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Victim Information

Access Mental Health

Access Mental Health
Help for mental health concerns
Counselling, referrals
Access Mental Health is a non-urgent service providing information, consultation, and referrals for individuals with addiction and/or mental health concerns. Mental Health Clinicians complete a clinical interview over the telephone to assess the individuals’ needs. Mental Health Clinicians are familiar with both Alberta Health Services and community-based programs and will explore all options in order to refer individuals to the most appropriate resources.

Addiction and Mental Health

Addiction and Mental Health
Everyone
Information, support
Important phone numbers, information, support, programs and services for those struggling or those looking to get additional supports.

Airdrie Food Bank

Airdrie Food Bank
Anyone
Hamper programs-emergency, best beginnings, formula hampers, milk for new moms, bread and extras School programs-Fuel 4 Kids, Snack Attack, R.J. Hawkey Breakfast Program, G.E.A.R. (Gathering Edibles for Airdrie Residents), School Partnership Programs
The Airdrie Food Bank collects & distributes food to those in need and educates the community on hunger related issues.

Airdrie Meals on Wheels

Airdrie Meals on Wheels
Seniors, persons recovering from illness or injury, persons with special needs, those whose caregivers are temporarily are away
Program Information
Airdrie Meals on Wheels Society is a non- profit society that has provided nutritious meals to the citizens of Airdrie since 1983.

Alberta 211

Alberta 211
Everyone
Phone, Text, Chat
Alberta 211 is a free helpline that connects you to community and social services in your area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters
Victims
Information
1-866-331-3933 (to find shelter nearest you or for more information)

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council

Alberta Elder Abuse Awareness Council
Seniors
Information, support, links to senior specific resources,
Network dedicated to increasing awareness and supporting a community response to elder abuse ● A province-wide network of professionals ● Representing communities across Alberta ● Promoting the well-being and security of older adults ● Working to increase community awareness ● Developing resources to address and educate about elder abuse

Alberta Health Services: Alberta Children’s Hospital

Alberta Health Services: Alberta Children’s Hospital
Parents
Information, phone numbers
Child Abuse Service

Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Alberta Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Everyone
Information, other links
The violence link, downloaded documents on animal violence

Alberta Works

Alberta Works
Low Income, Unemployed, Victim of DV
Financial Aid
Offers employment services, income support, health benefits, training supports, & financial support for Albertans feeing abusive situations

Alcoholics Anonymous Calgary

Alcoholics Anonymous Calgary
Everyone
Information on where to find a meeting, numbers
Calgary site for alcoholics anonymous

Alliance of Hope

Alliance of Hope
Survivors
Information, support
helping support those grieving loss by suicide

Anyone living with or caring for someone with dementia.
Information, Referrals, Research News, Support groups, Day programs
To enable local people impacted by dementia to have an enhanced quality of life and build the capacity of the community to support and care for them.  

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services
Everyone
Information, other links
Self care, tell or not, need help now, support guides, section for men assaulted

Anyone wishing to become a mentor or looking for a mentor
Program Information
Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Airdrie and Rocky View County creates and nurtures one-to-one mentoring relationships for children and youth in Airdrie who are facing adversity. Each mentoring relationship (“match”) is monitored and supported to ensure positive and meaningful relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the children and youth (“Littles”), their families, the mentors (“Bigs”), and generations to follow.

Bluewave: Its ok to be blue

Bluewave: Its ok to be blue
Youth
Information, resources
Helping youth deal with mental health issues; info on anxiety, depression and substance abuse

Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie

Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie
Children, Youth, & Families
Program Information
To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Bullying Canada

Bullying Canada
Victims
Information, support and resources
Information on types of bullying, how to deal with bullying, support people to talk to

Calgary and Area Addiction Services Guide

Calgary and Area Addiction Services Guide
Everyone
Information, directory
Lists different addiction services for adult/youth/aboriginal etc. and programs offered at each

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse

Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse
Everyone
Information, support, hotlines
Primary sexual violence service for Calgary and surrounding areas, support hotlines and peer support services

Everyone
Support, program information
Affordable counselling services

Calgary Domestic Violence Collective

Calgary Domestic Violence Collective
Everyone
Information, Support, other links
Information on leaving/staying in abusive relationships, help numbers, links to shelters

Calgary Humane Society

Calgary Humane Society
Victims
Information, numbers
Emergency Pet Boarding- referred by a social worker, police, ems or fire.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
Immigrant women
Support, other links
CIWA provides women with the knowledge and supports to address the settlement challenges they face related to employment, community engagement, access to resources, English communication, cross cultural parenting, role reversal, etc. They also offer services to support senior immigrant women and immigrant girls as their settlement experience is unique due to their age and level of independence, physical health and surroundings. Both seniors and youth face challenges related to balancing societal expectations with cultural and familial expectations. They offer wide range of programs and services in areas related to settlement, language, employment and family supports to address the diverse needs of immigrant and refugee women and their families.  All clients have access to childcare and first language support.

Calgary Legal Guidance

Calgary Legal Guidance
Victims
Information, legal guidance
Family Issues, Criminal Issues, Civil Issues, Restraining/Protection Orders, Social Benefit Issues (AISH, EI, CPP)

Calgary Seniors Resource Society

Calgary Seniors Resource Society
Seniors
Information, phone numbers
CSRS Outreach Workers assist hundreds of seniors per month with things like pensions and benefits, housing and home care support, or personal/family crisis

Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team

Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team
Everyone
Information, phone numbers
Sheldon M Chumir Clinic: Comprehensive care to individuals who have experienced sexual assault or abuse within the last 72 hours

Calgary Sexual Health Center

Calgary Sexual Health Center
Everyone
Information, support, numbers
Counselling, sexual education, information on a wide variety of topics

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
Everyone
Information, other links
Information on how to get and give help, important numbers

Canada Pension Plan Survivors Pension

Canada Pension Plan Survivors Pension
Survivor
Information
Provides a monthly pension to the surviving spouse, common-law partner or children of a deceased contributor. Information on eligibility and how to apply

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Individuals, Businesses and Sectors
Online Financial Resources
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to support Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.  This link provides financial resources for individuals, businesses and sectors.

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention
Everyone
Information, support, resources
Help for people thinking of committing suicide and survivors of suicide

Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health

Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health
Seniors
Education, Resources
There are guides for families/ those interested in mental health

Canadian Mental Health Association: Calgary

Canadian Mental Health Association: Calgary
Everyone
Information, programs, other links
Connection to specialized services, information, support groups, health care providers and other resources

Canadian Parents of Murdered Children

Canadian Parents of Murdered Children
Parents
Information, other links
Survivor Support Information, bottom link is for homicide survivors: dealing with grief

Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime

Canadian Resource Center for Victims of Crime
Everyone
Information
Deals with rights, services and financial assistance

Center for Suicide Prevention

Center for Suicide Prevention
Everyone
Education, Information
Equips individuals/organizations with info, knowledge, skills necessary to respond to the risk of suicide… “In crisis” click here leads to suicidepervention.ca

Centre for Youth Crime Prevention

Centre for Youth Crime Prevention
Youth (plus a parent site)
Information, education, other links, prevention
Aims to help youth realize their full potential by promoting positive relationships with family, friends and members of the community. Main goal is to provide resources to help youth make healthy, informed lifestyle choices and to encourage youth to think critically about issues and get involved in their communities. Parent site includes tips for how to talk to youth

Commit To Kids

Commit To Kids
Parents, organizations
Information, resources
Program designed to help organizations create a safe environment for children (preventing child sexual abuse) step by step plan to help prevent sexual abuse from happening

Everyone
Information, support, other links

Community Links is a nonprofit charitable organization which strengthens individuals, from birth to seniors, families and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports and resources.

Connect Teen

Connect Teen
Youth
Phone, chat, text or email
ConnecTeen is a confidential peer support service for youth in Calgary and area offering phone, text, chat or email support.

Connect: Family and Child Abuse Network

Connect: Family and Child Abuse Network
Everyone
Information,hotline,other links
Information on domestic abuse, relationship abuse and sexual abuse with a confidential hotline

Cornerstone of Hope

Cornerstone of Hope
Parents
Information on programs, other links
Rainbow program: support for children (also programs for adolescents) Divorce Care: support groups for parents going through a separation. Just Me & The Kids: building healthy single parent families (Bible based)

COVID-19 info for Albertans

COVID-19 info for Albertans
Everyone
Online resource directory, information
Actions to protect Albertans and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Cyber Crimes

Cyber Crimes
Parents
Information, other links
Protection of children through online reporting of child sexual exploitation; cyber tip’s primary function is to receive and address online and telephone reports from the public regarding: child pornography, online luring, child exploitation through prostitution, travelling to sexually exploit children, child trafficking

Department of Justice Canada

Department of Justice Canada
Parents
Information
A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce

Everyone
24 hour crisis line, email, daily chat, and daily text
Confidential crisis line with highly trained volunteers and professional staff, 24/7

Families Change

Families Change
Everyone
Information
Helping, kids, teens and parents deal with a family break up.

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant

Federal Income Support for Parents of Murdered or Missing Children grant
Parents
Financial grant
This website provides information on whether a parent(s) is eligible to receive the PMMC (Parents of Murdered or Missing Children) income support grant.

Financial Benefits

Financial Benefits
Victims
Information
Online Financial Benefits Pamphlet and Applications for both Injury and Death

Financial Benefits Program – Death Benefit Application

Financial Benefits Program – Death Benefit Application
Victims
Information
Online Financial Benefits Pamphlet and Applications for both Injury and Death

Financial Benefits Program – Injury Application

Financial Benefits Program – Injury Application
Victims
Information
Online Financial Benefits Pamphlet and Applications for both Injury and Death

Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health

Foundation for Addiction and Mental Health
Anyone
Information, support, treatment
FAMH is a grass roots community based charitable organization committed to sharing the reality about addiction and mental health, the potential links between addiction and other secondary health conditions, and the continuing care required for long term recovery. At FAMH, all clients complete a thorough comprehensive assessment to determine your needs and an individualized treatment plan and recommendations are provided based on this

Got A Brain

Got A Brain
Youth
Information, resources, other links
Mental Disorders, Suicide/Self harm, stress, how/where to get help

Government of Alberta: Bully Free Alberta

Government of Alberta: Bully Free Alberta
Parents/Teens (Victims)
Information, other links
Preventing bullying and information for those who are or know someone who is being bullied

Government of Alberta: Calgary and Area Child and Family Services

Government of Alberta: Calgary and Area Child and Family Services
Everyone
Information, other links, numbers
Provide a wide range of services to strengthen families and keep children and youth safe and protected

Government of Alberta: Children and Youth

Government of Alberta: Children and Youth
Everyone
Information, other links, numbers
Family violence information hotline, goal of family violence prevention

Government of Alberta: Family Violence Prevention

Government of Alberta: Family Violence Prevention
Everyone
Information, other links
Information on family violence and where to get help, list of emergency shelters, important numbers

Government of Alberta: Senior Supports through Alberta Health

Government of Alberta: Senior Supports through Alberta Health
Seniors
Information
Abuse prevention, fraud awareness, financial assistance

Government of Alberta: Solicitor General and Public Security  COURT SUPPORT

Government of Alberta: Solicitor General and Public Security  COURT SUPPORT
Everyone
Information
General website

Grief Share

Grief Share
Everyone
Information, support
Grief Recovery Support Groups (several located in Calgary) Christian based

Grief Support Services: Calgary

Grief Support Services: Calgary
Victims
Information, support numbers
Individual counselling, grief support groups and education

Home Fire Prevention

Home Fire Prevention
Everyone
Information
Learn how your family can prevent home fires, escape a home fire in 2 minutes and home fire recovery.

Home Front Calgary

Home Front Calgary
Victims
Information, other links
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Hospice Calgary

Hospice Calgary
Victims
Information, support numbers
Support Groups and Counseling: youth (up to 18) and their parents through life threatening illness and anticipated, sudden or accidental death

Hull Family Services

Hull Family Services
Kids, Teens, Families
Behavioral & Mental Health Services
Prevention, early intervention, counselling, residential & out patient treatment for struggling families & children.

If the Media Calls: A guide for Crime Victims & Survivors

If the Media Calls: A guide for Crime Victims & Survivors
Crime Victims & Survivors
Information
This Guide is intended to help crime victims and survivors work effectively and comfortably with the media (or to decline to do so). Interacting with the media following victimization is a significant decision for crime victims as media exposure can positively or negatively impact your recovery process.

Inform Alberta

Inform Alberta
Everyone
Directory- other links
Bringing people and services together- online service directory

Information Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault

Information Guide for Victims of Sexual Assault
Everyone
Information
What to do, what to expect from the justice system, court/trial, financial benefits

Inn From The Cold

Inn From The Cold
Families
Information, Support
For those who are experiencing homelessness due to a domestic violence situation (as well as other circumstances) try to get families into housing and connect to other resources- emergency shelter

Kerby Center for the 55+

Kerby Center for the 55+
Seniors
Information, numbers
Shelter information and support for older adults

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone
Kids and Teens
Information, Support
Violence and Abuse, Bullying, Friends, Dating, Family, Sexual Orientation, School,Physical/Emotional Health, Internet, Money and Jobs. Confidential place for them to talk

Kids In the Know

Kids In the Know
Everyone (Parents)
Information, resources (activities)
An interactive safety education program for increasing the personal safety of children and reducing their risk of sexual exploitation

KidsHealth: Bullying

KidsHealth: Bullying
Everyone
Information, personal accounts
Helping kids deal with bullies, site for parents, kids and teens

Victims
Information
Legal Aid Alberta provides legal services and expertise to individuals and the legal community to support fairness in the justice system. Through professional, effective and accessible services in support of Albertans and their justice system, it is uniquely able to operate as a Centre of Excellence in Alberta's justice system. 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 civil legal areas.

LGBTT2Q Calgary Out link: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity

LGBTT2Q Calgary Out link: Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
LGBTT2Q
Information, support, resources
Support groups for those who are LBGTT2Q

LGBTT2Q YouthSafe

LGBTT2Q YouthSafe
LGBTT2Q
Information, support, resources
Violence prevention services for LGBT, counseling services tailored to LGBT

McMan

McMan
Children, youth and families with complex needs
Programs, workshops, support
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association of Calgary & Area is a responsive and innovative organization making a difference in the lives of over 2,500 vulnerable children, youth and families annually. They support children, youth and families with complex needs that can include mental health issues, addiction, homelessness, poverty, and disability by providing them with the services and supports they need to thrive. As a fundamental practice across all McMan’s services, they work with individuals to help them maintain and grow relationships that can extend beyond our professional support- life-long connections that can help people sustain, and build on, their strengths and new skills.

Mental Health Helpline

Mental Health Helpline
Everyone
24/7 Support
Provides 24/7: confidential, anonymous service, crisis intervention, information about mental health programs and services, referrals to other agencies if needed

Missing Children Society of Canada

Missing Children Society of Canada
Everyone
Information, support, other links
Information on missing children, what to do etc.

Missing Kids

Missing Kids
Secondary Victims
Information, support and resources
Offer families support in finding their missing child and provide education materials to help prevent children from going missing

Need Help Now

Need Help Now
Youth & Parents
Information, other links

Nurse Next Door

Nurse Next Door
Seniors
In home care
Provides senior home care

Nursing Home, Abuse & Elder Abuse

Nursing Home, Abuse & Elder Abuse
Seniors, Family
Information, support, statistics, prevention
Provides free resources and support for seniors and family members who have been affected by senior abuse.

OCYA

OCYA
Youth
access to legal representation, public education
The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, mandated to work with vulnerable young people. The OCYA provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving “designated services” as defined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. This includes young people receiving or attempting to access services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; or who are involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA also provides access to legal representation for young people receiving child intervention services, offers public education, and conduct investigations in serious injuries and deaths of young people receiving designated services.

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Victims
Information, other links
role of the medical examiner

Pet owners in Crisis

How Can One Family Welfare Help?

The One Family Welfare department provides various services to pet owners in crisis, including but not limited to:

Online Safety – Kids

Online Safety – Kids
Parents
information, other links
Online Safety and civility, information for parents keepings kids/teens safe on the internet (noteworthy: online safety contract)

Online Safety – Teens

Online Safety – Teens
Parents
information, other links

Co-Parents
App
Shared parenting communication.  Manage schedules, track expenses, share files, send secure messages protect kids from conflict.
 

Parent Support Association

Parent Support Association
Parents
Information, support, other links
Parents helping parents to navigate conflict with their teens and youth through professionally-guided peer group programs and services. PSA provides self-help support groups, parent education and resources

Peer Support Services for Abused Women

Peer Support Services for Abused Women
Women
Information, support programs
For women who are, or are at risk of, experiencing abuse, “moving on with mentors” individual support to women who are attempting to leave an abusive relationship

Policy Center for Victim I ssues (department of justice) PAROLE/CORRECTIONS

Policy Center for Victim I ssues (department of justice) PAROLE/CORRECTIONS
ADVAS and Victims
Information, other links
Publications and products section contains relevant information on the justice system, federal corrections and parole, youth justice system.

Project Sevfin

Project Sevfin
Victims of Sexual Exploitation
28 week program
Project SEVFIN is a flexible 28-week program that is designed to work with clients who have been sexually exploited and move them towards self-sufficiency through the attainment of education or employment.

Red Cross Canada

Red Cross Canada
Victims
Information
How the Red Cross can help a family after a disaster, their number for house fire assistance

Request for Restitution Form

Request for Restitution Form
Victims
Information
Information about applying for Restitution

Restitution

Restitution
Victims
Information
Information about applying for Restitution

Restitution Information Brochure

Restitution Information Brochure
Victims
Information
Information about applying for Restitution

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
Everyone
Information, support
Supporting those affected by Schizophrenia as they lead fulfilling and meaningful lives

Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security

Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security
Seniors, Family
Information
This information is directed towards the community and, more specifically, seniors and their care givers in recognizing elder abuse, safety concerns, frauds, and scams.

Service Canada

Service Canada
Seniors, Family
Financial information
What every older Canadian should know about POWERS OF ATTORNEY (for financial matters and property) and Joint Bank Accounts

Sonshine Community Services

Sonshine Community Services
Website: Everyone Counseling: Victims
Information, Support, other links
One-year residential facility with counseling and supportive services for women and children fleeing domestic violence, provides a safe place for women and children to live during a time of transition; also services for those not in the program: counseling, safety planning, assistance in accessing community resources; Community and family services: provides individuals and couples in Calgary access to professional counselors

SORCe

SORCe
Vulnerable people
Referrals
Offers a one stop shop to community agencies to vulnerable people (mental health, poverty, addictions)

Statement Information Pamphlet

Statement Information Pamphlet
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Stop Bullying

Stop Bullying
Everyone
Information
American Site but lots of good information for parents on how to talk to kids about it

Text 4 Hope

Text 4 Hope
Everyone
Send daily texts messages on how to focus on healthy thinking or suggested actions to help manage your mood
Text COVID19Hope to 393939. Alberta Health Services program Text4Hope – a free service providing three months of daily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)–based text messages written by mental health therapists.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada

The Compassionate Friends of Canada
Parents
FAQs, information
Supporting a family after a child dies Location in Calgary

The Door That’s Not Locked

The Door That’s Not Locked
Everyone
Information: download age specific brochures
Resources and tools to help children (5-15) be safe online

Trauma Scene Bio Services

Trauma Scene Bio Services
Everyone
Information
Offers Complete Cleanup, Biohazard Remediation Services, Decontamination, and Sanitation of Homicides, Suicides, Hoarding, Accident or Crime Scenes including Fentanyl and other illicit drug lab and vehicle remediation.

Triple P's Parenting

Triple P's Parenting
Parents
Information, courses, seminars, support
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas. You choose the strategies you need. You choose the way you want to use them. The three Ps in ‘Triple P’ stand for ‘Positive Parenting Program’ which means your family life is going to be much more enjoyable. Triple P helps you:
  • Raise happy, confident kids
  • Manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
  • Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
  • Encourage behaviour you like
  • Take care of yourself as a parent
  • Feel confident you’re doing the right thing
 

Victim Impact

Victim Impact
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Victim Impact Statement

Victim Impact Statement
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Victim Impact Statement Form

Victim Impact Statement Form
Victims
Information
Online Victim Impact Statement Pamphlet and Statement form

Victims of Crime Protocol

Victims of Crime Protocol
Crime Victims
Information
Online Protocol Booklet

Victims Rights in Canada

Victims Rights in Canada
Victims of crime
Information, resource links
Your rights to information, protection, participation and to seek restitution under the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

Victims Services at Correctional Service Canada

Victims Services at Correctional Service Canada
Victims
Information. Other links
Program seeks to provide victims of federal offenders with timely information about the offender who harmed them

Women’s Centre of Calgary

Women’s Centre of Calgary
Women
Information
Helping women have their basic needs met, domestics if women leaving and need help

Woods Homes

Woods Homes
Everyone
Information, support numbers
serving children and their families; crisis and counselling; 24/7 Community Response Team; Eastside Family Center- walk in counselling

Your Life Counts

Your Life Counts
Everyone
Information, online support
Support/ information for those thinking of suicide, how to help for supporters, support for survivors.

YWCA Calgary

YWCA Calgary
Everyone
Information, programs, resources, 24 hour domestic crisis line, free for anyone at risk of domestic violence (403.266.0707)
Programs and services are designed to help vulnerable women find stability, then build the skills and confidence they need to make permanent, positive change in their lives.  They offer programs for children and men, as well as services to help women and men overcome language barriers..Supports offered: domestic violence and crisis, shelter and housing, counselling, language/employment and child care.