Community Resources

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PALS Pantry in the PALS office

The PALS pantry has food and other goods for people who may need them. “Give what you can – Take what you need”.


211 Alberta helps you find the right resource or service for whatever issue you need help with. The service is free, confidential and available in over 170 languages over the phone. 211 is available 24/7 by phone, text and chat. Topics include:

  • Crisis Resources
  • Disability Supports
  • Employment
  • Financial Supports
  • Food and Basic Needs
  • Health
  • Legal
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Newcomers to Canada
  • Shelter and Housing
  • Violence and Abuse

Phone: 211

The Ride Transit Program

Supplies greater access to Edmonton Transit Service by reducing financial barriers for individuals and families in Edmonton. Through a partnership with the Government of Alberta, this program supplies Adult and Youth monthly bus passes to eligible Edmontonians at a subsidized rate.

Phone: 311

The Leisure Access Program (LAP)

Allows eligible low-income Edmontonians to access participating City of Edmonton recreation facilities through an annual pass or a subsidized monthly pass.

Phone: 311

Alberta Supports

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 services for seniors, people with disabilities, job seekers, parents and families, homelessness, financial assistance, abuse, and family violence prevention.

Phone: 1-877-644-9992

Canadian Mental Health Association

Phone: 780-482-6576

Distress Centre

Phone: 780-482-HELP (4357)


Centre for Family Literacy

Provides a wide range of adult and family literacy programs in Edmonton.
Phone: 780-421-7323

Edmonton Food Bank

Edmonton’s Food Bank provides food and services to empower individuals struggling with food security and poverty.
Phone: 780-425-2133

The Family Centre

Helps you navigate through change, raise healthy children, develop strong and healthy relationships, and heal from trauma.
Phone: 780-424-6103

The Family Resource Centres

Helps you navigate and access disability supports and services in Alberta.
Phone: 311

Food For Good

You can order low-cost food boxes and meal kits from Food4Good. These food boxes are an affordable way to keep your fridge stocked with food that’s good for you, good for your family and good for your community. Each month they have different options.

Health Link

Provides health advice and information 24/7.
Phone: 811

The Reuse Centre

Accepts various items from Edmonton residents free of charge and makes them available to individuals for reuse.
Phone: 780-442-4380

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