The following links are provided as a service; FAMI-Alberta doesn’t necessarily endorse any of the organizations or the content of their websites.

Alberta Organizations

Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region (CMHA-ER)

Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division

Caregivers Alberta

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Mental Health Patient Advocate (Alberta Health Advocates)

Alberta Alliance for Mental Health

Alberta Patients (Alberta Medical Association)

CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

Parents Empowering Parents

Thumbs Up Foundation

Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta

Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders

We All Believe in You

Access Open Minds – Edmonton

Access Open Minds – Calgary (the Alex)

Active Minds at University of Alberta

Prosper Place 

eleven of us (Edmonton suicide prevention initiative)

Institute of Health Economics

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute at the University of Alberta

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education at the University of Calgary

Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories


National & Foreign Organizations

Canadian Organizations

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness & Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association – National

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Mental Health Research Canada

Access Open Minds

Peer Support Canada 

Health Standards Organization (for Youth)

Youth Mental Health and Technology – Horyzons Canada

Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health (guidance for journalists)

Foreign/International Organizations

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

EUFAMI (Europe)

International Society for Neurofeedback & Research (ISNR)

LEAP Foundation for Research to Practice

Mental Illness Policy Org.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Neuroanalysis Society

Resources to Recover: A Website for Families

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA)

SMI Adviser

Treatment Advocacy Center 

Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RA1SE) 

Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET)

Headspace (Australia)


Alberta Government links

Mental Health Act

Mental Health Act Information & Resources

Health Information Act

Health Information Act Information & Resources

Guide to the Alberta Mental Health Act and Community Treatment Order Legislation (pdf)

Formal Patient Certification

Community Treatment Orders

Mental Health Patient Advocate

Adult Guardianship and Trusteeship Act

Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

Alberta Ombudsman

Creating connections: Alberta’s addiction and mental health strategy (2011)

Valuing Mental Health: Next Steps (2017)

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)

Provincial Advisory Council on Addiction & Mental Health

Alberta Ombudsman: Treating people with mental illness fairly – Report on Mental Health Review Panels, June 2019 (pdf)

JH v Alberta Health Services, 2017 ABQB 477 (CanLII) 

JH v Alberta Health Services, 2019 ABQB 540 (CanLII)

JH v Alberta (Minister of Justice and Solicitor General), 2020 ABCA 317 (CanLII)


Canadian Government links

Canada Caregiver Credit

Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit

Disability Benefits

Disability Tax Credit


Information about mental illness, research and advocacy

Mental Help Net

BC Psychosis

BC Psychosocial Rehabilitation Advanced Practice

BC Schizophrenia Society Advocacy Links

BC Schizophrenia Society Education Links

CMHA – Understanding Mental Illness

Canadian Consortium for Early Intervention in Psychosis

Cannabis and Psychosis

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (U.S.)

Early Psychosis Intervention – BC Health Authority

Early Psychosis Intervention Portal

Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions (EENet)

Here to Help (BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information)

One Mind Institute

Mayo Clinic Mental Illness

McLean Hospital Borderline Personality Disorder Education

National Institute of Mental Health (United States)

Pathways Serious Mental Illness Society  (British Columbia)

Ontario Family Caregivers’ Advisory Network

Teen Mental Health

SMI Adviser Knowledge Base


Patient & Family-Centered Care

Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC)

Person & Family-Centered Care – Institute for Healthcare Improvement

National Guidelines for a Comprehensive Service System to Support Family Caregivers of Adults with Mental Health Problems and Illnesses – Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Change Foundation (Ontario)


Housing Programs

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Alberta Health Services

Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta