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The City, together with our community agencies and partners, is pleased to present the following list of available local resources to help our residents.


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Accessing Food

Grocery Store & Pharmacy Hours
Contact grocery stores directly for the most up to date information. Please note that pharmacy hours for grocery stores may vary from the store's opening and closing hours.

Local Organizations That Provide Food

Restaurants #SupportFredLocal
You can help support local businesses that offer online orders, delivery, or other modified services.

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Resources on How to Grow Your Own Food

Growing Your Own Food

Growing and eating local food is beneficial for your own well-being and for your community. When you grow your own food, it can increase your physical and mental well-being, contribute to your food security and increase your social connections in the community. It can also help decrease your environmental footprint and minimize waste generated from packaging. 

Backyard Gardening 

Gardening in your backyard can be as simple or elaborate as you choose. Either way, growing food in your backyard (or on your balcony) allows you to eat fresh local food at a low cost. 

Our backyard gardening video series will help you get started. The videos will help you with the basics: 

  • Choosing a plot and identifying the tools and other materials you will need (link to video
  • Deciding between raised beds (link to video) or an in-ground garden (link to video
  • Container gardening (video to come late May 2020) 
  • Deciding what to plant and how to plant transplants and seeds (video to come late May 2020) 
  • Watering, weeding, fertilizing and thinning (video to come June 2020) 
  • Pruning, harvesting and troubleshooting (video to come July 2020) 

Additional resources for backyard gardening 

Local Resources:

Other Resources: 

There is an overwhelming amount of online resources for first-time gardeners. Here are just a few to get you started: 

Community Gardening 

If you don’t space to garden in your yard, or if you feel you would benefit from gardening with others, you can join a local community garden. There are several community gardens in Fredericton that offer gardening plots for individuals to grow their own food. Typically, shared tools and access to water are available, and many organizations share resources to help you create a thriving garden plot. 

Note: The Government of New Brunswick has approved the reopening of community gardens for the 2020 season. They have provided guidelines on their website. Please contact individual organizations for availability and procedures. 

Community Gardens in Fredericton 

Other Information 

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Helping Out & Volunteering

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Local Organizations Offering Activities

Check the Facebook links of these organizations for exciting activities and information that they are sharing to stay healthy during COVID-19:

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Mental Health

Counselling and Support Resources

  • If your employer has an employee family assistance program, EAP or EFAP, you can access counselling support for members on your health plan.
  • Mental Health Services (Horizon Health Network 506-453-2132) is the general phone line for mental health issues.
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association - NB (506-455-5231; Offers virtual services such as Access to resources, general inquiries, support to understand how to navigate the services; interactive webinars, workshops, Q&A’s, and information sessions; Free support or self-help groups offered by CMHA of NB staff or mental health professionals; and Individual Therapeutic Support. (Download their brochure.)
  • The Downtown Community Health Centre (506-452-6383) offers counselling services.
  • CHIMO Support Line (1-800-667-5005) is a 24-hour-a-day service that provides a competent level of crisis intervention, referrals, and vital information in a caring, confidential manner on matters of mental health such as thoughts of suicide, emotional distress, anxiety, loneliness, relationships, and depression.
  • Family Enrichment and Counselling (506-458-8211). Located on Queen Street, they have programs available for those not able to pay customary counselling fees, to help make accessing services more affordable.
  • If you have a current caseworker or social worker through the Department of Social Development (1-866-444-8838), they can help you access counseling services.
  • Various local churches also offer counselling. Brunswick Street Baptist Church (506-458-8348) is one church that has a counseling centre.
  • You can also consult with your family doctor or other medical practitioners for recommendations and care.

Stress in Emergencies

Intimate Partner Violence

  • If you are in an abusive relationship, here are some organizations that can help you:
  • Domestic Violence Outreach Services 506-458-9774
  • Liberty Lane (506-451-2120) - Provides housing for women and children escaping intimate partner violence.

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The City of Fredericton provides the links on this page to assist the community in connecting with local resources and is for information purposes only. The views, information, or opinions expressed in these websites or social media pages are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the City of Fredericton and its employees. Any action taken by any individual based on the information contained on the websites or social media pages is strictly at your own risk and the City of Fredericton will not be held responsible or liable for any injury or damage of any kind.

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