Youth Supports

Alberta Health Services | Child & Youth Addiction & Mental Health Services
780-538-5162 | Nordic Court #400, 10014 – 99th Street

Addiction Services offers information, prevention programs, outpatient counselling, tobacco reducation & cessation, Youth Detox & Stabilization, and the Protection of Children Abusing Drugs program.

Mental Health offers individual psychotherapy, child mangement counselling, behaviour therapy, critical incident stress debriefing, post-disaster crisis counselling, and community outreach services for children.

*NEW* Youth Mental Health Group

This weekly drop-in group is an opportunity for youth ages 13-17 to support one another and share experiences.  Parental/Guardian consent is required.  Free pizza provided on the 1st Thursday of every month!  Please email emma.dickman@albertahealthservices.ca for additional information.

When: Thursdays – starts September 1st, 2022

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: Nordic Court, 2nd Floor

 

Alberta Health Services | Opioids & Youth: Information for Youth and Families | Online Directory 

Here you will find resources and tools to help raise awareness, give education, and stop the stigma (prejudice and discrimination) of opioid use. 

Cariboo Child & Youth Centre
780-814-7223 | 3rd Floor, PACE Building, 10031 103rd
Avenue

The Caribou Child & Youth Centre serves children and youth (under 18) who have experiences sexual, physical, or psychological abuse, exploitation, and/or neglect. They have a committed, comprehensive multidisciplinary team that works together to provide the best possible services for children and their families. Our team consists of: RCMP, Child Family Services, PACE, Victim Services, and Crown Prosecutor.

Centre for Young Parents
780-538-3854 | Email: pregnantandparentingteens@gmail.com | 9625 Prairie Road

The Centre for Young Parents is a local non-profit and registered charity that supports pregnant and parenting young families (under 20 at the time of pregnancy and until the child reaches 6).

Cool Aid Society | Child, Tween & Teen Drop-in Programs
E-mail: info@coolaidsociety.ca

Hillside Center | 9667 Hillcrest Drive | 780-532-9004

Southside Center | 9645 Prairie Road | 780-357-9354

Both locations offer a variety of free activities for youth in grades 1 to 12.  Please visit website for further details and schedule of events.

Family Education Society | Empathy Project & Rainbows Program
780-830-0920 | Email: cayprograms@gpfes.com

  • The Empathy Project provides programming for children (5-7, 8-12) and youth (13-17) explores the following topics: empathy, respect, culture, conflict resolution, and bullying.  
  • Rainbows: Guiding Kids Through Life’s Storms is to assist children in developing the tools, knowledge, and skills to practice self-care and learn healthy ways to cope when life seems overwhelming.

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre  | On-Campus Friendship Centre (Circle of Indigenous College Students)
780-539-2092 | Email: oncampusfriendshipcentre@nwpolytech.ca | Room B205, 10726 106th Avenue

The On-Campus Friendship Centre is open to all students and provides a warm, welcoming environment for students to connect with each other, meet faculty and staff, or seek out existing community support to help adjust to post-secondary life and life in a new city.

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre | Pitone Youth Group
780-532-5722 | E-mail: nataschaokimaw@gpfriendship.com | 10507 98th Avenue

A program for youth aged 12 – 17 in partnership with the Indigenous Health Allicance and One Window Resource. The program focuses on health, sexuality, culture, and youth issues.

Grande Prairie Youth Help Site | Online Directory

An online directory of different community resources and supports available to Youth in Grande Prairie.

Mountain Plains Community Services Society of the North | Solstice Integrated Wellness Centre
780-567-3128 | solsticepm@mpcssn.com

 A structured, immersive two week program for youth presenting any variety of addictionor mental health concerns.  This program focuses on major life areas, stages of change, and healthy coping skills in a residential environment.

Northreach Society | LGBTQ Youth Mentor
780-538-3388 | E-mail: youthmentor@northreach.ca | 9613 98th Street

The LGBTQ Youth Mentor supports identifying youth in Grande Prairie through gender and sexual diversity education, one-on-one support, and a once per week drop-in.

Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention | Youth Programs
780-539-6680 | E-mail: info@sp-rc.ca | #200, 10014 99th Street

Formerly known as the Breakfast Club, the Gryphon Youth Group (Grades 7 – 12) and the Phoenix Youth Group (Grades 4 – 6) are co-ed programs for youth who would like to gain valuable skills to help with things like feelings, stress, self-esteem, and relationships.

Sunrise House | Grande Prairie Youth Emergency Shelter
Open 24 Hours a Day | 780-539-3287 | 9309 109th Avenue

Provides emergency shelter to youth ages 12-17 who have become or are at risk of becoming homeless. Sunrise House provides a safe and supportive environment encouraging healthy decision making and strengthening coping skills.

The John Howard Society | Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF)
E-mail: jackie@johnhowardgp.ca | #200, 10135 101st Avenue

An initiative to connect with youth to help break down some of the systemic barriers that are preventing them from graduating.  

Youth on the Rise | Grande Prairie Youth Hub
780-518-1309 | E-mail: youthhub@gpyess.ca

For youth ages 12-24, the Youth on the Rise provides connection with peers, mental health supports, addiction supports, referrals to community agencies, and/or a connection to their community.  Currently, events and services are at pop-up locations but upcoming events can be found on their website or social media.