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Mental health benefits and resources

The Employee benefits plan covers covers counselling sessions with a psychologist/master of social work (extended health level 2 only):  maximum of $750/year/dependant (usual and customary fees apply -$140/session for master of social work).  To make a claim or confirm what expenses are eligible, you can contact Green Shield Canada or call 1-888-711-1119.
Eligible medical services can also be paid from your health spending account ($300 annual credit).  Additional credits to employees in extended  health level 1 ($1600) and dental level 1 ($900) plans.

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Confidential, short-term counselling for a broad range of personal and family problems, including managing anxiety and depression, controlling substance use and resolving family conflict.
EFAP services are available free of charge to City employees and their eligible family members, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call Homewood Human Solutions toll-free 1-800-663-1142.
Plan Smart Services™ have been developed to allow you to take a proactive approach to managing everyday challenges and life transitions. Expert advice and resources are available on a variety of topics, including child and eldercare support, nutritional counselling, legal and financial assistance, pre-retirement planning, and shift worker support.
Are you in crisis? 

Calgary Distress Centre

Active Living Program (ALP)

ALP provides a partial reimbursement towards an annual pass at a participating City or City-partner facility. Call 403-268-4300 or email

WOW! Wellness Opportunities at Work

WOW! provides a variety of quality programs, resources and services to support your health and well-being.
  • free wellness sessions on social, physical and mental health topics
  • registered fitness classes (fees apply)
  • call 403-268-2318 or email

City of Calgary supervisors

Supervisors can also refer to tools and resources on myCity website.

External Resources