Family and Community Support Services

AHS Edson Mental Health - 780-725-6110 or 1-888-594-0211 (Central In-take)
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.

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.

Sexual Violence Support Services - 780-223-7182
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.
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.
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. 

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - June 15th

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is marked each year on June 15th. This is an official United Nations International Day acknowledging the impact elder abuse has as a public health and human rights issue. Since 2006, communities throughout our country and around the world have used this day to raise awareness of elder abuse by sharing information and promoting resources that can help increase the safety and wellbeing of older adults in our society.

Approximately 10% of Alberta seniors have experienced abuse by someone in a position of trust. Abuse of older adults can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or through the under or overuse of medications. Abuse can also be in the form of intentional neglect that leads to harm of a person not able to care for themselves.

Abuse can happen to anyone at any age, and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity to help individuals know where to turn for help.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, there are agencies around the province who can help. If someone is in immediate danger, call 911. For confidential referral and support for non-emergency situations, call 211 (24 hrs/day, 7 days/week). You can also call the Family Violence Line at 310-1818.

More information on elder abuse can be found through the links below

Or contact Edson FCSS at 780-725-0582.

Additional Resources

Yellowhead Elder Abuse Response Network

Financial Abuse of Seniors

Drop-Off Form

(Updated May 9, 2024). We are now accepting DROP OFF TAXES ONLY. For More information, please call 780-725-0582. We look forward to helping our community again this year! Thank you to our amazing CVITP volunteers for making this program possible!

Our drop-off location is at the Griffiths Park Centre-  5414 6 Ave, Edson

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
  • Each additional person adds $2,500 thereafter.

If you have any questions, please call 780-725-0582. 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.

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Town of Edson FCSS support the provision of local preventative social services by community groups and agencies through a variety of activities including: consultation and facilitation, planning and evaluation assistance, information and referrals, special project collaboration and the provision of financial assistance (through the FCSS grant program). These activities are carried out under the authority of a joint municipal/provincial program regulated by the Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) Act of Alberta. The Town of Edson allocates this funding based on the needs of the community and evaluation criteria. Town of Edson FCSS is proudly supported by Yellowhead County through the cost-share agreement.

Please read through the funding guidelines to see if your organization/agency or project/program meets the application requirements.


2024 FCSS Grant Application

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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 or call 780-712-3500 

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Are you a Caregiver looking for a supportive network?

Join in as a facilitator leads you through conversation that will support you in topics like;
- managing stress
- preventing burnout
-family dynamics
- navigating supports and services
while also being in a safe and supportive environment.
This is a support style group.
-Wednesdays beginning March 13, April 17, May 22, June 19
-3 pm to 5 pm
- At the Griffiths Park Centre- 5414 6 Ave

Contact Sarah @ 780-712-3500 or

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Grief is a normal emotion to emerge after the loss of a loved one, pet, job or something else.

It affects everyone differently and requires time and compassion in order to process it.

Join us in a safe and confidential space for discussions, and to connect with others going through the process. Connection and conversation can assist the grief process.

Saturday- March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

9:30 am to 11:30 am  @ Griffiths Park Centre (5414 6 Ave)


Contact Sarah @780-712-3500 or

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

FCSS Neighbour of the Month Nomination Form