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Community Health Promotion Services (CHPS) aims to prevent and reduce harms related to alcohol and drug misuse and mental health disorders by maximizing the well-being of children, adolescents and families in the Calgary Zone.

What we do

We are a passionate team that works to build connection in community. Rooted in evidence and equity, we strive to foster connection and well-being. We do this by supporting children, youth & families to build community connectedness, to reduce the harms related to substance use and promote positive mental health.

CHPS Partners

Meet Mental Health Collaborative

CHPS is a program in Mental Health Collaborative, which is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) within Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Mental Health Collaborative (formerly HMHC: Healthy Minds Healthy Children) provides information virtually and in person to our broad audiences, ensuring that evidence-based information, related to mental health; substance use; mental disorders, and mental illness is grounded in research and available to the public. We strive to create consistency of messaging and language across the audiences we target.

This service is the umbrella under which a variety of other services are provided including:

Through an accredited 6-month mini-fellowship continuing medical education, CanREACH educates and empowers health care providers to assess and treat pediatric mental health concerns in the primary care home. CanREACH changes health care provider practices, benefiting patients and the larger health care system.
Community Education Service facilitates virtual live educational sessions on a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health and health topics to parents, guardians, and other members of the general public. These presentations are recorded and available for viewing after the date presented.

Continuing Professional Development provides accredited on-line modules for professionals on a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health topics


Mental Health Literacy offers free, evidence-based; used nationally and internationally. It is customizable to the needs of educators and students and tailored for educators, teachers who deliver the mental health curriculum, those working in youth-serving agencies, mental health professionals, health professionals and parents. Also offers resources on



Mental Health Online Resources for Educators offers on-line modules for educators in elementary and junior high school settings on a wide variety of child and adolescent mental health and substance use topics with applicable classroom strategies.