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.

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.

Immigrant Services Calgary

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.

Our $5,000+ Funding Partners

  • The Horbachewski Family
  • Nexen Energy ULC
  • ENMAX Corporation
  • TELUS Communications
  • The Calgary Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Calgary South
  • Monarch Siding Centre Inc.
  • Nickle Family Foundation
  • The Calgary Herald Christmas Fund
  • William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation
  • Scotiabank
  • Business Fore Calgary Kids
  • Olympia Charitable Foundation
  • Calgary Hitmen Foundation
  • RBC Foundation
  • Brellco Holdings Inc.
  • Rotary Club of Calgary
  • ATB Edmonton
  • Harold and Betty Allsopp Fund
  • Gary & Les Peddle Heartstone Foundation Fund
  • Kinsmen Care Foundation
  • iA Financial Group - Industrial Alliance
  • Wilson Family Adolescent Mental Wellness Fund
  • ZGM Modern Marketing Partners
  • SiMPACT Strategy Group
Our partnerships help strengthen the capacity of Calgary’s non-profit sector to connect with more people when they need it.
  • Neighbourlink re-directs their call line to 211 for after hour support.
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) callers now connect to Distress Centre after hours by pressing “1”.
  • When Access Mental Health is over capacity, callers now have the option to press “zero” and connect directly to a Distress Centre volunteer.
  • Calgary Seniors Resource Society and their SeniorsConnect program is accessed by calling 403-266-HELP.
  • Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team is accessed by calling 403-266-HELP.
  • As a part of The Way In Network, Distress Centre answers the 403-SENIORS line.
  • Students at the University of Calgary and SAIT 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.