Community Supports & Services


K - 12

Buffalo Trails Public School Division

Information about the Public School Program serving the County of Vermilion River.

  • Dewberry
  • Kitscoty
  • Marwayne
  • Paradise Valley
  • Vermilion


East Central Catholic Schools 

Information about the Catholic School Program serving the County of Vermilion River.

  • Vermilion

Post Secondary Education

Lakeland College 

Established in 1913, Lakeland College has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster.  Lakeland College awards certificates, diplomas and applied degrees.  The college also offers baccalaureate degree programs in collaboration with degree-granting institutions.


Lakeland College Emergency Training Centre

The Alberta Fire Training School began 60 years ago in 1959 and now offers firefighting courses and emergency personnel training with the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art training grounds in Canada along with customized programs for municipalities, industrial and business clients.


Battle River Ranch Camp

Individualized, life and job skills training to allow each trainee to find their particular area of strength.

General Interest & Adult Learning


A progressive community learning centre focused on supporting and delivering foundational learning opportunities within the County (office based in Vermilion).  CLASS offers a wide range of learning opportunities (literacy, English as a 2nd language, newcomer training, community classes on art/tech/safety/youth/personal etc).


Find activities, resources and supports for families in the County:

Midwest Family Connections - provides programs and services for families and caregivers in the areas of family support, early learning and care, parent education and information and referral

Vermilion & Area Brighter Beginningssupports children and families to reach their full potential with early childhood education programs designed around play, imagination, structure and fun

Inclusion Lloydminster - Together, with families, we share a dream of meaningful family life and community inclusion for individuals with developmental disabilities


The County is pleased to be a part of the Lloydminster & District Health Advisory Council.

We are situated in the Central Zone of Alberta Health Services and have several facilities and programs available to residents.  See the Central Zone map of services



Primary Care Networks (PCN)

KALYNA COUNTRY PRIMARY CARE NETWORK (VERMILION)  780-853-6966 (also serving Beauvallon, Clandonald, Derwent, Dewberry, Innisfree, Kitscoty, Mannville, Marwayne, Minburn and Myrnam). 


LLOYDMINSTER PRIMARY CARE NETWORK 780-874-0490 (serving Blackfoot, Kitscoty and Lloydminster)




Islay Assisted Living


Kitscoty Public Health


Vermilion Addiction Services 


Vermilion Community Health Centre


Vermilion Health Centre


Vermilion Mental Health Services




Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre  780-871-7900 or 306-820-5970


Lloydminster Community Cancer Centre  306-820-6144


Lloydminster Population Health Services 306-820-6225


Lloydminster Home Care


Lloydminster Hospital (Saskatchewan)    306-820-6000


Lloydminster Mental Health Services 306-820-6250


Lloydminster Patient Care Centre Laboratory Services    780-875-1590



Health Link 



Mental Health 



Addiction Services



Suicide Prevention



Family Violence 



Kids Help Phone 



Child Abuse Hotline



Medication & Herbal Advice



Indigenous Support Line





211 Alberta

211 is an essential service that helps Albertans find the right resource or service for whatever issue they need help with, at the right time. 211 is available 24/7 by phone, text and chat. The service is free, confidential and available in over 170 languages over the phone.

On a national level, 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

If you need help:

Call: 2-1-1

Text: Text INFO to 211

Alberta Supports

Alberta supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 services for seniors, people with disabilities and more.  You can access Alberts Supports in-person, online or over the phone. Visit Alberta Supports for more information.

Healthy Children, Healthy Families

Check out Alberta Health Services website for many resources.  One specific area is the new Healthy Children & Families website

Human Services Directory 2023-2024


The County of Vermilion River has a vibrant and active seniors population.  The 2015 County census indicated that there were 898 citizens over the age of 65 years of age living in the County.  This represented 11% of the total population.  There are several senior citizens organizations located in the Villages and Hamlets in the County that provide a facility for socialization and educational opportunities for our Seniors.

Seniors' Coordinator

The County of Vermilion River and the Town of Vermilion partner to provide a Seniors' Coordinator to liaise with the seniors residing in the County, Town and the Villages of Kitscoty, Marwayne and Paradise Valley.  Shirley McRobert has provided information, assistance, referrals and enlightenment to our senior citizens for many years. 

If you have a question or concern please call Shirley at (780) 581-2414.  Shirley is renowned for her annual Seniors' Week celebrations that bring together seniors from across the County to be entertained and enlightened on matters of importance to their health and well being.

Shirley McRobert, Senior Support Coordinator
Town Of Vermilion/County of Vermilion River FCSS
5021- 49 Avenue
Vermilion, Alberta T9X 1X1 
Direct Phone Line: 780.581.2414
Town Hall:            780.853.5358
Fax:                    780.853.4910


New Horizons for Seniors Program 

The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a federal grants and contributions program.  It provides funding for projects that make a difference in the lives of seniors and in their communities.

Finding Balance Alberta 

Seniors' fall prevention initiative. 

Alberta Seniors 

Financial assistance and other supports for seniors, caregivers and service providers.

  • Affordable housing programs
  • Elder Abuse
  • Seniors Property Tax Deferral Program
  • Alberta Seniors Benefit
  • Seniors Financial Assistance programs
  • Special Needs Assistance for Seniors
  • Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors
  • Seniors Home Adaptation and Repair Program (SHARP)

Continuing Care 

Alberta Health Services' programs and services to help you receive the right care, in the right place at the right time. 

Other Services


  • Disability Services
    • Semi-dependent Living Support Services
    • 24-Hour Group Home Services
    • Community Access Services
    • Employment Preparation and Procurement SErvices
    • Daily Living Skills Support and Training
    • Acquired Brain Injury Support, SErvices and housing
    • Affordable Housing
  • Transportation Services
    • Non-medical transportation to and from Health facilities
    • Non-medical transportation to and from housing foundations, lodges, and LTC facilties
    • Non-medical transportation for residents from the community and surrounding region to and from their place of residence
  • Family and Children Services (SK Residents)
    • Provides community and in-home support for those experiencing trauma or are at risk.  Our work is strength-based, trauma-informed and responsive to client needs.