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Announcement: Jerilyn Dressler is leaving Distress Centre

Announcement: Jerilyn Dressler is leaving Distress Centre

Announcement: Jerilyn Dressler is leaving Distress Centre

Image: Jerilyn Dressler with the Board of Directors in 2019.

Together and on behalf of Distress Centre Calgary’s Board of Directors, we would like to announce that Jerilyn Dressler is leaving her role as Executive Director effective June 25 to pursue another leadership opportunity within the sector. The Board of Directors wants to extend their profound appreciation and thanks for Jerilyn’s leadership at Distress Centre.

Distress Centre is truly a different organization than it was four years ago, shaped by Jerilyn’s commitment to people: our clients, volunteers, employees and stakeholders. Her passion for the vision of the organization, her focus on a growth mindset and her enabling leadership has created an organization that is prepared and able to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Together with Jerilyn and Distress Centre’s Leadership Team, the Board of Directors is exploring options to fill the Executive Director role upon Jerilyn’s departure.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Janet Segato
Board Chair
Duncan Melville
Chair Elect
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The Distress Centre staff photo in 2018.

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.