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With the holiday season just around the corner, you can make a difference for Calgarians in distress this holiday season. While you're relaxing with loved ones, or finishing up your holiday shopping, our dedicated staff and volunteers are responding to Calgarians in crisis 24 hours a day. Yes, even on Christmas Day, when you're sitting down...

The holiday season is a time for Calgarians to do some of the things they love most - spending time with loved ones, revisiting annual traditions and enjoying winter activities. But for many Calgarians, the holidays and the winter season become a time of stress and anxiety. The holidays can cause immense stress on a family's...

There are many ways to describe Distress Centre Calgary counsellor, Edwin Morales. Most people would describe Edwin as compassionate, enthusiastic, and driven. However, if you ask him, there is one unique word that can summarize him entirely: Perspective. Although, this word is not common to describe someone in their entirety, the word couldn’t be more...

RBC Check Presentation with Sandy Pound Jerilyn Dressler and Leslie Weekes

As Canada’s largest bank, RBC is one of the largest corporate donors not only in Canada but around the world. On a global basis they are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. The RBC Youth Mental Health (YMH) Project is RBC’s commitment to support mental health programs that help youth and families access...

In 2016, Distress Centre Calgary responded to 113,975 phone calls, emails, chats, texts and requests for counselling. People from all walks of life reach out to us for support day or night- parents, professionals, teens, teachers, seniors, to name just a few examples. What we know is that you can't judge a person's situation by...

David Granirer, a comedian, counsellor, speaker and author, headlined our Lend An Ear Breakfast.

David Granirer, a comedian, counsellor, speaker and author, headlined our Lend An Ear Breakfast. On the morning of September 21st, 2017, we gathered in the beautiful Odd Fellows Hall for our 7th Annual Lend An Ear Breakfast. Comedian, David Granirer, from Vancouver, BC, headlined the morning. He is a stand-up comic, counsellor, mental health speaker and...

ConnecTeen, talk on your terms. Image of teenage girl looking into the camera

The teen years are a stressful and challenging time. Teens deal with a lot. They have heavy school workloads and many work part-time jobs or juggle extracurricular activities and sports. They experience relationships starting and ending, and many struggle with their body image, depression and anxiety, or experience bullying from their peers. That’s why teens need...

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