clothing room and assist at Fresh Market Connections (a free-food market held every two weeks in the Bowness and Ranchlands offices)

BowWest also offers Community Resource Hubs in several communities in northeast and northwest Calgary. These hubs allow residents to access BowWest’s basic needs services and supports closer to where they live.

Our strategic partners include Miskanawah, Sunrise Community Link, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Carya, Momentum, Insight Counselling, North Central Family Support Program, Bowmont Families Together, and our funders. BowWest also works closely with various community associations and churches in the communities we serve.