Alberta plans $226 million children’s mental health centre in Edmonton

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The new childrens' mental health centre will be built on land east of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (Google Maps)

Alberta’s government has announced plans for a new $226-million children’s mental health centre in Edmonton.

Construction of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre is expected to begin in the spring of 2021, with the centre scheduled to be completed by 2024.

The project will be funded with $200 million from the province and a $26-million contribution from The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and constructed on land east of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Centre, which is owned by Alberta Health Services.

There will be child and adolescent crisis services, 101 inpatient beds, specialized outpatient clinics, therapeutic recreational programs, and a family resource centre, among other services.

The project’s design phase is expected to begin in a few months, and construction would create 200 to 250 jobs, the government said in its announcement.

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