Calgary Board of Education


Community Resources Guide

Contact your counsellor for specific information on any of the below agencies, as well as others. We can assist with referrals.

Access Mental Health (Calgary Health Region) 403-943-1500 Website
Connects clients to more than 2000 mental health programs and services in our region.    
AIDS Calgary 403-606-1007 Website
Since 1983, AIDS Calgary has helped people learn about, prevent and live with HIV/AIDS.    
ALA-TEEN 403-266-5850 Website
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.    
Alberta Children’s Hospital 403-955-7211 Website
Alberta Government Toll Free Number 403-310-0000  
Alberta Mentor Foundation for Youth 403-270-3637 Website
AMFY is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping junior and senior high school students achieve their full potential through supportive in-school mentoring relationships.    
Alcoholics Anonymous 403-777-1212 Website
Alberta Mental Health Mobile Response Team 403-266-1605 Website
Providing links and services in the Calgary Region    
Avenue 15/The Side Door 403-543-9650 Website
Crisis shelter for 12 – 17 year old, homeless and runaway youth, who need help in getting off the streets    
Best Beginnings
403-228-8221 Website
Maternal, pregnancy and new born services from the Calgary Health Region    
Boys and Girls Club 403-276-9981 Website
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary enhances the lives of children, youth and families by providing programs which support learning the skills necessary for success in an ever-changing world.    
Bow Valley College 403-410-1400 Website
Bow Valley College’s academic upgrading learning options are designed to fit the needs and schedules of our learners.    
Bridging the Gap 403-216-0660 Website
Mental Health central screening number. Provides long-term support to 16 – 24 year olds who have significant mental health concerns and have difficulty accessing the services they need    
Calgary Counselling Centre 403-265-4980 Website
Calgary Counselling Centre is a non-profit organization that provides compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services.
Calgary Distress Centre 403-266-1605 Website

Professional staff and highly trained volunteers work together to provide progressive and innovative crisis telephone services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all Calgarians regardless of language, ethnicity or financial situation. Professional no fee face-to-face counselling is also available to assist people in stabilizing and where possible resolving the crisis situation.

Calgary Drop-In Centre 403-266-3600 Website
The main focus of the Drop-in and Rehabilitation centre is to create a friendly, safe and supportive environment as an alternative to the streets.    
Calgary Family Services/Counselling 403-269-9888 Website
Counsellors provide family counselling to help people of all ages effectively cope with their living problems.
Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank 403-253-2055 Website
Calgary John Howard Society 403-266-4566  
A community based organization dedicated to reducing crime and providing services and education for citizens and individuals at risk.    
Calgary Police Services 403-266-1234 Website
Calgary Transit 403-262-1000 Website
Schedules and maps.    
Canadian Mental Health Association (Suicide Services) 403-297-1744 Website
The Suicide Services program offers a range of services around the issue of suicide including public information and bereavement support .    
Catholic Family Service (non-denominational counselling) 403-233-2360  
CBE-learn 403-777-7971 Website
Offers a full senior and junior high program to students enrolled in CBe-learn and to students who wish to remain attending their regular school but supplement courses through online or home schooling.    
Children's Cottage 403-233-2273 Website
Offers a wide range of programs for parents and children in Calgary, Alberta strengthening families by demonstrating leadership through a network of Crisis, Respite, and Support Services.    
Chinook Learning Services 403-777-7200 Website
Formally Chinook College, Chinook provides courses to almost 10,000 students on behalf of the Calgary Board of Education. Upgrading students come to Chinook to complete their diploma, take extra courses, increase their marks or supplement their schedule.    
Child Abuse Hotline


Discovering Choices (CBE) 403-268-3265 Website
A CBE High School outreach program. We offer courses based on Alberta Education high school curriculum and work experience opportunities. Enrolment includes students who are between 15 and 19 years old as of September 1st.    
Eating Disorders Program 403-265-4980 Website
The program provides specialized services designed to meet the needs of  Albertans with eating disorders.    
8th & 8th Health Centre 403-781-1200 Website

Health offers a variety of health services targeted to those who live, work and play within the downtown community. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Early Psychosis Treatment Service 403-944-4836 Website
A program designed to meet the needs of young people diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis.    
Exit Community Outreach for Teens 403-262-9953 Website
Family Planning Clinic (Calgary Health Region) 403-944-7111 Website
Family Planning Clinics in Calgary provide confidential service to teens (male and female).    
Foothills Hospital 403-944-1110 Website
Gay & Lesbian Community Services 403-234-8973 Website
Providing support, safety and fellowship to individuals and friends.    
Hospice Calgary (bereavement) 403-263-4525 Website
Providing compassionate care, support, education and hope to men, women and children whose lives have been altered by death.    
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 Website

Counselors answer calls and online questions from across Canada. No matter what the problem or concern, our counsellors are there to provide immediate and caring support, information and, if necessary, referral to a local community or social service agency.

Legal Aid Society of Alberta 403-297-2260 Website
Providing cost effective legal services for people in need.    
Louise Dean Centre (Pregnant Teens School) 403-777-7630 Website
School to assist pregnant and parenting teens with their educational, social, emotional, and health needs    
McMan, Youth and Family Services 403-508-7742 Website
Supporting and encouraging individuals and families to achieve their full potential as contributing members of their community.
Native Counselling Services 403-237-7850 Website
Providing culturally sensitive intervention services to Aboriginal families and services for Aboriginal youth who are in foster homes.    
Non abusive Futures (Relationships and Abuse) 403-290-1552 Website
School- and community-based program which provides prevention-based group counselling to adolescents aged 13-18 (male and female) about issues such as violence/abuse, power and control, conflict in relationships, self-esteem, communication and healthy expression of feelings.    
Parent Helpline 1-888-603-9100  
Sexual and Reproductive Health 403-944-7115 Website
Offers sexual and reproductive health services and information within the Calgary Health Region.    
Smokers’ Help Line 1-866-332-2322 Website
A free, confidential, service that provides personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking.    
Social Insurance Numbers 1-800-206-7218 Website
Information on getting a social insurance number and card or replacing a lost card.    
Social Services (Child and Family Services) 403-297-2995 Website
Ensures the safety and well-being of children and teens who are 17 years and younger who are experiencing physical, emotional, sexual abuse or neglect.    
Social Services (Assistance and Financial Support) 403-297-7200 Website
Income Support provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter.    
STD Clinic 1-800-772-2437 Website
Advice and information on sexually transmitted diseases from the Calgary Area Child and Family Services Authority.    
Street Teams/Side Door 403-804-9913 Website
Street Teams/Side Door provides public education, outreach services, basic essentials, and emotional support for youth who are at-risk or victimized by homelessness and/or sexual exploitation through prostitution.    
Student Finance Board 1-800-222-6485 Website
Information and resources to help finance your post-secondary education.    
Women's Shelter 403-232-8717 Website
Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter is a nonprofit agency that provides emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence as well as support and prevention programs.    
Wood’s Homes Exit Youth Shelter 403-509-2323 Website
Providing safety and basic needs for youth without accommodation, the Youth Shelter affords young people and opportunity to work with professionals in developing longer term living strategies.    
Youth Addiction Services (formally AADAC) 403-297-4664 Website
Dedicated to helping adolescents develop a lifestyle free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and gambling.    
YWCA Sheriff King Family Support 403-266-0707 Website
The YWCA Sheriff King provides family violence counseling services to all Calgarians regardless of their ability to pay for these services.    
Distress Centre (Suicide Crisis Line) 266-1605
TEEN LINE 264-8336

Westside Family Centre (no charge, counseling) 288-3313
Eastside Family Centre 299-9696
Community Resource Team ( 24-Hour Mobile) Woods Home 299-9699


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