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Wetaskiwin: Adult Services

Crime Prevention

  • Mental Health Diversion Program (MHDP)
  • Correctional Support and Transition Planning
  • Court Support
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminal Justice Navigation System

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Adult Navigation

  • Providing coordination of support across a variety of systems and navigating client’s areas of need.

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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

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Youth Navigation

The Youth Navigators will provide person centered, trauma informed support to youth ages 11-18 that includes:

Crisis intervention
The Youth Navigators will support the client and the family to both provide prevention and intervention by connecting to youth, appropriately assessing, case planning, connecting them to programs/ services, and providing case management and follow up to ensure the clients needs are being met.
Utilization of the Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) model that identifies youth at risk and pre-emptively creates plans to support the youth so that larger scale issues and/or incidents are mitigated will be utilized. The Navigator would utilize this model to bring service providers together to articulate strategies to support a youth and mitigate risk, clearly identifying the role each service provider has to reduce chaos in response, potential gaps and/or duplication of responses.

Connection to resources
Resources exist in Nunavut, however are not readily accessibly in Kinngait. The Navigator will have access to technology in order to facilitate appointments with medical, mental health, addictions and other supports in Nunavut, specifically in Iqaluit and available nationally where they are not available in Nunavut. Connection to resources will also include culturally specific resources such as classes, time on the land, skills development, etc.
Example: counselling available virtually.

Appropriate Assessment completion
Completion of assessments to measure resiliency, well being, needs, emotional capacity, etc. These would then be utilized to appropriate determine support and care plans for the clients. This would also help to identify further need for supports and articulate clearly what that support needs to be. It removes the guess work and time and energy trying to support a client without knowing the how. This information is important for many service providers to be able to accurately assess need in community, positioning of resources and interventions, development of new resources and return on investment for those resources.

Ongoing support and relationship building
Connection has been proven to reduce addiction and suicide ideation. It increases attachment, well being, resiliency and capacity within youth. By providing relationship-based services and building rapport with the youth, modelling and teaching can occur, community capacity can be built and youth can be empowered to make healthy choices based on their wants and needs.

Interagency Participation/ Collaboration
The Youth Navigators will participate in interagency meetings. Through triaging and navigating, the Youth Navigators will appropriately create dialogue with service providers and provide the overarching case management. This will reduce pressure on other resources (education, CFS), allowing for cohesive responses to prevention and intervention to occur.

For more information, please contact Nunavut@theopendoors.ca