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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.
    Description

    Camrose Adult Learning Council is a grassroots community-based nonprofit society funded by the Alberta Government to provide, promote, and increase access to adult foundational (Grade 1-9 level) learning opportunities in areas such as Adult Literacy, Numeracy, Skills for Learning, Basic Digital Skill, English Language Learning, and Community Capacity Building. We also offer a GED Prep Course which prepares adult learners to write the GED Exam.

    We deliver quality community-based adult learning opportunities by removing barriers (financial, and others) to meet the learning and employability needs of adults. At Camrose and Area Adult Learning Council, we seek to help foundational adult learners by providing a service in a welcoming and non-judgmental environment.

  • Support Groups

    Camrose & Area Men’s Shed

    Contact Allan Thompson
    Phone 780-608-0605 / 780-672-0141
    Email camrosemendsshed@gmail.com
    Facebook Camrose & Area Men’s Shed Facebook Page
    Instagram Camrose & Area Men’s Shed Instagram Page
    Description

    A Men’s Shed offers a gathering place and an opportunity to pursue common interests with other men. By choosing projects and activities that are suited to members of each Men’s Shed, the group can work together with a shared purpose while enjoying each other’s company.  The participants determine their own interests and activities and this varies greatly between Sheds. Some focus on woodworking, or metalworking, bicycle repair, electronics, model buildings or even car repair and restoration. Sheds usually attract older men, but many have younger members too. Whatever the activity, the essence of a Shed is not a building, but the connections and relationships between its members as they work together on things they want to do.

    Local Men’s Sheds are part of a provincial, national, and international movement that offer men that camaraderie and sense of a shared purpose that is often found in the workplace.  A Men’s Shed is open to all men who want to have that kind of connection: retired men, shift workers, men with leisure time, or anyone else who wants to enjoy company, camaraderie, and constructive pastimes.  The positive mental health impact of men’s participation in Men’s Shed worldwide has been shown in research to decrease social isolation, enhance self-esteem, and in some cases, increase access to health information. While men with low social interaction often experience loneliness, depression, and other negative health outcomes, a Men’s Shed is not a mental health agency. It’s a venue for healthy interaction, meaningful contribution, and good fun —but one with proven mental health benefits.

    The Camrose & Area Men’s Shed supports projects aimed at giving back to their community – by participating in community events, or volunteering. Involvement at the Shed is always casual and attendance is optional rather than required. Meetings are held every Thursday at the Camrose & District Centennial Museum’s Old Timer’s Hut from 12:00-2:00 pm. Coffee and snacks provided.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Information Centre

    Contact Aaron Morris (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.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Family & Community Support Services

    Contact Lyndel Kasa (Executive Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax 877-798-2288
    Email info@camrosefcsss.ca
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Facebook Camrose & District Family & Community Support Services Facebook Page
    Instagram Camrose & District Family & Community Support Services Instagram Page
    Twitter Camrose & District Family & Community Support Services Twitter Page
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
    Description

    Camrose and District Family and Community Support Services (Camrose & District FCSS) 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 2023 Camrose & District FCSS provided partial funding to: BGC Camrose, Camrose & District Home Support, Camrose & District Men’s Shed, Camrose & District Pre-School, Camrose County Summer in the Park, Camrose Family Resource Centre, Changing Ways (Family Violence Action Society), Habitat for Humanity Literacy Training Project, OSCAR Out-of-School Child Care, Service Options for Seniors (SOS).

    Community Initiatives: Tools for School, Take a Coat/Leave a Coat, SportQuip, Camrose County Cookie Decorating Kits, Rural Mental Health Project, Community Pantry, Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, AHS Government Issue ID Program.

    Community Social Supports Coordinator – No cost supportive information and referral is available if you need someone to talk to, one-on- one, who will direct you to appropriate services and help to navigate services. The Community Social Supports Coordinator is the primary point of contact to meet and support anyone who needs to access support services. The Community Social Supports Coordinator will support individuals with understanding of resources available and connecting clients with the appropriate support agency or organization.

    Interagency for Community Service Organizations Monthly Newsletters, special notifications and meeting minutes for information sharing. Interagency Email: interagency@camrosefcss.ca 

    Camrose Helps – is a group of community agencies with a vision for the residents of the City and County of Camrose. We want everyone to thrive in a safe and supportive community and make our community a place where all can live well. Camrose Helps is using a collective impact framework to collaborate across sectors to address social needs in our community.  The priority needs identified are food insecurity, housing insecurity, mental health, transportation, and financial.

  • Information & Referral

    Camrose & District Family Thrift Shop

    Contact Horst Schreiber (President)
    Address 5006-50 Ave Camrose T4V 0S5
    Phone Store: 780-672-5027; 780-608-1544 (President)
    Hours Tues.- Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    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

    Contact Maria Lobreau
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141 or 780-673-1384 (Direct)
    Fax 780-673-1384
    Email maria@camrosefcss.ca
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Fee Sliding scale based on income $18.00 - $23.00/hour.
    Description

    A program of Camrose & District FCSS.  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 updated quarterly and 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

    Contact Kandace Bonney (Program Director)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. (Office) Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Email info@camrosepreschool.ca
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Facebook Camrose & District Pre-School Facebook Page
    Instagram Camrose & District Pre-School Instagram Page
    Hours Operates Sept. - June, similar to local school schedule.
    Fee Program fees sent yearly
    Community Camrose
    Description

    A program of Camrose & District FCSS.  We are a licensed Pre-School program for children ages 3 – 5 years old.  Children must be three to attend the 3 year old program and four by December 31, 2024 to attend the 4 year old program.  We are a nurturing and stimulating environment where the children will gain self esteem and grow in their developmental abilities while making friends as they interact and socialize with children with their own age in a play based group setting.  Program Location is Rotary Youth Centre, 4517 – 54 St.  We accept Alberta Child Care Subsidy.

  • Support Groups

    Camrose & District Stroke and Dystonia Recovery Association

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

    A support group for persons with Stroke and Dystonia, including their caregivers, to gain information on therapies, financial issues, recreation. As well as a time for socialization.  Call Sandra @ 780-608-6141 for meeting schedule.

  • Seniors

    Camrose and 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 is located at the Mirror Lake Centre.  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.

     

  • 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)
    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, and providing resources, referrals and problem solving. Jobs4Youth – Assisting persons with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining, and keeping employment. We utilize interventions such as job coach, work experience, skill development, and wage subsidy. Kandu Summer Camp: Inclusive summer programming. Children ages 7-17 attend this active, 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, and 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. 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.

  • Parenting

    Camrose Family Resource Centre Association

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

    A program of Camrose & District FCSS.  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.  FRC offers Summer in the Park for children ages 5 – 12, who reside in Camrose County.  Summer in the Park is funded by CDFCSS.

  • Home Support Services

    Camrose Meals on Wheels

    Contact Maria Lobreau (Program Coordinator)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141 or 780-673-1384 (Direct)
    Fax 780-673-1384
    Email maria@camrosefcss.ca
    Website www.camrosefcss.ca
    Hours Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (office hours)
    Fee Fresh meals with side dishes - $15.00/meal. Frozen meals without side dishes - $9.50/meal. (Subsidy available bases on income)
    Description

    A program of Camrose & District FCSS.  Meals are prepared fresh at Twists & More.
    a) Fresh Meal Program – $15.00:  Meals with side dishes are delivered as a hot meal on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 a.m. – 12:15.  Fresh meals include choice of salad or soup and dessert.
    b) Frozen Meal Program: $9.50 frozen meals(main course only) are delivered as a Frozen Meal on Tuesdays and occasionally on Thursdays alongside the fresh meal delivery.
    c) Out of Town Orders for Frozen Meals:  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 Coordinator for information.

  • 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@camrosepolice.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.

  • Emergency Services

    Camrose Police Service Victim Services Unit

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

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

  • Support Groups

    Camrose Pride Community

    Contact Megan (Co-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. Please email Camrose Pride community for dates and location. All gender and sexual diverse folks and allies are welcome. Find us on FaceBook at Camrose Pride Community (https://www.facebook.com/CamrosePrideCommunity/) or visit our website for more information.

  • Health Services

    Camrose Primary Care Network

    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 Disease prevention and management (Nurse Practitioner, Dietician, Nurse or Exercise Specialist), Prenatal care and prenatal loss support, Geriatrics assessment and fall prevention, Youth Mental Health Clinic, Youth and Adult Behavioural Health Consultants, and Transitional Care.

  • Mental Health 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 and couples using a variety of therapies such as; trauma-focused, CBT, EMDR, couples work, Somatic therapies, and play/art/sand-tray therapies. Pamela offers both in-person and online counselling services.

  • Education & Literacy

    Camrose Public Library

    Contact Alyssa Martin (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. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:00 a.m. - 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 bursting at the seams with resources and services for everyone! Come visit us to try something new or fun at one of our programs, or check out our books, DVDs, or Library of Things. We also offer room rentals, exam invigilation, public computers, free wifi, and a makerspace for your next creation.

  • 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.

  • Emergency Services

    Camrose Women’s Shelter

    Phone 780-672-1035
    Email crisiswork@camrosewomenshelter.org
    Description

    Operates a 7 room, 22 bed emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence.

  • Helplines

    Camrose Women’s Shelter

    Phone 780-672-1035
    Email crisiswork@camrosewomenshelter.org
  • 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 crisiswork@camrosewomenshelter.org
    Website www.camrosewomenshelter.org
    Facebook Camrose Women’s Shelter Facebook Page
    Hours 24 hour service
    Description

    Operates a 22 bed emergency shelter offering a safe and trauma-informed space for women and children escaping domestic violence, in a crisis situation or who may be homeless. Beyond basic needs (food, clothing, shelter), services include supportive listening, advocacy, referrals to community agencies, life skills groups; danger assessments and safety planning. The Shelter has an on-site school, grades 1 – 12, and a licensed on-site daycare program. The Outreach Program offers support for women leaving Shelter to living in the community, including HOPE Group, educational programs and cooking classes. Women and families within Camrose and surrounding rural communities can also access Outreach services without having to stay in-Shelter. Supportive listening and education for children and youth who have experienced or witnessed family violence are also available. We are dedicated to supporting individuals of all ethnicities, sexual orientation, and gender identities. 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 1-888-236-6283 for days and location of clinic.

  • Health Services

    Canadian Cancer Society

    Phone 1-800-661-2262
    Email info@cancer.ab.ca
    Website www.cancer.ca
  • Helplines

    Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

    Toll Free 1-833-900-1010
    Website https://www.canadianhumantraffickinghotline.ca/
    Hours 24 hours, 7 days a week
    Description

    The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline is a confidential, multilingual service, operating 24/7 to connect victims and survivors with social services, law enforcement, and emergency services, as well as receive tips from the public.  The hotline uses a victim-centered approach when connecting human trafficking victims and survivors with local emergency, transition, and/or long-term supports and services across the country, as well as connecting callers to law enforcement where appropriate.

  • 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.
    Description

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

  • Mental Health Services

    Canadian Mental Health Association East Central Region

    Contact Destiny Reay (Executive Director)
    Address 4711 - 51 Ave. Camrose T4V 0V3
    Phone 780-672-2570
    Fax 780-672-2574
    Email Destiny.Reay@cmhacamrose.ca
    Website www.cmhacamrose.ca
    Facebook Canadian Mental Health Association East Central Region Facebook Page
    Instagram Canadian Mental Health Association East Central Region Instagram Page
    Hours Office: Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Welcome Centre: Tues. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Wed. 10:00 - 12:00 noon, Thurs. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Please use east entrance.
    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) Individual Support Services provides support to persons with both a developmental disability and mental illness. C) Recovery College (www.recoverycollegecamrose.ca) provides free wellness courses to the community.  D) Welcome Centre allows for an inclusive drop in space for individuals experiencing mental illness as well as caregivers and interested community members. Please use east side entrance. E) Caregiver Connections is a drop-in support group for parents and caregivers to those living with mental health concerns. F) Vibe is an after-school youth (ages 11-15years) program that focuses on the elements of wellness and helps build resiliency through fun and open communication.

  • 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 Shyann Haeberle, 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 Nurse Navigator 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon., Thurs. & every other Wednesday; Community Cancer Clinic Mon. - Fri, 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 press 5
    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.

  • Helplines

    Caregivers Alberta (Caring for Caregivers)

    Phone 1-877-303-2643
    Website https://www.caregiversalberta.ca/
    Description

    Caregivers Alberta strives to empower caregivers and promote their well-being by providing resources, mental health support, and education for Albertans caring for family members or friends.

    No one chooses to be a caregiver, yet one million Albertans are currently living the caregiving journey without hesitation. At Caregivers Alberta, our role is to champion unpaid, family caregivers so that they can fulfill their roles in a healthy, sustainable way. We do this through advocacy and community-based partnerships across the province.

  • 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.
    Family Supports Children with Disabilities Program – provides in-home, community, respite and other family support services to children with disabilities and their families.
    Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Program – provides an outreach service to Adults and Youth, it is a voluntary program.  It supports individuals that have a diagnosis or a suspected diagnosis of FASD.

  • Disabilities

    Centra Cam Vocational Training Association

    Contact Tracy Culbert (Executive Director)
    Address 5502 - 46 St. 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
    Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
    Description

    Community Access & Employment Services: We serve adults with disabilities by providing opportunities to build independence through supported employment preparation and assistance to participate directly in community events and activities. Support and advocacy for individuals with employment barriers is provided through pre-employment training, career counselling, resume development, employment placement, job search, job maintenance and job retention support. Key components of the program includes the fostering of personal development through education, recreation, workability activities, and creative pursuits, while also incorporating direct participation in the volunteer sector. By enhancing life skill development and interpersonal relationship aptitudes through a variety of personal goal based programming activities, individuals become active and engaged community members.

  • Support Groups

    Central Alberta Brain Injury Society

    Phone 403-341-3463
    Email cabis.brain@gmail.com
    Description

    Weekly zoom support group for care givers looking after a friend or family member who is living with challenges due to a disability, illness or aging.

  • 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.

  • Mental Health Services

    Centre for Restorative Mental Health

    Contact Kendell Banack, PhD, Registered Psychologist
    Address 4912 - 46 St. Camrose AB T4V 1H1
    Phone 780-781-8980
    Email crmhinfo@gmail.com
    Website https://www.crmh.ca/
    Facebook Centre for Restorative Mental Health Facebook Page
    Hours Please email for availability.
    Fee Sliding fee scale. Health insurance may help with the cost.
    Description
    At the Centre for Restorative Mental Health, our goal is to help clients restore healthy connection to both themselves and to others.   Our work is evidence-based. Therapeutic approaches are grounded in current academic and clinical research and practice guidelines.  We strive to create an environment where clients feel safe, understood, and respected. From this foundation, we work with clients to tune into their feelings, thoughts, and behaviours in more compassionate and accepting ways. Ultimately, our goal is to help clients move out of stuck ways of being and towards living fuller, more satisfying lives.

    In-person and online services available, contact us today. To learn more about our team of psychologists please visit our website at https://www.crmh.ca/

  • Abuse

    Changing Ways (Family Violence Action Society)

    Contact Shannon Stolee (Program Lead)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Email shannon@changing-ways.ca
    Website www.changing-ways.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
    Description

    A program of Camrose & District FCSS.  Working in collaboration and partnership with others, to reduce the occurrence and impact of family violence in our community.  Funded primarily by CDFCSS, Seniors, Community and Social Services, Preventive Community Services, Prevention of Family Violence and Abuse, 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.
    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 1-800-387-5437
    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

    Child Intervention Crisis Unit

    Phone 1-800-638-0715
  • Child & Youth Services

    Children and Family 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 (Licensed or unlicensed) Child Care Connect Line - 1-844-644-5165; 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.  For information on Child Care Licensing, please call the Child Connect Line @ 1-844-644-5165.
    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.

  • Recreation

    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
    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) Transit Tokens are distributed by various local organizations within the City of Camrose.
    Check the City website for more information about each program.

  • Mental Health Services

    Community Counselling Centre

    Contact John Walker (Therapist & Co-Director)
    Address #202, 10534 - 124 St. Edmonton T5N 1S1
    Phone 780-482-3711
    Fax 780-488-9407
    Email communitycounsellingcentre@shaw.ca
    Website www.communitycounsellingcentre.ca
    Hours Flexible daytime /evening hrs. Mon. - Sat.
    Fee Sliding fee schedule ranging from $35.00 - $220 per 50 minutes session.
    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 provides marriage preparation and enrichment programs.  In person, on-line and over the phones 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.

  • Volunteerism

    Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

    Contact Raylene Robbins (Community Social Support Coordinator)
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose AB T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141 or 780-673-1341 (direct)
    Email raylene@camrosefcss.ca
    Website https://camrosefcss.ca/
    Hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Description

    The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is a collaboration between Camrose & District FCSS and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The program mandate is to help individuals and families in need by preparing their income tax and benefit returns. In order to qualify to receive help, a person must have a modest income and a simple tax situation.

    Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), helps people in our community get their entitled benefits and credits.

  • Mental Health Services

    Compass Trauma Counselling

    Contact Sandra Loades (Registered Social Worker (RSW) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC))
    Phone 780-781-7968
    Email sandraloadescounselling@outlook.com
    Website www.compasstraumacounselling.ca
    Hours Selected evenings and Saturday Mornings (online only)
    Fee Sessions are $180.00/hour. If this fee is a barrier to accessing therapy, please discuss the reduced fee option with Sandra. Some insurance companies reimburse for services from a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), please check with your insurance provider to determine eligibility.
    Description

    With more than 6 years’ experience as a professional therapist, I’m an Attachment Focused (AF) EMDR therapist, trained by the Parnell Institute.  I offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy for adult clients.  While I draw on other modalities, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, mindfulness, CBT, and DBT, I usually see clients who are seeking EMDR therapy.  For a free 15 minutes consultation or to book an appointment please go to my website.

  • Health Services

    Connecting in Spirit

    Contact Trena Anderson
    Address Box 1286 Camrose T4V 1X2
    Phone 780-608-0176
    Email trena@connectinginspirit.com
    Website www.connectingInSpirit.com
    Hours By Appointment
    Description

    Certified Facilitator in Natural Health Connection Methodologies and Licensed in Financial Advancement and Education Strategies. Confidential, compassionate, sustainable and pragmatic support for individuals and families seeking education, forward moving, take charge creative and connective approach to personal growth, relationships and financial areas. Free
    resources and action plans specific to your unique situation are available. Services available by telephone, zoom or in person. Connecting in Spirit- an empowering way forward, together, to generate and create greater for our future.

  • 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. - 4:00 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.

  • Mental Health Services

    Country Counselling Services

    Contact Erinn Baily-Sawatzky, Psy.D9c), M.A., R.C.C., R.C.T., R.T.C.
    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
    Instagram Country Counselling Services Instagram Page
    Hours Daytime & Evening Appointments Monday - Thursday
    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.  Doctoral-level registered Clinical Counsellors/Counselling. Therapists offering therapy and clinical assessments. This clinic also offers treatment for insomnia, biofeedback, mediation and brain health assessments.

  • Mental Health Services

    Covenant Care Counselling MSW, RSW

    Address 4825 - 51 St. Camrose T4V 1R9
    Phone 403-397-8849
    Email covenantcarecounselling@gmail.com
    Website www.covenantcarecounselling.com
    Instagram Covenant Care Counselling MSW, RSW Instagram Page
    Twitter Covenant Care Counselling MSW, RSW Twitter Page
    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.

  • Mental Health 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.

  • 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@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.

  • Mental Health Services

    Currents Art Psychotherapy Studio

    Contact Carole Preston (Professional Canadian Art Therapist)
    Phone 587-207-5197
    Email studio@currentsartherapy.ca
    Website www.currentarttherapy.ca
    Description

    Art therapy combines the creative process and psychotherapy, facilitating self-exploration and understanding. In sessions, imagery, colour and shape are used as part of this creative therapeutic process. Thoughts and feelings can be expressed that would otherwise be difficult to articulate. Art experience is not required, nor is artistic ability.  Offers individual, couples and group sessions.