Looking for Support?
- COVID-19 Business Resources
- Help in Tough Times
- Mental Health Help Line
- Canadian Mental Health Distress Line
- Kids Help Phone
- Family Violence Info Line
- Alberta 211
- Addiction Helpline
- Help for Animals
COVID-19 Business Resources
JEDI remains open for business and we are committed to supporting our regional businesses during these unprecedented times. We endeavor to communicate and engage on an ongoing basis with businesses to help them navigate the challenges they are experiencing. Visit the JEDI COVID-19 Business Resource page for lists of business and employee support programs provided by all levels of government and various business sources.
We also encourage you to take our survey to help us to understand how your business has been affected by the pandemic and identify if there are any areas that we can be of assistance with.
Stay safe and work with your customers, suppliers, community and JEDI, together we will recover stronger than ever
JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative) is a dynamic economic development organization that was created in 2003. The County of Wetaskiwin and the Town of Millet are the two partner municipalities that form JEDI.
Help in Tough Times provides resources to Albertans when dealing with financial pressures, unexpected difficulties, unemployment, or stressful situations such as the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Mental Health Help Line (AHS)
Provides toll-free, 24/7 telephone service, which offers help for mental health concerns for Albertans.
Phone: 780-735-3633 or Toll Free: 1-877-303-2642
Canadian Mental Health Distress Line
The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.
Phone: 780-482-4357 (HELP)
Online Crisis Chat
When in crisis, sometimes it’s easier to chat. This is a safe, 100% confidential, one-on-one conversation with a Canadian Mental Health Support Team member. Visit https://edmonton.cmha.ca/online-crisis-chat/ to chat.
Kids Help Phone
If you are a young person and are struggling with a problem big or small, please call 1-800-668-6868. We are always available, 24/7/365.
Family Violence Info Line
Family Violence Info Line is a 24/7 help line available to anyone experiencing family violence, it is anonymous and available in more than 170 language. Family violence includes physical, verbal, emotional, financial and sexual abuse, neglect, stalking or being kept from seeing other people or forced to stay in one place.
Phone: 310-1818 or visit https://www.alberta.ca/family-violence-find-supports.aspx
Chat online alberta.ca/SafetyChat
8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily | English
Alberta 211 is a free helpline that connects Albertans to community and social services in their area 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in over 150 languages.
Telephone advice and service referral for adults and youth requiring addiction services.
The Addiction Helpline is a toll free confidential service which provides alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and problem gambling support, information and referral to services. The Addiction Helpline operates 24 hour a day, seven days a week and is available to all Albertans.
Help for Animals
The COVID-19 crisis affects us all, including our animals, and we all have lots of questions about how we will be impacted individually. The Alberta SPCA is here to help. For more information please visit the links below: