Core Program

Core’s goal is to preserve and restore the mental health of children and adolescents. The program addresses a wide range of mental health concerns.

What happens in this program?

Core therapists actively include the child’s family, school and community network in treatment. Families are matched with the appropriate level of service, with the possibility of “stepping up” as needed.

Who is this program for?

Core is for children and youth ages three to 17 with mental illness whose families live in the Edmonton area.

What are “step-up” services?

“Stepping up” occurs when the care team decides a more intensive program would be suitable, such as CASA House or a day program.

​How do I access this program?

For children aged five to 17, referrals can be made by a health professional or by the family through centralized intake at 825-402-6799.

For children ages three and four, a health professional or the caregivers can self-refer via the form.

Consultation with Community Partners

Core also offers consultation to staff from community organizations like Head Start, Family Resource networks and Children’s Services. Core staff help to identify mental health issues early on, and help connect families to support. These services are available for children under the age of five.

To access programs you must go through our intake process.

For A Child In Immediate Crisis

If your child is in physical danger or is at risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton crisis lines at 780-482-4357 or 780-342-7777 for immediate assistance.