Calgary Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Calgary Zone, Capital Projects

Highlights

  • Calgary’s first dedicated centre for child and adolescent mental health will be called The Summit: Marian & Jim Sinneave Centre for Youth Resilience — honouring the lead donors for the new facility while reflecting valuable sentiments from the community. 
  • Marian Sinneave and her late husband, Jim, began supporting the Alberta Children’s Hospital in 1997 and have remained committed to improving the lives of young people in our community ever since. 
  • The Summit name was chosen after extensive engagement with AHS staff, the public, youth receiving care and members of the Family and Youth Advisory Councils, made up of young people with lived experience. The Youth Advisors felt it was important the name of the centre felt welcoming to encourage young people to get the support they need.  
  • Construction on the centre is expected to wrap up by the end of the year with doors opening in early 2023.
  • The $39 million centre for child and adolescent mental health is being built in partnership between Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF). The ACHF has raised more than $50 million to fund construction of the centre, along with program and research enhancements. 
  • Once open the new facility will provide community-based mental health services to help ensure mentally healthy futures for children and adolescents in our community.
  • The Summit will provide three new services for kids, teens and their families: the Owerko Family Walk In Services, on-site intensive therapy and the Ptarmigan Day Hospital. 
  • We know more children and youth are reaching out for help. The opening of the Calgary Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health will provide specialized support for children and youth in Calgary helping patients access mental health resources more quickly.
  • The new centre will provide families with greater to access mental health supports, while reducing wait times and increasing capacity at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
  • In partnership with Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary, it will also be one of the most research-intensive community-based mental health facilities for young people in Canada.

More Information

  • Calgary Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Q & A.
  • For more detailed information and updates on the Calgary Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CCAMH) project please visit AHS’ Togther4health.
  • For more information about the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation campaign and involvement visit www.buildthemup.ca
  • Access Mental Health provides information, consultation and referral to individuals in Calgary who have addiction and/or mental health concerns. For more information on this service visit Access Mental Health

Project Updates

Need help?

*If this is an emergency call 911

Need to talk to someone? Call 24/7

Eastside Community Mental Health Services
403-299-9699 or 1-800-563-6106

Distress Centre
403-266-HELP (4357)

Have questions?

For more information about the centre email ccamh.calgary@ahs.ca