Volunteer Spotlight: Anika For anyone thinking of volunteering with Distress Centre, Anika has this advice: “Go for it!” And: “It’s not as scary as you think.” When a call, chat or text is received by Distress Centre or ConnecTeen, DC’s youth crisis support service, it’s true that the volunteer doesn’t know what the subject [...]
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RBC – December 2021 RBC Foundation believes in the power of communities and the people who live in them. RBC is one of Canada’s largest banks and corporate donors, and one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies globally. As a purpose-driven company, they strive to create positive social and economic impact within [...]
Donor Spotlight: Lori and Jim Ryan Lori and Jim Ryan have donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2014. In that time, they have provided monetary support, advocated for our agency and played a key role in organizing our 2018 Lend An Ear event. Jim spoke at the event, sharing some of his own struggles and triumphs, and had clearly emotional impact on [...]
October 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Distress Centre continues to support Calgarians by providing 24 hour crisis and 211 phone support, daily chat and ConnecTeen text support. This month we were pleased to announce the launch of 24 hour crisis text and chat. Counselling sessions are being conducted by [...]
Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre Distress Centre Calgary’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Romano as Chief Executive Officer. Over the past 12 years, Robyn has served in a number of roles at Distress Centre Calgary (DCC). From her start as a practicum [...]
Distress Centre launches 24 hour crisis chat and text At Distress Centre, we know that crisis can occur at any time of the day and it’s important to offer Calgarians multiple ways to contact us to remove barriers to accessing help. That’s why we are excited to announce that our online services – crisis [...]
September 2021 Update: Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic Distress Centre continues to support Calgarians by providing 24 hour crisis and 211 phone support, daily chat and ConnecTeen text support. This month we also introduced crisis text support. Counselling sessions are being conducted by phone and video. If you need help, please [...]
Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker Cheryl Bernard competed on the Canadian women’s curling team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She felt a huge amount of pressure to win the gold medal while competing at home and as the Skip, she had the last rock to take [...]
Get to know Kaiya Gamble! Local singer-songwriter speaks and performs at Lend An Ear 2021 Kaiya Gamble first started singing after her school music teacher approached her parents and told them that she has perfect pitch. Her parents put Kaiya in piano and voice lessons and she loved it. After about a year [...]
World Suicide Prevention Day: Suicide-related contacts up 34% in 2021 Distress Centre introduces crisis text support September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day - a day to bring awareness to suicide prevention and end the stigma that surrounds the topic. We acknowledge what a difficult year it has been for many. If you [...]