Resources

We support students in reaching their goals and connecting them to appropriate resources. In doing so, our team provides short-term support to individual students and student groups in the following areas:

  • Assistance navigating systems and accessing personal and community resources (i.e. housing, financial) strengthening their ability to advocate for themselves
  • Short-term goal setting and action planning 
  • Developing strategies to cope with difficulties (i.e. social/emotional/academic) 
  • Integrating and engaging within the community

In assisting students develop greater resiliency we encourage you to learn from your past experiences. Think back to a time when you were faced with adversity. How did you cope? Was it effective? What made it effective? Keep adding each piece of learned wisdom to your self-care toolkit. 


Mental Health

Free Services
  • City of Edmonton Counselling Services
    780-496-4777
    Speak privately with a professional social worker on various concerns such as daily life stressors, problems with family, parenting stress, abuse or violence in the family. Learn more
  • Counselling and Clinical Services

    780-492-5205
    2-600 SUB
    Provides high quality, accessible and compassionate psychological and psychiatric services to students to improve their personal, social, and academic well-being. Learn more

  • Edmonton Addiction and Mental Health Intake
    780-342-7600
    Intake therapists provide adults with personal assistance through scheduled telephone or in person appointments at which time their needs are determined and referral to either community or services available at the Edmonton Mental Health Clinic or to another Addiction & Mental Health Service are arranged. Learn more
  • Peer Support Centre
    780-492-5357
    2-707 SUB
    The Peer Support Centre is operated by student volunteers who are all trained to provide telephone, appointment or drop-in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and supportive listening. Learn more
  • U of A Sexual Assault Centre
    780-492-9771
    2-705 SUB
    The U of A Sexual Assault Centre provides a safe place on campus where unconditional support - over the pone, via email, or in-person - confidentiality, respect and advocacy are available for those affected by sexual assault. Learn more
Sliding Scale Services
  • Cornerstone Counselling Centre

    780-482-6215
    Cost: Sliding scale based on income from $50-170/hr. Student psychologist $20/hr
    Christian denomination organization provides professional psychological services aimed at promoting wholeness of life through counselling, education, assessment and training. Services are for anyone irrespective of faith, creed, lifestyle, gender or financial ability. Learn more

  • Integrity Counselling Services - Jewish Family Services

    780-454-1194
    Cost: Standard fee of $120 but if cost is a barrier they can be flexible.
    Non-denominational counselling services as well as bereavement services. Learn more

  • Momentum, Walk-in Counselling
    780-757-0900
    Cost: Pay what you can, sliding scale based on income
    Provides single session counselling for individuals, couples or families. Walk-in service on a first-come/first serve basis. They recommend phoning before hand to find out about counsellor availability. Learn more
  • YWCA of Edmonton Counselling

    780-970-6501
    Cost: $35 - 120
    Offers counselling services, support groups for issues such as bereavement, depression, family violence and divorce. Learn more

Set Fee Services

  • Clinical Services at the Faculty of Education
    780-492-3746
    Provides individual, marriage, and career counselling for adults, as well as family and play therapy for children. The services are provided by graduate students who are supervised by experienced staff members. Learn more
Telephone/24 Hour Services
  • CMHA Edmonton Distress Line (24/7)
    780-482-4357
    Crisis Intervention and suicide support.
  • Community Urgent Services and Stabilization Team (Adult) (24/7)
    780-342-7777
    Available to individuals, family members, concerned others and community agencies dealing with emotional or psychiatric crisis. Will provide telephone and/or mobile assessment, intervention and stabilization.
  • Kid's Help Phone
    1-800-668-6868
    Provides, phone counselling, web counselling for ages 20 and under. It is free, confidential and anonymous.
  • Mental Health Line (24/7)
    1-877-303-2642
    Government telephone service with Registered Nurses on the other end. Interpreters are available for anyone who requests to communicate in any other language than English. 
  • Trans Lifeline
    1-877-330-6366
    This line is primarily for transgender people experiencing a crisis. This includes people who may be struggling with their gender identity and are not sure that they are transgender. While the goal is to prevent self harm, Trans Lifeline welcomes the call of any transgender person in need. Learn more

Financial

  • International Student Emergency Loan and Bursaries Fund
    If you are an International Student, you can access an International Student Emergency Loan and bursaries from the International Student Services. Learn more
  • Ministry of Community and Social Services

    Alberta Child Health Benefit – offers children in low-income families basic medical services such as dental, prescription drugs, optical and ambulance services, and essential diabetic supplies. 

    Supports for Independence – Provides a basic level of welfare to those people unable to provide for their own basic needs. It also assists with employment and helps people access other programs, services and supports to become more self-sufficient.

    Learn more

  • Student Connect
    780-492-3113
    Main Floor, Administration Building
    Student Connect is your one stop shop for many questions, but is the best place to go for student financial concerns whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. Student Connect can help you with your Student Loans, obtaining an Emergency Student Loan, as well as supplementary bursaries. Learn more

Medical

  • Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness
    780-423-3737
    Compass is a pro-choice, charitable organization that provides sexual health education and counselling services in Edmonton and surrounding Communities. Provides pregnancy testing, pregnancy options counselling, birth control information, sexual decision making strategies, sexual health education and sexual orientation support. Learn more
  • HealthLink (24/7)
    811
    Health Link Alberta provides health advice and information through a toll-free phone number to all Albertans. Access is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and support is provided by experienced registered nurses and other health-care professionals. Learn more
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic, Alberta Health Services
    780-342-2300
    Provides free and confidential testing, treatment, counselling and information on sexually transmitted diseases. Pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptive pill, needle exchange, cervical screening and pap test, and immunization shots against Hep A and B available. Learn more
  • UHC Pharmacy
    780-492-2634
    1-80 SUB
    The Pharmacy team is ready to assist you with a wide-range of prescription and over-the-counter medications and sound health advice. It is a full service pharmacy dedicated to serving all students and staff at the University of Alberta. Learn more
  • University Health Centre
    780-492-2612
    2-200 SUB
    The University Health Centre is a walk-in medical clinic with full physician and nursing services. The UHC provides primary medical care, health education and preventative care to the University community, which includes students and their immediate family, non-academic, and academic staff. Learn more
  • Women's Health Options
    780-484-1124
    780-489-3380 (24-hour information line)
    Provides abortion services to women who are 5 to 19 weeks pregnant, as well as non-judgmental counselling and post-abortion information. Learn more

Legal

  • Edmonton Community Legal Centre
    780-702-1725
    ECLC provides free legal information and advice to people in the Edmonton area. They help individuals and families who have legal problems in the following areas: Landlord and tenant matters, employment/wrongful dismissal, small claims, debt, human rights, immigration including TFWs, income supports advocacy. Learn more
  • Legal Aid Alberta
    1-866-845-3425
    It is an independent, publicly funded, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad range of services in family law and child welfare, adult criminal law, youth criminal law, immigration and refugee law and some civil legal areas. Learn more
  • Student Legal Services
    780-492-2226
    Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) is a non-profit, student-run organization registered under the Societies’ Act. SLS provides legal information to the Edmonton and surrounding area low-income community and to students who meet our income guidelines. Learn more

Housing

Subsidized & Affordable Housing
Shelters
Aboriginal Housing
Home Ownership
Transitional Housing
  • YMCA of Edmonton
    10030 102A Avenue
    780-421-9622
    Men, women and families on short term basis (days to months). Daily and weekly rates range from $35.00 - $205 (double). Learn more

Addictions

  • Addiction Helpline, Alberta Health Services
    1-866-332-2322 (24 hours), across Alberta
    The Addiction Helpline is a toll free confidential service that provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and problem gambling support, as well as information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans. Interpreter Services available in 180 languages. 
  • Addiction Services - Adult Counselling
    780-427-2736
    Alberta Health Services short-term adult outpatient treatment services include individual, family and group counselling for those with alcohol, other drug or gambling concerns. Free and confidential services. Learn more
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
    780-424-5900 (24 hours)
    Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Learn more

Food Security

  • Bread Run
    780-439-2501
    Garneau United Church, 11148-84 Ave and other locations
    Saturday's from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Bread Run is a service that provides free groceries. It is available on a weekly basis and there is no limited for how many times a month you can receive the groceries. Learn more
  • Campus Food Bank
    780-492-8677
    1-81 SUB
    The Campus Food Bank is a non-profit organization that is committed to eliminating hunger on our Campus. We offer a confidential service for those who need assistance. We are also looking for non-perishable food donations. For more information drop by our office or contact us by phone or e-mail. Learn more
  • Edmonton’s Food Bank
    780-425-4190
    Provides food hampers to individuals and families in need. Learn more
  • Salvation Army Food Bank
    780-423-2111
    9620-101A Ave
    This is another Food Bank service that is separate from the Edmonton Food Bank. No appointment needs to be made, this service is provided on a drop in basis and the food is made into a food basket and given right away.
  • Wecan - Food Basket Society
    780-413-4525
    The Wecan Food Basket Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable food security to community members throughout the Edmonton area. The Food Basket is a monthly program that helps families and individuals get fresh food at a discount price by purchasing in bulk quantities and passing the savings onto their members. Learn more

Furniture and Clothing

  • Find. Furnishing Hope.
    5120 122 Street (Next to U of A Farm)
    Find. is an initiative of Homeward Trust Edmonton. It is a social enterprise that offers quality, low-cost, previously used furniture for sale to the public. Learn more
  • Goodwill Thrift Shops

    Beverly: 11714 34 Street, Edmonton
    Manning Crossing: 600 Manning Crossing, Edmonton
    Southside: 8759 51 Avenue, Edmonton
    Strathcona/GoodBooks: 7808 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton
    Westend: 10004 169 Street, Edmonton
    Learn more

  • Personal Assistance Centre (PAC) (Mustard Seed Community Support)
    780-426-5600
    Relief for clothing, personal hygiene items, and some smaller household items and linens.
  • St. Vincent de Paul
    780-471-5577
    St. Vincent de Paul provides furniture and household items to people. To access this service a message must be left and a volunteer will call back within 48 hours to set up a home visit where the volunteer will learn what things will be needed. Learn more
  • Value Village

    11850 103rd Street
    8930 82nd Avenue NW
    13530 Fort Road NW
    204 Mayfield Common NW
    10127 34th Avenue NW
    Learn more

Employment

  • Acces Emploi
    780-490-6975
    In Edmonton,  Accès Emploi is the only employment service provider mandated to serve Francophones and Francophiles since April 2002.  Acces Emploi provides employment counselling, English for the workplace workshops, safety courses and various employment workshops. Learn more
  • Career Centre
    780-492-4291
    2-100 SUB
    The Career Centre provides comprehensive services in career planning and work search to assist U of A students and alumni. Learn more
  • Edmonton’s Student Job Registry
    Student-friendly job postings. Learn more

Child and Family