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Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin

2022-11-08T01:06:12+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin At three in the morning, when most people are asleep, Kaiden Jobin is listening. He’s listening to a man who can’t sleep because he’s worried about his job. He’s listening to a woman who’s starting to realize her drinking is a problem. He’s listening to a senior who feels [...]

Staff Spotlight: Kaiden Jobin2022-11-08T01:06:12+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Adrian

2022-10-10T21:27:55+00:00

Staff Spotlight: Adrian Meet Adrian: Canada Suicide Prevention Service Training and Recruitment Coordinator at Distress Centre. Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. Distress Centre Calgary is part of that network and volunteers and staff answer calls and texts from people across Canada [...]

Staff Spotlight: Adrian2022-10-10T21:27:55+00:00

Diane Jones Konihowski C.M. retires after eight years at Distress Centre

2022-10-10T20:14:59+00:00

Diane Jones Konihowski C.M. retires after eight years at Distress Centre Image: Diane at the ENMAX partnership announcement in 2013. Diane Jones Konihowski, Director of Fund Development and Communications, is retiring after eight and half years at Distress Centre. Diane joined DC in 2013, three days after the flood. For the last eight [...]

Diane Jones Konihowski C.M. retires after eight years at Distress Centre2022-10-10T20:14:59+00:00

Meet Candice: Director of Programs at SORCe

2022-10-11T16:25:46+00:00

Meet Candice: Director of Programs at SORCe And get to know Distress Centre’s off-site programs Candice Giammarino joined Distress Centre Calgary in July 2021 as the Director of Programs at SORCe. Prior to joining DC, Candice worked with the Calgary Homeless Foundation for over five years as a System Planner, and has over [...]

Meet Candice: Director of Programs at SORCe2022-10-11T16:25:46+00:00

Looking back on 2021 at Distress Centre

2022-10-11T22:26:51+00:00

Looking back on 2021 at Distress Centre 2021 was another challenging but exciting year for Distress Centre Calgary. Though we faced, and continue to contend with, the difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we also experienced growth, transformation and were able to celebrate some substantial achievements. As we move forward into a [...]

Looking back on 2021 at Distress Centre2022-10-11T22:26:51+00:00

Meet our new CEO: Robyn Romano

2022-10-18T17:17:32+00:00

Meet our new CEO: Robyn Romano Meet our new CEO! Though there’s a good chance this face is already familiar to you, as Robyn Romano has already spent 12 years of her career at Distress Centre and served in a number of roles, before being appointed Chief Executive Officer on October 12th, 2021. Robyn [...]

Meet our new CEO: Robyn Romano2022-10-18T17:17:32+00:00

Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre

2022-10-10T16:30:53+00:00

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 [...]

Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre2022-10-10T16:30:53+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response

2022-10-10T20:45:37+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response One year of pandemic response at Distress Centre Calgary This is part one in our multi-part series exploring Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one year after we first activated our business continuity plan and went remote for the safety of our staff and volunteers. It hasn’t been [...]

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response2022-10-10T20:45:37+00:00

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

2022-10-10T20:06:45+00:00

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

Roxanne Cote reflects on 10 years of Lend An Ear – Distress Centre’s signature fundraiser

2020-09-07T08:00:23+00:00

Guest post: Roxanne Cote, Resource Development Manager at Distress Centre (DC), started at DC in 2008. She planned and executed the first Lend An Ear in 2011 (then under a different name) and has led the planning and execution every year since. Image: Roxanne Cote (right) with keynote speaker Tom Jackson at Lend An Ear [...]

Roxanne Cote reflects on 10 years of Lend An Ear – Distress Centre’s signature fundraiser2020-09-07T08:00:23+00:00
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