The Outreach Centre is home to Central Alberta Outreach Centre Society and Suicide Information and Education Services. The two agencies co-located in 2012 to the current facility. In 2020, they fully merged under The Outreach Centre banner to optimize their shared expertise, board and resources.

The Central Alberta Outreach Centre Society (CAWOS) opened its doors in 1984 as an agency devoted to supporting women affected by family violence by providing the tools to create a safer, healthier and more secure life for themselves and their families.

The organization has effectively adapted and expanded programming to meet increasingly complex issues within communities and the people we serve. Programs have evolved to provide services to adults and children who are affected by domestic violence, suicide, homelessness and the effects of poverty.

Who do we serve?

If you are in central Alberta, and experiencing the effects of domestic violence, suicide, homelessness, and the effects of poverty – we have services for you. We strive to create a safe environment for people and their supports.

We are recruiting members for our Board of Directors!

Passionate about leadership, governance & making a difference in the community? This might be the perfect opportunity for you! To express interest, email our Executive Director, Ian Wheeliker, at

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Programs & Services

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Upcoming Events

Join us on September 13 to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in Downtown Red Deer!

Make a difference

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Our team at the Outreach Centre is grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on many Indigenous homelands across this land we share in central Alberta.  As settlers on these lands, it is important to acknowledge that our offices are located on Treaty 6 Lands, the traditional territory of the Cree, Dene Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota, Sioux, and Métis, and  Treaty 7 lands, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani and Siksika, as well as the Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakota First Nation. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us.

We want to express our respect for the Treaties we reside in and honour the diverse Indigenous People who have lived and worked on this land historically and presently.