SUPPORT OPTIONS EXPAND
In 2022, the Government of Alberta announced multiple funding initiatives intended to improve mental health services in rural Alberta. In June of last year, it committed $6.75 million in funding over two years for Counselling Alberta, a division of the Calgary Counselling Centre. The funds allowed the immediate expansion of virtual mental health counselling services across Alberta and the expansion of affordable, in-person counselling options. This includes expansion of same-day addiction treatment through the Virtual Opioid Dependency Program.