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  • Counselling Services

    Samm-I-Am Forest Therapy Guide

    Contact Helen Samm
    Phone 780-672-1956
    FeeSliding fee scale.
    Description

    Trauma informed, grief, life issues.

  • Support Groups

    Schizophrenia Society Camrose Branch

    Contact Anthony Holler (Peer Support Coordinator)
    Address #206, 5015 - 50 Ave. Camrose T4V 3P7
    Phone 780-679-4280
    Emailaholler@schizophrenia.ab.ca
    Websitewww.schizophrenia.ab.ca
    HoursPlease phone 780-679-4280
    FeeThere is no charge for programs.
    CommunityCamrose
    Description

    SSA Camrose Branch provides peer support and resources to people living with schizophrenia.  The branch can also provide access to support for their family members, caregiver and friend.  Programs are available in person, online and individual phone support is also available.  Studies have shown that peer support plays an important role in recovery for those living with schizophrenia and their family members and caregivers.  Please call the branch or visit our website for program information.

  • Education & Literacy

    School of Hope

    Contact Elaine MacMillan (Teacher)
    Address Office C, 4909 C - 48 St. Camrose AB T4V 1L7
    Phone 1-587-844-0001
    Toll Free1-888-350-HOPE
    Fax1-888-276-1707
    Emailelaine.macmillan@ecacs16.ab.ca
    Websitewww.schoolofhope.org
    Description

    Virtual grade 1-12 home based schooling.

  • Education & Literacy

    School Resource Officer – Camrose Police Service

    Contact Cst. John Fernhout (School Resource Officer)
    Address 6220 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 0K6
    Phone 780-672-4444
    Fax780-672-2929
    Emailpolice@camrose.ca
    Websitewww.camrosepoliceservice.ca
    CommunityCamrose
    Description

    The Camrose Police Service has a School Resource Officer Program (SRO).  The SRO program provides the service of a uniformed police officer for every school in Camrose.  The SRO is a great resource for schools, students and parents that want to keep their children safe and healthy.  Camrose Police is proud to offer a brand new program called The CORE program that explores how safe and healthy youth become a safe and healthy core of the community.

  • Housing

    Seasons Camrose Retirement Community

    Contact Janet Landon (General Manager)
    Address 6821 - 50 Ave. Camrose T4V 5G5
    Phone 780-672-2746
    Fax780-672-2985
    Emailinquiries@seasonsretirement.com
    Websitewww.seasonsretirement.com
    FacebookSeasons Camrose Retirement Community Facebook Page
    HoursAdministration: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Description

    Offers different service options, including a private independent living residence, co-located with an 82 suite designated supportive living option that provides more specialized care options.  We are committed to delivering quality care and exceptional service so residents may enjoy the worry-free retirement they deserve.

  • Housing

    Seniors Self Contained Housing

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

    Offers independent living for low-to-moderate income seniors in several communities across Alberta.  Apartments range in size from 500 – 575 square feet and offer complete privacy with all necessary facilities.

  • Helplines

    Seniors’ Abuse Helpline

    Phone 1-780-454-8888
    Websitewww.edmonton.cmha.ca
    Hours24 Hours
  • Employment Services/ Financial Assistance

    Service Canada

    Contact Isabelle Sylvestre (Team Lead)
    Address #200, 4901 - 50 Ave. Camrose
    Phone 1-800-O-Canada
    Toll Free1-800-622-6232
    Websitewww.canada.ca
    FacebookService Canada Facebook Page
    HoursMon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Feenone
    Description

    Employment Insurance; Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security; Social Insurance Numbers; Canada Education Savings Grants; Apprenticeship Grants, Passport Receiving, other Government of Canada Services.

  • Information & Referral

    Service Options for Seniors (SOS Program)

    Contact Christina Rehmann (Program Director)
    Address 5014 B - 48 St. Camrose T4V 1M1
    Phone 780-672-4131
    Emailsoscamrose@gmail.com
    Websitewww.soscamrose.ca
    HoursMon. - Thurs.; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    FeeFree to area residents, but donations welcome.
    CommunityCamrose
    Description

    Offers information and support to seniors and their families in order to access programs, services and resources locally, provincially and federally.  Programs providing support range from housing, transportation, elder abuse, financial supports, public and private pensions to Blue Cross.  Free income tax filing program available year round. During Covid free delivery of groceries, food bank hampers, prescriptions, library items to seniors as well as doorstep receipt submission to Alberta Seniors Benefit. Call or drop in.

  • Helplines

    Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton Support & Information Line

    Phone 1-780-423-4121
    Toll Free1-866-403-8000 (call or text)
    Websitewww.sace.ca
    Hours9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Description

    Crisis, support and information.

  • Health Services

    Smith Clinic

    Address #1 Duggan Mall, 6601 - 48 Ave. Camrose T4V 3G8
    Phone 780-672-2423 appointments; 780-672-2425 - administration
    Fax1-866-517-9863
    Websitewww.smithclinic.net
    HoursMon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Description

    The Smith Clinic is a multi-disciplinary clinic combining family practice with various specialties. We offer a walk-in clinic Monday to Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  For walk-in clinic call day of to make appointment – 780-672-2423 and press options 1, 2 or 3.

  • Counselling Services

    Solutions Psychological

    Contact Annie Mirza-Syed, M.Sc. (Registered Psychologist)
    Address 5610 - 49 Ave. Camrose T4V 0N9
    Phone 780-672-9296
    HoursBy appointment only. Mon. - Sat., & some weekday evenings.
    Fee$200/session. Private extended health insurance may assist with this fee.
    Description

    Professional counselling, therapy & evaluation for individuals & families. Counselling & therapy available for children (age 3+), adolescents, adults & seniors. Relationship counselling for couples, & intergenerational relationships (parents & offspring.) Specialized treatment for psychological trauma & abuse. Parenting time assessments for courts, mediation and parenting coaching for high conflict divorced families.  Annie Mirza-Syed, M.Sc., Registered Psychologist

  • Disabilities

    Special Olympics Camrose

    Contact Carol Wideman (Chairman)
    Address P.O. Box 1543 Camrose T4V 1X4
    Phone 780-608-0715
    Emailsoacamrose@gmail.com
    Description

    Enriching the lives of individuals with an intellectual disability through sport. Sport Options: 5 pin bowling, swimming, basketball, softball, walk/run, curling, functional fitness, soccer, bocce and Active Start & FUNdamentals (ages 0 – 14).

  • Child & Youth Services

    St. Patrick PREK 4

    Contact Bob Charchun (Principal)
    Address St. Patrick School 4816 - 53 Ave. Camrose T4V 0Y2
    Phone 780-672-2177
    Emailstps@eics.ab.ca
    Websitehttps://stp.eics.ab.ca/
    HoursPlease call for information
    FeePlease call or visit the school website for up-to-date fee information.
    CommunityCamrose
    Description

    This program is a great place for children to develop and grow intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially and physically.  We believe that children learn best through play and child led exploration, and that is reflected in the curriculum. 

  • Legal Services

    Student Legal Services Of Edmonton, University of Alberta

    Address Edmonton
    Phone 780-492-8244 (Civil & Family) 780-425-3356 (Criminal)
    Websitewww.slsedmonton.com
    Description

    Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is the largest student-run legal organization in Canada. Non-profit charitable organization, which provides free legal services to low income individuals & non-profit organizations of Edmonton and surrounding area. Criminal Law, Legal Education/Reform, Civil & Family Law.

  • Counselling Services

    Suicide Grief Support Services, CMHA – Edmonton Region

    Address #300, 10010 - 105 St. NW Edmonton T5J 1C4
    Phone 780-732-6654
    Fax780-482-7498
    Emailmain@cmha-edmonton.ab.ca
    Websitewww.edmonton.cmha.ca
    FacebookSuicide Grief Support Services, CMHA – Edmonton Region Facebook Page
    FeeFree of charge.
    Description

    Caregiver Support Group Services welcomes anyone who is providing care for someone who has attempted suicide or may be thinking about suicide.  We help lighten the burden by providing individual support sessions, including: emotional support; identifying and understanding the relevant issues and concerns; creating a safety strategy; creating a self-care plan; connecting you to other caregiver support services in the community. On-line services available.

  • Child & Youth Services

    Summer in the Park

    Contact Clarence Hastings
    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose AB T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Fax780-672-2833
    Emailcdss4@telusplanet.net
    Websitewww.camrosefcss.ca
    FeeNo Fee.
    Description

    A summer day camp that nurtures young people’s emotional, social and ethical development by teaching character education, conflict resolution and tolerance. Participants are aged 5 and up and are from Camrose County and participating CDSS villages. Not available to city residents. Program runs during the summer on specific days for each rural community.

  • Counselling Services

    Supportive Information & Referral

    Address 4821 - 51 St. Camrose AB T4V 1R9
    Phone 780-672-0141
    Emailcdss2@telusplanet.net
    Websitewww.camrosefcss.ca
    FeeNo Cost
    Description

    No cost Supportive Information & Referral is available if you need someone to talk to, one-on-one, who will direct you 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.  Call 780-672-0141 to arrange an appointment.  A project of Camrose & District Support Services.

  • Home Support Services

    Swan City Mobility

    Contact Al (Owner)
    Address 6028 - 48 Ave. Camrose AB T4V 0K3
    Phone 780-673-3454
    Fax780-673-3453
    Emailadmin@swancitymobility.com
    Websitewww.swancitymobility.com
    FacebookSwan City Mobility Facebook Page
    HoursMon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Description

    Offers quality mobility equipment and daily living aids. Scooters, lift chairs, walkers, wheelchairs, adaptive clothing, daily living aids, bathroom safety equipment & more.  We rent and repair most equipment. Free delivery/pick-up in Camrose. Registered vendors for: AADL, WCB, VAC & AHS.