Alberta Support Contact Centre: Alberta Works: apply for money to pay for basic expenses like food, clothing, and shelter.
Alberta Job Corps: find paid training and work experience if you have had difficulty finding or keeping a job.
Alberta Workers Resource Centre: assists with employment claims and complaints.
Employment Insurance: temporary benefits for workers; sickness and parental leave.
Free Tax clinic information: tax clinics available to Calgarians.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Loss of Income (printable pdf)
Money Mentors: classes and help with credit counselling, financial guidance, budgeting bankruptcy, debt counselling.
Momentum: programs to help you manage your money, financial guidance, budgeting, business start-up, for any income level.
Distress Centre: free crisis counselling and connection to social and community services.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Budgeting Issues (printable pdf)
Alberta Works: Emergency Needs Allowance: support with eviction notices, utility disconnection notices, and damage deposits.
Distress Centre: Basic Needs Fund: help with a basic need or unusual one-time cost.
Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre: support with eviction notices, utility disconnection notices, and damage deposits for funded communities in East Calgary area only.
BowWest Community Resource Centre: Basic Needs Fund: support with eviction notices, utility disconnection notices, and damage deposits for funded communities in North West Calgary area only.
Aspen Home Stay Program: Families can get one-time support with an eviction notice, utility disconnection notice, or damage deposits.
Children's Cottage HomeBridge Program; Families can get one-time support with an eviction notice, utility disconnection notice, or damage deposits.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Eviction or Utility Cut Off (printable pdf)
Canadian Mental Health Association: supports individuals and families with mental health or addictions concerns.
Alberta Health Service: Access Mental Health: offers mental health and addictions support.
Distress Centre: a crisis line if you are experiencing a crisis and need someone to talk to.
Sheldon M. Chumir: Mental Health Urgent Care: offers care if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Adult Addictions Services Canada; individuals and families with alcohol, drug, tobacco and gambling problems. Treatment for anyone over 18.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Mental Health or Addictions (printable pdf)
Salvation Army Community Support Services and Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre: help with infant essentials food,and employment support; offers workshops and family activities.
Children's Cottage Society Crisis Nursery: provides up to 72 hours of emergency care for your children (aged newborn to 8 years) if your family is in crisis.
Calgary Inter-Faith Furniture Society: offers gently used furniture, clothing, or small household goods.
DI Donations Centre: offers gently used furniture, clothing, or small household goods.
Parent Links: free parenting and play programs.
Women In Need Society: offers gently used furniture, clothing, or small household goods.
Calgary Food Bank: offers food hampers; maximum of 7 hampers every 12 months.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Change in Size of Family (printable pdf)
Calgary Legal Guidance: Free and confidential legal advice, information, and referrals.
Dial-A-Law: free legal information on 140 topics including eviction and landlord issues.
Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Services (RTDRS): assistance to resolve landlord-tenant disputes.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Illegal Eviction (printable pdf)
Calgary Housing Company: support with obtaining affordable housing
Horizon Housing: connects people experiencing various challenges with affordable housing support.
Accessible Housing Calgary: helps with affordable housing for individuals with accessibility needs.
Metis Housing: Metis Capital Housing Corporation: helps with affordable housing needs for Indigenous and Metis.
Treaty 7: Urban Indian Housing Authority: helps with affordable housing needs for Indigenous inurban areas with low to moderate income.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Affordable Housing (printable pdf)
Calgary Food Bank: food hampers: you can get a maximum of 7 hampers every 12 months.
Community Kitchen Program of Calgary: helps families learn how to prepare nutritious meals, helps with budgeting for groceries, provides affordable nutritious ,meals.
Alex Community Food Centre: provides drop-in community meals, affordable produce market, healthy eating and cooking education.
There are many additional emergency food resources in Calgary. Check this list of resources.
"Resources for You: Sheet: Food or Groceries (printable pdf)
Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary: housing, cultural and education events, outreach, Cultural Reconnection Program.
Metis Calgary Family Services: community-based services that are culturally specific for urban aboriginal community, Parent Link Centre, Little Sundance early Learning Centre.
Awo Taan Healting Lodge: family and parenting support, crisis intervention, emergency shelter.
Elbow River Healing Lodge: medical clinic offering a variety of physical and mental health supports for all family members traditional wellness and health (spiritual, cultural, and ceremonial supports), social resource referral and advocacy.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Indigenous Traditional Wellness (printable pdf)
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA): mother's programming, tax clinics, in-home support, counselling, youth programs, settlement and integration, language training, literacy, emergency housing, computer training programs.
Immigrant Services Canada: settlement and integration support, English testing and education, translation and interpretation services, career and employment support, family support and counselling, youth and seniors community supports.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Services: services for families, babies and children, professionals and job seekers, refugees, seniors, temporary foreign workers, youth,
Centre for Newcomers: English language programs, settlement and integration, career development and job search, youth programs, peer mentorship, GLBTQ2S + newcomer settlement.
"Resources for You" Sheet: Newcomers to Canada (printable pdf)