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.

Have questions?

You may find our Frequently Asked Questions page helpful in answering some of your questions.

How can I access a program?

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.

Find contact information in your province.

 

Alberta

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community.

Calgary zone & Rural Mental Health Clinics- Programs Available are Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety. 

  • 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 - Programs Available are Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Night Ahead.

Calgary Rural Primary Care Network. Programs Available are Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Night Ahead. 

  • Contact: (403) 901-0142

Regional Collaborative Service Delivery. Programs Available are Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Night Ahead. 

  • Southwest Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (including Piikani Nation School)
    Referrals are made through the school divisions, please speak to a counseling lead in your school division
  • Central East Regional Collaborative Service Delivery, Contact: Scott McLean at scott.mclean@ghsd75.ca
British Columbia

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community or us directly at 1-866-470-7111 option 1 for English, 1 again for main line

Programs available are Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, and Defeat Anxiety. 

  • Penticton: Student Support Services from child/youth’s school
  • Penticton: Child Youth Mental Health: 250-487-4422
Manitoba

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community.

Programs available include: Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead, Chase Pain Away

 

New Brunswick

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community or us directly at 1-866-470-7111 option 1 for English, 1 again for main line.

Province wide the programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead. 

Referrals can be made, province-wide, through schools and Child and Youth Family Services.

  • Teachers, guidance counselors, principals, Education Support Services (ESS). Please speak to any of these professionals within the school to make a referral.
  • Child and Youth teams within Integrated Service Delivery (ISD)
Newfoundland & Labrador

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community or us directly at 1-866-470-7111 option 1 for English, 1 again for main line

Province-wide the programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead, ICAN Adult Anxiety, Parents Empowering Kids - The Early Years. 

Clients can enroll directly for our ICAN Adult (18+) Anxiety program. Referral Form

Clients can enroll directly for our Parents Empowering Kids - The Early Years 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
Northwest Territories

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community or us directly at 1-866-470-7111 option 1 for English, 1 again for main line”

Province-wide the programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead, 

  • 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

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below

Programs available include:  Parents Empowering Kids, Parents Empowering Kids - The Early Years, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead.

Ontario

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community.

  • North Simcoe Muskoka Local Integrated Health Network (LHIN)
    Referrals made through Barrie Community Health Centre via Family Physicians. Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety. 
    Contact: (705) 734-9690 ext. 298
  • New Path - Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead.
    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. Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead
    Contact: (905) 451-4655
  • Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services. Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead.  – Contact Brant
    Website: https://www.woodview.ca
    Contact: (519) 758-8228
  • Hands (Parry Sound and Nipissing).  Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead.

Website: www.thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca – (for local phone numbers).                   Contact: info@handstfhn.ca

  • Chatham Kent Children’s Services. Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead.

Contact: 519-352-0440 or call us directly at 1-866-470-7111

 

Prince Edward Island

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community or us directly at 1-866-470-7111 option 1 for English, 1 again for main line

Province-wide the programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead, Parents Empowering Kids - The Early Years. 

Clients can enroll directly for our ICAN Adult (18+) Anxiety program. Referral Form

Clients can enroll directly for our Parents Empowering Kids - The Early Years program.  Referral Form

  • Montague: 902-838-0960 1
  • Summerside: 902-888-8180 65
  • Charlottetown: 902-368-4430 1
  • Alberton: 902-853-8670
Quebec

To access one of our programs in your area, please call the number below in your community.

Province-wide the programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead

Montreal: Direction des programmes santé mentale et dépendances of the CIUSSS de l'ouest-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal SUB: CLSC DLL
Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s Northern Medical Services. 

The following programs are available Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead. 

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.

Programs available include Parents Empowering Kids, Chase Worries Away, Defeat Anxiety, Dry Nights Ahead. 

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 (Get started now! No referrals from health agency or physician)

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

If you live in one of the above-noted areas you can start services now.  Get started by completing the application 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.