You’re invited! Join us for our bi-weekly virtual program hosted by Canadian Olympic Insider, Mark Tewksbury, as we chat with Canadian Olympians & athletes, sports organizers, and special community guests about inclusion in sport, and the effects of COVID-19 on sports communities.

Live sessions are hosted on our Facebook Live Page, and can also be viewed live via the Youtube videos below. 

Our next live session will be October 7, 2020 at 7 PM MDT / 9 EDT.

Watch The Panel

All 10 LIVE community sessions are recorded and posted below for your viewing pleasure! Stay tuned and check back for updates as they come.

Panel 3: Sept. 23, 2020

LGBTQI2S Human Rights Regulations in Sport

Panel 2: Sept. 9, 2020

Staying Active During COVID-19

Panel 1: Aug. 19, 2020

LGBTQI2S Inclusion In Sports Panel

Mental Health Resources

Mental health resources for the Greater Calgary Area

OrganizationAventa
AudienceWomen and Addiction Services, LGBTQ+ friendly
HighlightAventa focuses on gender-specific treatment, led by professionals who have experience dealing with addiction. 
DescriptionAventa Exist to improve the lives of women and their families affected by addiction, mental health, and trauma through treatment, advocacy and education, in a safe and supportive environment.
Contact403-944-2025
OrganizationBetween Friends
AudienceCreating Community, Mental Health, Disability, Youth
HighlightTheir Adventurers Programs is focused on anyone who is 18+. They boast a high facilitator-to-individual ratio for this program and will take individuals meeting their criteria on trips around the province. 
DescriptionBetween Friends is an organization that builds a lifelong community of persons with disabilities, help them reach their individual potential, and receive the respect and dignity that persons with disabilities deserve.
Contactinfo@betweenfriends.ab.ca ,  403 269 9133
OrganizationBig White Wall/Together All – Calgary
AudienceCalgary, Alberta
HighlightOnline Peer-Support
DescriptionFormerly known as Big White Wall Canada, Together All provides Albertans (16+) with mental health support via online means. Albertans have access to this one stop shop for resources and community support from a helpful community. 
OrganizationCalgary Addiction Centre (Foothills Medical Centre)
AudienceAddiction Services
HighlightDifferent styles of therapy – focusing on group therapy the most. Their focus is on psychiatric and addictive disorders
Description Located at the Foothills Medical Centre, the Addiction Centre specializes in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults/adolescents with substance/behavioral addiction concurrent with a mental health and/or chronic physical health condition.
Contact403-944-2025
OrganizationCalgary Counselling Centre
AudienceGeneral
HighlightHigh degree of specification
DescriptionCalgary Counselling Centre, founded in 1962, has been working towards providing mental health services at income-appropriate levels for Calgarians. Their services include Sexuality & Intimacy and Gender Issues among other specialties. 
Contactcontactus@calgarycounselling.com , 403 265 4980
OrganizationCalgary Region Canadian Mental Health Association
AudienceGeneral mental health association
HighlightContinuing Connections Program (focused on skill-building, therapeutic recreational activities, social visits from volunteers, and helping individuals with going to other community programs
DescriptionThe Canadian Mental Health Association is one of the oldest mental health organizations in Canada. The Calgary branch is operating through online methods in this pandemic. They have a recovery college which helps young adults and adults to lead fulfilling lives.
Contactinfo@cmha.calgary.ab.ca, 403-297-1700

National mental health resources

OrganizationCanadian Centre for Mental Health Association
AudienceCanada-wide
HighlightSports-specific mental health
DescriptionThe CCMHS is a registered charity supporting the mental health and performance of competitive and high-performance athletes and coaches.
OrganizationCanadian Sports Psychology Association
AudienceSports-Psychology – Resource database
HighlightResource Database
DescriptionThis professional association houses a database of professional consultants whose specialty is sports psychology. 
OrganizationLGBTQ+ Youth Help
AudienceYouth
HighlightSexual health information
DescriptionReliable sexual health information and resources that aim to be inclusive, non-judgmental and youth friendly.
OrganizationThe Lifeline Canada Foundation
AudienceCanada-wide
HighlightOnline Crisis Support Guide
DescriptionDescription of the Organization: Lifeline Canada and their app support individuals through intense crisis and suicide awareness and prevention. The Lifeline Canada App (available on ios and Android) offers online chat and email support, and a rich resource database of crisis management centres in Canada. 
OrganizationTogether Canada
AudienceCanada-wide
HighlightCOVID specific mental health
DescriptionFunded by the Government of Canada, COVID-19 poses a huge burden for individuals, families and everyone in between who are quarantining. Wellness Together Canada helps Canadians by housing text-support services and other online supports.  

Questions or concerns? Email sports@egale.ca for more information.