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Addiction and Mental Health - Diversion Services

 Location: Centre of Hope

Unlock a path to recovery and growth with our innovative Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program! If you or a loved one, whether adult or youth, are facing legal issues due to a suspected or diagnosed mental disorder and charged with low-risk minor offence(s), our program is here to help.

This program offers:

Community Connection

  • connect you to long-term, local community-based services tailored to address various needs such as mental health, addiction, social well-being, physical health, education, life skills, and spiritual health

Diverse Treatment Approaches

  • our experienced staff employs short-term treatments using various modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, and other evidence-based approaches. We customize the treatment plan to your unique needs

Structured Success

  • successfully complete your personalized goals within the court-adjournment timeframe (three months for adults, four months for youth), and watch as your charges are withdrawn by the Crown Prosecutor. It's a journey towards a brighter future

Supportive Path for All

  • if you are assessed as not eligible for the program, rest assured that we provide valuable mental health and addiction support recovery recommendations to you and the referring Crown Prosecutor

Choose a program that cares about your well-being and guides you toward a positive, legal outcome. Embrace change with our Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program. For additional information about the program either contact the closest Mental Health Diversion Site directly or contact us by email.

Contact Details

Centre of Hope

Location Info
6th floor
420 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 0R9
Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Service Providers May Include
addiction counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Adults and youth living with severe and persistent mental disorders who have been charged with low risk minor offences that require immediate support and referral to mental health services.

All other indididuals are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.

All referrals must be signed and approved by a crown prosecutor at court.

Call your local Mental Health Diversion Service Site for service access.

Wait Times

Approximately 1 month from charge(s) being referred.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services


Justice and Solicitor General (JSG), Municipal Police Services, RCMP

Service Locations
Also Known As
Mental Health Diversion Service
Provincial Mental Health Diversion Program