Who We Are

Dr Mary Dumka  (photo by Char Woodman)

Founded in 1987 by psychiatrist Dr. Mary Dumka, Community LAMDA Society is a registered charity overseen by a volunteer operational board of directors.

LAMDA provides residential accommodation & support services to adults with severe & persistent mental illness. Our contribution to the Calgary community is steady and reliable and we are determined to explore its untapped potential for growth.

As we look into the future, LAMDA’s priority is to maintain our effective practices. LAMDA’s supportive housing model is remarkably successful, and we are committed to sustaining our uniqueness and autonomy.


LAMDA buildings are owned by Calgary Housing Company who is responsible for building operations and rent. Our services are partially funded by Alberta Health Services.

Community LAMDA is located and operates on the traditional territories of the peoples of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) First Nation tribes of the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Stoney Nakoda First Nations tribes of Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the historic Northwest Métis and to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.