Making A Difference!

Woman of Excellence Award goes to SSA Provincial Executive Director, Rubyann Rice


On June 10,2014, Rubyann Rice, Provincial Executive Director ,was honored and with the 2014 Women of Excellence award in the field of Human Services- sponsored by the Honourable Mary Anne Jablonski, Minister of Seniors and Supports, Red Deer South. The awards ceremony was hosted by the Red Deer District Community Foundation.Rubyanne Rice  Marie-Anne Jablonski No 2 130

 Rubyann was recognized for her relentless passion in providing quality services to improve the lives of people living with severe and persistant mental illness. With her expertise and knowledge she has developed and standardized all SSA core programs, was instrumental in the purchase and operations of Kentwood Place and lovella Manor in Red Deer Alberta. In 2013 Rubyann’s persistence paid off with the purchase and operation of a new housing program in Edmonton, Iris Court, a housing program for 21 people living with persistent mental illness who are at risk of homelessness.

 Rubyann also broke new ground when she recognized the importance of providing peer support to those affected by mental illness. She developed SSA programs to become the industry leader in peer support proving that important element of support that provides our clients with a better understanding of their illness, a better sense of acceptance, understanding that recovery is possible. Most importantly through the peer support programs clients understand they are not alone in their journey and understand there is such thing as recovery and hope in building a happy and fulfilling life.


"Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research."

Facts & Myths

  • Schizophrenia is a common disorder, affecting around 1% of people worldwide.
  • Schizophrenia is a physical disorder affecting the brain, and therefore can affect perception & behaviour


Getting Help

  • If symptoms are not severe and the person is not at immediate risk...


Alberta Branch Locations

Provincial Office

4809 - 48 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T2
Phone: 403.986.9440
Fax: 403.986.9442

Calgary & Area Branch

309, 8989 Macleod Trail S.
Calgary AB T2H 0M2
Phone: 403.264.5161
Fax: 403-269-1727

Edmonton & Area Branch

5215-87 Street
Edmonton, AB T6E 5L5
Phone: 780.452.4661
Fax: 780.482.3027

Red Deer & Area Branch

4811 48 Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 3T2
Phone: 403.342.5760
Fax: 403.342.4866


Camrose & Area Branch

#206, 5015-50 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 3P7
Phone: 780.679.4280

Medicine Hat & Area Branch

526B - 3 Street SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0H3
Phone: 403.526.8515

Lethbridge & Area Branch

234C 12th Street B North
Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2K7
Phone: 403.327.4305
Fax: 403.328.0124



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