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Income Supports: Emergency financial assistance

If you need after immediate support after business hours: See 'Alberta Supports' below


CUPS may be able to provide you with emergency financial support or a referral for this with another agency.  

-Going through CUPS can have the benefit of getting connected to other supports that they offer.

Click website link for info:

Call: 403-221-8780


Walk in: 1001, 10 Ave SW Calgary

Alberta Supports

Client of Alberta Income Support:

-Contact your worker


After hours or non-client:

-Apply for emergency support by method listed here:

Temporary Shelter:         online or phone

Eviction payments:          online

Damage Deposit:              online

Utility arrears:                  online 

Food:                                   online or phone


Clothing:                            online or phone


Child Care:                         online


Transportation:                online

Medication:                       phone


Emergency Basic Dental:  phone

For online applications:

-You’ll need to use a computer as a phone or tablet won’t work. 

-You’ll be prompted to create a MyAlberta Digital ID if you don’t yet have one.

-Click 'Apply online' at this website:


For 24/7 phone applications/inquiries to the Emergency Income Support Contact Centre, call:  1-866-644-5135 (Toll free)

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