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Donor Spotlight: Lori and Jim Ryan

2021-11-18T12:30:34+00:00

Lori and Jim Ryan have donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2014. In that time, they have provided monetary support, advocated for our agency and played a key role in organizing our 2018 Lend An Ear event. Jim spoke at the event, sharing some of his own struggles and triumphs, and had clearly emotional impact on the audience, receiving a standing ovation from some attendees. [...]

Donor Spotlight: Lori and Jim Ryan2021-11-18T12:30:34+00:00

Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker

2021-09-16T14:30:25+00:00

Cheryl Bernard competed on the Canadian women’s curling team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. She felt a huge amount of pressure to win the gold medal while competing at home and as the Skip, she had the last rock to take the gold. She missed the shot. The team won the silver, a [...]

Get to know Cheryl Bernard, Lend An Ear keynote speaker2021-09-16T14:30:25+00:00

Vote for ConnecTeen to receive a donation from Morrison Homes!

2021-08-03T12:29:56+00:00

Morrison Homes is celebrating their 60th anniversary in 2021. They're donating over $200,000 to various charities over the course of the year! How it works: Every month, Morrison employees will choose three local charities close to their hearts. The public will then vote for their favourites, and the winning charity will take home that month’s [...]

Vote for ConnecTeen to receive a donation from Morrison Homes!2021-08-03T12:29:56+00:00

Donor Spotlight: Shamir Ladhani

2021-06-30T15:18:33+00:00

Image: Shamir and his daughter, Ambreena, who is a Distress Centre volunteer. Shamir has donated monthly to Distress Centre since 2012. He was first introduced to our agency when a friend invited him to Lend An Ear, Distress Centre’s annual fundraising event, in 2012. He signed up as a monthly donor at the event and [...]

Donor Spotlight: Shamir Ladhani2021-06-30T15:18:33+00:00

Donate through Birdies for Kids and have your donation matched up to 50%!

2021-02-01T09:00:42+00:00

We are excited to announce that we have been selected to be a part of Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK). BFK is a fundraising program designed to give charities the opportunity to solicit donations and receive additional funding of up to 50%. Participating charities will receive 100% of every donation collected on [...]

Donate through Birdies for Kids and have your donation matched up to 50%!2021-02-01T09:00:42+00:00

50 Stories Part 43: A Circle of Support

2020-11-03T12:48:16+00:00

Image: Distress Centre staff at the 2019 United Way Parade. Read - 50 Stories Part 42 Distress Centre has always depended on corporate, government and private funders in order to fulfill their mandate in the community. In 2019, for example, 40 organizations provided major funding to DC, many of them long-term partners. To list all [...]

50 Stories Part 43: A Circle of Support2020-11-03T12:48:16+00:00

Roxanne Cote reflects on 10 years of Lend An Ear – Distress Centre’s signature fundraiser

2020-09-07T08:00:23+00:00

Guest post: Roxanne Cote, Resource Development Manager at Distress Centre (DC), started at DC in 2008. She planned and executed the first Lend An Ear in 2011 (then under a different name) and has led the planning and execution every year since. Image: Roxanne Cote (right) with keynote speaker Tom Jackson at Lend An Ear [...]

Roxanne Cote reflects on 10 years of Lend An Ear – Distress Centre’s signature fundraiser2020-09-07T08:00:23+00:00

September is Lend An Ear Month!

2020-09-01T08:15:08+00:00

Since we can’t gather in person for Lend An Ear’s 10th Anniversary, we’re spending the month celebrating 10 years of Lend An Ear by remembering the laughter, tears and inspirational moments we’ve experienced since 2011. We’ll be sharing stories, videos and other content to lendanearyyc.com all month long, but things will really start rolling on [...]

September is Lend An Ear Month!2020-09-01T08:15:08+00:00

50 Stories Part 33: Moving and Money

2020-08-25T17:31:20+00:00

Image: Distress Centre staff if 2004. Read - 50 Stories Part 32 In 1998, Distress Centre was located just off of MacLeod Trail on 11th Avenue SW. A Board committee was formed to investigate moving as the existing lease was set to expire in 1999. A new central site was sought with accessibility to LRT [...]

50 Stories Part 33: Moving and Money2020-08-25T17:31:20+00:00

Chip in for Kids and turn your $10 donation into $30!

2020-07-21T15:34:15+00:00

The Shaw Charity Classic has unfortunately been cancelled this year, but Shaw is committed to continuing the tournament’s legacy of giving. They have generously launched a text-to-donate matching campaign - Chip in for Kids! Chip in for Kids today by texting KIDS084 to 30333 and help us support teens in distress through our ConnecTeen program. [...]

Chip in for Kids and turn your $10 donation into $30!2020-07-21T15:34:15+00:00
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