Community Services

Hats On For Mental Health -Wednesday May 4

Free Parent/Caregiver Session

On Monday March 21, 2022, between 6:00-7:30 Lakedland Ridge is partnering with the Saffron Centre to deliver a free parent/caregiver session on "Foundations of Connection"

The presentation will take place virtually through Microsoft Teams. The link for the presesntatin can be found in the attached poster.

Supports for Students

Do you know someone who is struggling? 

You can access information on promoting healthy relationships in schools and on how to identify, prevent and respond to bullying.

The Bullying Helpline (1‑888‑456‑2323) is available 24 hours, 7 days a week in more than 170 languages, and the Bullying Online Chat is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at Bullying ‑ Find supports. Both are confidential.

Additional resources are available through the Alberta COVID‑19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub, a partnership between the Alberta government, and the Kids Help phone line.

Indigenous students and staff may also wish to contact the toll-free Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). This line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada in Cree, Ojibwe and Inuktitut.


Strathcona County Solutions Navigation

Social Supports Direct Contact: 780-464-4044 

Counselling Information and contacts and Safe.Supported.Connected

Family and Community Services- Here you will find links to community supports such as counseling, mental health, grants and funding and crisis contacts.

Strathcona Youth Resources: Services and connections for teens

Family Resource Network:This page is FULL of great information including events for families and teens

Upcoming Events for teens and families

Dec 8- 6pm

Straight Talk about Teens-For Parents and caregivers of youth ages 12 to 18 years 

Dec 9- 1:30

Newcomer Connector Event-Families new to Canada or new to Strathcona County , all ages welcome!

Dec 10- 6pm

Gingerbread Build-Off-For youth grades 7 to 9         Waitlist    Ardrossan Recreation                                                                                                    Centre  80 First Ave,                                                                                                           Ardrossan,                                                                                                                    AB T8E 2A2

Dec 17 - 6 pm

Gingerbread Build-Off-For Youth grades 7 to 9            Waitlist  BGC Canteen Youth Hub


During these very difficult times, you are not alone. Please reach out if you need help:

Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322

Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323

Distress Line: 780-482-4357

SAFFRON Centre Ltd: 780-449-0900

Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 780-423-4121

The Support Network: 211

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868

Mental Health: 780-342-2701

Clover Bar Junior High School: 780-467-2295

Move Your Mood June Family Challenge

AHS is extending an invitation for families to participate in the Move Your Mood June Family Challenge. Registration opens May 1.

Alberta COVID 19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub

 In addition to the mental health section below, please take time to check out the Alberta COVID_19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub. Alberta’s government partnered with the Kids Help Phone and to create this hub where youth, educators and parents can find easy-to-access tools and supports. 


Additionally, the youth-focused resources on this hub include:

  •         Jack Chapters – Youth-led, community-driven mental health advocacy clubs at schools or in the community.
  •         Jack Talks – Mental health presentations delivered to young people by young people.
  •         Jack Summits – Mental health conferences developed by youth, where young people within a region connect, strategize and learn from one another.
  •         Do Something – Tools to take small, simple steps that make a big difference to youth mental health and the mental health of others.
  •         Be There – Tools to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health.

Additional mental health resources available to support students, families and school staff:

Supporting Learning at Home.

Family and Community Services offices are closed to visitors - we are still here for you by phone.

Family and Community Services is still available to assist you with parenting supports and other concerns related to finances, stress, relationships and others by phone.

 Please call 780-464-4044 to speak to our team during regular operating hours times listed below:

  • Mondays & Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


A podcast produced by Alberta Health Services on COVID-19: that you might find informative.

Mental health services: