How to Refer

How to Refer

Thank you for considering the services of Strongest Families Institute. Our evidence-based programs are grounded in twenty years of social science and our outcomes have an over 85% success rate in helping to resolve the issues that have brought you here today.

All of our programs (except as noted below) require a referral from an agency in your community (with the exception of ICAN in limited provinces - see below).  However, referring is just a phone call away and the process is designed to help you receive the appropriate care for your needs without barriers.

Currently, SFI is working with Ten (10) Provinces and One (1) Territory with funding from Governments, Foundations, and sponsors. Please expand your chosen province to learn how you can refer.

We also are a trusted service provider to Canada’s military and Veteran families. To refer to a program please use the "Military" tab below or contact your local MFRC.

 

Alberta
  • Calgary zone & Rural Mental Health Clinics
    • Calgary, Access Mental Health, Child & Adolescent Services: (403) 943-1500 (Ext 1)
      Website: https://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
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
Manitoba

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

 

New Brunswick

Province Wide
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)
Newfoundland & Labrador
  • For ICAN Adult Anxiety program: Referral Form
  •  For Parents Empowering Kids - The Early Years: 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
Northwest Territories
  • Beaufort-Delta Region:
    • Aklavik – (867) 978-2941
    • Fort McPherson – (867) 952-2245, ext. 2; (867) 952-2245, ext. 3
    • Inuvik – (867) 777-8101
    • Paulatuk (via Inuvik) – (867) 777-8101
    • Sachs Harbour
      (Child, Youth and Family Counsellor (via Ulukhaktok)) – (867) 396-3024
    • Sachs Harbour(Wellness Worker) – (867) 690-4181
    • Tsiigehtchic (via Fort McPherson) – (867) 952-2245, ext. 2;(867) 952-2245, ext. 3
    • Tuktoyaktuk (Child, Youth and Family Counsellor) – (867) 977-2511, ext. 3
    • Tuktoyaktuk (Wellness Worker) – (867) 977-2511, ext. 5
    • Ulukhaktok (Holman)- (867) 396-3024
  • Dehcho Region:
    • Fort Liard – (867) 770-4770
    • Fort Providence – (867) 699-3421
    • Fort Simpson – (867) 695-2293
    • Hay River Reserve (via Fort Providence) – (867) 699-3421
    • Jean Marie River (via Fort Simpson) – (867) 695-2293
    • Kakisa (via Fort Providence) – (867) 699-3421
    • Nahanni Butte (via Fort Liard) – (867) 770-4770
    • Sambaa K’e (via Fort Simpson) – (867) 695-2293
    • Wrigley (via Fort Simpson) – (867) 695-2293
  • Fort Smith:
    • Fort Smith – (867) 872-6310
  • Hay River:
    • Enterprise (via Hay River) – (867) 874-2446
    • Hay River – (867) 874-2446
  • Sahtu Region:
    • Colville Lake (via Norman Wells) – (867) 444-6717
    • Délįnę – (867) 589-5545
    • Fort Good Hope – (867) 598-2059
    • Norman Wells – (867) 444-6717
    • Tulita – (867) 588-4019
  • Tłıchǫ Region:
    • Behchokǫ̀ – (867) 392-3005
    • Gamètì (via Behchokǫ̀) – (867) 392-3005
    • Wekweètì (via Behchokǫ̀) – (867) 392-3005
    • Whatì (via Behchokǫ̀) – (867) 392-3005
  • Yellowknife Region:
    • Dettah/Ndilo – (867) 920-2925
    • Fort Resolution – (867) 394-4511
    • Lutselk’e – (867) 370-3212
    • Yellowknife – (867) 767-9110
Nova Scotia

Province Wide

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) 451-4655Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services – Contact Brant
    Website: https://www.woodview.ca
    Contact: (519) 758-8228
  • Hands (Parry Sound and Nipissing)                                                                                                                                               Website: www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca – phone numbers for your area can be found here.                                                       Contact: info@handstfhn.caChatham Kent Children’s Services, Contact: 519-352-0440
  • Vanier Children’s Mental Wellness
    871 Trafalgar St,London ON,N5Z 1E6
    519.433.3101 (Offering Parents Empowering Kids and Chase Worries Away)

 

Prince Edward Island
  • Montague: 902-838-0960 1
  • Summerside: 902-888-8180 65
  • Charlottetown: 902-368-4430 1
  • Alberton: 902-853-8670
  • For ICAN Adult Anxiety program: Referral Form
Quebec

Quebec - Coming Soon

Saskatchewan

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

 

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

ICAN Self-Referrals

  • PEI
  • NFLD
  • Northern Saskatchewan
  • Northwest Territories
  • Military/Veteran

To refer to our coached ICAN Program please complete our intake form HERE

We extend our gratitude to those who have made our services available to our military and Veteran families: Military Family Services Ottawa, True Patriot Love Foundation and RBC, and Bell Let's Talk.