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2017 Report to the Community

2017 Report to the Community

We are all connected.

Today, our world is more connected than ever by things like social media, text and chat. Yet with all this digital connection, we lose human contact—seeing words and images on a screen instead of the people behind them. We consume faster, compare ourselves to other people’s “highlight reels” and become increasingly detached from the physical world around us. This makes us more isolated and disconnected from each other.

That’s why Distress Centre exists.

We want to take advantage of technology and use it to connect people with people. We want those who feel isolated, anxious or just in need of support to use their devices to connect with actual people on the other end. People who will care, who will listen without judgment, and who will help them feel accepted.

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, Distress Centre Calgary would like to honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.