Contact Fami-Alberta
  • Contact FAMI-Alberta

FAMIA has downsized its operations and is unable to offer individual support at this time.  If you didn’t find any applicable resources on the Find Help page of the FAMIA website, please see below.


Call 211 for information on all community resources.


If you are interested in how to interact and communicate better with your loved one. CMHA is offering free training called LEAP (Listen, Empathize, Agree, Partner).

Caregiver Connections Online

Offered by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Caregiver Connections is being offered online due to COVID-19.  Register now!

Caregiver Connections is a peer support group to help parents, partners, and caregivers of those with a mental health concern and/or addiction to support one another. This program is offered ONLINE on Thursday evenings from 6:30PM – 8:00PM.

If you are a new participant, email Elyse Cathrea) who will set up an intake phone call to walk you through the process, introduce you to the group format, ensure you are set up with the appropriate technology, and reserve your spot. Intake calls are scheduled on Mondays and Wednesdays each week. Please contact Elyse as early as possible to ensure intake is set up prior to the Thursday evening group.

Returning participants need to register for each session by Thursday at 5 pm for that evening’s group meeting by emailing Elyse Cathrea). Each Thursday at 5:30 pm, a unique meeting link and password will be sent out to those who have registered.

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Additionally, the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta might be a good resource for you.

FAMIA Facebook, Group

There is a closed FAMIA Facebook group that you could join, The membership is caregivers supporting a loved one with mental illness.

Advocacy and Wayfinding

The CMHA’s Advocacy and Wayfinding staff work with people with lived experience of mental illness, and their families and other caregivers, to find the services and supports they need. Services are provided in person, over the phone, or by email.

Contact us if you need:

  • Help with financial assistance applications and appeals.
  • Referrals to free and low-cost therapy and counseling services.
  • Mental health education and support for caregivers.
  • Help locating affordable housing and subsidies.
  • Help with landlord/tenant concerns.
  • Help locating programs for mental health recovery, education, or employment training.
  • Other supports, unique to your own needs.

Call 780-414-6300 and ask to talk to an Advocacy Coordinator or email