211 is an essential service that helps Albertans find the right resource or service for whatever issue they need help with, at the right time. 211 is available 24/7 by phone, text and chat. The service is free, confidential and available in over 170 languages over the phone. On a national level, 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.
Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary
Providing Indigenous cultural connection through programs and services for the urban population.
AWO-TAAN Healing Lodge Society
Provides emergency services, particularly for Indigenous women in abusive relationships. Offers emergency housing and counselling.
Elbow River Healing Lodge
Primary care services for First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Metis, and Inuit people and families as well as on-site Traditional Wellness Counsellor (Elder) by appointment. Call 403-955-6600 to learn more.
Hope for Wellness
Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-855-242-3310 or visit their website.
Indian Residential School Survivors Society
Residential school survivor crisis line. For crisis support, call 1-800-721-0066 anytime of day.
Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program
Cultural and emotional supports as well as mental health support counselling. For 24-hour crisis support to former Indian Residential School students and their families call 1-866-925-4419. Individuals impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are encouraged to contact 1-844-413-6649.
Indigenous Mental Health Program
This service provides culturally appropriate mental health care and support for Indigenous clients. For intake call 403-955-6645.
A healing therapeutic environment offering culturally appropriate services and programs to individuals and families in a way that incorporates Indigenous values, traditions, and beliefs. For urgent mental health counselling services call toll-free 1-800-232-7301, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Offers programs and services to Indigenous peoples including counselling, emergency housing and career workshops.
We R Native
Comprehensive online health resources for Indigenous youth (US-based).
Provides support to LGBT2Q2S+ for physical and mental health, addiction, housing and food security.
Calgary Outlink is a hub that promotes support and community connectedness for all gender and sexually diverse people. Find groups, peer support, mentorship, trainings, and other resources.
Call 587-800-4121 to be connected to You Matter, a non-crisis peer support and resource link.
Centre for Sexuality
Offers short-term counselling for individuals regarding gender, sexuality, family planning and STI diagnoses.
End of the Rainbow
End of the Rainbow connects sexually diverse people to volunteers to create: support groups and mentorship; match convention refugees to sponsor groups or ‘groups of five’; and provides language, employment, other training or educational services.
Provides support, education and resources to parents, families and individuals who have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity.
Organizes events and programs for trans and gender diverse individuals, offers mentorship and provides gender-affirming resources.
Offers a peer-support phone service as well as microgrants for trans and non-binary individuals.
Racialized minorities and immigrant supports
Asian Mental Health Collective
Directory of Asian mental health professionals. Offer counselling and community events specifically for Asian individuals who may be struggling with mental health.
BIPOC Mental Health YYC
A directory of BIPOC mental health professionals that offer services centered around equity-informed treatment.
Centre for Newcomers
CFN offers mental health settlement, non-therapeutic counselling, and crisis intervention as necessary.
Chinese Emotional Support Hotline
Call 587-997-5977 to be connected to a well-trained Chinese speaking hotline volunteer, who can provide you with emotional support and connect you to community resources for further help. This service is completely free, confidential and non-judgemental.
Filipino Community Development Program
Offers programs to help members of the Filipino community in Calgary integrate into Canadian society, including one-on-one counselling.
Healing in Colour
A directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to supporting BIPOC. Find resources and therapists online and across Canada.
Punjabi Community Health Services
Organizes community events, peer suppprt and informational sessions for members of South Asian communities.
Rapid Access Counselling
Connect with a counsellor, often within a week, for a single session counselling appointment to help gain direction with an ongoing challenge or to support a current crisis. For adults, youth, children, couples, and families.
South Asian Youth Mental Health
This resource helps the South Asian community navigate mental health and mental illness. It includes a self-assessment, educational topics, and further resources. Created by a group of emerging South Asian professionals.
UCalgary resources for diverse populations
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