This section contains information provided by additional community resources available in the Edmonton area. Click on the categories below to be brought to that section. If you would like information on any resources not listed here, feel free to reach out to:

Alberta 211

Alberta 211 is an information and referral service for government and non-profit agencies. To access services:

  • If you live in the greater Edmonton Area, call 2.1.1 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist
  • If you live outside of the greater Edmonton area, call 1.888.482.4696.
  • To access 211 information and referrals online, click here.
Saffron Centre

The Saffron Centre is a sexual assault centre in Sherwood Park that offers help to victims of sexual assault, specializing in crisis intervention, therapy, & education on a sliding fee scale.

University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre

The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support, confidentiality, respect, and advocacy are available for those affected by sexual assault. All services are free of charge, no appointment is necessary, and services are not limited to U of A students.

Outside of Edmonton

For a list of all sexual assault centres in Alberta, visit the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services website.

Birth Control Centre

The Birth Control Centre offers confidential services to teenage girls and women experiencing barriers to accessing birth control or other sexual health related services, including counselling, information and referrals as needed on contraception, unplanned pregnancies, pregnancy options, and safe sex practices.

Bullying Helpline

The Bullying Helpline provides a 24/7 telephone service and online chat that offers resources on bullying for parents, teachers, children, and youth. Call 1.888.456.2323 or click here to access the online chat service (online chat is operational 12p-8pm daily).

Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness

The Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness is a pro-choice, charitable organization that provides sexual health education and counselling services in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

Edmonton Distress Line

The Edmonton Distress Line is a confidential supportive listening service that is available 24/7 if you are in distress and want to talk. Distress Line Listeners are equipped to talk about any topic that is causing you distress, including relationship troubles, mental health concerns, financial troubles, abusive/violent situations, and thoughts of suicide.

  • If you are within the greater Edmonton area, call 780.482.HELP (4357)
  • If you are outside of the greater Edmonton area, call the Rural Distress Line at 1.800.232.7288
  • To learn more, visit the program website here
Mental Health Help Line

The Mental Health Help Line provides confidential, 24/7 telephone service for crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, referrals to other agencies, and advice about mental health concerns. Call 1.877.303.2642.

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)

SART is a team of Registered Nurses who have been specially trained in sexual assault care. Anyone 14 years old or older, of any gender, can access the SART nurses by going to any hospital in the Edmonton region and asking to see a SART nurse. These nurses provide compassionate, confidential, and non-judgmental care to anyone who has been sexually assaulted within the last 7 days. For more information call Health Link at 780.408.LINK(5465) or visit their website.

STI Clinic

The STI Clinic offers free and confidential testing, counselling, and treatment for STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), HIV, and BBP (Blood Borne Pathogens). For more information call 780.342.2300 or click here.

Woman's Health Options

Woman's Health Options is a clinic comprised of a team of committed medical, social work and support staff who respect the right to reproductive choice and value health promotion. They provide education, counselling, information, birth control, referrals and medical and surgical abortions in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, empathy and confidentiality.

Canadian Red Cross - RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention

RespectED: Violence & Abuse Prevention programs promote healthier relationships and safer communities through education and partnerships.

ConsentED

ConsentED is a group of 11 individuals who are working towards a world without sexual violence. Their website is designed to start a conversation on the topic of consent, and what we all can do to end sexual violence.

I Believe You

#IBelieveYou is an Alberta-wide campaign encouraging Albertans to show people impacted by sexual trauma that they are believed and supported.

Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton (SAVE)

SAVE is a broad-based coalition including educators, NGO's, health care professionals, sexual assault counsellors, the Edmonton Police Service, and interested business and individuals. Their common goal is to reduce the incidences of alcohol facilitated sexual assaults in Edmonton by reaching those who commit it. The SAVE coalition has developed the highly acclaimed, "Don't Be That Guy" campaign.

iHuman Youth Society

iHuman Youth Society supports traumatized and marginalized youth who live high-risk lifestyles by helping them find their creativity, a sense of belonging, and a sense of themselves. Young people are supported by our staff to obtain housing, get mental health and addiction support, and build on their creative strengths as artists.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is an anonymous and confidential 24/7 phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth. Call 1.800.668.6868 or click here to start a live chat with a counsellor (live chat available 4pm-12am Wednesday to Sunday).

NeedHelpNow.ca

NeedHelpNow.ca helps stop the spread of sexual pictures/videos and provides support with having content removed from the internet, dealing with cyberbullying, and getting emotional support.

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta (OCYA)

The OCYA is all about helping young people who are receiving services. Whether this be through advocating, arranging for legal representation, or engaging the community on issues that matter to young people, the OCYA cares about the people they serve.

Old Strathcona Youth Society (OSYS)

OSYS is a non-judgmental, flexible, street level resource concerned with protecting the safety, self-worth and dignity of youth in the Whyte Avenue area. OSYS allows youth to be safe, to grow, to be supported, and to meet people.

Edmonton Protection Order Program

The Family Law Office helps victims of family violence through its Emergency Protection Order Program (EPOP). The Emergency Protection Order Program provides clients with information and lawyers that can help them to obtain and confirm protection orders.

Family Violence Info Line

The Family Violence Info Line is a 24/7 telephone service and online chat service for anyone who is impacted by family violence/abuse or anyone who knows someone is impacted. Call 310.1818 or click here to access the online chat service (available 12pm-8pm daily).

Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF)

SAIF offers support groups, individual and group counselling, elder abuse support, and educational prevention programs to schools and groups in the St. Albert community.

The Family Centre

The Family Centre provides workshops, therapy, family support services, interpretation, and translation services to foster healthy families in healthy communities. To learn more call 780.423.2831 or click here.

The Today Centre

The Today Centre delivers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary response to family violence, including sexual assault. It offers a safe place for those affected by domestic violence to access timely, short-term services and support. Additionally, The Today Centre links those affected by domestic violence to medium-term and long-term services and resources in the community that further supports their quality of life.

Elder Abuse Intervention Team

The Elder Abuse Intervention Team is a collaboration of the Edmonton Police Service, The City of Edmonton Community Services, Catholic Social Services and Victorian Order of Nurses. Their mission is to prevent and respond to elder abuse by working in partnership with the community, thereby enhancing the well being of older adults. For more information call the Elder Abuse Intake Line at 780.477.2929 or click here.

SAGE Seniors Association

SAGE is a full service not-for-profit seniors' organization whose mandate is to build and maintain a broad range of programs and services that enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families in the greater Edmonton area. For more information call 780.701.9015 or click here.

Seniors' Abuse Help Line

Seniors' Abuse Help Line provides 24/7 confidential support and information for seniors who are experiencing abuse and people who know a senior who is experiencing abuse. Call 780.454.8888.

Aboriginal Counseling Services of Alberta

Aboriginal Counseling Services of Alberta provides services that honour the mind, body, spirit and emotions of each person that walks through their door. The team works collectively with clients by supporting the client in believing that they are the expert when it comes to their personal journey, and provides programs to achieve this goal. For more information call 780.448.0378 or click here.

Ben Calf Robe Society

The Ben Calf Robe Society strives to protect and enhance the sacredness of children, by providing children and their families with holistic education, supportive social services and programs of high quality and cultural relevance.

Bent Arrow Tradition Healing Society

Bent Arrow works to help Aboriginal children, youth, and their families thrive by building on their strengths and supporting them to develop spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally so they can walk proudly in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities.

Creating Hope Society

Creating Hope Society provides consulting services regarding health and wellness. Much of their work is focused on working with community and service providers to achieve a new understanding of childcare and stop damaging practices that oppress Aboriginal children. They offer a peer support group, advocacy for Aboriginal mothers, among other programs.

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line

The First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line is a 24/7 telephone service providing crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit persons. Support is available in Cree, English, French, Inuktitut/Inuvialuktan, and Ojibway. Call 1.855.242.3310.

Metis Child and Family Services

One of the primary goals of Metis Child and Family Services is to reduce the number of Metis children going into the care of Alberta Children Services authorities and into non-native care by improving the quality and effectiveness of social services to Metis children and families in need.

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Native Counselling Services of Alberta is committed to providing healing and harmony to Aboriginal communities through a variety of avenues, covering everything from programs that prevent youth recruitment into street gangs, family and community wellness programming to legal education, national health campaigns, video production and community-based research.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN)

NYSHN works with Indigenous peoples across the United States and Canada to advocate for and build strong, comprehensive, and culturally safe sexuality and reproductive health, rights, and justice initiatives in their own communities.

Comprehensive Health Education Workers' (C.H.E.W.) Project

The C.H.E.W. Project develops and delivers research-informed, age-appropriate, and non-judgmental comprehensive health education for LGBTQ2S+ youth, especially those who identify as gay, and/or MSM (males who have sex with males) youth as well as those who are trans and non-binary. A nurse from Alberta Health Services STI Clinic provides on-site testing that focuses on sexual and gender minority youth. Additional pre-test/post-test counselling, resources, information, and support are also provided.

Edmonton Men's Health Collective (EMHC)

EMHC encourages a comprehensive approach to GBTQ men's health, inclusive of mental, physical, sexual, and social health. Created by and for local GBTQ men, EMHC provides education and support to individuals and community.

Family Resilience Project

The Family Resilience Project offers free short-term counselling to sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ) children, youth, and families. To make an appointment, call 780.492.5205 and ask for the “Family Resilience Project”.

LGBTQ Distress Line

Calgary Outlink provides a 24 hour peer support phone line for LGBTQ youth to call for support. This service can be reached Mondays and Thursdays from 6-10PM (MST). To access this support call toll free at 1.877.688.4765.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people and people who are struggling with their gender identity. This line exists to respond to whatever support needs arise. The line runs 18 hours a day every day of the week from 9AM-3AM.

To get support call 1.877.330.6366.

Pride Centre of Edmonton

The Pride Centre of Edmonton provides resources, supports and programming for the LGBTQ community, their families, friends, and the broader community.

Rainbow Alliance for Youth Edmonton (RAYE)

RAYE is a collective working towards advocacy for/with LGBTQ2S+ youth in the areas of service/program access, mental health and addictions, physical health, housing, employment, education, and overall quality of life.

SAFQEY

SAFQEY is working to support local LGBTQ2S+ youth facing homelessness by assisting marginalized transgender youth to obtain identification, navigate the medical system, and advocating for structural change in the areas of housing and identification.

ASSIST Community Services Centre

ASSIST Community Services Centre provides diversified services to Canadian immigrants and their families. Services are offered in Arabic, English, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Kakwa, Punjabi, Russian, Tagalog, and Urdu. To learn more, call 780.429.3111 or click here.

Changing Together

Changing Together offers support and is a place for immigrant women to meet and work together in solving their problems. They also assist immigrant women to acquire employment skills and work experience through their volunteer program.

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers offers holistic and individualized support to refugees and immigrants who face multiple challenges preventing their settlement. To learn more, call 780.423.9522 or click here.

Multicultural Health Brokers

The Multicultural Health Brokers offer medium-term and long-term support for immigrants and refugees by offering services including, but not limited to, Multicultural Support for Children with Disabilities, Peri-natal Health, and Multicultural Seniors Outreach Program. To learn more call 780.423.1973 or click here.