Family and Community Support Services

Edson & Area Supports

Sexual Violence Support Services - 780-223-4055

Call or text for support. Available to everyone in Edson & Yellowhead Region through the Mamowichihitowin Program

Family Resource Network - 780-723-5494 press 2
Provides prevention and early intervention programs for families and youth ages 0-18. 
  
Edson Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) - 780-723-4403
Provides programs and referrals to enhance social well-being of individuals, families and community through prevention.
  
AHS Edson Mental Health Crisis - 811
If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis please call 811 or visit Emergency at the Edson Hospital
  
AHS Edson Addictions - 780-725-6132 or 1-888-594-0211 (Central In-take Line)
Provides support, information and referrals to Edson & area residents experiencing addiction concerns, including problem gambling.  Call & leave a message to start intake process.
  
AHS Edson Mental Health - 780-725-6110 or 1-888-594-0211 (Central In-take Line) 
Provides in-person and virtual access to mental health professionals, along with information and referrals to Edson & area residents experiencing mental health concerns.  Call & leave a message to start intake process.
  
Victim Services Edson - 780-723-8813
Supports victims and/or witnesses of crime or trauma by providing direct support, information and referrals.  Self-referrals are accepted.
 
Mental Health Help Line - 1-877-303-2642
The Alberta Health Services Mental Health Help Line is a 24 hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year, confidential service that provides support, information and referrals to Albertans experiencing mental health concerns.
   
Native Counselling Services - 1-587-467-8858
Services for Indigenous People by Indigenous People - Court work, Housing, Residential School Health Support, Family Reunification Services
   
Yellowhead Emergency Shelter Crisis Line - 1-800-661-0937
Confidential crisis line and family violence support 24 hours/day 7 days/week. 

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Join fellow seniors in Chair Yoga and Walking Group.

Seniors Chair Yoga
Thursdays from 10am
Outdoors at Millennial Park
*Class on February 10th at the Red Brick Arts Centre
Instructed by Chelsea Baudin

Chair Yoga is a safe way to improve your health! Join Chelsea every Thursday at 10am for an hour of chair yoga. It is an excellent way to loosen and stretch muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps to lower blood pressure, protects joints and builds strength and balance.

Walking Group
Fridays from 9:30-11:00am
Start at Edson Drive Trailhead
Walk with us! We'll be walking through Edson and ending at local coffee spot Sacred Groundz for a free medium coffee or tea on us. Starting and ending point will be Millennium Park. 

Interested or need more information? Call 780-723-4403. 

Join the Edson Interagency:

The Edson Interagency is an informal group with over 85 members and growing. Meetings are held monthly and allow for agency and organization presentations, information sharing and updates. Generate partnerships, meet fellow service providers, and get to know the Social Services Community of Edson and Area. Guests from surrounding communities are welcome. All shared information is emailed out to members through the chair.

Join by emailing Marsha at marshas@edson.ca or call 780-725-2075 

Drop-Off Form

(Updated May 5, 2021) The Town of Edson Civic Centre is now closed to the public. The Town of Edson FCSS Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is no longer welcoming individuals to complete their taxes by appointment.

To complete taxes through our drop-off system please email Lexi at lexia@edson.ca and she will provide you with a form that needs to be filled out. These forms along with your tax information can be dropped off at the Town of Edson drop-box anytime. The taxes will be filed and you will be called when they are completed. We need some important information such as your date of birth and address, so please do not drop-off your taxes without filling out the form and attaching it to your taxes. The link to the form can be found above.

Income thresholds are as follows: 1 person income is $35,000 or less, 2 person income is $45,000 or less, 3 person income is $47,500 or less and each additional person adds $2,500 thereafter. We understand that it has been a difficult year, so if you have any questions about the income threshold please call Ali at 780-723-8616. We accept simple tax returns only, which means no business income, capital gains, depreciation or recent deaths. This program serves mainly low income, seniors, students, persons with disabilities. A current tax return is required for federal benefits to continue without disruption, such as government pensions and child tax benefits, so please look to having your taxes done as soon as you have received all of your T-forms.

We will not be accepting walk-ins. Please call 780-723-8616 to make an appointment, inquire about drop-offs or for more information. We look forward to helping our community again this year! Thank you to our amazing CVITP volunteers for sticking with us through these challenging times, we couldn’t do it without you.

Do you have a neighbour who goes above and beyond for the community? The Neighbour of the Month program gives you the opportunity to recognize those individuals for their acts of good will and call attention in a positive way. This individual can be a newcomer or a longtime resident of any age or background that makes a positive difference in your neighbourhood. The winner will receive a prize pack and public recognition for their kindness.

Have someone in mind? Complete the nomination form below and send it to LexiA@edson.ca

FCSS Neighbour of the Month Nomination Form