Distress Centre was honoured to receive the Calgary Award for Community Advocate Organization, which was presented at the 23rd Annual Calgary Awards on June 13, 2018. It is awarded to a non-government, not-for-profit Calgary organization for outstanding service to the community by implementing, improving, supporting, or assisting a local established project or program that has [...]
The Voices of Calgary Campaign (VoC) is a local initiative funded by the Government of Alberta, with a mission to support equal opportunity in the local labor market for Calgary’s internationally trained professionals (ITPs). The Voices of Calgary Awards are given to employers who are actively engaged in workforce diversification and supporting equal opportunity employment. [...]
Congratulations to SORCe - the recipient of the 2017 Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Community Justice Award in the Partnerships and Collaborations category! Learn more about SORCe.
Ryan Costello has volunteered with ConnecTeen since he was 15 and said he went in expecting to give back, but didn’t realize how much ConnecTeen would give back to him. “When you think of volunteering you think, ‘I am giving and not getting anything back from it,’ but with ConnecTeen, what you receive from it, [...]
ConnecTeen volunteer, Keeley Davidsen wins the Youth Central 2015 Youth of Distinction Award in the Peer Support categoryDCadmin2015-05-26T17:09:23+00:00
Keeley Davidsen (left), ConnecTeen volunteer and winner of the 2015 YODA for Peer Support, with Jerilynn Daniels of RBC, the organization that sponsored the category. Keeley Davidsen's experience with ConnecTeen began when she was going through her own issues and used our ConnecTeen services. When a high school project provided her with the opportunity to promote [...]
In October 2004, Lee Horbachewski was on the brink of taking her own life. She was suffering from post-partum depression after the birth of her second daughter and felt she could not go on. She sealed herself in her bedroom with bottles of prescription pills and, crying hysterically, began to open each one.* In a [...]