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
Email: info@strongestfamilies.com

To contact our leadership team directly:

Dr. Patricia Lingley-Pottie, President and CEO
E: PPottie@strongestfamilies.com

Dr. Patrick McGrath, Chairman of the Board of Directors
E: PMcgrath@strongestfamilies.com

Kati LaVigne, Director of Operations
E: KLavigne@strongestfamilies.com

Jillian Kennedy, IRIS and Program Director
E: JKennedy@strongestfamilies.com

Theresa Cunningham, Office Manager and Contract Coordinator
E: TCunningham@strongestfamilies.com

Katie Nickerson, Project Manager
E: KNickerson@strongestfamilies.com

Elizabeth Hines, Program Manager
E: ehines@strongestfamilies.com

Naomi LeBlanc, Evaluation and Bilingual Services Manager
E: nleblanc@strongestfamilies.com

How To Refer

Strongest Families Services are currently offered in the following areas:

NS

Nova Scotia – Province Wide

  • Capital District Health Authority (Halifax, NS)
    Contact: IWK Mental Health Services & Addictions, Central Referral: (902) 464-4110 or toll-free 1-888-470-5888
  • Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Mental Health Services
    Contact: 1-800-460-2110
  • Pictou County Health Authority, Child, Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Contact: (902) 755-1137
  • Guysborough, Antigonish, Strait Health Authority (GASHA), Dept. of Mental Health Services
    Contact: (902) 867-4500 ext. 4760
  • Cape Breton District Health Authority, Child and Adolescent Services
    Contact: (902) 567-7731
  • Cumberland Health Authority, Mental Health Services
    Contact: (902) 667-3879
  • Annapolis Valley Health Authority, Mental Health & Addiction Services
    Contact: 1-855-273-7110
  • South Shore District Health Authority, Mental Health Services
    General Contact:  (902) 543-5400 (an operator directs your call)
    Yarmouth Mental Health Centre: 902-742-4222
    Digby Mental Health: 902-245-4709
    Shelburne Mental Health Centre: 902-875-4200
  • Government of Nova Scotia coordinated online resource for mental health and addictions to help direct people to valuable information and links when they are in need, http://www.novascotia.ca/help

 

Please contact your local mental health agency to make a referral. If you have any difficulty contacting your local mental health office or would like to speak with a Strongest Families staff about our programs, please call us at 1-866-470-7111 and press #1

ON

Ontario

  • Peel Children’s Centre, Mental Health Services for Children & Youth – Centralized Intake
    Contact: 905-451-4655
  • Thunder Bay Children’s Centre
    Contact: 1-807-343-5000

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


NL

Newfoundland & Labrador

Eastern Regional Health Authority
Website: Eastern Regional Health Authority

  • St. John’s: (709) 777-2200
  • Bonavista, Clarenville: (709) 468-5243
  • Burin: (709) 891-5025

Central Regional Health Authority
Website: Central Regional Health Authority

  • Gander: (709)356-2500
  • 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) 643-8700

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

  • Health PEI: 1-866-833-5443

MFRC

Nova Scotia

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

Newfoundland

  • St. John’s MFCR: 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

Ontario

  • Kingston MFRC: 613-541-5010
  • Petawawa MFRC: 613-687-1641
  • Meaford MFRC: 519-538-1371

Alberta

  • Calgary MFRC: 403-410-2320
  • Edmonton MFRC: 780-973-4011
  • Cold Lake MFRC: 780-594-6006

British Columbia

  • Esquimalt MFRC: 250-363–2640