Increasing access to suitable mental health services

We focus on strategies that help people in their time of need and in a manner that meets their uniqueness.

  • 6.6%

    of Albertans were unemployed placing emotional strain on people throughout Central Alberta.

  • 13,896

    Albertans were victims of violence with an intimate partner.

  • 27,630

    Central Albertans have some form of disability.

Many paths to mental health.

We are supporting prevention and intervention programs so people will have the confidence and skills to move forward and lead a fulfilled life.

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We invest in programs that address one of our four strategies.

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Culturally based programs

We improve access to culturally based mental health and addictions support or intervention programs. Programs must be led by individuals and/or organizations for whom the program intends to support.

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Promote Mental Health

We build capacity by talking openly about mental health and sharing our platform with people leading this work in the community. 211 is an important part of the network of resources.

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Counselling services

We improve access to affordable and timely counselling services.

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We increase opportunities for youth to build healthy relationships with family, peers, adults and community.

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Family violence

We are supporting households experiencing family violence.

Outcomes with a real impact


Programs Supported


People were able to access affordable counselling services


People were helped to find a new way to cope with personal challenges


People Helped



Partnering to Succeed

Catholic Social Services

Family Counselling

Shalom Counselling Centre

Healthier Families and Individuals – Subsidized Counseling