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  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose & Area Adult Learning Council

    Contact Ron Baier (Executive Director)
    Address #7, 5000 - 51 Ave. Camrose T4V 0V6
    Phone 780-672-8754
    Email calc@camroselearning.com
    Website www.camroselearning.com
    Facebook Camrose & Area Adult Learning Council Facebook Page
    Fee A nominal fee is set for all classes relative to length of course which can be adjusted to reflect one's ability to pay.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    We assist adults to build their literacy and language skills using “real life” materials and situations they will encounter everyday.  Family Literacy programming with focus on the adult learner. Literacy assessment provided to develop a Learning Plan.  Career Planning and Resume Writing workshops available.  Develop your skills online or in our classrooms in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, numeracy, math, basic technology  (Microsoft Windows, Word,  explore online basics, digital parenting), job search, essential skills for work, and personal financial management.  Prepare to write your GED exam.  English Language Training for the workplace, academic tests or everyday life.  LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) English program that focuses on improving your ability to communicate in real-world situations.

  • Support Groups

    Camrose & Area Men’s Shed

    Contact Allan Thompson
    Phone 780-608-0605
    Facebook Camrose & Area Men’s Shed Facebook Page
    Description

    The Shed is a men’s group focused on improving men’s health through camaraderie.  Open to men of all ages regardless of skill or ability. Meetings are held every Thursday at the Camrose & District Centennial Museum’s Old Time Hut from noon – 2:00 p.m.  Coffee and snacks provided.

  • 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 meeting schedule.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Centre

    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., 10:00 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 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    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 $17.00 - $22.00/hour.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides experienced Home Support workers to assist seniors and other individuals with housekeeping, 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). These services are meant to be preventative and supportive in nature.  A referral listing is available online at www.camrosefcss.ca.

  • Church Organizations

    Camrose & District Ministerial Association

    Contact Mike Harmon
    Phone 780-984-5790
    Email madharmons@shaw.ca
    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 4821 - 51 St. (Office) Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss7@telusplanet.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Classes 2 times/week for 4 year olds. Option to open 3 year old class 1 time/week if registration permits.
    Fee $100/month for 4 year olds.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A licensed Pre-School 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 and social skill development.  Program Location: Rotary Youth Centre, Lower Level 4517 – 54 St., Camrose

  • Senior Citizen Drop-In Centres

    Camrose & District Senior Centre Society

    Contact Ross Shuman (President)
    Address 5415 - 49 Ave. Camrose T4V 0N6
    Phone 780-672-7022
    Email camsrsoc@telus.net
    Website www.camroseseniorcentre.com
    Hours Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    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 and Service Options for Seniors (SOS) are located at the Mirror Lake Centre.  We are fully open under AHS “restricted” protocols – mandatory vaccination and masks in all public areas in order to participate in any activities.  Regular office hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Activities are seven days a week; days and evenings.  Some activities are seasonal, some monthly but most are daily.

     

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Support Services

    Contact Lyndel Kasa (Executive Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email cdss@telus.net
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Facebook Camrose & District Support Services Facebook Page
    Instagram Camrose & District Support Services Instagram Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Camrose and District Support Services is a Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) program which is a funding partnership between the Government of Alberta, City of Camrose, Camrose County, and the Villages of Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Hay Lakes, Rosalind.  FCSS funding must be used for programs and services that are preventative and do one or more of the following: 1) help people develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis 2) build awareness of social needs 3) support people in developing skills to have healthy relationships with others 4) help individuals and communities assume responsibility for decisions and actions that affect them 5) provide supports that help people participate in the community.   In 2022 CDSS provided partial funding to: BGC Camrose, Camrose & District Home Support, Camrose & District Men’s Shed, Camrose & District Pre-School, Camrose Family Resource Centre, Changing Ways (Family Violence Action Society), Habitat for Humanity Literacy Training Project, Hay Lakes & District Playschool, OSCAR Out-of-School Child Care, Service Options for Seniors (SOS), Summer in the Park.

    Supportive Information & Referral – No cost supportive information and referral is available if you need someone to talk to, one-on-one, who will direct your to appropriate services, including shared ideas on preparing for the referral, what to anticipate, etc.  Struggling with anything, we can help you find a referral best suited for your needs.  A SIRC Navigator will meet with people for up to 3 (free) one-hour consultation sessions.

    Interagency for Community Service Organizations – Monthly newsletter, special notifications and meeting minutes for information sharing.

  • Emergency Services

    Camrose & District Victim Services Society

    Address 6220 - 48 Ave Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 780-672-4570
    Email victimservices@camrose.ca
    Website www.camrosevictimservices.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

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

  • Disabilities

    Camrose Association for Community Living

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

    We serve adults with disabilities and acquired brain injury, children and youth with special health and developmental considerations (including mental health), and families facing barriers.  Family Support provides 1 to 1 support to families have children with special health and developmental considerations (including mental health). 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 considerations.  Kandu Summer Camp: Children ages 7-17 attend this active, inclusive, recreational summer program 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 considerations. Leaders-in-Training: Youth aged 15 – 24 with special health and developmental considerations work to develop their skills and citizenship, including self-awareness, volunteerism, work experience and community involvement. Residential Program: Adults with developmental disabilities receive the support in a supervised home environment where each person develops skills, and are supported to enhance quality of life. Support Homes: Private home providers are contracted to provide unique living options for adults, ranging from room and board, an independent living suite, or living in an apartment with a roommate.  Outreach: Supports adults with disabilities and those with acquired brain injury to live as independently as possible.  Individuals may live in their own home or with a family member.  Support staff helps with certain areas of daily living (e.g., medical, budgeting, meal planning, etc.). MORE Day Program: Provides meaningful activities during the day for adults with disabilities who are not seeking employment. Activities range from recreational, educational, social, volunteerism, etc.  Rose Club: This member driven club is for adults with disabilities to socialize and enjoy quality recreational and educational activities together.  Community Education:  Various opportunities that focus on raising awareness and acceptance of all people.  Education provided by individuals with disabilities within schools aims to teach children about different disabilities and how to be accepting of all people, and prevention education related to brain injury.  SingAble is a program in partnership with Augustana University music faculty which encourages community members of all stages and ages to participate in an all-inclusive community choir.  The program aims to provide all people the opportunity to experience the benefits and joys of music.

  • 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 www.camrosechildrenscentre.com
    Facebook Camrose Children’s Centre Facebook Page
    Hours Open Monday to Friday; 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Provides 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.

  • Counselling Services

    Camrose Counselling Service Nola Sharp M.P.S., C.C.C., A.C.T.A., SEP. SD.

    Contact Nola Sharp
    Phone 780-679-7924 or text
    Hours Daytime & some evening appointments.
    Fee Sliding Fee Scale
    Description

    Certified Canadian Counsellor/Psychotherapist (CCC) with a Masters in Psychotherapy and Spirituality M.P.S.  As a relational therapist, I work with individuals and couples.  Over the years, I have learned many different therapeutic approaches in areas of: Play Therapy, Parenting, Developmental, Life Transitions, Relationship Skills, Communication Skills, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Training Assistant, Somatic Stress Release, Somatic Resilience and Regulation Early Trauma, Trauma Healing, Mind/Body/Spirit Integrative therapies, Yoga Teacher Training, Spiritual Director, Expressive Art Therapy, Narrative Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, to assist clients in the healing process.  I work with each client collaboratively in a way that best supports their needs for healing and integration.  Clients gain access of their inner capacities and resources enabling them to be in the world in a way that is relational to self and others, fulfilling and enjoyable.

  • Parenting

    Camrose Family Resource Centre Association

    Contact Laurie Jansen (Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email l.jansen@camrosefrc.com
    Website www.camrosefrc.com
    Facebook Camrose Family Resource Centre Association Facebook Page
    Hours Please call for hours of programming.
    Community Camrose, County of Camrose, Flagstaff and Beaver
    Description

    The Camrose Family Resource Centre is proud to be part of the Camrose and Area Family Resource Network.  We provide universal, targeted and intensive supports and services to families with children 0 – 18.  These include: Indoor Playground (when available), playgroups, Parent Education (including Triple P), Developmental Screens, Intensive Family Support (in-person or virtually), Family Programs and Family Events. Call us to access services.
    New for 2022, FRC will offer Summer in the Park for children ages 5 – 12, who reside in Camrose County.  Summer in the Park is funded by CDSS.

  • Home Support Services

    Camrose Meals on Wheels

    Contact Maria Lobreau (Program Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    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. (office hours)
    Fee Hot/Frozen meals with side dishes - $9.75/meal. Frozen meals without side dishes - $8.75/meal.
    Description

    a) Hot Meal Program – $9:75:  Meals with side dishes are delivered as a hot meal on Mondays and Thursdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:15.  Meals with side dishes include main course, dessert, and choice of salad or soup.
    b) Frozen Food Program: $9:75 with side dishes are available as an option to order alongside hot meal delivery.  $8.75 frozen meals without side dishes (main course only) are delivered as a Frozen Meal on Mondays and occasionally on Thursdays alongside the hot meal delivery.
    c) Out of Town Orders for Frozen Meals: (with or without side dishes) are available to residents in Camrose County, including the villages of Bawlf, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Ferintosh, Hay Lakes, and Rosalind.  Please contact the MOW Program Director for information.

  • 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 www.camrosephysiotherapy.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Fee Call for fees.
    Description

    Physiotherapy; Rob Bouma Orthotic Clinic.

  • Police

    Camrose Police Service

    Contact Dean LaGrange (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
    Facebook Camrose Police Service Facebook Page
    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 Service

    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 Nikki Featherstone (Chair)
    Email camrosepridecommunity@gmail.com
    Website www.camrosepride.ca
    Facebook Camrose Pride Community Facebook Page
    Instagram Camrose Pride Community Instagram Page
    Description

    Camrose Pride Community creates safe and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ2S+ people and allies in Camrose and area by hosting events, providing education and fostering collaborations.  New members are always welcome to join us at the regular monthly meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month.  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 Melissa Berg (Clinical Manager)
    Address Suite 4, Rm 1110 4412 - 56 St., Camrose Rec. Centre Camrose T4V 5K3
    Phone 780-608-4927
    Fax 780-608-4931
    Email camrosepcninfo@camrosepcn.com
    Website www.camrosepcn.com
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    Care centered around you and led by your family doctor in partnership with other healthcare professionals. The PCN uses a team-based approach to focus on your health goals.  Programs to help you live healthier include: Chronic illness prevention and management (with a Dietician, Nurse or Exercise Specialist), Prenatal care and prenatal loss support, Geriatrics assessment and fall prevention, Behavioural Health Consultant (health navigation and counselling).

  • Counselling Services

    Camrose Psychological Inc.

    Contact Pamela Woodman, PhD (Owner, Registered Psychologist #4448)
    Phone 780-679-5954
    Email camrosepsychological@gmail.com
    Facebook Camrose Psychological Inc. Facebook Page
    Hours Call for availability.
    Fee Sliding scale
    Description

    Pamela is a Registered Psychologist and has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling. Pamela has over two decades of experience working with clients of all ages. She works with individuals, couples, and families that have experienced trauma or psychosis.  Therapies used include: animal assisted, trauma-focused, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, family systems and couples work, and play/art/sand-tray therapies. Pamela also offers online counselling services.

  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose Public Library

    Contact Alyssa Martin (Interim Director)
    Address 4710 - 50 Avenue Camrose T4V 0R8
    Phone 780-672-4214
    Email cpl@prl.ab.ca
    Website www.cpl.prl.ab.ca
    Facebook Camrose Public Library Facebook Page
    Instagram Camrose Public Library Instagram Page
    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. - 4:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.
    Fee Camrose City Membership is free. County residents are $12.00/family of the same household. Kids are free.
    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
    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 Dianne Kohler (Executive Director)
    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
    Instagram Camrose Regional Exhibition Instagram Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Conference centre & Agricultural Society

  • Counselling Services

    Camrose Wellness Collective Ltd. – Jessica Dostie, CCC

    Contact Jessica Dostie (Canadian Certified Counsellor)
    Phone 780-672-9360
    Email jessica@camrosewellness.ca
    Website https://camrosewellness.ca/
    Description

    Jessica is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP). Jessica helps clients deal with grief, anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, stress, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, relationship issues, life transitions, self-esteem, and suicidality.  She believes that every client has unique values, beliefs, experiences, and strengths, and supports clients in building upon their own values, believes and strengths.  Jessica serves clients from the ages of 10 years and up and is committed to creating a safe space that is culturally and gender affirming.  Jessica is available for in-person counselling or video/phone counselling.  Free consultations can be booked.

  • Abuse

    Camrose Women’s Shelter

    Address Box 1405 Camrose T4V 1X3
    Phone 780-672-1035 (Crisis Line) / 780-679-4975 ext. 8 (Office)
    Toll Free 1-877-672-1010
    Fax 780-679-4999
    Email crisiswork@camrosewomenshelter.org
    Website www.camrosewomenshelter.org
    Facebook Camrose Women’s Shelter Facebook Page
    Hours 24 hour service
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Operates a 7 room, 22 bed emergency shelter providing a safe, supportive and trauma-informed space for women and children who are escaping domestic violence, in a crisis situation or who may be homeless.  Beyond provision of basic  needs (food, clothing, shelter) we provide supportive listening, referrals, information on domestic violence, danger assessments, safety planning and life skills groups. The Shelter has an on-site school, grades 1 – 12, and a licensed on-site daycare program.  Women and children are supported via the Outreach Program as they transition away from the Shelter into the community.  These supports include: educational programs and groups; community Women’s HOPE Group; supportive listening and education for children and youth who have experienced or witnessed family violence; confidential services for individuals in the community who do not need to stay in the Shelter but would like support in building a safe home.  We are a non-denominational organization dedicated to supporting individuals of all ethnicities, sexual orientation, and gender identities.  Women and children do not have to stay in the Shelter to receive services.

    The Crisis line 1-877-672-1010 (crisiswork@camrosewomenshelter.org) and/or 780-672-1035 offers 24/7 phone support. Business Email admin@camrosewomenshelter.org

  • Health Services

    Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinics

    Toll Free 1-888-236-6283 (info & appointments)
    Website www.blood.ca
    Description

    Call Jean Knudtson at 780-679-0012 for days and location of clinic or 1-888-236-6283.

  • 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
    Facebook Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute Facebook Page
    Instagram Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute Instagram Page
    Hours Mon., 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    We are a Bible school designed to help young adults encounter God in new and deeper ways through Bible teaching, adventure, and discipline.

  • 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) 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.
    D) Individual Support provides supports to persons with both a developmental disability & a mental illness.
    E) Caregiver Connections is a weekly drop-in support group for parents and caregivers to those living with mental health concerns.
    F) Recovery College provides free courses that help you develop your own resourcefulness.  These courses are developed and delivered by peers.
    G) Namaste Cafe  is casual calming conversation, open to everyone for free, facilitated online sessions, 3 sessions/week.

  • Helplines

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

    Toll Free 1-800-232-7288
    Website www.edmonton.cmha.ca
    Description

    A 24 hour CRISIS line providing immediate support.  Call if you or someone you know is in crisis, contemplating suicide, feeling overwhelmed or experiencing abuse.  For on-line crisis chat visit edmonton.cmha.ca.

  • Emergency Services

    Canadian Red Cross Emergency Management

    Contact Mark Holzer (Provincial Manager, Emergency Management)
    Address 9931 - 106 St. Edmonton AB T5K 1E2
    Phone 780-231-1482
    Toll Free 24 Hour Assistance & Disaster: 1-888-800-6493
    Fax 780-428-7092
    Website www.redcross.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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 or call the Camrose Community Cancer Centre @ 780-679-2822
    Fax 780-679-2821
    Website https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cancer/Page16299.aspx
    Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    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

    Catholic Social Services

    Contact Lori Marchand (Director)
    Address 5206 - 51 Ave. Wetaskiwin AB T9A 0V4
    Phone 780-352-5535
    Fax 780-352-3190
    Email lori.marchand@cssalberta.ca
    Website www.cssalberta.ca
    Facebook Catholic Social Services Facebook Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    As a Catholic Services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect. We serve people in need regardless of religion, race, gender, or ethnic origin. We work to improve the quality of life for persons of all faith and cultures by serving their social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and physical needs.  In Camrose we provide the following programs:
    Residential Program – provides continual residential support service for adults with developmental or multiple disabilities. The residential program provides assistance in the areas of community integration, basic life skills, community living supports, and behaviour intervention to individuals sharing accommodations in a group living arrangement.
    Home Support Program – provides long term and respite care to adults with developmental disabilities.  Approved and trained families provide this care in their own home.
    Support Independent Living Program – provides direct support to individuals who live in the community.  This includes self-identified goals which might include: banking & budgeting, grocery & personal shopping, health & safety, home living skills, coordination of social and recreational activities and problem solving skills.
    Eagles Club – is a support group for adults with a developmental disability.  The club is designed to enrich the lives of people who wish to participate in social or recreational activities, personal development, and want to enhance their personal relationships.
    Stargazers – is a self advocacy group for adults with a developmental disability.  This group is committed to the promotion of independence, and community integration, inclusion through empowerment, skill-building, self-awareness and personal development.  Stargazers and Eagles Clubs are operated from Wetaskiwin Catholic Social Services office. Camrose and area persons are welcome to participate in these clubs. Family Supports Children with Disabilities Program: provides in-home, community, respite and other family support services to children with disabilities and their families.

  • Emergency Services

    Centra Cam Clothing & Furniture Depot

    Contact Iona Brager (Coordinator)
    Address 4918 - 46 St. Camrose T4V 1H1
    Phone 780-608-1681
    Fax 780-608-1683
    Email ecfdcoor@centracam.ca
    Website www.centracam.ca
    Facebook Centra Cam Clothing & Furniture Depot Facebook Page
    Hours Hours for Shopping: Mon. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Donation Drop Off Hours: Mon. - Sat., 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Thrift store. Low prices on essential clothing, housewares and furniture.

  • 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
    Facebook Centra Cam Vocational Training Association Facebook Page
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A) Community Access & Employment Services: 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 and support for individuals with employment barriers in pre-employment training, career counselling, employment placement, employment search & maintenance & retention (5502 – 46 St.; 780-672-9995; Mon. – Fri. 8:00 – 4:30 p.m.)
    B) Clothing and Furniture Depot
    supplies clothing, furniture and household items. Thrift Store located at 4918 – 46 St., 608-1681, Open to public Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    C) Centra Cam Custom Projects: woodworking, pipebunks, custom orders, (5228 – 46 St.; 780-672-9973; Tues. – Fri. 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.)
    D) Centra Cam’s Outlet Store: thrift store; proceeds to support Centra Cam (4807 – 51 Ave.; 780-679-0647; Tues. – Fri. 10:30 -5:00 p.m.)  Hours vary during COVID.
    E) Recycle with Centra Cam: accepting paper, cardboard, newsprint, clear glass, tin cans, plastic, paint, and e-waste. (4402 – 51 Ave.; 780-679-4196; Mon. – Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 24 hour drop off.  Some closures during holiday season.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Central Region Children’s Services

    Address Intervention Services - 4867 - 50 St., T4V 1P6; Child Care Licensing/Prevention/Early Intervention: 5005 - 49 St., T4V 1N5 Camrose
    Phone Intervention Services - 780-608-1800; Child Care Licensing/Prevention/Early Intervention - 403-341-8642
    Toll Free 310-0000, then 780-608-1800 - Children's Services
    Fax 780-672-7538
    Website www.alberta.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 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 – services that build protective factors to prevent further difficulty.
    B) Early Intervention Services – an umbrella of support programs offered when difficulties are first identified that contribute to strengthening protective factors and reducing the impact of risk factors through a continuum of programming for families.
    C) Child Care Licensing – responsible for the licensing and monitoring of all licensed child care programs in the province.  This includes daycare programs, out of school care programs, group family child care programs, preschool programs, and approved family dayhomes.
    D) Child Intervention – responding to concerns about the safety and well-being of children and youth. Guided by legislation, staff conduct the day-to-day business of child intervention, foster care, kinship care and adoptions.

    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 Dr. Kendell Banack RPsych

    Contact Kendell Banack, PhD, Registered Psychologist
    Address #3, 4825 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-781-8980
    Email crmhinfo@gmail.com
    Website www.crmh.ca
    Facebook Centre for Restorative Mental Health Dr. Kendell Banack RPsych Facebook Page
    Hours Please email for availability.
    Fee Sliding fee scale. Health insurance may help with the cost.
    Description

    Kendell offers compassionate individual, couples, and family therapy.  She holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology and has over ten years of experience working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, stress, and relationship struggles. While she has received training in emotion-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness, Kendell’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

    Centre for Restorative Mental Health Kirsti Skinstad, RPC

    Contact Kirsti Skinstad, RPC
    Phone 780-678-9846
    Email kirstiskinstad@gmail.com
    Website www.crmh.ca
    Facebook Centre for Restorative Mental Health Kirsti Skinstad, RPC Facebook Page
    Hours Please email for availability.
    Fee $110/session
    Description

    Kirsti offers individual counselling to those struggling with anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions and many other presenting concerns.  Kirsti is a Counselling Therapist with ACTA as well as a Registered Professional Counsellor with CPCA.  Kirsti utilizes an integrated person centered approach to assist clients seeking to enhance and enrich their lives.

  • Counselling Services

    Centre for Restorative Mental Health Laura Friesen, M.Ed., Registered Provisional Psychologist

    Contact Laura Friesen (M.Ed., Registered Provisional Psychologist)
    Address #3, 4825 - 51 St. Camrose A T4V 1R9
    Phone 587-599-5649
    Email laura.crmh@gmail.com
    Website www.crmh@gmail.com
    Facebook Centre for Restorative Mental Health Laura Friesen, M.Ed., Registered Provisional Psychologist Facebook Page
    Hours Thursday Evenings (Virtual)
    Fee Sliding fee scale. Health insurance may help with the cost.
    Description

    Laura offers individual, couples and family therapy.  She offers an integrated approach and is well versed in a variety of treatment approaches including acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, emotional focused therapy, schema therapy, and EMDR.  She commonly works with clients who present with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship concerns. Laura is a psychology resident in her PhD and is a Registered Provisional Psychologist.  She is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Kendell Banack, Registered Psychologist.

  • Counselling Services

    Centre for Restorative Mental Health Nadia Herman, M.A., Registered Provisional Psychologist

    Contact Nadia Herman (MA, Registered Provisional Psychologist)
    Address #3, 4825 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-781-8980
    Email nadiahermancrmh@gmail.com
    Website www.crmha.ca
    Facebook Centre for Restorative Mental Health Nadia Herman, M.A., Registered Provisional Psychologist Facebook Page
    Hours Wednesdays
    Fee Sliding fee scale. Health insurance may help with the cost.
    Description

    Nadia offers individual therapy to adult clients.  She uses person-centered therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to address client concerns.  Nadia has former experience in the areas of childcare and domestic violence and she therefore seeks to understand how family dynamics, abuse, trauma, and attachment shape and influence us as human beings.  She works with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, and trauma.  Nadia is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and therefore is seeing clients under the supervision of Dr. Kendell Banack, Registered Psychologist.

  • Abuse

    Changing Ways (Family Violence Action Society)

    Contact Shannon Stolee (Program Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 780-672-2833
    Email director@changing-ways.ca
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Facebook Changing Ways (Family Violence Action Society) Facebook Page
    Instagram Changing Ways (Family Violence Action Society) Instagram Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Fee Services are provided free of charge
    Community Camrose
    Description

    Working in collaboration and partnership with others, to reduce the occurrence and impact of family violence in our community.  Funded primarily by CDSS, AB Community and Social Services, and private donations.  Programs offered:
    Intimate Partner Violence Groups:  14-week education/counselling groups for adults that have experienced any form of abusive behavior in relationships.  Separate groups for men and women.
    Anger Management Group: 8-week education/counselling group for adults who want to deal with chronic anger or rage not related to their marriage, common-law, or dating relationships.
    Solid Ground Group: a peer-support group for adult men who have completed an intimate partner violence group, and want to continue healing to break the cycle of family violence.
    Child and Youth Counselling: Individual counselling for children and youth impacted by family violence or other trauma.
    Older Adult Support & Advocacy: Case Manager works to promote the well-being and security of older adults 55+ impacted by abuse.
    Family Violence Response Council: collaborative body of organizations striving to reduce the impact and occurrence of intimate partner, elder or sexual abuse or assault in our community.

  • Helplines

    Child Abuse Hotline

    Toll Free 1-800-638-0715 (Press 2)
    Website www.humanservices.alberta.ca
    Hours After hour Child Welfare emergency
    Description

    Call if you think a child is being abused or neglected by a parent or guardian. Visit Child Abuse Hotline.

  • Helplines

    Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network

    Toll Free 1-866-528-7109
    Website www.chrysalisnetwork.org
    Description

    Offers a 24 hour national crisis and support counselling line for survivors of human trafficking and commercial sex workers.  Also offers a project life line which is a buddy system where if an an individual is going to an unsafe environment a safety check can be arranged.

  • Arts

    Chuck MacLean Arts Centre

    Contact Tanya Pattullo (Recreation & Culture Manager)
    Address 4809 - 52 St. Camrose T4V 1T9
    Phone 780-672-9949
    Email tpattullo@camrose.ca
    Website www.camrose.ca
    Community Camrose
    Description

    The Chuck MacLean Arts Centre provides spaces for a variety of arts, culture and recreational activities.  Centrally located, Chuck MacLean has 3 large dance studios complete with ballet barres and mirrors, 2 art studios and plenty of space for meetings, rehearsals and classes.  If you have an idea for a class, are an instructor, or are looking for space to rent, please contact us to discuss opportunities and options.

  • 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.
    Check the City website for more information about each program.

  • 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, Relationship Therapy, and Spiritual Development. Also provide marriage preparation and enrichment programs.  Also support by on-line sessions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Education & Literacy

    Cornerstone Christian Academy

    Contact Alan Welde (Principal)
    Address Box 99 221 Thompson Street Kingman T0B 2M0
    Phone 780-672-7197
    Fax 780-608-1420
    Email ccasociety@gmail.com
    Website www.cornerstonekingman.ca
    Facebook Cornerstone Christian Academy Facebook Page
    Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mon. - Thurs.
    Description

    Cornerstone Christian Academy is a private interdenominational Christian school that embraces students and staff from a variety of backgrounds and heritages.  This ecumenical environment promotes a deeper understanding of the larger Christian community and our shared unity in Christ, while respecting and learning about the differences that make each tradition unique.

  • 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.,R.C.T.
    Address Rural Camrose
    Phone 780-678-9796
    Fax 780-628-0799
    Email admin@countrycounselling.com
    Website www.countrycounselling.com
    Facebook Country Counselling Services Facebook Page
    Hours Daytime & Evening Appointments Monday - Friday.
    Fee Please inquire. Private health insurance may assist with fees.
    Description

    A multi-clinician practice offering traditional counselling in a non-traditional setting just minutes south of Camrose.  Counselling for ages 6+; individual, couples or family counselling.
    Masters-level registered Clinical Counsellors/Counselling Therapists and supervised practicum students. This clinic also offers a behavioral sleep medicine clinic, biofeedback, and Integrative Medicine for mental and physical health.

  • Counselling Services

    Covenant Care Counselling

    Address 4825 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 403-397-8849
    Email covenantcarecounselling@gmail.com
    Hours Mon. - Sat.; 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Fee Sliding Fee Scale
    Description

    Work with clients around trauma, depression, anxiety, anger, stress, relationship problems, self-esteem, body dysphoria, and mood swings.   The Counsellor has an MSW RSW, and specialized training in EMDR, DBT, CBT, SFT and exposure therapy.

  • 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 www.covenanthealth.ca/hospitals-care-centres/st-marys-hospital
    Hours No longer offer a Psychiatric Walk In Clinic. A referral from your Health Care Practitioner is necessary for outpatient services/appointments.
    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), Complex Psychosis Program. Access to outpatient services is by referral. Call 780-679-6131 for information.

  • Helplines

    Crisis Text Line

    Phone Text HOME to 686868
    Website 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 www.crisistextline.ca

  • Health Services

    Crossroads Day Program

    Contact Lisa Unteriner (Clinical Support Manager)
    Address 4612 - 53 St. Camrose T4V 1Y6
    Phone 780-679-3045/780-679-3046
    Fax 780-679-3071
    Email lisa.unteriner@thebethanygrp.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.