COVID-19 Community & Social Support Resources

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

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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Transportation Assistance

Drive Happiness is designed to assist seniors by providing access to affordable transportation. Rides are booked on a case-by-case basis to locations that include the grocery store, prescription pick-ups, etc. Delivery is also available; please call to coordinate 780-424-5438.

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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.
  • Responding to Homelessness in Our Communities – temporary shelter information for Edmonton Convention Centre. Open October 20, 2020 to March 31, 2021
  • Edmonton Temporary Shelter - The Mustard Seed meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness by providing individuals with shelter and a sense of security at its Temporary 24/7 Shelter on Edmonton’s southside (Cessco Warehouse Building, 9935 75 Ave.) Phone: 780-991-7358

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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.
  • Halal Food Hamper (IFSSA) in partnership with Edmonton’s Food Bank, call (780) 900 2777

Grocery Stores

  • Walmartshopping hours for seniors, those with disabilities, and those with vulnerable immune systems are from 7am-8am everyday; grocery (curbside) pickup available
  • Co-opcurbside pickup available
  • Safeway – senior shopping hours are from 7-8 a.m.; sensory shopping hours (lowered lights, no overhead announcements or music, reduced scanner volume, etc.) Mondays from 7pm-9pm.
  • M&M Food Market – available to order online, free pickup service
  • Heart to Home Meals – frozen meals made and delivered for seniors. No subscription necessary; order as often as you like. Order online or by phone. For Leduc, residents delivery on Wednesday, you must order by Tuesday before 2 pm.

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Medical Assistance

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

COVID-19 Online Assessment Tool

  • AHS online assessment tool – Book symptomatic COVID-19 tests here. Note: Starting Monday, November 23, 2020, symptomatic testing will be available in Leduc through appointment only at the Leduc Recreation Centre southeast parking lot (not inside the LRC building). Use link to book appointment.
  • Pharmacy Asymptomic Testing Program –As of October 20, 2020, Alberta is pausing asymptomatic COVID-19 testing to those with no COVID-19 exposure. Pharmacies will no longer book new appointments or accept walk-in testing. Asymptomatic testing to close contacts of a confirmed case or individuals linked to an outbreak will still be available from Alberta Health Services. For more information on COVID-19 testing, please visit alberta.ca/covid-19-testing-in-alberta.

Online Access to Doctors

  • Purpose Med: Free (Video/Call) Access To Healthcare For All Albertans
  • Babylon: free healthcare mobile app provided by Telus Health. Meet with licensed physicians, mental health counsellors, or dietitians from your phone, where and when it’s convenient for you. 

Find a Doctor Accepting New Patients

To find a family doctor near you who is accepting new patients, Primary Care Networks and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta offer online tools.

Medicine Delivery Services  

Below is a list of pharmacies in Leduc that will deliver medication. If they are not listed, means they do not deliver.

  • Health check Pharmacy Free Medication Delivery within City of Leduc on Tuesday and Thursday. If you live in an apartment meet delivery person at front door
  • The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy: Doing curbside pickup (Customers can wait in their cars and someone will bring it out to them), BUT only delivering to existing customers if and when they have time.
  • Rexall Drug Store: Free delivery within City of Leduc on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart: Free prescription delivery within City of Leduc. Person must meet driver outside if living in an apartment.
  • CO-OP Pharmacy: Free delivery within Leduc for prescriptions only, 7 days a week
  • Loblaw Pharmacy (inside No Frills): free prescription delivery within City of Leduc
  • Leduc Remedy RX: free prescription delivery within City of Leduc
  • Leduc Pharmasave: free prescription delivery within City of Leduc, require a few hours notice
  • Walmart Pharmacy – free prescription delivery within City of Leduc, if outside city limits there is a $10 charge
  • Leduc Community Pharmacy & Travel Clinic: free prescription delivery within City of Leduc, available 7 days/week
  • MedsCheck Pharmacy: free prescription delivery within City of Leduc and up to 15 minutes outside Leduc; may also deliver in Edmonton in needed, call to inquire.
  • Primecare Pharmacy: free prescription delivery for City of Leduc, Leduc County, and Edmonton. Seniors discount on over-the-counter medication (not prescription medication) available as well, inquire with pharmacist.
  • Medicine Point IDA Pharmacy: free prescription delivery (over-the counter can be delivered if the is also a prescription delivery) within City of Leduc.

On-line Optical Services

PPE Suppliers 

Cancer Support

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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)
    • Centre Hope is currently open; however, they are encouraging people to call rather than walk-in. Sessions will happen over the phone. Free.
    • All groups have been cancelled
    • 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) – seeing majority of patients over the phone only, including mental health services. After hours walk-in clinic is closed.
  • 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
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
    • Disaster Response Network (PAA DRN) targets the psychological well-being/mental health needs of disaster victims and responders who are involved in disasters with focus on serving those who have suffered trauma as a result of a disaster. Complete the online application form and submit to paa@paa-ab.ca
  • 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
  • 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. 

Mental Health Resources

Addiction Assistance

  • 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

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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

Educational Resources for Caregivers

 

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Nonprofits and Community Organizations Assistance

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