50 Stories

50 Stories Part 50: Volunteers are Everywhere

2022-10-10T20:10:40+00:00

50 Stories Part 50: Volunteers are Everywhere Image: ConnecTeen volunteers (Amy Li on the right) at the 2014 Calgary Hitmen game in support of ConnecTeen. Read - 50 Stories Part 49 There would be no Distress Centre without the original group of volunteers, so it seems only fitting that our 50th story focuses [...]

50 Stories Part 50: Volunteers are Everywhere2022-10-10T20:10:40+00:00

50 Stories Part 49: Bringing People Together

2022-10-10T20:08:22+00:00

50 Stories Part 49: Bringing People Together Image: The Distress Centre staff and volunteer team at Outrun the Stigma 2019. Read - 50 Stories Part 48 A partnership between many different organizations and individuals created the initial Drug Information Centre in 1970, and partnerships continue to be vital in enabling the current Distress [...]

50 Stories Part 49: Bringing People Together2022-10-10T20:08:22+00:00

50 Stories Part 48: Navigating the System – 211 in the 2010s

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50 Stories Part 48: Navigating the System - 211 in the 2010s Image: 211 staff celebrate with cake after we successfully renewed our AIRS accreditation. Read - 50 Stories Part 47 The 211 service continued to expand in the last decade. It is still free, multi-lingual, and confidential. Certified Community Resource Specialists answer [...]

50 Stories Part 48: Navigating the System – 211 in the 2010s2022-10-10T20:07:27+00:00

50 Stories Part 47: Joan Roy – From Practicum to Executive Director

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50 Stories Part 47: Joan Roy - From Practicum to Executive Director Image: Joan Roy speaking at our 2014 Lend An Ear Breakfast. Read - 50 Stories Part 46 The unfortunate passing of Executive Director Carol Oliver brought a period of leadership instability to Distress Centre, until the Board appointed 25-year staff member [...]

50 Stories Part 47: Joan Roy – From Practicum to Executive Director2022-10-10T20:06:45+00:00

50 Stories Part 46: Eyes In and Fingers Out – Board support in the 2010s

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50 Stories Part 46: Eyes In and Fingers Out - Board support in the 2010s Image: The 2018-2019 Board of Directors at our 2018 Annual General Meeting. Read - 50 Stories Part 45 Over the last decade Distress Centre’s Board has kept to its governance role, with a focus on strategic planning. They [...]

50 Stories Part 46: Eyes In and Fingers Out – Board support in the 2010s2022-10-10T20:04:59+00:00

50 Stories Part 45: A SORCe for the homeless

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50 Stories Part 45: A SORCe for the homeless Image: On June 2, 2017, SORCe was honoured with a Community Justice Award from Alberta Justice and Solicitor General. The award recognizes excellence and innovation in community partnerships, in the areas of victims’ services, youth justice, restorative justice and other crime-prevention efforts. Read - [...]

50 Stories Part 45: A SORCe for the homeless2022-10-10T20:04:05+00:00

50 Stories Part 44: It’s A Disaster

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50 Stories Part 44: It’s A Disaster Image: Riverfront Avenue in Calgary after the 2013 flood. Photo by Ryan Quan. Read - 50 Stories Part 43 In 1970, the idea of a two-day concert with accompanying sex, drugs and rock and roll was considered enough of a pending disaster to cause the formation [...]

50 Stories Part 44: It’s A Disaster2022-10-10T20:03:19+00:00

50 Stories Part 43: A Circle of Support

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50 Stories Part 43: A Circle of Support Image: Distress Centre staff at the 2019 United Way Parade. Read - 50 Stories Part 42 Distress Centre has always depended on corporate, government and private funders in order to fulfill their mandate in the community. In 2019, for example, 40 organizations provided major funding [...]

50 Stories Part 43: A Circle of Support2022-10-10T19:55:34+00:00

50 Stories Part 42: Face-to-Face for 50 years

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50 Stories Part 42: Face-to-Face for 50 years Image: Distress Centre counsellors in 2017. Read - 50 Stories Part 41 The professional qualifications for Distress Centre counsellors have increased over 50 years, as has the complexity and number of clients they see. Less than 300 sessions in 1970 became 1,650 in 2010 and [...]

50 Stories Part 42: Face-to-Face for 50 years2022-10-10T19:54:20+00:00

50 Stories Part 41: The 5th Decade

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50 Stories Part 41: The 5th Decade Image: Jerilyn Dressler (middle) accepting the City of Calgary Award for Community Advocate Organization in 2018. With Mayor Naheed Nenshi (left) and Ward 10 Councillor Ray Jones. Photo courtesy of the City of Calgary. Read - 50 Stories Part 40 At the start of 2010, no [...]

50 Stories Part 41: The 5th Decade2022-10-10T19:52:32+00:00
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