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 Let’s Talk Series

Dive into meaningful conversations with the Let’s Talk Series, bridging understanding and resilience in youth through modules that shine a light on suicide, nurture mental well-being, break the silence on stigma, and navigate boundaries for healthy relationships.


The “Let’s Shine A Light on Suicide” module aims to raise awareness among youth, destigmatize mental health issues, and foster resilience and support networks. Participants will develop skills to identify risk factors, recognize warning signs, and provide immediate support, promoting open communication about mental health. The module empowers individuals to advocate for change, collaborate with communities, and contribute to a comprehensive network addressing youth mental health and suicide-related issues.

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS (Nurturing Your Mind and Well-being):

This module is dedicated to promoting mental wellness and self-care among youth. It focuses on reducing mental health stigma, empowering individuals with coping strategies, and fostering peer support. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of mental health, develop coping skills, and learn to advocate for improved mental health support in their communities.

BREAKING THE SILENCE (Understanding and Combating Suicide Stigma):

Addressing the sensitive issue of suicide, this module aims to reduce stigma, raise awareness, and promote empathy. Participants will develop essential skills to provide support to peers facing mental health challenges, recognize and combat suicide stigma, and encourage help-seeking behaviors. The course also emphasizes advocacy, community engagement, and the cultural sensitivity required to tackle suicide-related issues.


Focusing on fostering healthy relationships, this module emphasizes the importance of respect, consent, and communication. It equips youth with the knowledge to prevent harm in relationships, address power dynamics, and promote inclusivity. Participants will learn to recognize red flags in unhealthy relationships, enhance communication skills, and challenge stereotypes, ultimately empowering them to make informed decisions and engage in respectful relationships.

Venue: 4707 56th St, Camrose, Alberta

Registration & Inquiries:






Our Helplines provide confidential services 24 hour, 7 days a week. Please text or call:

The Helplines provide support to clients, their family and friends, and to professionals seeking information or assistance in supporting a client. The Helpline also provides distress interventions for clients in need of immediate help. Staff will provide assistance, triaging, and referrals for follow up to provide support.




Integrated Youth Hub

We offer a full-service Hub with multiple programs to assist youth ages 11-24 through easy access to primary care, addiction and mental health support, and multiple other social service programs. Programs also include summer camps and cultural events. Services are youth and family-centered.

You can access the Hub by texting/calling our 24/7 Helpline at 780-679-4357


Youth Emergency Housing

Our Youth Emergency Housing is temporarily closed for restructuring.

The Open Doors provides emergency housing for youth in need. Housing can accommodate clients ages 16-24. The youth work with Youth Support Workers to develop and achieve goals and life skills. 

The location of our Youth Emergency Housing is undisclosed to protect vulnerable clients. 


Youth Transitional Suites

The Youth Transitional Suites are independent living quarters with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen/dining area that help with the transition to living independently in the community. While living in their own independent suite, clients learn about their rights as a tenant and valuable life skills such as budgeting and meal planning.


Community Helpers

Community Helpers (CHP) is a community-based suicide prevention program funded through Alberta Health Services. Training provides participants the skills to better take care of themselves and to help other individuals. They are introduced to community helping professionals and learn how to refer to these services.

For more information, please email info@theopendoors.ca


Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice Program provides alternative measures to youth with criminal charges. Services include court support, support navigating the criminal justice system, and support with probation and parole.

For more information, please email info@theopendoors.ca



Employment Program

For Participants:

The Employment Program assists individuals ages 15-30 with entering the workforce by teaching skills such as:

  • Resume building
  • Time management
  • Interview strategies
We also provide you with whatever training you require… for FREE! 
*conditions apply
In addition to employability skills, our workshops also include life skills such as boundaries, self-care, mental health, communication, stress management and conflict resolution.

For Employers:

The YESS (Youth Employment & Skills Strategy) Program, funded through the Government of Canada, helps connect our participants with local employers to provide meaningful work experience.

Successful participants are then provided with a Paid Quality Employment Opportunity (PQEO) of a maximum of 4 weeks up to 36.5 hours a week at $15/hr. which we reimburse the employer (paystub required).

Form more information, please contact our Employment Coordinators:


SMART Recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol, or to activities such as gambling or over-eating) as guided by the 4-Point Program®.

We are hosting FREE weekly SMART Recovery meetings in both Camrose and Wetaskiwin!


  • Ages 15-30
  • Thursdays starting at 7pm
  • Open Doors Head Office: 4707 56th St, Camrose, Alberta
  • For more information, please call 780-679-6803 or email daniel@theopendoors.ca


  • Ages 18+
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm.
  • For more information, please call 780-360-3868 

UPD *** SMART Recovery for Wetaskiwin is currently suspended!