Partnerships

Our community partners are one of the most important factors in our success. With the help of these partners we’re able to connect Calgarians with compassionate, accessible crisis support 24 hours a day.

Mobile Partners

  • Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team (MRT)
  • Wood’s Homes – Community Resource Team (CRT)
  • Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority – Social Services Response Team (SSRT)
  • 9-1-1 Police & Fire
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Edmonton

11,715 calls were answered for our partner agencies, which was a 62% increase over 2018

Partner Agencies

  • In addition to our 24 hour crisis and 211 line, we also answer the following:
    • Crisis Services Canada - Canada Suicide Prevention Service
    • Calgary Senior's Resource Society - SeniorConnect
    • The Way In - 403-SENIORS
    • Bullying Helpline
    • Family Violence Information Line
    • Worker Safety Line
  • We saw a 155% increase in calls we answer on behalf of the 24/7 Canada Suicide Prevention Service line
  • We saw a 67% increase in calls we answer on behalf of Family Violence, Bullying Help, The Way In and Canada Suicide Prevention Service.

Our DONORs

  • 100 Men Who Give a Damn
  • AD Cheng Foundation
  • After Eight Interiors Ltd.
  • Allardyce Bower Consulting Inc.
  • Altitude Communications
  • ATB Financial
  • Benevity, Inc.
  • Business FORE Calgary Kids
  • Calgary Flames Foundation
  • Calgary Foundation
  • Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
  • Calgary Wildrose Lions Club
  • Canadian Heavy Oil & Gas Association
  • Canadian National Railway
  • Catch Engineering
  • CBN Commercial Solutions
  • Charitable Foundation of the Family
  • Children’s Hospital Aid Society
  • Darkness Into Light
  • EllisDon Construction Services Ltd.
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Falconridge/Castleridge Community Association
  • Freehold Royalties Ltd.
  • Gibson Energy
  • GLJ Petroleum Consultants
  • HAB Family Foundation
  • Heart of Jesus Portuguese Philharmonic Society
  • Horbachewski Family
  • Husky Energy Company
  • IBM Canada Ltd.
  • John Savard
  • LAN Solutions Corporation
  • LGFG Fashion House
  • Lily Street Foundation
  • Listen Up! Calgary
  • Mercedes Savard
  • META Productions
  • Monarch Siding Centre Inc.
  • Outrun the Stigma
  • Panther Power Corporation
  • PrairieSky Royalty Ltd.
  • RBC Financial Group Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Calgary
  • Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek
  • Rotary Club of Calgary Millennium
  • Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink
  • Stepper Homes
  • The Cole Foundation
  • The Hunter Family Foundation
  • Van Wielingen Family Fund
  • Viewpoint Charitable Foundation
  • William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation
  • Wilson Family Adolescent Mental Wellness Fund
  • ZGM Modern Marketing Partners
“The work Distress Centre does is so critical in the community, and LGFG is proud to partner with your Agency to help you raise money for your crisis services.”
– Clarence Paller, Director Public Relations, LGFG Fashion House

Community Partners

Through an application process, our community partners provide Distress Centre with volunteer practicum students for 8-10 weeks so they can receive valuable work experience.

Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC)

The International Talent Acquisition Centre (In-TAC) Pre-Arrival Services project connects Canadian businesses to international talent within Canada and overseas, to help them grow and compete globally.

We partner with Immigrant Services Calgary and In-TAC by providing a work placement opportunity for their internationally educated professionals. We mentor the participant and provide them with an evaluation and a letter of reference at the end of the placement period.

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA)

Through our standing partnership with the Office Administration Program at CIWA, we provide a three month work placement opportunity for their clients who are high functioning, foreign-trained administrative professionals. We mentor the participant’s integration into the Canadian workplace, and after they successfully complete the three months, we provide them with an evaluation and a letter of reference.

Our partnerships help strengthen the capacity of Calgary’s non-profit sector to connect with more people when they need it.
  • When Access Mental Health is over capacity, callers now have the option to press “zero” and connect directly to a Distress Centre volunteer.
  • Students at the University of Calgary, SAIT and Mount Royal University have the option to speak with a Distress Centre volunteer when they contact their respective Wellness Centres after hours.

Connecting with Calgarians in crisis. You never know who might need support. It could be someone you know. Help us keep up with the growing need for all our services.

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