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Holding Hands

Legacy Counselling

Hope for Families and Individuals

Journeying together

Obtaining counselling services in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is a challenge for many. The Legacy Counselling Centre opened its doors in January 2015 to supplement existing services. It has an inter-faith board of directors and provides interdisciplinary mental health services.

Quality Counselling
provided by highly trained and experienced counsellors.
A Safe Place
to be heard and helped; a place where you are treated with dignity and compassion.
Non-judgmental Staff
that are devoted to assisting others toward a path of holistic living.


Shortly after arriving in Fort McMurray in August of 2008, and subsequent to his election as Lead Pastor at the Family Christian Centre, Rev. Edwin Rideout set out to conduct his own evaluation of the social needs of the Wood Buffalo Region. In a subsequent meeting with Mayor Melissa Blake during the Winter of 2009 he posed a simple but profound question: “When considering the unique role of the Church in Fort McMurray, and having a good understanding of the great works already being accomplished by many of our community-minded Churches, what would you say is an area of concern the Family Christian Centre should focus upon?” Without hesitation, Mayor Blake responded, “There continues to be a tremendous need for counselling; especially in the areas of family/relational dynamics and addictions.”


It is Legacy’s aim to provide professional services at affordable rates. Therefore fees are based on a sliding scale according to individual means to pay.  We understand that every individual’s circumstances vary, so please call our office at (587) 536-6619 for any questions regarding fees or our services.

Presently, the Legacy Counselling is not currently set-up for third party billing. Clients should check with their individual insurance provider to determine if services will be covered. Each client will be provided with a receipt which you may choose to submit to your respective employer insurance/health spending account.
Donations to The Legacy Counselling Centre will enable us to offer subsidies to families/individuals with limited income. Please make cheques payable to the Legacy Counselling Centre/Family Christian Centre. (Income tax receipts will be issued). Donations can also be made online care of Family Christian Centre. When donating online, please specify that your donation is being made to Legacy Counselling Centre.


  • Monday - 8:00am-4:00pm

  • Tuesday - 1:00pm-7:00pm

  • Wednesday - 8:00am-4:00pm

  • Thursday - 8:00am-4:00pm

  • Friday - 8:00am-4:00pm

  • Saturday - CLOSED

  • Sunday - CLOSED

Experiencing an Emotional Crisis?
Contact SOS Crisis Line (780-743-4357)
or proceed to your nearest emergency department
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