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  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose & Area Adult Learning Council

    Contact Diane McLaren (Executive Director)
    Address #7, 5000 - 51 Ave. Camrose T4V 0V6
    Phone 780-672-8754
    Email calc@camroselearning.com
    Website www.camroselearning.com
    Fee Mostly free. Some courses have a fee, but fee reduction is available upon need.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Literacy and academic assessment to assistance and develop a Learning Plan. Career Planning and Resume Writing Workshops. Develop your skills online or in our classroom in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, math, basic computer.  Prepare to write your GED exam or the Trades Entrance Exam.
    English Language Training to prepare for the workplace or to write an academic test.  We assist adults struggling with language and literacy using “real life” materials and situations they will encounter every day.
    LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) English Language program that focuses on improving students’ ability to communicate in real-world situations.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Camrose & Area Early Childhood Development Coalition

    Contact Jolene Doig (Coalition Coordinator)
    Address 4516 - 54 St. Camrose AB T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email j.doig@camrosefrc.com
    Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
    Description

    A provincial project which identifies and develops community assets in support of early child development. The local Coalition, which serves Bashaw & Tofield along with the City and County of Camrose continues to focus on engaging parents and community to better understand and promote the importance of Early Child Development.

  • Support Groups

    Camrose & Area Stroke Recovery Association

    Contact Sandra McLay (Peer Support)
    Phone 780-608-6141
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A support group for stroke survivors and caregivers to gain information on therapies, financial issues, driving, recreation, and a time for socializing.  Call Sandra @ 780-608-6141 for mtg. schedule.

  • Arts

    Camrose Arts Society

    Contact Jane Cherry-Lemire
    Address 4809 - 52 St. Camrose T4V 1T9
    Phone 780-672-9949
    Fax 780-608-8740
    Email jcherry@camrose.ca
    Website http://www.camroseartssociety.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Camrose Arts Society is a not-for-profit organization that promotes, nurtures and supports the arts for the enrichment of community life.  Arts and recreation classes and workshops for preschool – adult (2 sessions/year), Jan. – June & Sept. – Oct.  Also offers Creative Arts Summer Program.

  • Disabilities

    Camrose Association for Community Living

    Contact Esther McDonald (CEO)
    Address 4604 - 57 St. Camrose T4V 2E7
    Phone 780-672-0257
    Fax 780-672-7484
    Email emcdonald@cafcl.org
    Website www.cafcl.org
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch)
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A community focused organization providing services to people to develop skills and quality of life.  We serve people with disabilities, acquired brain injury and families at risk. Programs include:  Family Support provides 1 to 1 support to families who have children with special health and developmental concerns. Support ranges from transitional planning, funding, advocating, listening, providing resources, referrals and problem solving.  Jobs4Youth – provides job coaching support and employment placement assistance to youth with special health and developmental concerns.  Kandu Summer Camp: Children ages 7-17 attend this active, inclusive, recreational summer program in Camrose to learn new skills, explore new interest and meet new friends.  Families have peace of mind that staff have skills and expertise to meet the needs of children with special health and development concerns. Leaders-in-Training: youth aged 15 – 24 with special health and developmental concerns work to develop their skills and citizenship, including self-awareness, volunteerism, work experience and community involvement. Residential Program: individuals with disabilities receive the support they require in their home. It is a supervised environment where each person develops skills and builds quality of life. Support Homes: private home providers are contracted to provide unique living options. Ranging from room and board, an independent living suite, or living in an apartment with a roommate, the Home Provider provides support to the individual as needed.  Outreach: supports individuals to live as independently as possible.  Individuals may live in their own home or apartment or with a family member.  Support staff helps with certain areas of daily living (e.g., medical, budgeting, meal planning, etc.). MORE: Provides meaningful activities during the day for adults with disabilities who are not seeking employment. Activities range from recreational, educational, social, etc. Rose Club: This member driven club is for adults with disabilities to socialize, learn new things, and enjoy quality activities together.  

  • Child & Youth Services

    Camrose Boys & Girls Club

    Contact Rees James (Executive Director)
    Address 4516 - 54 St. Camrose T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-8004
    Email rjames@brsd.ab.ca
    Website www.camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Hours See www.camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Fee See www.camroseboysandgirlsclub.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides a wide variety of social, recreational, educational and leadership programs for children and youth grades 1 – 12.  Provides volunteer opportunities for youth grades 6 and up. Like us on Facebook.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Camrose Children’s Centre

    Contact Ashley Bushell (Executive Director)
    Address 4304 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y2
    Phone 780-672-0131
    Fax 780-672-0133
    Email camcad@telus.net
    Website http://www.camrosechildrencentre.com
    Hours Open Monday to Friday; 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides accredited, licensed child care to children 1 year to 12 years of age, including Day Care, Day Home, Out of School Care programs. Family Day Homes are able to accommodate parents’ childcare needs with flexible hours. The Camrose Children’s Centre is an ELCC site which provides $25/day childcare for the Day Care Centre.

  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose Christian Home Educators

    Contact Nichole Bishp (Homeschool Moms)
    Address Camrose
    Phone 780-781-6955
    Email bishop.nichole@gmail.com
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Home-school families meet for various activities such as sports (volleyball, basketball, badminton, skating & hockey), music (choir & musicals), field trips (fire station, Ukrainian Village, etc.) guest speakers & just enjoying each other’s company. Like us on Facebook.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Camrose Community Connections

    Contact Gerry McCracken
    Address Box 1232 Camrose T4V 1X2
    Phone 780-678-0814
    Fax 780-672-4013
    Email camcon@telusplanet.net
    Fee Vary with service
    Description

    In home family support. Services and support affiliated with Family Support for children with disabilities.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Services

    Contact Sharon Anderson (Executive Director)
    Address 5402-48 Ave. Bill Fowler Centre Camrose T4V 0J7
    Phone 780-672-4217 / 780-679-0064
    Fax 780-672-1059
    Email admina@camrosechamber.ca
    Website www.camrosechamber.ca
    Hours Sept. long weekend to May long weekend, Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; May long weekend to Sept. long weekend, Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Fee Call 780-672-4217 for membership application.
    Description

    Promoting a proud and prosperous business community. Provides year-round tourist information services. Camrose souvenirs available.

  • Emergency Services

    Camrose & District Family Thrift Shop

    Contact Horst Schreiber (President)
    Address 5006-50 Ave Camrose T4V 0S5
    Phone 780-608-1544; Store: 780-672-5027
    Hours Tues.- Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides used clothing and miscellaneous household items at a reasonable cost. Supports non-profit organizations and special personal needs. Each request is dealt with on its own merits. Donations may be left at the store during business hours only.

  • Home Support Services

    CAMROSE & DISTRICT HOME SUPPORT SOCIETY

    Contact Maria Lobreau
    Address #3, Community Centre, 4516-54 St. Camrose T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss7@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Fee Sliding scale based on income $16.00 - $20.00/hour.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides experienced Home Support workers to assist individuals and families with homemaking, shopping, meal preparation and emotional support. We serve those who are socially isolated with insufficient support systems; individuals who are frail and/or confused and families under stresses such as illness (physical or mental), or parenting difficulties. These services are meant to be preventative and supportive in nature.

  • Church Organizations

    Camrose & District Ministerial Association

    Contact Mary Ann Pastuck
    Address Camrose
    Phone 780-608-6103
    Email pastuckma@gmail.com
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Composed of ministers of Camrose and area churches. Pastoral counselling services available through several churches.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Camrose & District Pre-School Society

    Contact Maria Lobreau (Program Director)
    Address #3, 4516 - 54 St. Camrose T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss7@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Classes are 1/week for 3 yr. olds and 2/week for 4 yr. olds.
    Fee $48/month for 3 year olds; $90/month for 4 year olds
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Licensed program which provides a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere to promote the use of a child’s most important learning tool – meaningful play. Activities include theme/letters of the month, arts & crafts, gym and outdoor activities, interactive reading & field trips.

  • Senior Citizen Drop-In Centres

    Camrose & District Senior Centre Society

    Contact Ragnar Gilason (President)
    Address 5415 - 49 Ave. Camrose T4V 0N6
    Phone 780-672-7022
    Email camsrsoc@telus.net
    Website http://www.camroseseniorcentre.com
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for activities. Office is open Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A recreational centre for seniors 50+ years is located within the Mirror Lake Centre. Up to 19 recreational clubs offering a wide selection of interest for every lifestyle from friendly card games and tournaments, scrabble, competitive floor games, pool, table tennis, and dance. The Camrose & District Handivan operation is also located at the Mirror Lake Centre.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Support Services

    Contact Margaret Holliston (Executive Director)
    Address #3, 4516 - 54 St. Camrose T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss@telus.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    An FCSS program with a mandate to invest in preventative social services as funds permit, CDSS provides comprehensive information and referral support to residents of Camrose, Camrose County and the Villages of Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Ferintosh, Hay Lakes and Rosalind. In addition, CDSS hosts Camrose Interagency and Camrose Seniors Coalition, and houses, operates and/or funds ten specific programs within the CDSS service area.

  • Emergency Services

    Camrose & District Victim Services Society

    Contact Michelle Hauser or Danielle Beeson
    Address 6220 - 48 Ave Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 780-672-4570
    Email victimservices@camrose.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides support, information and referral to victims of crime and trauma in partnership with Camrose Police Service and Camrose RCMP.

  • Parenting

    CAMROSE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE – A PARENT LINK CENTRE

    Contact Laurie Jansen (Director)
    Address #3, 4516 - 54 St. Camrose T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email l.jansen@camrosefrc.com
    Website www.camrosefrc.com
    Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to programming. Call for information for downtown location hours.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Includes: Indoor Playground, Play Groups, Resource Library, Triple P Parenting Program, P.L.A.Y. van for rural outreach, Family Support Services, Welcome to Parenting. Provides formal & informal educational programs for parents, children and families to strengthen and support the family unit. CFRCA is a program of CDSS.

  • Home Support Services

    CAMROSE MEALS ON WHEELS

    Contact Maria Lobreau (Program Director)
    Address #3, Community Centre, 4516-54 St. Camrose T4V 4W7
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss7@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Fee Hot meals are $9.00/meal. Frozen meals are $8.00/meal.
    Description

    a) Hot Meal Program – Nutritious meals delivered during noon hour, prepared by the dietary staff at Brookside Kitchen (The Bethany Group), delivered to your door by volunteers. Meal consists of soup or salad, main course and dessert. Meals can be ordered up to 5 days/week to suit each client  (including statutory holidays). Delivery to City of Camrose residents only.
    b) Frozen Food Program – Meals prepared without additives or preservatives. Delivery arrangements may be made for Camrose residents receiving the hot meal program. Delivery to village and county residents by arrangement. Contact Program Director.

  • Health Services

    Camrose Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

    Address 4715 - 65 St. Camrose T4V 3M5
    Phone 780-679-2247
    Fax 888-467-9217
    Email admin@camrosephysiotherapy.ca
    Website camrosephysiotherapy.ca
    Hours Mon. - Thurs., 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Fee Call for fees.
    Description

    Physiotherapy; Rob Bouma Orthotic Clinic.

  • Police

    CAMROSE POLICE SERVICE

    Contact Mark Neufeld (Chief of Police)
    Address 6220 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 780-672-4444 (911 - Emergencies Only)
    Fax 780-672-2929
    Email police@camrose.ca
    Website www.camrosepoliceservice.ca
    Description

    Members of the Camrose Police Service are trained and dedicated professionals who are responsible for serving the public and providing quality police and public safety services on a 24/7/365 basis. We are committed to community needs as we pursue our mission of “public safety through policing excellence”.

  • Emergency Services

    Camrose Police Services

    Address 6220 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 911 (Emergencies Only) 780-672-4444
    Website www.camrosepoliceservice.ca
    Hours 24 hour service
    Description

    Assess & respond to all types of emergencies within City of Camrose.

  • Support Groups

    Camrose Pride Community

    Contact Wayne Wilson or Gus Belcourt (Co-Chairs)
    Phone Wayne 780-608-8326; Gus 780-781-7859
    Email camrosepridecommunity@gmail.com
    Website www.camrosepride.ca
    Description

    Camrose Pride Community creates safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ people and allies in Camrose and area by hosting events, providing education and fostering collaborations.  Three regular gatherings per month: Connecting and Planning meeting; Family and Friends support group, and espressOUT, a drop-in/conversation safe space.  All gender and sexual diverse folks and allies are welcome. Find us on FaceBook at Camrose Pride Community or visit our website for more information.

  • Health Services

    CAMROSE PRIMARY CARE NETWORK

    Contact Stacey Strilchuk (Executive Director)
    Address 4512 - 53 St., Room 1108 Suite 4 Recreation Centre Camrose T4V 4E3
    Phone 780-608-4927
    Fax 780-608-4931
    Email camrosepcninfo@camrosepcn.com
    Website http://www.camrosepcn.com
    Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Description

    Care centred around you and led by your family doctor in partnership with other healthcare professionals, the PCN uses a team-based approach to look at your health’s big picture.  Programs to help you live healthier include: meetings with a dietitian, chronic illness management, prenatal care, grief and bereavement support, reviewing your medication, balance/falling help, and many others.

  • Counselling Services

    Camrose Psychological Inc.

    Contact Pamela Woodman, PhD (Owner, Registered Psychologist #4448)
    Address Camrose
    Phone 780-679-5954
    Email camrosepsychological@gmail.com
    Website www.facebook.com/CamrosePsychological
    Hours Call for availability.
    Fee Sliding scale
    Description

    Pamela has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling. Pamela has worked over a decade focusing on children and youth. She also works with individuals, couples, and families that have experienced trauma or psychosis.  Therapies used include: cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused, crisis intervention, EMDR, family systems, marriage and couples, narrative, and play/art/sand-tray therapies. Pamela also offers online counselling services.

  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose Public Library

    Contact Cheryl Hamel (Acting Director)
    Address 4710 - 50 Avenue Camrose T4V 0R8
    Phone 780-672-4214
    Email cheryl@prl.ab.ca
    Website http://cpl.prl.ab.ca
    Hours Mon. - Thurs., 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Fee Camrose City Membership is free. County residents are $12.00/family of the same household.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    CPL is not just books and quiet corners.  Visit CPL to borrow multitudes of materials and attend programs that will help you learn, laugh & live.  We have: books in print, DVDs, electronic library, physical literacy items, & more.  Look for us out in the community, bringing your library to you where you live, work & play.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose Refugee Centre

    Contact Yvonne Myrehaug (Volunteer Coordinator)
    Address Messiah Lutheran Church 4810 - 50 St. Camrose AB T4V 1P5
    Phone 780-781-2846 / 780-679-3727
    Email camroserefugeecentre@gmail.com
    Hours By Appointment
    Fee No fees.
    Description

    The Camrose Refugeee Centre was established to encourage and facilitate the sponsorship and support of refugees and newcomers to Canada as they become members of the Camrose Community.

  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose Regional Exhibition

    Contact Chuck Erman (General Manager)
    Address 4250 Exhibition Drive Camrose T4V 4Z8
    Phone 780-672-3640
    Toll Free 1-800-296-8112
    Fax 780-672-8140
    Email cre@cre.ab.ca
    Website www.cre.ab.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Conference centre

  • Abuse

    Camrose Women’s Shelter

    Address Box 1405 Camrose T4V 1X3
    Phone 780-672-1035 (Crisis Line) / 780-679-4975 (Office)
    Toll Free 1-877-672-1010
    Fax 780-679-4999
    Email admin@camrosewomenshelter.org
    Hours 24 hour service
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Operates a 22 bed residence, safe place for women and children from Camrose & surrounding communities experiencing domestic violence or crisis.  Offers counseling, groups, information & referral support; childcare & in-house school program (grades 1 – 12). Outreach Program supports families transitioning from the shelter to the community &/or assists families who do not want to come to the Shelter but are impacted by domestic violence.  Also assists with Aboriginal supports, & provides community presentations on domestic violence for various ages.  We offer a program for children and youth affected by domestic violence.  The Crisis line 1-877-672-1010 and/or 780-672-1035 offers 24/7 phone support.

  • Parenting

    Canada La Leche League

    Contact Katelyn Kelly (Leader)
    Address Camrose
    Phone 780-672-9389
    Email katelynkelly493@gmail.com
    Website www.lllc.ca
    Hours Please call for help.
    Fee None
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Offers information and encouragement through mother-to-mother support for women interested in breastfeeding and parenting. Accredited volunteer leader available for telephone help. Extensive library on subjects such as pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, weaning, nutrition, parenting and much more.

  • Health Services

    CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES BLOOD DONOR CLINICS

    Toll Free 1-888-236-6283 (info & appointments)
    Website www.blood.ca
    Hours Clinic times are advertised in the local media.
    Description

    Days and location advertised in local media. Call Lorna McCallum 780-672-8813 for more information.

  • Health Services

    Canadian Cancer Society

    Phone 1-800-661-2262
    Email info@cancer.ab.ca
    Website www.cancer.ca
    Community Camrose
  • Education & Literacy

    Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute

    Contact Dean Rostad (President)
    Address 4837 - 52 A St. Camrose T4V 1W5
    Phone 780-672-4454
    Fax 780-672-4455
    Email clbi@clbi.edu
    Website www.clbi.edu
    Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Post-secondary education, Biblical teaching, Christian community life, Lutheran theology courses, contemporary Christian studies, Discipleship training, Christian leadership development, mission experiences. Biblical Studies Certificate (1yr.); Christian Leadership Diploma (2 yrs.)

  • Disabilities

    CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION EAST CENTRAL REGION

    Contact Colleen Swanson (Executive Director)
    Address 4711 - 51 Ave. Camrose T4V 0V3
    Phone 780-672-2570
    Fax 780-672-2574
    Email colleen.swanson@cmhacamrose.ca
    Website www.cmhacamrose.ca
    Hours Office: Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Resource Centre: Mon. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Tues. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A) Shared Living Residential Program for people with severe and persistent mental illness. Tenants are independent and receive peer and staff support.
    B) Assertive Outreach provides support to individuals who are not receiving other supports & assists individuals to connect to a support system.
    C) Independent Living Support provides continuous support to individuals whose mental illness has resulted in a significant level of disability.
    D) Resource Centre provides info about mental illness to clients & families. The centre has a drop-in component. Clients also receive support with housing issues, aid in accessing financial, medical & psychiatric support as needed, emotional support & budgeting support, etc. Free coffee.
    E) Individual Support provides supports to persons with both a developmental disability & a mental illness.
    F) Caregiver Connections is a weekly drop-in support group for parents and caregivers to those living with mental health concerns.

  • Helplines

    Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton, Suicide (24 hr.)

    Toll Free 1-800-232-7288
    Website http://edmonton.cmha.ca/
  • Emergency Services

    Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management

    Contact Amanda de Boer (Emergency Management Coordinator)
    Address #105, 5301 - 43 St. Red Deer T4N 1C8
    Phone 1-403-346-1241 ext. 1107
    Toll Free 24 Hour Assistance & Disaster: 1-888-800-6493
    Fax 1-403-342-6373
    Website www.redcross.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closed 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.)
    Description

    The Canadian Red Cross Personal Disaster Assistance Team may provide emergency food, clothing, accommodation and personal services for up to 72 hours to individuals and families following an assessment, who have been affected by local, small-scale disasters such as a house fire.

  • Health Services

    Cancer Patient Navigator – St. Mary’s Hospital

    Contact Karen Jans, RN (Nurse Navigator)
    Address 4607 - 53 St. Camrose AB T4V 1Y5
    Phone 780-679-2837
    Fax 780-679-2821
    Website https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cancer/cancer.aspx
    Description

    The Cancer Patient Navigator helps guide you through the physical, emotional and financial challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis. Provides information and education, and assists in accessing support services needed.

  • Employment Services/ Financial Assistance

    CAREER INFORMATION HOTLINE

    Phone 1-780-644-9992
    Toll Free 1-877-644-9992
    Email hotline@alis.gov.ab.ca
    Website www.alis.alberta.ca
    Hours Mon.- Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Description

    The Career Information Hotline is a telephone and online consulting and referral service related to occupational, educational and training options, job search skills and career transitions.  Career Advisors can help with: career planning, job search skills/resources, occupational descriptions, educational options, educational funding options, and e-resume review service.

  • Disabilities

    Centra Cam Vocational Training Association

    Contact Roxanna Skjonsberg (Executive Director)
    Address P.O Box 1443 Stn. Main Camrose T4V 1X4
    Phone 780-672-9995
    Fax 780-672-0534
    Email execdir@centracam.ca
    Website www.centracam.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A) Community Access: support that promotes the individual with employment barriers, inclusion in community activities and personal development through activities such as arts, education, recreation, community association programs and participation in the volunteer sector (5502 – 46 St., 672-9995, Mon. – Fri.; 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
    B) Camrose Employment Services: for individuals with employment barriers, pre-employment training, career counselling, employment placement,  employment search & maintenance & retention (5502 – 46 St.; 672-9995; Mon. – Fri. 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.)
    C) Emergency Clothing and Furniture Depot
    supplies clothing, furniture and household items to people in need by referral. (4918 – 46 St., 608-1681; Mon. – Sat. 8:30 – 4:00 p.m.). Open to public Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    D) Centra Cam Custom Projects: woodworking, pipebunks, custom orders, (5228 – 46 St.; 672-9973; Mon. – Fri. 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
    E) Centra Cam’s Outlet Store: thrift store; proceeds to support ECFD (4807 – 51 Ave.; 679-0647; Monday – Fri. 10:30 -5:00 p.m.)
    F) Recycle with Centra Cam: accepting paper, cardboard, newsprint, clear glass, tin cans, plastic, paint, and e-waste. (4402 – 51 Ave.; 679-4196; Mon. – Sat. 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.)

  • Child & Youth Services

    Central Region Children’s Services

    Address Prevention/Early Intervention: 5005 - 49 St. T4V 1N5; Child Intervention Services 4867-50 St. T4V 1P6 Camrose
    Phone Intervention Services - 780-608-1800; Prevention/Early Intervention - 403-341-8642
    Toll Free Toll Free: 310-0000, then 780-608-1800
    Fax 780-672-7538
    Website www.alberta.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed noon - 1:00 p.m.; however phone answered for intakes). Closed on Stat Holidays.
    Description

    Children’s Services focuses on early intervention, child development and delivering supports and services to children, youth and families. The ministry works to ensure that children and youth have the tools they need to thrive in healthy families and communities.
    A) Prevention Services – working with others to help children grow and develop to meet their fullest potential.  Supports include child care licensing, parent education & awareness, family coaching, etc.
    B) Early Intervention Services – meeting the identified needs of vulnerable children & families.
    C) Child Intervention – responding to concerns about the safety and well-being of children and youth.  Under the Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act staff conduct the day-to-day business of child intervention, foster care, adoptions, and kinship care.
    Reporting Child Abuse:  If you are concerned for the safety and well-being of a child in Alberta, please contact the Camrose office at 780-608-1800 (toll free service dial, 310-0000 first) or call the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-5437 (KIDS) to speak with a caseworker.

  • Legal Services

    Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta

    Address Edmonton
    Phone 780-451-8764
    Fax 780-451-2341
    Email info@cplea.ca
    Website www.cplea.ca
    Description

    Non profit group comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, librarians, teachers and web specialists who provide resources for teaching people about the law. Does not provide legal advice.

  • Counselling Services

    Centre for Restorative Mental Health

    Contact Kendell Banack, PhD, Registered Psychologist
    Address #3, 4825 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-781-8980
    Email drkendellbanack@gmail.com
    Website www.crmh.ca
    Hours Please email for availability.
    Fee Sliding fee scale.
    Description

    Kendell offers compassionate individual, couples, and family therapy.  She holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology and has over 9 years of experience working with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, stress, and relationship issues. While she has received training in emotional-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness, Kendall’s overall approach is integrative which allows her to flexibly respond to the needs of her clients.  In-person and online therapy is available.

  • Counselling Services

    Charlene Irvine Counselling Services, CCC.

    Contact Charlene Irvine (Certified Canadian Counsellor)
    Address #203, 4917 - 50 Ave. Camrose AB T4V 0S2
    Phone 780-281-0541
    Hours By appointment only
    Description

    Individual, family and couple counselling services.  Certified Canadian Counsellor.

  • Helplines

    Child Abuse Hotline

    Toll Free 1-800-638-0715
    Website http://humanservices.alberta.ca/abuse-bullying/14841.html
    Hours 24 Hours
    Description

    Call if you think a child is being abused or neglected by a parent or guardian.

  • Transportation

    City of Camrose Public Transportation

    Website www.camrose.ca
    Description

    a) The Camrose Community Bus is operated by the Rose City Handivan Society and runs a fixed route Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Visit “The City of Camrose Website” for the route map.
    b) Taxi Tokens are distributed by various local organizations within the City of Camrose.
    c) The Camrose Connector runs Monday – Friday, three times a day from Camrose to Edmonton and return. Check the City website for more information about each program, found under “Living Here” on the homepage.

  • Counselling Services

    COMMUNITY COUNSELLING CENTRE

    Contact Susan Anderson (Therapist & Co-Director)
    Address #202, 10534 - 124 St. Edmonton T5N 1S1
    Phone 780-482-3711 / 780-212-7872
    Fax 780-488-9407
    Email communitycounsellingcentre@shaw.ca
    Website www.edmonton.cmha.ca
    Hours Flexible daytime /evening hrs. Mon. - Sat.
    Fee Sliding fee schedule from $120/hour and lower.
    Description

    Counsellors & therapists provide individual, couple and family counselling. Fees based on generous sliding fee scale to make quality counselling affordable for our new clients. Sessions for new clients are available usually within a week of intake.  Counsellors have expertise in: Bereavement support, Suicide prevention and recovery counselling, EMDR, Hypnotherapy, Trauma-Informed therapy, Addictions, Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management, PTSD, Family Violence, Concurrent Disorders, Focusing-Oriented Therapy, and Spiritual Development. Also provide marriage preparation and enrichment programs.

  • Recreation

    COMMUNITY SERVICES

    Address 5600 - 44 Ave. (Office Location) Camrose
    Phone 780-672-9195
    Description

    For City of Camrose Community Services visit www.camrose.ca.

  • Housing

    COMMUNITY SOCIAL HOUSING/AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    Contact Lisa Adamson
    Address 4612 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y6
    Phone 780-679-2002
    Fax 780-679-3054
    Website www.thebethanygroup.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - noon; 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    Provides subsidized rental housing for low-to-moderate income families, seniors and individuals.  Applicants are assessed for eligibility based on need.

  • Health Services

    Connecting In Spirit

    Contact Trena Anderson
    Address 17522 Hyw 26 Camrose
    Phone 780-608-0176
    Email trena@connectinginspirit.com
    Website http://www.connectinginspirit.com/
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Offers a variety of alternative holistic health methods, natural products, and tools to assist with the daily stresses and challenges life offers. Sessions include Equine Therapy, hands on body manipulation techniques (Access Bars & ESSE), and Intuitive/Awareness development and education.

  • Housing

    CONTINUING CARE

    Phone Bethany Meadows 780-679-1000; Louise Jensen 780-679-3097
    Fax 780-679-2001 (LJ) 780-679-1020 (BM)
    Website www.thebethanygroup.ca
    Hours Regular Business Hours
    Description

    Care is provided for people with complex health needs who are unable to remain at home or in supportive living and require scheduled 24-hour RN care. The Bethany Group offers a warm and friendly environment with a variety of social and recreational programs at Bethany Meadows and Louise Jensen Care Centre.

  • Legal Services

    CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DIVISION AB Justice & Solicitor General

    Address 5210-49 Ave. Camrose T4V 3Y2
    Phone 780-679-1234
    Toll Free 310-0000 then (780) 679-1234
    Fax 780-679-1227
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    Provides supervision for individuals referred by the court and jail. Administers various programs offered by the Alberta Solicitor General’s Department, i.e., Extra-judicial Sanctions Program, Probation and Fine Option.

  • Counselling Services

    Country Counselling Services

    Contact Erinn Baily-Sawatzky, MACP, R.C.C., CFTP, MHIMCP
    Phone 780-678-9796
    Fax 780-628-0799
    Email sawatzkyeb@gmail.com
    Website www.countrycounselling.com
    Hours Some daytime during the week; flexible evening hours Mon. - Fri.; weekend hours available.
    Fee Please inquire. Private health insurance may assist with fees.
    Description

    Traditional counselling, non-traditional setting in a private country office just a few minutes south of Camrose. Adolescents (ages 11 plus), adults, couples, or group counselling.  Masters level Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified Family Trauma professional and Mental Health Integrative Medicine Certified Provider. Additional specialty services include Clinical Hypnosis, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and Integrative Medicine consults. Please inquire for more information.

  • Counselling Services

    COVENANT HEALTH ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL PSYCHIATRY UNIT

    Address 4607 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y5
    Phone 780-679-6131
    Fax 780-679-6139
    Website https://www.covenanthealth.ca/hospitals-care-centres/st-marys-hospital
    Fee Costs are covered by Alberta Health Care. Please bring your card with you.
    Description

    Offers a full range of Psychiatric Services including: Individual Psychotherapy Sessions, Assertiveness Training, Communication Skills, Stress Management, MAP (Management of Anxiety Panic), Schizophrenia Program. Access to outpatient services is by referral. Call 780-679-6131 for information.

  • Helplines

    Crisis Text Line

    Phone Text HOME to 686868
    Website https://www.crisistextline.ca/
    Description

    Crisis Text Line, powered by Kids Help Phone, is a free, 24/7 support connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Responders. Free nationwide texting.  For response time/further details visit their website at https://www.crisistextline.ca/.

  • Health Services

    CROSSROADS DAY PROGRAM

    Contact Tena Lansing (Coordinator)
    Address 4612 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y6
    Phone 780-679-3045/780-679-3046
    Fax 780-679-3071
    Email tena.lansing@bethanygrp.ca
    Website www.thebethanygroup.ca
    Description

    Provides social programs for older adults with chronic disease &/or disability who are living in the community. Serves people with memory impairment &/or chronic health problems.  Offers socialization leisure activities.