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Call-Diversion and Co-Location Initiative Update

2022-08-19T18:27:40+00:00

Call-Diversion and Co-Location Initiative Update Hundreds of non-urgent calls to Calgary 911 have been diverted away from requiring a police response as part of a call-diversion pilot program that began in February between Distress Centre/211, Calgary Police and Calgary 911. Through the program, 248 non-urgent calls to Calgary 911 have been [...]

Call-Diversion and Co-Location Initiative Update2022-08-19T18:27:40+00:00

Announcing our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan!

2022-10-10T21:24:11+00:00

Announcing our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan! On Wednesday, May 11th, we were pleased to unveil our new 2022-2025 Strategic Plan at our Annual General Meeting. The plan has been developed on the underlying themes of strengthening, adapting and transforming our people, programs and the broader system in which we operate for a [...]

Announcing our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan!2022-10-10T21:24:11+00:00

ConnecTeen launches Virtual Escape Room for youth

2022-10-11T22:23:34+00:00

ConnecTeen launches Virtual Escape Room for youth We’ve launched a Virtual Escape Room for youth! The pandemic has made it more difficult to reach youth and inform them about ConnecTeen, our youth program. We’ve launched this Virtual Escape Room to educate youth about ConnecTeen, and provide mental health and crisis intervention resources in a [...]

ConnecTeen launches Virtual Escape Room for youth2022-10-11T22:23:34+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 27: Collaborate or else – service integration in the ’90s

2020-07-14T15:51:55+00:00

Image: From a newspaper in the early '90s. Read - 50 Stories Part 26 A second major focus for Distress Centre/Drug Centre leadership in the '90s came from both the Board and funders. In order to maximize the use of resources and eliminate duplication of services, collaboration between social support agencies in servicing clients needed [...]

50 Stories Part 27: Collaborate or else – service integration in the ’90s2020-07-14T15:51:55+00:00

$94,650 raised for teens in distress at Outrun the Stigma

2018-11-15T00:57:00+00:00

This year marked the 6th annual Outrun the Stigma, a walk/run in support of mental health awareness with a mission to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness. The event, which took place on October 21st, raised $94,650 for our ConnecTeen youth program. The total raised this year exceeds that of all previous years combined, and [...]

$94,650 raised for teens in distress at Outrun the Stigma2018-11-15T00:57:00+00:00

Senior’s Week: What should you do if you see a missing senior?

2018-06-06T00:08:17+00:00

In Calgary, approximately 180 vulnerable seniors are reported missing each year. These incidents place a tremendous toll on family members, friends, and neighbours of the missing person, and often require the involvement of costly emergency services to search. Silver Alert systems engage the community in locating missing older people who have cognitive challenges. During Seniors’ [...]

Senior’s Week: What should you do if you see a missing senior?2018-06-06T00:08:17+00:00

Outrun the Stigma raises a record $33,000 for Distress Centre!

2017-10-25T22:36:08+00:00

Outrun the Stigma is an annual 5k walk/10k run that was founded by two University of Calgary students, Leah Shipton and Amy Li, who noticed a gap in the running culture for runs raising awareness for mental health. In October 2013, the DC on Campus Club and the Mental Health Awareness Club, organized the first [...]

Outrun the Stigma raises a record $33,000 for Distress Centre!2017-10-25T22:36:08+00:00

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and Distress Centre partnership a ‘win-win’

2016-11-09T16:57:21+00:00

Gulya Taubaldieva, Fitore Bajraktari and Sarah Xu, all CIWA grads and now DCC staff, with crisis counsellor Edwin Morales (back) helping out at our Lend An Ear Breakfast on September 22, 2016. Every year thousands of newcomers to Canada settle in Calgary. In 2014 we welcomed over 19,000 permanent residents to our city, and by 2020 Calgary’s [...]

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association and Distress Centre partnership a ‘win-win’2016-11-09T16:57:21+00:00
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