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

 

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, Vice President of Operations
E: KLavigne@strongestfamilies.com

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

Theresa Cunningham, Business Development Manager
E: TCunningham@strongestfamilies.com

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

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

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

  • Annapolis Valley Health Authority, Mental Health & Addiction Services
    Contact: 1-855-273-7110
  • Cape Breton District Health Authority, Child and Adolescent Services
    Contact: (902) 567-7731
  • Colchester East Hants Health Authority, Mental Health Services
    Contact: 1-844-855-6688 (Northern Zone – Central Intake)
  • Cumberland Health Authority, Mental Health Services
    Contact: 1-844-855-6688 (Northern Zone – Central Intake)
  • Guysborough, Antigonish, Strait Health Authority (GASHA), Dept. of Mental Health Services
    Contact: (902) 867-4500 ext. 4760
  • Halifax Regional Municipality
    Contact: IWK Mental Health Services & Addictions, Central Referral: (902) 464-4110 or toll-free 1-855-635-4110
  • Pictou County Health Authority, Child, Adolescent Mental Health Services
    Contact: 1-844-855-6688 (Northern Zone – Central Intake)
  • 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
  • West Hants Community Mental Health
    Contact: (902) 792-2042

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

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

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


NL

Newfoundland & Labrador

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

  • Health PEI: 1-866-833-5443

Military

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

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

Manitoba

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

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