Youth Resource Directory

24-Hour Numbers:

Call 911 if you are in imminent danger or if there is an emergency and you need help.

211 Information and referral service
Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start looking for the help you need, or even what resources are available. A trained 211 specialist will help you find information, explain your options, and refer you to the supports that will help you best.

Distress Line
Provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
780-482-HELP (4357)

Addiction Helpline
The Addiction Helpline is a toll-free, confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services for people of all ages.

Bullying Helpline
If you’re a victim of bullying or abuse, please call or text or chat online with a specialist at

Child Abuse Hotline
To report a concern if you believe that a child’s survival, security or development is at risk. Speak directly with a caseworker.

Family Violence Information Line
Provides information about family violence programs and services, as well as advice and support.
Call/text 310-1818

Health Link
Get quick and easy health advice from a registered nurse.

Kids Help Phone
Offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to
young people in both English and French.
Online live chat:
Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 686868

Poison and Drug Information Service
Free, confidential, 24/7 expertise and advice about poisons, chemicals, medications, and herbals.

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE), support and information line
Available for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse, as well as to those who are supporting anyone impacted by it.

Hope for Wellness Helpline  
If you’re experiencing emotional distress and want to talk. Services available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

The Open Doors (24-hour helpline)
Call if you need someone to talk to, or for referrals and access to community services.
Call/text 780-679-4357

Community Supports

City of Leduc Family and Community Support Services – Youth Outreach
Provides support to youth ages 12 to 19 by working with them one-on-one to increase their assets and connection to the community.

Alberta Children’s Services
Children’s Services focuses on early intervention, child development, and delivering supports and services to children, youth and families. Service is targeted to age 17 and younger.   

RCMP – Leduc Detachment
Non-emergency calls. Services include criminal record check, vulnerable sector check, reporting a crime, general information, and non-emergency complaints.

Saffron Sexual Assault Centre (Sherwood Park)
Therapeutic and support services provided to victims and caregivers of sexual assault, sexual abuse or sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE)
Service targeted to individuals affected by sexual violence or supporting someone affected by sexual violence. Provides specialized, trauma-informed services at no fee including counselling, court support, public education, and a support and information phone line.

Leduc and District Victim Services
Provides free support, information, and referrals to persons during their time of crisis, trauma or tragedy whether it is as a victim of a crime, sudden death, or crisis.

YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support Services) - EDMONTON
Provides immediate and low-barrier 24/7 shelter, a drop-in resource centre, temporary supportive housing, and individualized wrap-around supports for young people aged 15–24.

Boys and Girls Club of Leduc
Provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. After school programming available and youth specific programs.

Leduc Al-Anon Family Groups
Support group for family members and friends who are worried about someone with a drinking problem. Groups are held on Mondays at 8pm at St. David’s United Church.

Love is Respect
Highly trained advocates provide 24/7/365 support, advocacy, and education to young people between the ages of 13 to 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. Information and support is also available for concerned friends and family members. Text LOVEIS to 22522

Office of Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA)
If you have questions about your rights as a young person, need legal help, or need to speak out, we’re here for you.

Talk Suicide Canada
Available to anyone thinking about or affected by suicide. Offers suicide prevention and support through phone and text. Text (4pm-12am ET): 45645
Crisis and Emotional Support online Chat and Text Service. Available for any youth across Canada, under 30, that is experiencing any sort of crisis and needs to talk. This anonymous service helps youth build and access strategies for coping with life’s challenges. Hours are 6 p.m. to midnight PST.


YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support Services) - EDMONOTON
Serves youth ages 15 to 21 in the shelter and residence programs. LGBTQ2S+ friendly.

  • Nexus 24/7 Shelter: Safe, secure, and immediate place to stay. The shelter provides beds for sleeping, basic needs like food, clothing, showers and laundry, school supplies, and packed lunches if you’re attending school or going to work. This is a safe place for all youth with support and access to staff.
  • Supportive Housing: For youth who need the stability and support of a longer-term placement. There are two residences that provide a homelike environment while youth work on their goals.

The Open Doors – Camrose

  • Youth Emergency Housing: Our Youth Emergency Housing is temporarily closed for restructuring. The Open Doors provides emergency housing for youth in need. Housing can accommodate clients ages 16-24. The youth work with Youth Support Workers to develop and achieve goals and life skills.
  • Youth Transitional Suites: Independent living quarters with bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen. Helps with the transition to living independently in the community.

Hope Mission
Provides emergency shelter services to those in need of a warm, safe and welcoming place to sleep.  Hope Mission is open 24/7 and offers a range of wrap-around services, such as medical care, addiction recovery and housing supports. There is no fee to access services. Serves ages 16+ in the shelter.

John Howard Society – Edmonton
NOVA is a voluntary 20 bed harm reduction focused supported living environment for youth ages 16 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness.
text 587-986-9353


The Leduc Hub
Coats for Families; providing all kinds of winter wear to low-income families hope for Leduc. Homeless care kits, blankets, new toiletries and underwear/socks.

Cinderella’s Closet
An Edmonton-based organization that provides grad dresses and accessories to youth who are unable to purchase their own. Youth must be referred by a school counsellor, church or social services. If youth are not comfortable going through their school or other supports, they can contact us directly.


Leduc and District Food Bank
Emergency food service is available for individuals and families in need from Leduc and Leduc County. Call on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to book an appointment for a same-day hamper pick-up. Intake calls are completed in the morning and appointments are given for the same afternoon. We start answering hamper request calls at 8:30 a.m. and clients should call as early as possible to ensure an afternoon spot.

WECAN Food Co-op
The WECAN Food Basket Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable food security to community members throughout the Edmonton area. Families and individuals can buy fresh meat and produce each month for more than 25 per cent off retail grocery store prices. The Leduc and District Food Bank is the distribution center for this program.


Leduc Transit
For questions, recommendations, or complaints about transportation service.

2SLGBTQI+ Supports

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.

Pride Centre of Edmonton
Offers resources, free counselling, public educational programs, social and support groups, and youth activities in support of the 2SLGBTQI+ community.

CHEW Project YEG
Offers front line support, resources and education for 2SLGFTQ+ youth and young adults facing barriers. Offers no cost counselling, crisis intervention, cultural connections, STI testing, basic needs support and more.

Edmonton 2 Spirit Society
Serves to re-establish and enhance our traditional roles and responsibilities as Two Spirit people in Indigenous communities while creating supportive environments within all societies for contemporary Two Spirit peoples. Offers community education, health, cultural, spiritual and social support.

Recreation and Leisure

City of Leduc Recreation Assistance Programs:

  • Everybody Gets to Play: Through Everybody Gets to Play ™, the city offers access to various cultural, athletic and recreation opportunities to young people in our community who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate. Programs include MNP Kicks for Kids, Creative Culture Connections (CCC) and the Recreation Assistance Program (RAP).
  • Youth programs and activities at the Leduc Recreation Centre: These programs are specifically programmed for children and youth ages 5 to 17. Program lengths and time vary as some run just once and others are for a session and some are offered after school and on weekends.
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart – Leduc Chapter: A national program that provides funding for kids and youth from ages 4-18 years old to participate in organized sports and recreation. Applications must be filled out online.

Leduc Public Library
Offers a variety of services, programs, and groups for youth.

Health and Mental Health

Alberta Health Services (AHS) - Children, Youth & Families, Addiction and Mental Health
Located in the Centre Hope Building (Leduc), offers assessment, counselling, and treatment for people experiencing addiction and/or mental health issues.
Children and Adolescent Mental Health Intake Services: 825-402-6799
Adult Mental Health Intake Services: 780-424-2424

Addiction and Mental Health - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Walk-In Service (Leduc)
Walk-in Clinic for children, youth and their caregiver seeking mental health or substance use concerns. Wednesday’s 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Centre Hope Building: 4906 49 Avenue, Leduc

Addiction and Mental Health - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Walk-In Service (Edmonton)
Walk-in Clinic for children, youth and their caregiver seeking mental health or substance use concerns. Monday to Friday 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Rutherford Children's Health Clinic Suite 202
11153 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton

Addiction and Mental Health - Crisis Team, Child and Adolescent (Edmonton)
The Crisis Team offers immediate crisis support through the Crisis Line to children / youth, aged 5 to 17, and their care providers. 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., daily

Access Open Minds (Edmonton)
A clinic in Edmonton for youth aged 16 to 25 seeking addiction and mental health supports.
They provide walk-in as well as intake, counselling, and other services. Walk-in clinic, no appointment or referral is necessary. Monday to Friday,  noon to 5 p.m.

Primary Care Network (Leduc, Beaumont, Devon)
Health and mental health services, programs, and workshops available for youth.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
It’s not always easy to pick up the phone and talk to someone else about your problems. Sometimes it’s easier to talk over chat. Check website for live chat times. Chat times may vary depending on staffing availability.

Leduc Community Hospital
Provides a range of healthcare services including a 24/7 emergency department.

Compass Centre for Sexual Wellness (Edmonton)
Provides sexual health education and counselling services. One-on-one chat to share questions you have about your sexual health and well-being.

Birth Control Centre (Edmonton)
Offers confidential services to teenagers and young adults experiencing barriers to accessing birth control or other sexual health related services. Services offered include counselling, sexual health related testing, information and referrals as needed on contraception, unplanned pregnancies, pregnancy options and safe sex practices.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinic (Edmonton)
Provides assessment, diagnosis, testing and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections. The Edmonton STI Clinic is currently seeing patients by appointment only. At this time, the clinic is booking same-day afternoon or next day morning appointments.

Woman’s Health Options (Edmonton)
To provide pro-choice, non-judgmental care and counselling to any woman needing abortion services, reproductive health care, post-abortion health care and counselling, and contraception.
780 484 1124


Black Gold Regional Schools
Elementary, junior high, and high school programming. Alternative and virtual programming: Outreach School for Grades 7 to 12, and homebased education for Grades 1 to 12.

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman (STAR) Catholic Schools
Elementary, junior high, and high school programming. Alternative programming: Outreach School for Grades 10 to 12.

Outreach for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (OPPT)
Educational support group for pregnant and parenting teens to continue their education and to learn positive parenting skills. Offered through the Black Gold Regional School Division.

Employment and Training

BGS Career Ventures (Edmonton)

MCG Career and Employment Services
Helps individuals aged 14 and up who require job search supports and career and employment

Youth Employment Services (YES)
Centers on providing out-of-school youth ages 18 to 25 with the ultimate goals of helping youth to obtain skills, credentials, work experience, and businesses to connect with a qualified workforce.

Become a Volunteer
Volunteering plays an important role in empowering individuals, in fostering active citizenship and in building an inclusive and resilient community where we can all flourish.  The city supports local volunteerism through Volunteer Leduc Better Impact, a convenient online tool that helps connect local volunteers with volunteer opportunities that interest them.
If under 18 years old, does require consent from guardian.

Indigenous Supports

Hope for Wellness
If you're experiencing emotional distress and want to talk. Services available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada 24/7. Phone and online chat available.

First Nations Health Consortium
An Alberta-wide organization developed to improve access to health, social, and education services and supports to First Nations and Inuit Children throughout the province, living both on and off reserve. We strive to raise public and community awareness of our Enhanced Service Coordination for Jordan’s Principle: a Child-First Initiative.

Creating Hope Society
Creating Hope Society is a non-profit society established to recognize that the sixties and seventies child welfare scoop of Aboriginal children is a continuation of the Residential Schools era. Creating Hope Society believes that it is time to halt the cycle of Aboriginal children being separated from their families and communities.

Church youth groups