Community Resources

Organizations, groups, and people who help our community grow in positive ways and improve the quality of life for our community.

Fort McKay Wellness Centre

The Wellness Centre aims to provide a safe and nurturing environment where all children and youth have every opportunity to reach their full potential. The facility promotes skill building, self-reliance, personal development, recreation, cultural education and activities, and environmental and community awareness to children ages 6 to 17 years.

Services include a children’s after school program, youth drop-in activities, youth leadership programs, a supper program, summer day camp programs, and more.

Hours of Operation
Office: Monday to Friday (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
After School Program: September to June (3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Summer Day Camp Program: July & August (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Day Programs also run 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Spring Break and P.D. days

Julia Soucie
Phone: 780-828-4312

The Mothers of McKay (M.O.M) Association

The M.O.M. Association is a non-profit society that aims to provide safe, reliable, and beneficial childcare services to the youngest members of our community, allowing parents to pursue education, employment, and respite opportunities. The M.O.M. Association is responsible for the community Daycare, Aboriginal Head Start, Meals on Wheels, and the hot lunch program at the Fort McKay School one day a week.

Daycare: 0-6 years
Aboriginal Head Start: 3 and 4 years old

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

*During the months of July and August, only a limited number of spaces are available to children of working parents. Prior arrangements must be made. No drop-ins will be accepted.

Meghan McDonald
Phone: 587-646-0447

Elders Centre

Elders are intricately vital to the spiritual and cultural health of Fort McKay residents. The Elders Centre provides a space for Elders to meet, socialize, and to celebrate special events. Lunch is provided for Elders at the Centre twice a week.

Yvonne Shott, Elders Centre Coordinator
Phone: 780-828-4650

Family Support Centre

The Family Support Centre is a community-based program working with children, families, elders, and caregivers to enhance strengths, build capacities and to promote healthy development. The FSC delivers a wide range of services guided by principles that focus on building supportive relationships, facilitating growth, respecting the culture and furthering community development.

The programs available are:

  • Community Outreach
  • Counseling Services
  • Drop-in programs
  • Referrals to other resources
  • Ongoing support
  • Educational activities

We pride ourselves on using a strength-based approach to stabilize and empower the lives of our clients and their families. To help them to lead a life of respect and dignity as a contributing member of society and their community.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Inderjit Cheema
Admin/Program Coordinator
Phone: 780-828 4048
Fax: 780-828 2372

Health Centre

The Health Centre’s mission is to optimize the well-being of the Fort McKay community. It manages all aspects of health, as well as social services supporting health assessment and maintenance.

Services currently available at the Health Centre are primary care (e.g., family physician), public health (e.g., immunizations, vaccinations, STI screening, baby check-ups), prenatal and well-woman visits, mental health therapist, physiotherapy, geriatric/palliative care specialist services, lab testing (e.g., blood work), and telehealth consults.

The Health Centre will have the following additional services in the near future: internal medicine specialist visits, dentist clinics, pharmacy services, and optometrist clinics.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Thursday (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
Friday (8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Dorothy McDonald Business Centre

Phone: 780-828-4229
Fax: 780-828-4132

Youth Centre

The Youth Centre’s mission is to create a safe, fun, and empowering environment for the youth of Fort McKay. This is a youth-directed program—if they can dream it, the passionate people at the centre can make it happen.

A diverse array of activities and programs are available for youth in Fort McKay ages 12 to 18 years old. Along with a daily drop-in, the Youth Centre also offers a supper program every night from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Youth are encouraged to participate in the planning and preparation of healthy and fun meals.

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday (3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)

Dylan Foguere – Youth Mentor Coordinator
Phone: 403-951-4666

Sarah Callin – Youth Program Coordinator
Phone: 780-381-1995