Important Phone Numbers
No cost services available in many languages
General Health Information
- Alberta Health Services
- Healthy Parents, Healthy Children A practical guide to pregnancy and parenting, based on today’s knowledge, evidence and best practices. It’s available as a print and online resource for expectant parents, parents of children under 6 years of age and health care providers.
- Ready or Not Alberta A preconception health website for men and women aged 18-44 that are planning, or not planning to become pregnant
- Screening for Life Population-based breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening programs
- MyHealth Alberta A joint initiative of the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services to give Albertans one place to go for health information they can trust. Health care experts across the province make sure the information is correct and up-to-date.
Abuse & Assault
- Government of Alberta’s Family Violence Info Line provides information about family violence programs and services, as well as advice and support. Available 24/7.
- Alberta’s One Line for Sexual Violence is available to anyone in Alberta who is looking for support or referrals to specialized sexual assault services.
- 1-866-403-8000 (call or text)
- Alberta Government Resources on recognizing, preventing and stopping bullying
- Government of Canada Children Online Information about keeping children safe online, including mobile use, social networking, cyberbullying and online exploitation
- Promoting Relationships & Eliminating Violence Network A national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada
- Public Health Agency of Canada Questions & Answers: Sexual Health Education for Youth with Physical Disabilities Provides answers to common questions about sexual health education for youth with physical disabilities
- Talking About Sexuality in Canadian Communities (TASCC) A sexual health resource for parents and providers of services to high-risk youth and youth with disabilities
- Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
- Call the toll-free Help Line at 1-855-242-3310, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or use the chat box to connect with a counsellor on-line
- Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada Aboriginalsexualhealth.ca provides culturally safe and healing sexual health information for Aboriginal communities
- Alberta Health Services Indigenous Health offers information about province-wide and zone-specific services for Indigenous people in Alberta
Sexual & Gender Diversity
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- Questions & Answers: Sexual Orientation in Schools Answers common questions about sexual orientation in schools
- Questions & Answers: Gender Identity in Schools Answers common questions about gender identity in schools
- The Fyrefly Institute for Sexual and Gender Diversity at the University of Alberta includes resources for educators, students and families. This includes Camp Fyrefly, a leadership retreat for queer and trans youth ages 14 – 24.
- Trans Equality Society of Alberta (TESA) TESA’s mission is to be a witness to and a voice for matters concerning trans Albertans
Sexual & Reproductive Health Information
- Alberta Health Services
- Immunize Alberta Answers common questions about the HPV vaccine
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Program and service information on sexual and reproductive health services in each zone, including pregnancy options, health topics and resources by topic and related websites
- Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
- Aboriginalsexualhealth.ca Culturally safe and healing sexual health information for Aboriginal communities
- Sexandu.ca Provides guidance and advice to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy sexuality
Sexual Health Education
- Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights Provides resources and information on advocacy, education, services and international and national policy engagement
- MediaSmarts Focuses on providing educational resources to help raise a media savvy generation
- Sex Information and Education Council of Canada Questions & Answers: Sexual Education in Schools Answers many questions about sexual health education in schools.
- Alberta Health Services and TASCC Youth Sexuality: Stats and Trends: Information related to trends in teenage sexual behaviour, condom and contraception use, pregnancy, STIs, and HIV and AIDS.
Technology & Media
- MediaSmarts Focuses on providing education resources to help raise a media savvy generation
- Talking to Your Kids about Sexting – Tip Sheet This resource provides parents with tips on how to talk to children about healthy relationships and how this affects sending and sharing sexts.
- Digital Citizenship Guide for Parents A great guide for parents on teaching kids to respect people’s feelings, people’s privacy, and people’s property.
- NeedHelpNow For youth who have been impacted by a sexual picture or video being shared by a peer(s) (sexting)
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