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

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: 1-877-652-4700 (intake line); (403) 652-5450
    • 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: 1-877-652-4700 (intake line); (403) 995-2712
    • 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
  • 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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