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Rapid Access Counselling

What can I expect from this service?

Rapid Access Counselling is all about having the right conversation at the right time. The single session counselling program supports individuals, couples, and families with a 75-minute counselling appointment, often available within the week so you can get the support you need when you need it! Whether a current crisis, or an ongoing challenge support is available through our goal-based and solution-focused approach to counselling. While the model is “single session” clients are welcome to book with us anytime they need support.

Is this service for me?

This service is available for all including, children, youth and adults across the province.

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How do I access this service?

Rapid Access Counselling can be accessed in-person, online, and by phone. With no wait list, and multiple daytime and evening appointments available from Monday to Friday, you can typically book a 75-minute appointment within three business days.

Book Online
To book an appointment online, visit www.CommunityConnectYYC.ca/kindred. Online booking is accessible from anywhere in the province and can be done at any time, night or day.

Book by Phone
To book an appointment by phone from Monday to Friday during office hours contact our Family Engagement and Resource Team at 403.233.2360 or if you’re outside of Calgary, call us toll-free at 1.877.244.2360.

Do I have to pay for this service?

Rapid Access Counselling works on an affordable fee model where clients set a session fee that is comfortable and manageable for them. Counselling is free for families, children under 18, and caregivers of children under 18. This is made possible by a partnership with Family Resource Networks (FRN) Alberta.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information contact our Family Engagement and Resource Coordination Team at 403.233.2360 in Calgary or toll-free from anywhere in Alberta, at 1.877.244.2360.

If your situation is urgent, or you feel at risk, please contact the Distress Centre at 403.266.4357 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

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Never Too Late

What can I expect from this service?

The Never Too Late (NTL) program provides no-cost academic, social and emotional support to adult learners who want to complete their GED (General Education Development or high school equivalency). Learning occurs with a cohort of students who share the same dream: to become a high school graduate. Offering a learning style for every learner, in-person or virtual options are available, with daytime and evening groups to accommodate schedules. This program is designed to prepare adults to write the GED exams, all in a supportive setting with wrap-around support to reduce barriers to learning.

NTL participants meet two times each week for three and a half hours each day over a period of 19 weeks, with access to volunteer tutors outside of class time. Program staff work side-by-side with participants to identify and overcome barriers to completing their GED. NTL participants experience improved self-esteem and confidence, increased knowledge of community supports, make new friends and connections, and feel better prepared to write the GED exam.

Is this service for me?

This program is for adults looking to complete their high school diploma by obtaining their GED, while also developing their self-esteem and connection to community.

How do I access this service?

Based on their learning needs, students can choose to register for an in-person or virtual program. Semesters start in September and February but self-referrals are welcome year-round.

Do I have to pay for this service?

This is a free service.

I want to find out more about this service

For more information call 403.233.2360 or email intake@kindred.ca.