This coalition includes 35 Alberta agencies providing addiction services to Albertans
Calgary Coalition on Supervised Consumption
This multi-stakeholder group provides advisory support to the development of supervised consumption services (SCS) in Calgary. This includes research into the needs of people who use drugs and recommendations around program design and locations.
The Calgary Council for Addictions and Mental Health is a collective of over 45 community non-profit organizations, government services and foundations which provide a strong and unified voice, promoting the better delivery of competent, integrated, efficient, ethical and effective person-centered mental health and addiction services and support. This grass roots council works collaboratively with community partners who offer barrier free, non-judgmental services and support to those affected by addiction and/or mental health.
This collaborative network is committed to advancing education & awareness, promoting best practices and enhancing supports for individuals and families affected by FASD
The Concurrent Capability Provincial Advisory Group (CCPAG) is a group of internal and external stakeholders who guide the work that is done through the Concurrent Capability Strategy. This Advisory Group serves as a forum for sharing progress and challenges related to concurrent capable work, recommending consensus solutions and mobilizing learning opportunities across the province.
Aventa is one of the service providers involved in the Prairie CRISM Node which will focus on evidence based addiction treatment and prevention strategies, and establish collaborations, information exchange and resource development across the prairie region.
This is a collaborative program between The City of Calgary, McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association, and Aventa. In this program, women are supported during the multiple stages of treatment, especially pre and post treatment, in order to increase successful admission, completion of the program and decrease risks of relapse post treatment. Journeys will utilize therapeutic intervention, outreach, and natural supports to help the Client’s success. The program is funded through the City of Calgary, with programs and services delivered through Aventa and McMan. .
Mental Health Services Protection Act (MHSPA) Advisory Committee
This committee will make recommendations for implementation of the Mental Health Services Protection Act. This Act provides a foundation to ensure safe, quality addiction and mental health care. The Act also provides authority to license residential addiction treatment facilities and outlines core requirements that must be met. It also enables creation of a professional college to regulate Counsellors.
This is a partnership between a Calgary Police Service Constable and Alberta Health Services Nurses. The team is implementing a pilot project designed to prevent risks to newborns by identifying high risk women and facilitating their access to appropriate prenatal programs. Risk factors during pregnancy would include substance abuse, prostitution, domestic violence, mental illness, poverty, isolation, homelessness, etc.
Provincial Addiction Counselling Practice Council
This independent body promotes the delivery of competent, integrated, efficient, ethical, and effective patient centered health care.
Provincial Addiction Curriculum and Experiential Skills (PACES) Training Initiative
This initiative develops provincially accessible addiction curricula that meets the learning needs practitioners who work with adult populations experiencing addiction and concurrent disorders.
Trauma Informed Care – Community of Practice
The CoP facilitates knowledge exchange, resource sharing and capacity building in trauma-informed care among health-care practitioners working in a variety of clinical and community environments.
The Valuing Mental Health Review Committee was established in June 2015 with a mandate to comprehensively review addiction services, mental health services, and the mental health system in Alberta. The review culminated in the recommendations of this report, which are intended to assist the Government of Alberta to implement a strategy that strengthens and updates addiction and mental health services for Albertans.