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. 

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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

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!




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