Ministry of Community and Social Services

Government of Alberta - Alberta Works - Income Support

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Alberta Supports Centres / Alberta Works Centres are temporarily suspending in-person services. Access supports and services online at or call the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992 and 780-644-9992 in Edmonton. Provides financial assistance to persons who are unable to meet their basic needs.

Service offers:

  • financial assistance to eligible individuals and families who are unable to meet their basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and personal items essential to their health and well-being


  • information and financial support to find a job
  • health benefits for eligible individuals and their dependants
  • help to obtain child support payments

Works in co-ordination with Employment and Training Programs and Services, Health Benefits, and Child Support Services to ensure individuals have the tools, resources, and support they need for independence.

Yes, Service targeted to:
  • individuals and families who do not have the financial resources to meet their basic needs
Contact for additional eligibility criteria.
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • call or walk-in / drop-in at your nearest Alberta Supports or Alberta Works Centre
  • visit website to apply online
  • or visit website for more information
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Application processing time varies by office.

Toll Free
1-866-644-5135 (24 Hour Emergency Income Support)
Web Site
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: N/A - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Last Updated On
October 1, 2020
High River Provincial Building; 129 4 Avenue SW
High River, AB, T1V 1M6
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Hours of Operation
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM