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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Special project funding available for multi-lingual counselling service providers

HSAB special funding call out

The City’s Human Services Advisory Board has issued a special call for proposals to service providers who can deliver local counselling services in Tagalog, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Urdu, and Spanish. 

“Positive mental health and cultural inclusion are priority areas for the Board,” says Human Services Advisory Board Chair Scot Caithness. “We have a very diverse community in Chestermere and this funding will help facilitate the delivery of counselling services to our residents in their first language as part of the Well-Being, Equity, and Resiliency Counselling Services Project.”

Funding up to $38,038 will be provided by Chestermere Family and Community Support Services to counselling agencies, immigrant service agencies, or any similar providers who complete and submit a proposal, and can deliver short term therapeutic care, counselling and referral services in multiple languages. 

Proposals that also include delivery approaches that increase accessibility and minimize barriers to clients will be prioritized. Examples of these approaches include:

  • Delivery of services in person (following COVID safety protocols)
  • Availability of services by phone and/or video conferencing, and
  • Affordable and subsidized service options. 

Service providers who would like to learn more and submit a proposal are welcome to request a submission package from the Community Support Services office by calling 403-207-7050 ext. 7063 or emailing mgavilan@chestermere.ca

A hard copy proposal submission must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021.

The Human Services Advisory Board, which is comprised of five Chestermere resident volunteers and two City Councillors, will review eligible proposals, determine appropriate allocations and notify applicants by June 2021.  

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