SOLO - Supported Independent Living (SIL)


SOLO is a community-based program that supports youth in preparing for independence in the community. SOLO provides funding for living expenses and accommodation.


Youth meet regularly with a Placement Coordinator who provides ongoing support to increase knowledge in finance, nutrition, shopping on a budget, cooking, home maintenance, personal wellness, problem solving and conflict resolution, communication and relationship skills, employment, education, career search, building support networks and much more.


Youth live in their own apartment in the community and as they increase their ability to live independently, there is a gradual withdrawal of support services.

You might be a good fit for the SOLO program if you are:
  • Managing most of your day-to-day activities and personal affairs without a high degree of structure or supervision
  • Demonstrating maturity and readiness for semi-independent living
  • Demonstrating the ability to take responsibility for your choices
  • Eager to learn skills you need to become your successful future-self, whatever that means for you.
  • Eager to be an inter-dependent adult, which means connected people who help you and who you help (no one is true independent, everyone needs someone).
SOLO Program Age/Eligibility:

Youth ages 15-23, inclusive, who have Children’s Services Status can apply.


Contact the SOLO Program Manager


Former SOLO Program youth:


“The staff at Chimo Youth Retreat Centre give youth the spark for building a bright future.”

Former SOLO Program youth:


“Chimo is a good place for youth to start their life. They help you last and are very understanding. It is one of the best places for youth rescue.”


Chimo Youth Retreat Centre

Our Children,
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Contact Us

To contact staff in individual programs, see Our Team

Main Office

Main Administration, T-SIL, LMT, SWS

Evergreen Court
#103, 10585 111 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 3E8


Email: Administration | T-SIL | LMT | SWS
Ph: (780) 420-0324
Fax: (780) 426-0393

Transitions Office


11715 G 108 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5H 1B8

Email: SOLO
Ph: (780) 408-4890
Fax: (780) 420-0410

Family Wellness & Kinship Care - CSD

#103, 2016 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3X3


Email Us
Ph: (780) 229-3367
Fax: (780) 426-0393


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