Child & Youth Advocacy - High Level, AB
Located in the town of High Level, The Bison Child & Youth Advocacy Centre opened in 2021 and is the ninth Child Advocacy Centre in the province of Alberta.
The Bison Centre serves children and youth (under 18) who have experienced sexual, physical or psychological abuse, exploitation, and/or neglect. We also work with those who have witnessed other types of trauma or violence. Our support services include:
CHILD VICTIM SUPPORT: We have provided support to Victims of Crime since 2021.
COURT SUPPORT & ADVOCACY: We provide guidance to those navigating the Criminal Justice System.
FORENSIC INTERVIEWS: These structured interviews are intended to elicit detailed information that the child may have experienced or witnessed. Only the RCMP or Child & Family Services can make referrals for Forensic Interviews to The Bison Centre.
FAMILY SUPPORT ADVOCATE: We are dedicated to providing assistance to non-offending parents and caregivers.
REMOTE TESTIMONY: Our facility houses a safe, secure friendly location where clients can provide remote testimony.
Together we are strong
For 30 years, Kids Help Phone has offered free, confidential, non-judgmental support to youth 24/7 in multiple languages across Canada. They are here for young people in any moment of need, big or small. Especially now, youth need a safe space to share their feelings, worries, and questions.
Call: 1-800-668-6868 Text 686868
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Imagine a world where children who experience abuse have a safe place to go. A place where they can feel heard, believed, and supported. That world is here, and it’s thanks to the collaborative efforts of different agencies who care about children’s well-being.
The Bison Child & Youth Advocacy Center is that place, where children can report abuse in a secure, non-threatening environment. Here, dedicated professionals work together to make sure those children feel protected, empowered, and in control. By building a system that puts children’s needs first, we can transform a process that was once frightening and intimidating into one that is both supportive and healing.
Every child deserves to feel safe and be heard, and The Bison Child & Youth Advocacy Center is helping make that a reality.
To Report Abuse Call:
Children’s Services, Child Intervention Intake:
High Level RCMP: 780–926-2226
Advocacy & Referrals On Behalf of the Child Victims of Abuse
What We Do To Help
What is provided at the Bison Centre?
The Bison Child & Youth Advocacy Centre houses a child welcoming venue, for RCMP and Child & Family Services, to conduct interviews of alleged crimes of abuse against children.
Our Multi-Disciplinary Team
The Bison Child & Youth Advocacy Centre’s ability to safeguard the interests and well-being of abused children, while at the same time fight for the truth and justice comes from its multi-disciplinary team.
By combining the skills and resources of several agencies in one, The Bison Child & Youth Advocacy Centre is equipped to focus on the well being of the children that come through our doors.
We provide a safe and comfortable environment for the child as they go through this process.
We help to simplify the process and decrease some of the stress associated with reports of child abuse.
We advocate for the child within the criminal justice system and help find supports within our community.
- Only the RCMP or Child & Family Services can make referrals for Forensic Interviews to The Bison Centre.