Community Services

Kindergarten through high school public education in Cardston County falls under the umbrella of the Westwind School Division. In addition to excellent public schools in each of our communities, we have schools also operating on each of our Hutterite Colonies, and there are aboriginal schools operated on the Kainai Nation by the Kainai Board of Education.


There are a number of preschool options available to Cardston County residents. 

 Westwind Preschool (403) 653-3991
 Community Preschool (403) 756-3355
 Parents as Teachers Program
 (403) 653-4991
Post-Secondary Education

There are a number of excellent post-secondary institutions, adult learning, and distance education opportunities available to Cardston County residents. 

 University of Lethbridge
 Lethbridge College
 Reeves College
 Red Crow Community College
 Cardston & District Adult Learning (403) 653-4991

The hard-working pioneers who settled this region in the late 1800s had many things that bound them together. Chief among these was a deep and profound faith rooted in the Mormon Church. Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints continues to be the tie that binds many of our communities together. In addition to the LDS Church, we have many other religious groups and churches in our region.

Magrath Churches

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  
21 E - 1st Avenue South (403) 653-3151
215 W - 3rd Avenue North (403) 758-6824
Lutheran Church  
82 N - 2nd Street West (403) 758-6824
United Church 
181 E - 1st Avenue North (403) 758-3606

Other Churches

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints  
Del Bonita (403) 758-6466
Glenwood (403) 626-3213
Hill Spring (403) 626-3667
Leavitt (403) 653-2268
Mountain View (403) 653-2407
Spring Coulee (403) 758-6555
Welling (403) 752-4130

Solid Waste Services

Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority

The regional landfill operated by the Chief Mountain Regional Solid Waste Authority is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am until 12:00pm for disposal of waste from contractors and residents. There is a disposal fee of $75.00 per tonne for all waste brought to the landfill. Payment options include cash, cheque, or debit/credit cards, and payment is due upon disposal of waste. For more information, contact Lee Beazer at (403) 653-2703.

Waste Transfer Stations

 Del Bonita NE 20-1-21-W4 Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Jefferson SW 6-1-21-W4 Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
 Spring Coulee NW 29-4-23-W4 Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Welling NW 20-6-21-W4 Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
 Mountain View NW 20-2-27-W4 Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
 Magrath SE 26-5-22-W4 Wednesday/Saturday 10:00 am -6:00 pm
  Summer Hrs Wednesday/Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
 Cardston NW 11-3-25-W4 Tue/Thurs 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  Winter hours Oct 1 Saturday 9:30am - 4:30 pm
  Summer Hrs(April 1) Tue/Thurs 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
   Saturday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
 Glenwood/Hill Spring  Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
   Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Cardston County has two Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) offices providing services for our residents: the Cardston & District FCSS and the Magrath & District FCSS.

FCSS is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis Settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the Family and Community Support Services Act and Regulation.

The FCSS philosophy is based on a belief that self-help contributes to a sense of integrity, self-worth and independence. Programs developed are intended to help individuals in their community to adopt healthy lifestyles, thereby improving the quality of life and building the capacity to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.

Community Services Contacts

 Health and Accessibility

 Health Services  
 Cardston Hospital (403) 653-4964
 Chinook Health Region (403) 653-4981
 Poison Call Centre 1-800-332-1414
 Health Link Alberta 1-866-408-5465
 Accessibility Services  
 Cardston & District Handibus (403) 653-2689
 Magrath Handibus (403) 317-0737
 Seniors Services  
 Cardston & District Seniors Society (403) 653-3964
 Garden City Senior Citizens Association (Magrath) (403) 758-6711
 Community Organizations

 Cardston & District Chamber of Commerce (403) 653-2798
 Magrath Chamber of Commerce  
 Cardston & District Agricultural Society (403) 653-4076
 Cardston & District Historical Society (403) 653-4589
 Allied Arts Council (403) 653-4049
 Community Kitchen (CHR) (403) 653-4981
 Meals on Wheels (403) 653-3453
 Block Parents (403) 653-2645
 Citizens on Patrol (403) 653-4184
 Service Organizations

 4H Cattle Club (403) 653-4858
 Friends of the Remington-Alberta Carriage Centre (403) 653-5139
 Kinsmen Club (403) 653-1502
 Legion Ladies Auxiliary (403) 653-1771
 Lions Club  
 Rotary Club  
 Royal Canadian Legion Branch 170 (403) 653-1015
 United Church Women (Cardston) (403) 653-2068