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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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