Mission, Vision, and Values


To advance the mental health of infants, children and adolescents through family-centred clinical services, education, research, and advocacy.

CASA delivers innovative mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families and is an effective advocate for children's mental health.

Core Values
Strong values are fundamental to CASA's operations, whether it be as a service provider delivering mental health care and support to children and their families, or as an employer ensuring that employees and volunteers are supported to do their best work. The following are at the core of decisions about what we do and how we do it.


  • Building strong family foundations

  • Focusing on working with family units

  • Supporting healthy relationships and a sense of belonging through a family-centred approach

  • Defining 'family' as broad and inclusive, thereby recognizing personal and cultural diversity


  • Empowering children, their parents, and employees

  • Treating people with dignity, fairness, and compassion

  • Being sensitive to personal, social, economic and cultural diversity

  • Being inclusive, soliciting and recognizing contributions

  • Promoting a work culture of caring by:

         -   supporting quality of life and employee wellness
         -   providing opportunities for personal and professional growth and development
         -   maintaining a safe workplace


  • Doing what we say we are going to do

  • Taking responsibility for our own decisions and actions

  • Maintaining open, honest communication with staff, patients and all stakeholders

  • Being responsive to our funders, employees and other stakeholders

  • Evaluating and improving quality, safety, and effectiveness

  • Delivering evidence-informed services


  • Collaborating with families, health care providers, educators, and researchers in the provision of CASA services

  • Considering the ideas and concerns of families, clinicians, and colleagues in the decision making process

  • Seeking input and learning from one another

  • Collaborating across programs:  one CASA many sites


  • Encouraging innovation, creativity and proactive planning in the delivery of our services

  • Being open to new ideas and approaches

Principles of Care

Children & Families First

CASA listens to the stories of children and families to know how to help them best.

Best Clinical Practice

CASA uses treatments that work to support children and families.

Partnerships & Collaboration

CASA works with the community to best help children and families.


For our families, and for our Staff – CASA helps keep families and staff safe so everyone feels supported.


Value Diversity and Inclusivity 
CASA values and respects the lived experiences of our children, families and staff.

Cross-Cultural Understanding with a Strong Focus on Indigenous Ways 

CASA values, and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, but acknowledge we have work to do. CASA has identified Cross-Cultural Understanding with a Strong Focus on Indigenous Ways as an operational priority for the 2020-2021 year. This work will include an openness to discuss and identify areas of need, and it will inform and enhance our cultural competency at CASA.

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CASA Centre - Edmonton
10645 63 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
T6H 1P7
Phone 780-400-2271
Fax 780-437-6133


CASA Fort Road - Edmonton
13415A Fort Rd NW
Edmonton, AB
T5A 1C6
Phone 780-410-8180
Fax 780-410-8499

CASA Downtown - Edmonton
406 Peace Hills Trust Tower
10011 109 St NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 3S8

Phone 780-400-2270
Fax 780-415-6050

CASA House - Sherwood Park
9400 Emerald Dr
Sherwood Park, AB 
T8H 0Y5
Phone 780-410-8181
Fax 780-416-4588

CASA respectfully acknowledges that Alberta is located on Treaty 4, 6, 7, and 8 Territory traditional lands - a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples, including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene, Stoney-Nakota Sioux, Saulteaux, Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, the Stoney-Nakoda First Nations, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.