C.H.E.W. Project

The Community Health Empowerment & Wellness (C.H.E.W.) Project is a community-based initiative supported by funding from Region 6. C.H.E.W. offers front line service provision, resources and education for LGBTQ2SA+ youth and young adults facing barrier between 14 -29 years of age. These barriers include mental health, poverty, homelessness, substance use, sexual health, and other Queer related barriers. The C.H.E.W project offers no cost counselling, crisis intervention, Indigenous Peer Support, community outreach STI Testing, drop in office for basic needs and support and others.

To learn more about CHEW and their new Outpost space visit their website here.

OUTpost Information

Come by our downtown outreach office, the OUTpost, for inclusive and confidential access to:
  • Sexual health supplies (e.g., condoms, dental dams)
  • STI testing completed by the Edmonton STI Clinic's outreach staff
  • Harm reduction supplies (e.g., needle exchange and other gear, naloxone kits)
  • Personal hygiene products.
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Counselling services.
  • Traditional smudge supplies.
  • Support for families, service providers, youth, and newcomer LGBTQ2S+ Canadians.
  • A warm and safe environment.

Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

*Hours are subject to change. If you need support outside of these hours, please call or text Corey at (780)-263-2221.

Inclusive and confidential STI testing hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

OUTpost

11725 Jasper Avenue

Wednesdays: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Edmonton STI Clinic at #3B20

11111 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

AB, T5K 0L4.

*For gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men.

Pride Centre Outreach hours:

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

University of Alberta Office

5-181 A/B Education North

11210 87th Avenue

Edmonton, AB

T6G 2G5


Hours:

By appointment only.

*Hours are subject to change. If you need support outside of these hours, please call or text Corey at (780)-263-2221.

Corey Wyness

CHEW Project Coordinator

cwyness@ualberta.ca

Office 5-181 A /B North Education Building