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Practicum Students in Calgary

Furthering the Field of Social Work

We believe in launching careers and furthering the field of social work. That’s why we view practicum students as a great asset to our organization. We offer practicum opportunities year-round within our Crisis Line Program and Counselling Program, and other opportunities with members of our Leadership Team may also be available.

While we primarily take practicum students from the field of social work, we welcome students from a wide variety of backgrounds as well. If you’re interested in a practicum at Distress Centre, please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to practicum@distresscentre.com.

Please note that we are not currently accepting counselling or clinical practicum students at this time.

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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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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.