The United Conservative government is helping local community organizations expand access to mental health supports for youth. The YMCA of Northern Alberta is set to receive funding to support their operations.

Through the Youth Suicide Prevention Grant Program, Alberta’s government is providing $3 million over the next two years to youth-focused community programs. The YMCA of Northern Alberta is one of 13 organizations to receive this funding, which will help dedicated professionals provide lifesaving suicide prevention and mental health supports to children and teens.


“The YMCA has given countless children and teens the chance to develop creativity, build resilience, and learn new skills. In times like these, investment in support of our youth becomes even more critical. This funding will help YMCA deliver programming to promote mental wellness among youth, and I'm grateful on behalf of my constituents for this investment into our future: our kids.”

Tracy Allard, MLA for Grande Prairie


“Building resiliency in our youth and fostering healthy practices is incredibly important. I’m thankful for what the YMCA and their team have done in our region and I know this grant will help them continue their good work to support our kids.”

Tany Yao, MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo


Successful applicants will receive the 2022-2024 grants, which are being finalized and will range from approximately $100,000 to $300,000.

The full list of recipients can be found here:

Information provided by the United Conservative Caucus