Youville Home

Covenant Health


Resident & Family Handbook (PDF)
Introduction to Long Term Care (PDF)
Youville Home Legacy Story (PDF)
Room with a View (video)
Youville Home Fact Sheet - 2018/19
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Facility Overview

Contact Information
Youville Home
9A St. Vital Ave
St. Albert AB   T8N 1K1

Phone: 780.460.6900
Fax: 780.459.4139

Click here to view a map and get driving directions 

As a combination of the original nursing home built in 1963 and a new facility that opened in 2006, Youville Home provides long-term care in a cozy, home-like atmosphere.

COVID-19 Outbreak Status

The Chief Medical Officer of Health has indicated that continuing care sites must update residents and families of their site’s outbreak status.

Youville Home is on Outbreak Prevention.

Site Outbreak Definitions

  1. Outbreak prevention is:
    • No residents or staff showing any symptoms of COVID-19
  2. Site under investigation is defined as: 
    • At least one resident or staff member who exhibits one or more symptoms of COVID-19
  3.  A confirmed COVID-19 outbreak is defined as:
    • Any one individual (resident or staff) with laboratory-confirmed COVID-1
    • Sites with two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases will be included in AHS’ public reporting.

For information related to COVID-19, we encourage you to visit Alberta Health Services’ website.

If you have any questions about your site, please contact us directly. Contact information is on the left.


Programs & services

Long-term care

Spiritual care

Resident & visitor information

Visiting hours

Visitors are welcome any time of day; however the entrance doors are locked from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Please call the phone number posted on the front doors if you need to visit during those hours. 

Food Services

Complimentary coffee for residents and families are available in the cafeteria area on Level 0 – Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Snack items are available in the vending machines on Level 0, as well as in the gift shop. 

Meal tickets are available from Front Reception for anyone wanting to share a meal with a resident. 

Room rentals

The following rooms are available at Youville Home to rent for resident parties and get-togethers (four hours or less):

  • Private Dining Room:  seats up to 20 people • $80.00 (plus $4.00 GST)
  • Small Cafeteria:  seats up to 48 people • $95.00 (plus $4.75 GST)
  • Auditorium:  seats up to 50-52 people • $120.00 (plus $6.00 GST)


  • Roman Catholic Mass (English): 10:00 a.m. on Sundays to Fridays; no services on Saturdays.
  • Roman Catholic Mass (French): 10 a.m. on Wednesdays
  • Ecumenical Service: 10:45 on Wednesdays
  • Ukrainian Service: 11 a.m. every second Thursday

Daisy Gift Shop

Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The gift shop is run by the Youville Home Volunteer Department and all proceeds go directly back into the shop. 

Hair salon

Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Appointments must be pre-scheduled.

Monthly newsletter & calender

The newsletter and calendar tell residents and families what is going on within the facility and outline upcoming activities and programs.

Resident laundry

Please speak with the resident care manager on your unit for information about laundry.

Scent-free environment

Youville Home is a scent-free facility. The slightest scent can trigger severe reactions in our residents and many staff. To help us in maintain a healthy environment, please do not wear or bring scented products into our facility. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Smoking is prohibited in the facility and within 5 meters from any opening into the facility. There is a designated smoking area on the east side of our building for families and residents.


Our reception desk sells Edmonton and St. Albert Handibus tickets, and we use our wheelchair accessible van for recreational outings.

Transportation to Medical Appointments
We provide transportation to resident medical appointments that have been ordered by a physician.  Transportation for all other resident appointments – dentist, etc. must be provided by the family. 

Stop the spread of germs

  • For the safety of our residents, we encourage you to clean your hands when you visit. See A Guide to Clean Hands for information on protecting yourself and your loved ones.
  • If you’re sick, it's best to wait and visit your loved one when you’re feeling better. If you must visit and you’re coughing or sneezing, consider wearing a mask to protect your loved one.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and then discard the tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer, especially after coughing or sneezing.


Free visitor parking is available, including accessible parking stalls, at the front of Youville Home.

Parking map

2018/19 Overview

Staff                                                                    416

Volunteers                                                        132

Continuing care beds                                     232

Our founders

St. Marguerite d’Youville (1701-1771) is called the Mother of Universal Charity because of her concern and care for all people. She founded the Sisters of Charity of Montreal (or the Grey Nuns), who have dedicated themselves to those in need.    

The Grey Nuns arrived in St. Albert in 1863, immediately establishing an orphanage, a school and a hospital to serve the needs of First Nations, Metis and white settlers. Since their arrival more than 400 Grey Nuns have provided over 3000 combined years of service to the community. 

Today, approximately 233 residents live at Youville Home.

Covenant Health’s mission to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by serving with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages and caring for the whole person echos the vision and mission of the founders of Youville Home.


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