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Help Lines

Crisis Help Lines

Not sure who to talk to? Call 211 first.

Crisis Help Lines (24/7 Support):

  • Emergency Services: 911
  • Health Link 811
  • 211 Alberta – Helpline and online database of Alberta’s community and social services.
  • Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
  • AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642
  • Bullying Helpline: 1-888-456-2323
  • Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-387-5437
  • ConnecTeen 24-hr support line: 403-264-TEEN (8336)
  • Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
  • Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • Seniors Info Line: 1-800-642-3853
Diversity and Inclusion
Grants and Funding
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program – Individual child grants to help cover costs of accessing sports.
  • Fun Team Alberta – Grant opportunties for sports organizations to help reduce fees for participants (2 installments of $250.00), as well as up to $100.00 individual grants for registration fees.
  • KidSport Alberta – Provincial Fund – reduce financial barriers for kids to play by helping families with applying for grant funding through KidSport Canada. The KidSport Alberta Provincial Fund provides grants of up to $250.00 per elegible child, per year (January 1st to December 31st) towards sport registration fees.
  • Metis Nation of Alberta Youth Sports Grant 
  • Sport Central – Helping kids access sporting equipment they need to participate in sports. Serving Edmonton, Central and Northern Alberta.
Mental Health Resources

Children, Youth and Special Needs

Other Coaching Resources
  • Abuse Free Sport is Canada’s independent system for preventing and addressing maltreatment in sport. Our ultimate goal is to work with others throughout the Canadian sport system to ensure that every participant – no matter the sport, the level, or the role – has a safe, positive and enriching experience. 
  • Coaching Association of Canada – free module training on recognizing the signs of teen dating violence and gender-based violence in sports.
  • Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport – The CCMHS is a registered charity supporting the mental health and performance of competitive and high-performance athletes coaches, performing artists, and support staff.
  • I Got Mind – provides valuable educational programming that enhances wellness, strengthens cultures, and increases performance for any team or individual.
  • Respect in Sport – educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).
  • Riders and Elephants – Emotional Culture Deck for Sports Teams. Contact for more information.