Government Emergency Services remain open during the holidays

Various emergency services accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week

By Kevin J Sabo For the Advance

For many people, the festive season is a time to come together, destress from busy lives, and connect with friends and family. For others, the festive season is anxiety-inducing and stressful.

The Government of Alberta wants residents to know that despite non-urgent services shutting down between Dec. 24 and Jan. 1,2019, emergency services will still be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“If any Albertan is facing difficulties over the holidays, we want them to know they’re not alone. Help is available at any time, day or night. Please reach out if you’re in need and support will be there,” said Irfan Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services, in a prepared media release.

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The emergency services that remain staffed over the holidays is varied. Emergency Income Support can be accessed at 1-866-644-5135. The Family Violence Infoline can be reached at 310-1818, as well as the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-387-kids (5437) and the Bullying Helpline at 1-888-456-2323. The mental Health Helpline can be reached at 1-877-302-2642. In addition, many of these services can be accessed through 211 Alberta and 811 Alberta (Healthlink), as well as 911 for immediate life, medical, or property threats. More information can be found at

The holiday season can be stressful for many Albertans, but many emergency services are available to make sure no one gets left behind.

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