Local Resources

 
 

Some helpful links to other resources in the Calgary area.


Canadian Psychologist Association

The CPA was organized in 1939 and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, in May 1950. The CPA received its Certificate of Continuance under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (NFP Act) in August 2013. 

Its objectives are:

  • To improve the health and welfare of all Canadians;
  • To promote excellence and innovation in psychological research, education, and practice;
  • To promote the advancement, development, dissemination, and application of psychological knowledge; and
  • To provide high-quality services to members.

Deciding to see a Psychologist


Sexuality

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

The Calgary Sexual Health Centre aims to normalize sexual health in Alberta by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services. Their vision is for all Albertans to experience healthy sexuality across their lifespan.


Diverse gender +
sexual identities 

Camp Fyrefly

Camp fYrefly is Canada's only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, intersexed, queer, questioning, and allied youth. The Camp, which was founded in 2004 by Dr. André P. Grace and Dr. Kristopher Wells, is designed to help youth develop the leadership skills and personal resiliency necessary for them to become agents for positive change in their schools, families, and communities.

 

Calgary Outlink

Calgary Outlink is a safe community hub that offers peer support, peer groups, connections to the LGBTQ+ community, access to resources, and educational opportunities. Outlink has been serving the Calgary community since 1984.

 

Calgary Sexual Health Centre

The Calgary Sexual Health Centre aims to normalize sexual health in Alberta by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services. Their vision is for all Albertans to experience healthy sexuality across their lifespan.


Calgary Queer Church

Calgary Queer Church is a community of open-minded people that are passionate about living a spiritual life. We are an inclusive safe space for the LGBTQ community where faith and identity can be reconciled. Everyone, yes, EVERYONE, is radically accepted at CQC. 

 

Affirm United

Affirm United seeks to provide:

  • Education – to promote greater awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
  • Action – to work to end discrimination against people in church, society and our own organization.

  • Support – to help people of all sexual orientations and gender identities find support and community within the United Church of Canada and beyond.

 

Friends Church

Friends Church is a community that helps people who don’t 'fit' church grow their unique spirituality. 

Sexuality +
Spirituality


Alberta Health Services - Addiction and Mental Health

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully-integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to the over four million people living in Alberta, as well as to some residents of Saskatchewan, B.C. and the Northwest Territories.

 

For Family members and loved ones

Calgary and area Al-Anon meetings

Hope and Help for Family and Friends of Alcoholics.

 

For Men

Fresh Start Recovery

A recovery centre offering offering a 12 week program with one on one counselling, group facilitated healing, physical training, balanced nutritional meals, Pure North’s energy assessment and support and an opportunity to build a strong foundation of recovery.

 

Simon House Recovery Centre

Simon House is a highly-structured 12 week residential program for addiction treatment. Clients receive individual and group counselling sessions, along with a comprehensive program of recovery-specific classes and 12-Step meetings.  Clients are empowered to assess their lives, address the difficulties they have endured, and engage in a program of recovery designed to begin the process of healing, forgiveness and change. 

 

For Women

Aventa

Aventa is the leader in the Province of Alberta in providing trauma informed, gender-specific, concurrent capable, live-in addiction treatment services for women.

Addiction


Urgent Concerns
(no concern is too small):

I do not provide crisis counselling, but the following organizations are very helpful for those in distress. If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room.

KIDS HELP PHONE

DISTRESS CENTRE


 
 

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