Ways to Give to Distress
There are various ways to donate to Distress Centre Calgary, and we appreciate your contribution. Please select the appropriate option below to ensure that your donation is accurately reflected for tax purposes. If you have any questions regarding your donation, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We thank you for choosing Distress Centre Calgary as your charity of choice, and we appreciate your support in helping us provide critical services to those in need.
Give a Personal Donation
You can make an individual personal donation to Distress Centre Calgary to provide 24/7 crisis support to youth, adults, and families in need. Your one-time contribution can make a difference.
Give a Corporate Donation
Donate on behalf of your corporation and show your organizational commitment to mental well-being.
Give on Behalf of a Group
Make a contribution on behalf of a group, including schools or community organizations.
Contribute Sales Revenue
Donate proceeds from the sales of a product or service back into the community.
Donate to a Community Fundraiser
Make a personal donation to a local community fundraiser.
Opportunities to Help
Our volunteer opportunities allow you to provide support in various ways, including over the phone and via chat, text, or email. We also provide extensive practical and ongoing training.
As Calgary’s only 24-hour crisis agency, we are often the first point of contact for those seeking help. Make a career out of making a difference!
Distress Centre is committed to furthering the field of social work, and we view practicum students as a great asset to our team. Practicum opportunities exist year-round within the Crisis Line Program and Counselling Program, along with other opportunities.
Check Out Our Blog
Explore what’s new in the community and important updates from Distress Centre.
988 launches in Canada! Distress Centre is a 988 partnerThe 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline has launched as of November 30th, 2023. 9-8-8 is a new national three-digit helpline that provides urgent, live support by phone and text for anyone who is thinking about suicide. [...]READ
Are Suicidal Thoughts Normal?While fleeting thoughts about suicide can cross anyone's mind, more frequent or persistent thoughts may be cause for concern. It’s vital to acknowledge suicidal thoughts and take action, as they can indicate significant emotional distress and the need for support. [...]READ
What to Say to Someone Who Is SuicidalSome of the best things you can do for a loved one with suicidal thoughts include being an active listener, asking direct questions, and helping them create a safety plan [...]READ
Volunteer Spotlight: AltamishWhile fleeting thoughts about suicide can cross anyone's mind, more frequent or persistent thoughts may be cause for concern. It’s vital to acknowledge suicidal thoughts and take action, as they can indicate significant emotional distress and the need for support. [...]READ
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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.