One of the most important factors to the continued success of Distress Centre is our community partnerships. With the help of these partners we’re able to provide 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

  • Husky Energy
  • Nexen
  • Calgary Foundation
  • Calgary Hitmen
  • Pattison
  • Ellis Don
  • Alberta Government
  • Monarch
  • ARC Financial Corp
  • Imperial
  • Kayak Foundation
  • NEWS TALK 770
  • Shane Homes
  • RBC
  • Heartstone Foundation Fund
  • Enmax
  • Cenovus Energy
  • Horbachewski Family
  • Awakened Company
  • William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation
  • Rotary - Sarcee, Millennium, Fish Creek
  • Viewpoint
  • Patricia Trottier & Gwyn Morgan Foundation
  • ATB Financial
  • Suncor
  • Outrun The Stigma
  • Willow Park Golf & Country Club
  • Listen Up!
We’re strengthening the capacity of Calgary’s nonprofit sector through our partnerships.
  • 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 Seniors Connect program is accessed by calling 403-266-HELP.
  • Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team is accessed by calling 403-266-HELP.

The support of our impact partners allows us to ensure that everyone is heard.