Community Assistance Team

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

Our CA Team helps many client needs through navigation and support including but not limited to homelessness, substance use, mental health, identification and financial support systems.  Our CA Team’s partnership with the Mustard Seed Society began in August of 2022 and aims to provide services alongside similar agencies to ensure continuity of care across the city.  The goal is to help those in need of help by connecting them to appropriate community services thereby improving quality of life and reducing strains to other agencies.  In turn, we hope that connecting people with the help they want and need will positively impact our own University of Alberta community.

UofA Protective Services is dedicated to helping others, regardless of their affiliation, and contributing to a safe campus community.  By exploring new opportunities and partnerships through new ways of problem-solving, we look forward to better helping others where they find themselves at.