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Transforming Mental Health for Kids in Alberta by 2027

Ways to Give

Imagine a community where all children, youth and families are empowered to thrive through timely mental health care. With your help, this can happen right here in Alberta.

 

You can help us can reach more kids and break down barriers to mental health care as we expand services online and to more communities across Alberta. 

Mental illness affects around 1.2 million Canadian children and youth. By age 25, that number rises to 7.5 million (about one in five Canadians). These are not just statistics – they are our loved ones, friends and neighbours. 

With your support, our unique and promising model of mental health care can reach more children facing mental illness. Together, let’s level up for kids’ mental health

“If CASA can achieve the five year plan, they will be our go-to. We will know they have ‘got us’ as we try to deliver services to children and youth.” –Non-profit community partner

Tristan's Story

Tristan is an eight-year-old boy from a local First Nation. Before he was diagnosed with ADHD, he struggled with schoolwork and bullying. Because of previous experiences with the mental health system, his family had a hard time finding help for Tristan. CASA’s proposed intake process will be shorter, to reduce barriers to care, focus on culturally safe care, offer virtual treatment options and help families navigate the mental health system.

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Bailey's Story

Bailey, a 15-year-old girl in Edmonton, experienced depression and anxiety for three years. She struggled with school and didn’t feel she could talk about her mental health with her parents. After fighting with her parents about school, she attempted to end her own life and was rushed to emergency. Bailey and her family were referred to CASA and took part in the family therapy program. It focuses on strengthening parents’ ability to support children with mental illness, which helps improve family relationships.

“Doubling the number of kids you serve is critical” –Non-profit community partner

How Your Gift Will Help

  • Area of greatest need: Unrestricted funding supports emerging needs and our ability to be nimble enough to double the number of kids and families we reach in three years.

  • Children, family and caregivers: Wrap-around services (facilities, culturally-safe spaces, online care), supports (FamilySmart, gift cards, holiday events etc.) and programming (therapeutic programs, school-based programs, clinics).

  • Front-line support and technology: Expanded technology to support virtual care, testing and evaluation needs, personal protective equipment and a "tech library" for underprivileged and underserved families.

  • Translational research and innovation: Training, virtual research hub, studentships and fellowships.

  • Diversity and belonging: Indigenous programming and services, community research, cultural events, equity/diversity/inclusivity training for staff, and cultural care delivery training for front-line staff.

Contact Us!
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at info@casaservices.org for inquiries about donations, tax receipts, event sponsorship packages, hosting a third party event, signature events or CASA collateral (pamphlets, brochures, swag etc.)!

“This plan gives me hope for all kids and families that CASA can step up to do something bold” –Patient/family we serve


Read CASA's Case for Support