Assistance Programs

Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

The University of Alberta's EFAP has been designed to:

  • provide immediate assistance in times of crisis;
  • support you through life stage transitions;
  • help you tackle day to day issues;
  • prevent problems from becoming overwhelming;
  • provide support and advice on achieving your health goals; and 
  • help you deal with depression, anxiety, fear, or existing personal health issues. 

All University staff members and their eligible dependents can access services through Homewood Health, the EFAP provider.

Phone: 780-428-7587 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)

Graduate Students’ Assistance Program (GSAP)

The Graduate Student Assistance Program (GSAP) was implemented September 1, 2009. The program provides all Graduate Students with 24/7 access to psychological counselling services, as well as access to a wide range of health, wellness and worklife services through Homewood Health. Graduate Students still have access to counselling through University Wellness Services' Mental Health Centre, however this new benefit increases availability and improves access to valued and necessary services.

Phone: 780-428-7587 (24 hours a day/7 days a week) 

Postdoctoral Fellows Assistance Program (PDAP)

The Assistance Program for Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Alberta has been designed to help deal with difficult or stressful events in our lives. Most of the time, we handle these personal challenges fairly well on our own. However, at other times our personal problems can become significant enough that they begin to interfere with our effectiveness, happiness and safety at work or home. The PDAP provides totally confidential, professional counselling for a broad range of personal and family problems through Homewood Health. While the program can be used for crisis intervention, the ideal time to use the services is early on, before the problems become so difficult that they put you at serious risk.

Phone: 780-428-7587 (24 hours a day/7 days a week)

Contact Us

Organizational Health and Effectiveness
Phone: 
780-492-2249
Fax: 780-492-0798
E-mail: org.health@ualberta.ca