Edmonton and region

Contact Info:

Canadian Mental Health Association, Edmonton Region
Transition Place
300-10010 105 Street NW

Canadian Mental Health Association Programs:

Housing Program


The Housing Program provides quality, safe, affordable housing for people with a mental illness and/or a low income. CMHA Edmonton works with tenants and their supports to assist them in maintaining long-term housing.


Advocacy and Way Finding


The Advocacy and Way Finding Program assists people living with mental illness, their family members, friends and significant others in connecting to resources within their community, navigating complex systems and accessing information. Individuals learn self-advocacy skills while becoming connected to affordable housing, are assisted in applying for or appealing income supports and are provided information on and referrals to community resources.


Volunteer Services


The Volunteer Program recruits, orients, and trains volunteers for placement throughout CMHA Edmonton. Volunteers use their skills and talents in a variety of areas, which include: providing community-based programs for people with lived experience of mental illness, assist in the areas of fund development, special events and administration. Volunteering plays an important role in supporting the resilience and recovery of people affected by mental illness.


Peer Connections

Peer Support

The Peer Connections Program provides adults living with mental illness or mental health concerns social recreational and educational programming in the form of a Drop In group. These groups are peer led, meaning participants who have accessed our services in the past have transitioned into a leadership role and facilitate the groups themselves. We also provide family support groups for family members or friends of someone with a mental illness or mental health concern.


Family Support Program

Peer Support

The Family Support Program offers a weekly drop-in group for loved ones caring for an individual living with mental illness as well as a 9 week curriculum based group. This group is led by people who share the lived experience of supporting someone who lives with mental illness. COMPASS for the Caregiver Workshop is a 9 week curriculum based group led by former caregivers to support individuals caring for a loved one living with a mental illness. The group provides support, system navigation, resource information and learning modules on ways to reduce stress, decrease guilt, and practice self-care.


Practical Supports Services

Peer Support

Practical Supports Services is a peer-provided service that assists adults living with mental illness in maintaining their independent living in the community. Support may include but is not limited to practical in-home assistance with the following:

*Grocery shopping, meal preparation and putting groceries away
*Shopping for clothing, furniture, and household items
*Assistance with tenant responsibilities, including eviction prevention planning
*General housecleaning
*Packing and moving
*Accompaniment and scheduling of personal or medical appointments
*Assistance with budget and banking needs
*Managing incoming mail or personal documents


Community Education Services


The Community Education Program educates the community on mental health and wellness. Resource delivery is high quality, interactive, age-appropriate educational sessions tailored to junior and senior high school students, adults and community groups. The Community Education Program provides training on suicide intervention and mental health first aid to professionals and other people in our community.


Challenge by Choice


The Challenge by Choice Program offers wellness oriented, recovery focused programming for youth age 16 - 30 who are currently experiencing mental health and/or addictions concerns. Youth learn recreation and leisure skills as well as developing enhanced social and personal development skills. Any youth applying for the Challenge By Choice Program must be referred by a worker and complete an intake process.


Mental Health Supports for Teen Parents


The Mental Health Supports for Teen Parents Program provides pregnant and/or parenting teen moms attending Braemar School with access to mental health support.


Hoarding Support Program


CMHA in Edmonton offers a range of Hoarding Support activities designed to empower people living with hoarding disorder and help them take responsibility for and manage their hoarding behaviour. The Hoarding Support Group meets weekly in the evenings from September to June and is led by a professional counsellor and professional organizer. Cost is $1.00 per session and no registration is required as the group operates on a drop-in basis.
The Buried in Treasures Workshop is a Hoarding support program that meets bi-weekly for 15 sessions. The workshop has a structured psycho-educational component as well as an opportunity for people to support one another. The Golden Shovels Peer Responders is a peer led daytime drop-in support group that meets weekly. Peers share their strengths and strategies for coping with their own hoarding issues.


Other Community Resources:


Alberta Health Services Addiction Services Edmonton
(780) 427-2736
Alberta Health Services Addiction Services - Adult Detoxification
(780) 427-4291
Alberta Health Services Addiction Services - Youth Detoxification and Stabilization
(780) 644-3627
Alberta Health Services Edmonton Addiction Youth Services
(780) 422-7383
Alberta Health Services Addiction Services - Opioid Dependency Program
1 (866) 332-2322
Alberta Health Services Henwood Treatment Centre
(780) 422-9069
McDougall House Association
(780) 426-1409 
Recovery Acres
(780) 471-2996


Alberta Human Rights Commission
(780) 427-7661
E4C Crossroads Outreach
(780) 474-7421
Edmonton Senior Centre
(780) 342-8625  

Employment Services

Alberta Health Services (Community Mental Health Clinic)
(780) 342-7700
DECSA (Assets for Success)
(780) 474-2500
On Site Placement
(780) 488-8122

Family Services

Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre
(780) 471-3737

Financial Assistance/Services

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
(780) 644‑9992

Housing and Shelter

Bissell Centre Homeless to Homes
(780) 423-2285 Ext. 263
Bissell Centre Housing Options Program
(780) 423-2285 ext. 264
Boyle Street Community Services
(780) 424-4106
Capital Region Housings Corporation (Affordable)
(780) 420-6161
Hope Mission Edmonton 24/7 Intox Centre
(780) 422-2018
Hope Mission Edmonton Herb Jamieson Centre (Men Shelter)
(780) 422-2018
Hope Mission Edmonton Youth Shelter
(780) 422-2018 Ext.259
Inner City Youth Housing Project (Youth)
(780) 479-7075
The Mustard Seed Edmonton
(780) 426-5600
The Salvation Army
(780) 423-2111
WIN House (Shelter, Women and Children) crisis line
(780) 479-0058
Wings of Providence (Shelter, Women and Children)
(780) 426-4985
YMCA of Northern Alberta
(780) 425-9622

Mental Health Support Service

Mental Health Helpline (24hrs)
1 (877) 303-2642
Alberta Health Services, Community Geriatric Psychiatry
(780) 342-9100
Alberta Health Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Intake Services (Age 5-18years)
(780) 342-2701
Alberta Health Services, Children's Mental Health - Crisis Line
(780) 427-4491
Alberta Health Service, Community Urgent Services and Stabilization Team (Adult)
(780) 342-7777
Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Community Mental Health Clinic
(780) 342-7600
Edmonton Military Family Resource Centre-Prevention, Support and Intervention
(780) 973-4011 ext 6300
Individual and Family Well-being Counselling
(780) 496-4777
Mental Health Helpline (24 Hr)
1 (877) 303-2642
Psychologists' Association of Alberta (Referral Service)
(780) 428-8255
The Support Network Distress Line 
(780) 482-4357
The Support Network General Inquiries 
(780) 414-6300
University of Alberta Hospital (Psychiatric Treatment Centre)
(780) 407-6501
Momentum Counselling
(780) 757-0900

Student Resources

* * Most campus resources are available to students that are currently enrolled in their respective institutions only * *

Support Groups

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous
(780) 443-6077
Co-Dependents Recovery Society
(780) 436-6853
Edmonton Alcoholics Anonymous
(780) 424-5900
ElderCare Edmonton- Caregiver Support
(780) 434-4747
Narcotics Anonymous
(780) 421-4429
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta- Edmonton
(780) 452-4661

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