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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.


In August 2008, upon his arrival in Fort McMurray and following his appointment as Lead Pastor at the Family Christian Centre, Rev. Edwin Rideout embarked on a mission to understand the social needs of the Wood Buffalo Region. His quest led to a pivotal encounter with Mayor Melissa Blake in the winter of 2009, where he inquired about the church's potential focus area in community service. Mayor Blake promptly highlighted the pressing need for more counselling services, particularly in family/relational dynamics and addiction.

Edwin's subsequent analysis over the following months affirmed that while government and non-profits were making substantial efforts, there remained a significant gap in counselling services, notably for families, youth, children, and substance abuse issues.


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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