Recovery College

Recovery College is an education-based approach focusing on helping people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness to support themselves or their loved one's recovery journey. All courses are developed and delivered in partnership with peer supporters who are experts by experience: they have their own story of a mental health or substance use concern or are supporting a loved one.

The courses currently offered include group support environments, educational and skill-building experiences. More courses coming soon!

Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta this program was piloted in 2020-2021. Current funding for this program is provided by the Government of Alberta for 2021-2023.

Check out our Upcoming Events page for information on current sessions, or to register.


Regional Suicide Prevention Program

This program develops, coordinates, monitors and implements suicide prevention services across Southeastern Alberta. The program provides information and support, various presentations and workshops, and displays tailored to meet your group or agency’s needs.

Funded by Alberta Health Services


AHS Community Helpers

The Community Helper Program helps identify and train Alberta youth and young adults ages 12-30, as well as adults who support this age group (teachers, coaches, employers, etc.) The program provides opportunities to strengthen support skills and learn more about mental health issues and suicide prevention. It enhances programs that reduce the risk of suicide and encourages youth and young adults to ask for help when they need it.

The Community Helpers Training is best suited for those not currently working in the mental health field but are interested in mental health support and suicide prevention.

In order to access this training, you must be a resident in southeastern Alberta.
To receive a certificate, you must attend all dates of training.