Youth Resources

The transition from child to adult is not always an easy path. The Family Centre offers a number of supports to help youth along their path to becoming a successful adult.

Youth Counselling Services

ohpikîhakan (Therapeutic Foster Care)

ohpikîhakan aims to meet the holistic needs such as housing, family connection, spirituality, and cultural connection of youth ages 13 - 17 in the care of Children’s Services.

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The Rainbow Pages

The Rainbow Pages website is our comprehensive resource guide for LGBTQ+ youth and the youth-serving community in Edmonton. 

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Free Drop In Counselling

Drop-in counselling is a great resource to help youth overcome an obstacle in their life. Our therapists are trained listeners who can offer help you think about things differently, focus on your personal strengths and goals, and connect with other supports in your community. Children under 18 can talk to a therapist with their parents’ consent. 

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Neighbourhood Empowerment Team

The Family Centre has partnered with Edmonton Police Service, the City of Edmonton, and The United Way of the Alberta Capital Region to build Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) which works with youth, residents, businesses, and organizations to identify and address safety concerns in the community.

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All in for Youth

The Family Centre is part of the All in for Youth. This first-of-its-kind local initiative focuses on getting children and youth successfully through their education years and on to high school completion.

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Youth Connectors

Our youth connectors support youth, who have status with Children’s Services, may not have a permanent residence, and may be engaged in high-risk activity.

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Youth Reunification

The focus of youth reunification is on children between the ages of 13 and 17 who are in government care.

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The Family Centre acknowledges that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

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