Student & Parent Resources

Community Resources

Crisis Contact Numbers (24 hours)

Kids Help Phone

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.

Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.


Alberta Child Health Benefits Plan 780-427-6848

Free services for low-income families


Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County 780-416-1500

Low cost, free activities


Strathcona County Library 780-410-8600

Free internet and computer access


The Altview Foundation 780-666-5428

Gender variant and sexual minorities



Teaching Sexual Health - Providing you with the knowledge and confidence to talk comfortably with your child or teen about sexual health


Canada’s Food Guide

A Government of Canada website with tips on eating habits and recipes.


Socio-emotional Learning

An Alberta website created to help develop students’ knowledge, attitudes and skills to manage emotions, build healthy relationships, set goals and make decisions.


Teen’s Health

A great website for parents, educators and teens with various tabs to direct the right person to the right information.


Solutions Navigators 

  • Sometimes life is complicated. Navigators support individuals and families through life’s challenges. Navigators work with you to identify your goals and strengths, create an action plan, build skills and access community resources. Navigators can help with: Housing
  • Parent, youth, adult, senior and family school liaison supports and outreach. Finances
  • Subsidies (Transit, recreation, tax and more)
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Forms and applications

Our Solutions Navigators work collaboratively with the Counselling team to connect you to community services and resources. You are welcome to call in advance or walk in.

Support is free and available to everyone, including youth, seniors and families, no matter their age or financial situation.


Parent Resources

Cannabis Talk Kit (Download)

“ When I was a kid…” doesn’t really work when talking with your kids about cannabis today. It’s a whole new ballgame. Cannabis — legal or otherwise — is a hot topic.

Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called pot) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to address this issue early and often - to help prevent underage use and protect their kids’ health and development. It’s important to understand that expressing curiosity does not always result in experimentation. It’s natural for youth to feel curious and have questions about cannabis use.

We want to help families navigate together through the new cannabis landscape – one that includes the legalization and regulation of cannabis for non-medical or recreational use. We also hope to spark a discussion on cannabis products that will become legal in fall 2019; including edibles such as cannabis-infused foods or beverages and concentrates such as hashish or hash oil, waxes or shatter.

You’ll learn how to set the stage to have an open dialogue with your pre-teen or teen. Your kids are likely asking you some tough questions and challenging you on the topic of cannabis. We’ve worked with top experts in health and parenting to help you talk with your teen.

Believe it or not, you are one of the most powerful influences in your child’s life. More than friends. More than TV. More than celebrities.

We know you have questions, and we’re here to help.