If you are in Edmonton and need support, call 1-833-738-7727

If you or someone you know has tested positive for COVID-19 and you need information and support in your home language, please contact (toll free) the multilingual emergency response centre at 1-833-738-7727. An outreach worker will support you answer your questions and provide referrals in the following languages:

Amharic Nepali
Arabic Oromo
Cantonese Persian
Cebuano Pidgin
Dari Punjabi
Dinka Saraiki
Farsi Sinhala
French Somali
Hindi Spanish
Indigenous Languages (TBD) Swahili
Japanese Tagalog
Kinyarwanda Tamil
Korean Telegu
Lingala Tigrinya
Malayalam Urdu


You’re not in this alone! 

  • You don’t have to go to work if you’re sick. Know your rights, contact us now.
  • Apply for government COVID-19 relief. There are financial supports available to individuals affected by COVID-19+ or who need to be in isolation. Find out how to apply.
  • You’re not alone, everyone is feeling the strain of the pandemic. Reach out now for food relief.

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the new Edmonton COVID -19 Rapid Response Collaborative (ECRRC) has created a rapid response Indigenous Peoples, immigrants, those living with disability and other vulnerable communities help with ongoing COVID-19 related needs. Outreach workers provide support in 30+ languages with referrals to more than 12 agencies.

Support for this initiative comes from the City of Edmonton, Province of Alberta and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Action for Healthy Communities Society of Alberta, is pleased to announce our participation in the Edmonton COVID -19 Rapid Response Collaborative (ECRRC). ECRRC believes a strong community is created through building relationships. As a group, we hope to welcome everyone in Edmonton and support them through our group’s collective free services. The collaborative created a unique community model for inclusion of all individuals from various populations groups including Indigenous, newcomers and refugees, people with disability ethnocultural and other vulnerable communities in Edmonton to benefit with dignity and respect.  This project is supported by multiple community-based organizations, social service agencies, the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and in-kind support from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

Members of ECRRC include the following agencies and organizations:

Action for Healthy Communities Society of Alberta www.a4hc.ca

Africa Centre www.africacentre.ca

ASSIST Community Services Centre www.assistcsc.org

Canadian Native Friendship Centre www.cnfc.ca

Catholic Social Services www.cssalberta.ca

Creating Hope Society www.creatinghopesociety.ca

Coalition for Justice and Human Rights www.coalition4jhr.org

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association www.eisa-edmonton.org

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers www.emcn.ab.ca

Francophonie Albertaine Plurielle www.frap.ca

Islamic Family & Social Services Association www.ifssa.ca

John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights www.jhcentre.org

Multicultural Health Brokers mchb.org

For further details, please contact:  Aftab Khan | aftab.khan@a4hc.ca | (780) 944-4687 ext. 224.