The Adult ICAN anxiety and depression support program (ages 18+) is designed to help you learn skills to control, face and deal with your emotions. You will learn skills to use daily, to help you overcome and deal with major life stressors.

This free educational program is based on a Cognitive Behavioural approach. A Cognitive Behaviour approach changes negative ways of thinking and behaving and provides new, more effective ways of thinking and behaving. Program materials include a handbook or online access to written material, positive notes, videos, trackers, Supporter Information and Audio. You will have the choice of weekly telephone support through either one-on-one coaching or through our group-based program with other adults who share similar challenges. The program is available in English and French.

ICAN anxiety and depression program client testimonial.

How To Refer

All of our programs (except as noted below) require a referral from an agency in your community. 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.  Navigate to your province to see HOW TO REFER in your community.

ICAN programs have a few areas where you can self-refer. No need to get a referral from your local doctor or health agency, just follow this link and complete the application form.

This applies to the following provinces:

• Prince Edward Island
• Manitoba
• Newfoundland and Labrador
• Northern Saskatchewan
• Northwest Territories
• Nova Scotia
• Yukon
• Veterans and military

If you have questions about your eligibility for this anxiety and depression support program, or to ask if  you reside in a funded area, please email us at info@strongestfamilies.com, view our  Service Availability Map, or call toll-free at 1-866-470-7111.


What to Expect

Each Week You Will:

  • Talk with your coach on the phone
  • Read the material
  • Watch videos and listen to audios
  • Practice and use the skills taught
  • Complete appropriate paperwork exercises
  • Use your skills in real-life situations

Each Week We Will:

  • Call you over the next 8 weeks
  • Review your skill information with you
  • Review your materials
  • Help you learn new skills
  • Practice skills with you
  • Problem-solve with you
  • Answer any questions
  • Encourage and support you
  • Follow up to ensure you have achieved the desired results
  • Help and encourage you