COVID-19 Community & Social Support Resources

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Financial Assistance Legal Assistance
Family Violence Assistance Housing Assistance
Medical Assistance Food Assistance
Indigenous Assistance  Older Adult Assistance
Mental Heath Assistance LGBTQ2S+ Assistance
Nonprofits and Community Organizations Assistance Children, Youth and Family Assistance

Financial Assistance

Federal

Provincial

  • COVID-19 Info for Albertans
  • Alberta Works, Leduc Office: closed for in-person services. call 780 980 3565 to speak with one of the local workers.
  • Alberta Supports: 1-877-644-9992. Hours of operation: Call from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday
    • After Hours Emergency Number: 780-644-5135. For emergency financial assistance. Call after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and anytime during holidays and weekends

Mortgages and Loans

Debt Support

  • Credit Counselling Canada: connects Canadians to non-profit credit counsellors to learn strategies and options to reduce debt, free financial check-up, financial literacy education, debt repayment planning.
  • Help with Debt Alberta: a free online tool offered by CPLEA to provides a guided pathway for Albertans who are struggling with debt and looking for help.

Businesses

Alberta Courts and Legal Centres

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Legal Assistance

Many lawyers are working remotely right now and not seeing clients in person unless it is absolutely necessary. Many community and legal clinics are not seeing clients in person but are providing services by telephone:

Separation and Divorce Legal Resources

Support Groups

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Housing Assistance

Having trouble paying rent? Contact Alberta Supports for financial assistance: 1-877-644-9992

Make payment arrangements with landlord, if your income has not changed, it is advisable to continue paying rent to avoid future evictions.

Homeless Supports

  • Leduc Overnight Winter Shelter New location as of January 16, 2021, located at 5110-47 Street. Check-in only from 9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Meal and bed provided until 8 a.m. Drug and alcohol-free facility.
  • Homeward Trust Edmonton: COVID-19 resources for vulnerable populations
  • Emergency Shelters: Programs that provide a temporary or transitional place to stay for people who are in crisis or homeless individuals and families.
  • Temporary Accommodations during COVID-19 - the City of Edmonton is supporting community agencies operating temporary 24/7 accommodations beyond existing overnight homeless shelters.

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Family Violence Assistance 

 

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Food Assistance

  • Leduc Food Bank –During COVID-19, in-person appointments will not take place. Please call 780-986-5333 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting at 8:30am to arrange a contactless pickup.

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Medical Assistance

For medical information please refer to these Covid-19 links:

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Older Adult Assistance

  • A New Online Hub: Core will coordinate community services for older Albertans and seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
  • Telford House – closed until further notice. All activities suspended.
  • Seniors’ Centre Without Walls - A seniors’ centre from the comfort of your own home! Join us for a variety of interactive telephone-based social and health programming, free of charge. Provides opportunities to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected. New series of participant-selected topics every four months. Project funded in part by the Alberta Ministry of Seniors and Housing’s Aging Well in Community Grant. To register, please call 780.395.2626. Open to seniors aged 55+ living anywhere in Alberta with our toll-free line – no referral necessary.
  • Drive Happiness - Seniors assisted transportation providing rides to grocery stores, prescription pick-ups, etc. Delivery also available. Call to coordinate. Currently offering door-through-door transportation for seniors seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. This program is ideal for lower income seniors with mobility challenges or limited access to transportation. Contact 780-424-5438 or info@drivehappiness.ca
  • Caregivers Alberta – offers support to all caregivers including online peer support, Caregiver Advisor, online programming and workshops
  • Wendy’s Errands for Elders – convenient and personalized to promote happy and healthy lifestyle at home. Fee for service. Call 780-916-8916 or email Wendy@WendysErrands.com
  • Continuing Care, Alberta Health Services - includes home care, supportive living, long term care, hospice and end-of-life care.
  • Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) – helps Albertans with long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness to pay for basic medical equipment and supplies
  • Veterans Affairs Canada – visitor access to area offices is suspended. Clients are encouraged to access through My VAC Account or by calling 1-866-522-2122. Currently focusing on the most urgent client needs.
  • Canada Post - COVID-19 updates
  • Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council: COVID-19 pandemic as a resource for Edmonton seniors and their families. It contains up-to-date information about senior centre operations and closures, services for seniors, and activities that seniors can do from home when social distancing.
  • Alberta Council of Disability Services: Pandemic Response Services
  • Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program: Eligible senior homeowners can defer all or part of their municipal property taxes with a low-interest home equity loan.
  • Westend Seniors Activity Centre – Fun online activities, including an 8-week fitness program for seniors.  Classes offered online via Zoom and YouTube video classes.
  • Family Caregiver Wellness – workshops and videos offered by NorQuest College to learn the skills and to be confident and empowered as a family caregiver. $15 plus tax charge for each workshop.
  • Mobility for Good – Telus program that provides Canadian low-income seniors receiving the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefit with low-cost wireless service and a free refurbished device.
  • GetSetUp – online platform that offers on-demand, engaging learning experiences that range from teaching everyday technical skills to enrichment focused courses taught by passionate instructors.

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Indigenous Assistance

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LGBTQ2S+ ASSISTANCE

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Mental Health Assistance

Mental Health Services

  • Alberta Health Services – Leduc Mental Health & Addictions (Centre Hope Building)
    • Adult intake line: 780-424-2424
    • Child and adolescent intake line: 780-342-2701
  • Private psychology clinics - Contact private clinics to find out details about teletherapy and in-person appointments.
  • Primary Care Network (Leduc Beaumont Devon) – 780-986-6624. Short term mental health services, free classes and workshops
  • Distress Line (24/7) – 780-482-4357 (HELP)
  • Riseup Society
    • Individual counselling for adults impacted by intimate partner violence
    • Counselling by telephone until social distancing lifted
    • New clients being accepted. Call 780-739-7473
  • Distress Line – 780-482-4357 (HELP); the 24-hours Distress Line is available 7 days a week
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
    • The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta would like to help those Albertans who are experiencing distress due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our Disaster Response Network members are offering pro-bono psychological services with priority for health care providers and first responders traumatized by recent events. This is not a crisis line or a referral service but pro-bono support by volunteer psychologists of 1-3 sessions for those in need. To access this service, contact us at the PAA Office: paa@paa-ab.ca or (780) 424-0294 or Toll Free 1-888-424-0297
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
    • programs and services including online crisis chat, drop-in single session counselling, suicide grief support services, education and training, peer support services and caregiver connection
    • CMHA Free Call-In Counselling – Available through the pandemic for youth and adults aged 16+; 1-289-291-5396
  • Access 24 / 7 (Anderson Hall, Royal Alex Hospital) provides a range of urgent and non-urgent addiction and mental health services including service navigation, screening, assessment, referral, consultation, crisis intervention, outreach and short term stabilization. 780-424-2424
  • Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. 1-800-668-6868
  • Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find Bereavement & Crisis Support Centres in your area. Edmonton: 780-482-HELP (4357)
  • Mental Health Copilots –  an initiative that exists to support people in finding a mental health professional they trust.
  • Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta (EDSNA)– EDSNA offers online, professionally-facilitated support groups for those directly and indirectly (family members / loved ones) affected by eating disorders. No official diagnosis is required. 
  • Africa Centre - free, culturally-relevant counselling services for Black community members. Sessions are available online or in-person, pending COVID-19 recommendations. Provided by United Way and Alberta Black Therapists Network
  • Togetherall: Virtual Mental Health - a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Free to all Albertans aged 16+, register using your Alberta postal code. Offered by Alberta Health Services
  • Wellness Together Canada - Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional. Immediate Crisis Support: Text WELLNESS to 741741 
  • Catholic Family Service, Rapid Access Counselling - provide supportive, change-focused conversations through Rapid Access Counselling—our Alberta-wide, single session counselling service. With no wait list, and multiple daytime and evening appointments available from Monday to Friday, you can typically book a 75-minute appointment within three business days.

Mental Health Resources

Addiction Assistance

  • Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
  • Rehab4addictions – guidance for better mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Wellness Together Canada – mental health and substance use support. Free online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and mental health professionals. Launched by the Minister of Health
  • Help4Me: Youth Addiction and Mental Health Resources from My Health Alberta
  • Text4Hope: People receive daily text messages with advice and encouragement helpful in supporting those with addiction. Text Open2Change to 393939 to subscribe. Provided by Alberta Health Services
  • In the Rooms – COVID-19 Online Recovery Resources: provides recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings.
  • Canada Drug Rehab Addiction Services Directory: free online directory of alcohol and drug rehab programs and other addiction-related services in Canada

Overcoming Isolation and Loneliness Resources

  • Quarantine Chat – talk on the phone with someone else stuck at home
  • Stronger Minds by BEACON - free digital program for all Canadians to support your mental well-being through the COVID-19 crisis.

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Children, Youth and Family Assistance

Children's Services

  • Leduc Children’s Services: hours are 8:15am-4:30pm. Call 780-986-7869
  • Crisis Unit (for after hours, weekends, holidays): 780-427-3390. 
  • They are limiting non-essential meetings.
  • Child Abuse Hotline, open 24 hours a day 1-800-387-KIDS (5437)

Youth Resources

  • City of Leduc Youth Directory
  • Kids Help Phone: offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
  • Boys and Girls Club of Leduc – programming for children and youth. Virtual programming available during COVID-19.
  • Help4Me: Youth Addiction and Mental Health Resources from My Health Alberta
  • altView Foundation: resources and supports available to LGBTQ2S+ youth and allies during COVID-19, including Online Community Youth GSA. Facebook page found here.
  • Bullying Helpline: Connect with helplines if you or someone you know is experiencing bullying or abuse.
  • Canadian Gap Year Association: Registered organization with a mission to grow the passion and talents of young people looking for alternative learning experience on their educational and/or career pathways.
  • Jack.orgA resources hub to help youth take care of themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Stigma-Free COVID-19 Youth Wellness Toolkit
  • The Rainbow Pages: a resource guide developed by the Family Centre of Northern Alberta to provide Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) youth and the youth-serving community with a consolidated guide of supports available in Edmonton. 
  • Mobility for Good – Telus program that helps youth aging out of care achieve independence by providing them with a free phone and a $0 plan
  • Homeward Trust, Coordinated Youth Response - A group of youth-serving agencies in Edmonton started the Coordinated Youth Response to meet an immediate need during the pandemic to better help youth aged 15 – 24. The goal is to connect youth with agencies right away, work together to increase access to services, and to build a network of care.
  • Teen Mental Health – mental health literacy information, research, education and resources designed to meet the needs of children, youth, young adults, families, educators, community agencies and health care providers.
  • Government of Canada Employment Support – Information, tools, and services for young Canadians who are looking for work amidst COVID-19

Parent and Family Resources

Co-Parenting

Career and Employment Resources

  • BGS – online career and employment workshops offered for free
  • MCG Careers – support with writing resumes and cover letters, career and employment coaching, job search support
  • Directions for Wellness - career services including workplace training, one-to-one employment services, and indigenous services
  • Edmonton Employment Services Helping unemployed Albertans in the Edmonton Area explore career and training options and find jobs
  • Government of Canada Employment Support – Information and tools for youth who are looking for work amidst COVID-19

Alberta Education Guidelines        

Adult Learning

  • Leduc Adult Learning – offers opportunities to adults in Leduc and surrounding areas. Free online workshops avaliable. 
  • Cyber Security E-Courses – the Government of Alberta has free e-courses available to educate around security on the internet. With so many online services, it is important to know how to keep yourself and your information safe.

Child Care

 

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Nonprofits and Community Organizations Assistance

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