Who can help me?

Families who are struggling to find resources or need assistance in helping their children deal with stress and anxiety due to the cancellation of classes and COVID-19, should reach out to the Student Advocacy Counsellor at their child's schools. Our Student Advocacy Counsellors can help you access resources, answer questions, connect with community resources, and provide support for your children.

In addition, the following resources are available in our communities:

** Please note, this is a work in progress and we are still adding resources.
If you have one to suggest, please email communications@nlsd.ab.ca **

National or Provincial (all communities)

Resource Contact Information
Kids Help Phone

Toll-Free: 1-800-668-6868

Crisis Text Line: 686868

Alberta Mental Health Help Line 
(7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week)

Phone: 1-877-303-2642

Addiction Help Line
(7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week)

Phone: 1-866-332-2322

Family Violence Information Line
(24-hour, anonymous)

Phone: 310-1818

One Line for Sexual Violence
(9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

Phone: 1-866-402-8000

Telus Mobility for Good
(Partnership between Telus and Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada)

Program to support young people transitioning out of care by providing free cell phone packages over a two-year period

 

Alberta Income Support Main Page

Income Support can help you and your family with basic living costs and other necessities. Depending on your needs and situation you may be eligible to receive assistance through Alberta’s Income Support program

Phone: 1-877-644-9992

Emergency Financial Assistance through Alberta Income Support

Help with:

  • a situation is caused by unforeseeable circumstances beyond your control, and
  • it presents a severe health risk, and
  • you cannot access other resources or wait until your next pay-cheque or Income Support benefit cheque

Covers: food, clothing, child care, transportation, damage deposit, temporary accommodation, utility arrears(must repay), eviction payments (must repay)

24-hour Emergency Income Support Contact Centre (available 24/7)

Toll free: 1-866-644-5135

TTY toll free: 1-800-232-7215 (ask to speak to Alberta Supports)

Fax: 780-422-9681

Email: hs.iscc@gov.ab.ca
(responses may take 1-3 business days)

Utility Deferral

Residential customers can defer electricity and natural gas bill payments for the next 90 days to ensure no one will be cut off, regardless of the service provider.

 

Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits 
(Federal program)

Provides up to 15 weeks of income replacement for eligible Albertans who are unable to work due to illness, injury or quarantine (self-isolation). One-week waiting period is waived for people in self-isolation.

 

Apply HERE

Crisis Services Canada,
Suicide Prevention and Support 

Phone: 1-833-456-4566

Canadian Mental Health Association Crisis Line and Chat

Phone: 780-482-4357

Alberta Health Services, Provincial Helplines, Addictions Helpline 

Medical Information Services, Gambling Addictions Helplines, Parenting Helplines 

Phone: 1-866-332-2322

 

Health Link 

Phone: 811

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Bonnyville/Cold Lake & Area: 780-594-3417
Glendon/St. Paul & Area: 780-645-5250

 

Bonnyville and Area

Resource Contact Information

Bonnyville Mental Health
(Alberta Health Services)

Phone: 780-826-2404  
Toll-Free: 1-877-303-2642 (24 hr Help Line)

AHS Addictions Services

Phone: 780-826-8054

Bonnyville Child & Adolescent Mental Health Clinic

Treatment planning for ADHD, anxiety and depression

Phone: 780-826-3346, ext 234

Bonnyville Friendship Centre

Food Bank Tuesdays by appointment- families can access food bank once every 30 days

Phone: 780-826-3374

Alberta Supports

Government programs income, employment, housing

Phone: 780-826-4175

Bonnyville & District Family & Community Support Services (FCSS)

Phone: 780-826-2120

Dragonfly Counselling and Support Centre 

Phone: 780-812-3174

Text: 780-207-7535

Dr. Margaret Savage Outreach

Phone: 780-826-2656

Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services

 

Bonnyville Baptist Church    

Phone: 780-826-4801

Bonnyville Community Church  

Phone: 780-573-3733

Bonnyville Fellowship Alliance Church  

Phone: 780-826-3542

Bonnyville Pentecostal Church  

Phone: 780-826-2722

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Phone: 780-826-3180

Lakeview Gospel Centre  

Phone: 780-826-5150

Seventh Day Adventist Church  

Phone: 780-826-4833

St. James The Apostle Church  

Phone: 780-573-7753

St. John’s United Church  

Phone: 780-826-3003

St. Louis Roman Catholic Parish  

Phone: 780-826-3010

Ukrainian Catholic Church  

Phone: 780-826-3028

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Elias

Phone: 780-826-4502

 

Cold Lake and Area 

Resource Contact Information
Cold Lake Mental Health
(Alberta Health Services)

Phone: 780-639-4922  

Toll-free: 1-877-303-2642 (24 hr Help Line)

AHS Addictions Services

Phone: 780-594-7556

Cold Lake Food Bank
(Community Baptist Church) 

Fridays and Wednesdays

Phone: 780-594-3656

Email: coldlakefoodbank@incentre.net

Dr. Margaret Savage Crisis Centre 

Distress line: 780-594-5095

Cold Lake & District FCSS

*offers free counselling services for those without access to a benefit plan-through a grant from Imperial

Phone: 780-594-4495

Email: fcss@coldlake.com

Supporting Wellness Psychological & Family Services

 

Lakeland Centre for FASD

Diagnosis and support for those with FASD

Phone: 780-594-9905

Email: admin@lcfasd.com

EmployAbilities North and Lakeland Employment Services

Phone: 780-815-0048
Alberta Supports

Phone: 780-594-1984 for AISH and Income Support                  

Phone: 1-877-644-9992 for ALL NEW income support applicants

Dragonfly Counselling and Support Centre 

Phone: 780-812-3174

Text: 780-207-7535

22 CF Health Services/4 Wing

Medical and mental health services for military personnel

Phone: 780-840-8000, ext. 6824    

Phone: 780-815-5481 (mental health)

 

Lac La Biche and Area

Resource Contact Information
Lac La Biche Mental Health
(Alberta Health Services)

Phone: 780-623-5230  

Toll-Free: 310-0000 780-623-5230

Hope Haven Emergency Shelter

Phone: 780-623-3100

Toll-Free: 1-866-727-4673

Lakeland Out Of the Elements Shelter

Phone: 780-623-3284

Lac La Biche Canadian Native Friendship Centre 

Food Bank

Phone: 780-623-3249

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Phone: 780-623-9640

Dragonfly Counselling and Support Centre 

Phone: 780-812-3174

Text: 780-207-7535

Alberta Health Services - Indigenous Health

780-689-5068
780-689-7626

Lakeland Centre for FASD

Diagnosis and support for those with FASD

Phone: 877-594-9905
Email: admin@lcfasd.com

Victim Services

780-623-7770

Kikino Métis Settlement Office 

780-623-7860 and on Facebook 

Beaver Lake Cree Nation 

780-623-4549

Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement

780-689-2170 

Heart Lake First Nation 

780-623-2130

Métis Nation of Alberta Region 1

780-623-3039