Prevent Teen Suicide

Youth Suicide Prevention & Awareness

In response to the Canada wide public health issue regarding suicide and mental health, The Open Doors has created a program with the goal to bring suicide awareness and prevention. Our goal is to abolish the stigma that surrounds suicide and mental health, and open a safe conversation with youth ages 8 – 24. 

For more information, please contact rachel@theopendoors.ca and/or daniel@theopendoors.ca
Employment-Program

Employment Program

For Participants:

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

  • Resume building
  • Cover letter writing
  • Interview strategies

We also provide you with whatever training you require… for FREE!

For Employers:

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

Within the YESS Program, there are 2 options available:

  • Option 1: 1 participant working up to 36.5 hours within a one-week duration @ $15/hr. Employer is then reimbursed this pay by The Open Doors once proof of payment is confirmed (ex: Paystub).
  • Option 2: 1 participant working 30 hours a week for a 14-week period @ $15/hr. Employer is then reimbursed this pay by The Open Doors once proof of payment is confirmed (ex: Paystub).

We also take care of the training, so you do not have to worry about covering this cost on your end!

For more information, give our Employment Coordinators a call at 780-679-8836

SMART-Recovery

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!

Camrose

Wetaskiwin

  • Ages 18+
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm
  • Care Gateway Medical Clinic: 1260, 3725 56 Street, Wetaskiwin AB
  • For more information, please call 780-360-3868 or email terrip@theopendoors.ca

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FASD Program

The FASD Program (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) supports individuals who have, or are suspected of having, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The program offers a number of supports that range from:

  • Doctor’s appointments
  • Banking
  • Groceries
  • Legal issues
  • Assistance applying for AISH
  • Referrals to AADAC or Persons with Developmental Disabilities

For more information, please call our FASD line at 780-679-6640 or email amy@theopendoors.ca