Transforming Kids’ Mental Health in Alberta by 2027

Imagine a community where all children, youth and their families are provided with timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.

Mental illness affects around 1.2 million Canadian children and youth. By age 25, that number rises to 7.5 million (about one in five Canadians). That’s a lot of kids. A lot of families. A lot of caregivers.

These are not just statistics. They are our loved ones. Our friends. Our neighbours. CASA is leveling up on a new child, adolescent and family mental health model of care that could help more kids in our city, our province, our country and beyond who need mental health services now more than ever. How is CASA leveling up its service for kids and families?

  • Expanding services in our own footprints and moving to evening, weekend and summer programming;
  • Enhancing online services; and
  • Going to where kids are, by working with community partners to find spaces in their facilities and organizations to provide service.

You can be part of it. Together, let’s level up for kids’ mental health!

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CASA is the reason behind rising country vocalist and Edmontonian Hailey Benedict's song Level Up. Hailey is passionate about youth mental health and wrote this song on the heels of our Level Up campaign. The video features footage of CASA kids and families and shots filmed at CASA Centre.

We are so fortunate to have Hailey’s support and talents working for CASA kids. Hailey met her original goal of $5,000 in only four days through this video, and she has doubled it to $10,000!