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Events Around the World that Matter to You

PAA is here to support all Albertans.

We realize that events happening around the world affect us here in Alberta – sometimes directly.  This page provides resources and support for PAA members, psychologists in Alberta, and all Albertans regarding global events.

If you need more support: try our referral service to find a psychologist near you or contact your local support line (some numbers at the bottom of the page).

Albertans

Taking Leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alberta psychologists have an opportunity to take leadership during this time. PAA has resources to support you.

Download your Psychological-Coping-Pandemic-2020 infographic!

Download your Nurses-Psychological-Coping-Infographic

Psychologists in Alberta.

In-Person Practice

  • APA guidance about resuming in-person psychological services
  • APA, sample informed consent for in-person services during COVID.  It can be modified for your practice and to use your letterhead.
  • In-Person Psychology Service Delivery Checklist

Telepsychology

Download infographic

SunLife Insurance

BMS Insurance

Telus eClaims

  • eClaims can now be used for virtual services.  More information here
  • Submitting Claims for Virtual Services with eClaims

Examples of Access Advocacy in relation to Extended Health Insurance Providers

Canadian Psychological Association

Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards

PAA thanks Réseau Santé Albertain for these translations!

American Psychological Association (APA) resources

US National Register of Health Service Psychologists

Professional Convention Management Association resources

More Support

AHS Mental Health Helpline – 24/7, toll free: 1-877-303-2642

AHS Toll free Crisis Line/Distress Centres – for 780 area code: 1-800-482-4357; for 403 area code: 1-800-784-2433

More Alberta Health Services helpline numbers here

Kids Help Phone Crisis Line: 1-800-668-6868

Salvation Army Crisis Line: 780-429-0230

Indigenous Health Cultural Support Line:
1-855-735-6766

CMHA Distress line – 24/7: 780-482-4357

CMHA Rural Distress Line: 1-800-232-7288

Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) – 24/7, English & French: 1-833-456-4566

First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line – 24/7: 1-855-242-3310

Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

Trans LifeLine: 1-877-330-6366

Indigenous Health Cultural Support

In response to an increasing need for additional cultural supports to patients, health facilities, staff and community members, a new toll-free phone line that can be utilized by all Alberta zones.

An indigenous Health Coordinator, will be available to answer incoming calls for requests such as prayer, one-on-one talking/listening/emotional support, Cree translation and connection to resources.

Hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

*Please note this service is not available on Wednesdays.

Toll free number is: 1-855-735-6766