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Our Partnerships

A Community-Focused Effort

At Distress Centre, we know the role our valued partners play in providing the Calgary and Southern Alberta community with compassionate, accessible, and comprehensive crisis support services. 

We want to take this opportunity to recognize all of our partners who make this all possible. Donate now to start making a difference in the community.

Our Impact Funders

Community Partners

  • Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team (MRT)
  • Alberta House Society HELP Team
  • Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority – Southern Alberta Child Intervention Services (SACIS)
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
  • Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association
  • Calgary Police Service and Calgary 911
  • CUPS Calgary Society
  • Red Deer Social Diversion Team
  • Rise Calgary
  • The Alex Community Health Centre Community Mobile Crisis Response
  • Wood’s Homes – Eastside Community Mental Health Services

Partner Agencies

In addition to our 24-hour crisis and 211 lines, we also answer the following:

  • 403-Seniors – The Way In
  • Abuse Helpline
  • Bullying Helpline
  • Family Violence Information Line
  • SeniorConnect – Calgary Seniors’ Resource Society
  • 9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

Coordinated Entry Partners

  • Alberta Health Services – Urgent Mental Health and Adult Addiction Services – Crossroads Partner
  • Alberta Justice – Probation
  • Calgary Police Service – Restorative Justice
  • The Alex – Street Team
  • The Di–Victim Services and Shelter Diversion

Program Partners

  • Enmax—is a long-time supporter of our volunteer program and the Basic Needs Fund, which provides emergency financial support to families and individuals.
  • RBC—is a long-time funder of our ConnecTeen program, providing 25/7 crisis support and daily peer support to youth.

Major Donors

  • Acera Insurance
  • AD Cheng Foundation
  • ARC Resources Ltd.
  • Calgary Children’s Foundation
  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce
  • Calgary Foundation
  • Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS)
  • CNOOC International
  • Cushman & Wakefield LePage Inc.
  • Darkness Into Light
  • Dollar A Day Foundation
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Government of Alberta
  • Government of Canada
  • Husky Community Emergency Fund at Calgary Foundation
  • iA Financial Group
  • LAN Solutions Corp
  • New West Freightliner Inc.
  • Peter & Janice MacKinnon
  • POD Marketing Inc.
  • RBC Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown
  • TC Energy
  • Telus Friendly Future Foundation
  • TransAlta Corporation
  • The Lecky Foundation
  • Ward Tirecraft Group
  • William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation
  • Wilson Family Fund for Adolescent Wellness

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.

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Our Impact Funders

we want you to know that your donation is currently supporting someone in crisis. thank you for your contributions.

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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.