Contact Us

Strongest Families Institute

267 Cobequid Road, Suite 200
Lower Sackville,
Nova Scotia, Canada
B4C 4E8
Toll-free phone: 1-866-470-7111
Fax: 1-866-470-7222

Media Inquiries:  902-422-9520 or scorrigan@strongestfamilies.com

Check out our FAQ page for answers to some of the commonly asked questions about Strongest Families. Email: info@strongestfamilies.com

How To Refer

Strongest Families Programs are currently offered in the following provinces/areas. Strongest Families does not accept self-referrals. Please click on your province and call the appropriate phone number for your area to inquire about making a referral to Strongest Families Institute.

NS

Nova Scotia – Province Wide

  • Western Zone – Annapolis Valley, South Shore, and South West Nova Scotia:
    • 1-877-334-3431 – South Shore (Lunenburg, Bridgewater)
    • 1-855-273-7100 – Annapolis Valley (Annapolis, Kings)
    • 1-844-380-4324 – South West (Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne)
  • Northern Zone – Colchester, East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou:
    • 1-844-855-6688
  • Eastern Zone – Cape Breton, Guysborough, and Antigonish:
    • 902-567-7951 – Cape Breton Area (Adult)
    • 902-567-7731 – Cape Breton Area (Child and Adolescent)
    • 1-888-291-3535 – Guysborough, Antigonish, and Strait Areas
  • Central Zone – Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM):
  • West Hants::
    • 902-792-2042

NB

New Brunswick

    Referrals can be made, province wide, through:
  • Education Support Services (ESS). If your child, or a child you know, would benefit from Strongest Families programs, please speak to an ESS representative within the school to make a referral
  • Child and Youth teams within Integrated Service Delivery (ISD)

ON

Ontario

  • North Simcoe Muskoka Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN)
    Referrals made through Barrie Community Health Centre via Family Physicians
    Contact: (705) 734-9690 ext. 298
    • New Path/Kinark/Le Clé
      Contact: Central Intake (705) 725-7656 or attend one of the Walk in Clinics (www.newpath.ca for a schedule)
    • Peel Children’s Centre, Mental Health Services for Children & Youth – Centralized Intake
      Contact: (905) 451-4655
    • Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services – Contact Brant
      Website: http://www.woodview.ca
      Contact: (519) 758-8228
  • AB

    Alberta Health Services

    • Calgary zone & Rural Mental Health Clinics
      • Calgary, Access Mental Health, Child & Adolescent Services: (403) 943-1500 (Ext 1)
        Website: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/zones/calgary-zone
      • Strathmore Addiction & Mental Health Clinic: 1-877-652-4700 (intake line); (403) 361-7277
      • Airdrie Mental Health Clinic – Provincial Bldg: 1-877-652-4700 (intake line); (403) 948-3878
      • High River Addiction & Mental Health Clinic: (403) 943-1500 (Ext 1) via Access Mental Health
      • Banff Community Health Centre: (403) 762-4451
      • Canmore Provincial Bldg: (403) 678-4696
      • Chestermere Health Centre: 1-877-652-4700 (intake line); (403) 207-8773
      • Okotoks Mental Health Centre: (403) 943-1500 (Ext 1) via Access Mental Health
      • Cochrane Community Health Centre: (403) 851-6100
    • Edmonton Zone
    • Calgary Rural Primary Care Network, Contact: (403) 901-0142

    Regional Collaborative Service Delivery

    • Bow River Collaborative Service Delivery/Stoney
      Contact: info@brcsd.ca
    • Southwest Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (including Piikani Nation School)
      Referrals are made through the school divisions, please speak to a counselling lead in your school division
    • Central East Regional Collaborative Service Delivery, Contact: Scott McLean at scott.mclean@ghsd75.ca


    NL

    Newfoundland & Labrador

    For ICAN Adult Anxiety program: Referral Form

    Referrals in Newfoundland and Labrador can be made by:

    • Professionals working in Mental Health and Addictions (please see list of phone numbers below for the Regional Health Authorities)
    • Child and Youth Family Services
    • Schools (teachers, guidance counsellors and school psychologists)
    • Nurses
    • Physicians
    • Social Workers
    • Other professionals working with children and youth

    Eastern Regional Health Authority
    Website: Eastern Regional Health Authority

    • St. John’s: (709) 777-2200
    • Bonavista: (709) 468-5318
    • Clarenville: (709) 466-5700
    • Burin: (709) 891-5025

    Central Regional Health Authority
    Website: Central Regional Health Authority

    • Gander: (709) 256-2500
    • Grand Falls-Windsor: (709) 292-2500
    • Central Health Corporate Office: (709) 292-2138

    Western Regional Health Authority
    Website: Western Regional Health Authority

    • Corner Brook: (709) 637-5000
    • Stephenville: (709) 643-8740

    Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority
    Website: Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority

    • St. Anthony: (709) 454-3333
    • Happy Valley-Goose Bay: (709) 897-2000
    • Labrador City: (709) 944-2632

    PE

    Prince Edward Island

    • Referrals can be made through primary care physicians or by calling Health PEI toll free at, 1-866-833-5443
    • For ICAN Adult Anxiety program: Referral Form

    MB

    Manitoba

    Manitoba’s Referrals can be made through the following clinics/Regional Health Authorities:

    SK

    Saskatchewan’s Northern Medical Services

    Referrals made by Physicians/Clinicians in the following areas:

    • Ile a la Crosse – Buffalo Narrows, Dillon, Patuanak, Beauva
    • La Loche – Turnor Lake
    • Stony Rapids – Font du Lac, Camsell Portage, Uranium City, Black Lake
    • Pelican Narrows – Deschambault Lake, Sandy Bay
    • La Ronge – Stanley Mission, Southend, Wollaston Lake, Pinehouse
    • For ICAN Adult Anxiety program: Referral Form

    BC

    British Columbia

    British Columbia referrals can be made through the following places:

    • Penticton: Student Support Services from child/youth’s school
    • Penticton: Child Youth Mental Health: 250-487-4422

    Military

    If you are a military or veteran family and you would prefer to contact Strongest Families directly, rather than receiving a referral through your local MFRC, please call 1-866-470-7111.

    Nova Scotia

    • Halifax & Region MFRC: 902-427-7775
    • Greenwood MFRC: 902-765-5900

    Newfoundland

    • St. John’s MFRC: 709-570-4617
    • Gander MFRC: 709-256-1703
    • Goose Bay MFRC: 709-896-6900

    Prince Edward Island

    • Charlottetown MFRC: 902-892-8999

    New Brunswick

    • Gagetown MFRC: 506-422-3352

    Quebec

    • Valcartier MFRC: 418-844-6060
    • Montreal MFRC: 450-462-8777
    • Bagotville MFRC: 418-677-7468

    Ontario

    • Kingston MFRC: 613-541-5010
    • Petawawa MFRC: 613-687-1641
    • Meaford MFRC: 519-538-1371
    • Trenton MFRC: 613-965-3575
    • Borden MFRC: 705-424-1200 ext. 3994
    • National Capital Region MFRC: 613-998-4888
    • Southwestern Ontario MFRC: 519-660-5366
    • Toronto MFRC: 416-633-6200
    • North Bay MFRC: 705-494-2011 ext. 2053

    Manitoba

    • Winnipeg MFRC: 204-833-2500 ext. 4500
    • Shilo MFRC: 204-765-3000 ext. 3352

    Saskatchewan

    • Central Saskatchewan MFRC: 306-492-2135 ext. 4266
    • Moose Jaw MFRC: 306-694-2222

    Northwest Territory

    • Yellowknife MFRC: 867-873-0700

    Alberta

    • Calgary MFRC: 403-410-2320
    • Edmonton MFRC: 780-973-4011
    • Cold Lake MFRC: 780-594-6006
    • Wainwright MFRC: 780-842-1363 ext. 1253
    • Suffield MFRC: 403-544-5567

    British Columbia

    • Esquimalt MFRC: 250-363–2640
    • Mainland BC MFRC: 604-225-2520 ext. 2518
    • Comox MFRC: 250-339-8211
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