Community Assistance Team

The Community Assistance Team (CAT) is a partnership between the University of Alberta Protective Services, the Mustard Seed and the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society.  CAT works with members of the university and community organizations to connect community members to resources that best address their needs. This is done in a person-centered, consent based approach, that is culturally aware, with navigation being the critical aspect of the response.


Our CA Team assists with many different needs such as houselessness, substance use, mental wellness, identification and financial support systems, through navigation and support. The partnership aims to provide services alongside similar agencies to ensure continuity of care across the city.  The goal is to walk with those in need of support by connecting them to appropriate community services thereby improving quality of life and reducing strains to other agencies.  In turn, we hope that connecting community members with the services they want and need will positively impact our own University of Alberta community.


C.A.T. Mission Statement:

The University of Alberta Protective Services Community Assistance Team (C.A.T.) is committed to enhancing the safety and quality of life in our community by collaborating with social agencies to connect vulnerable members of our community with resources that will provide them the best possible chance at improving their life circumstances.


Peace Officer and Community Assistance person smiling