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Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre

2021-10-22T10:43:57+00:00

Distress Centre Calgary’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Robyn Romano as Chief Executive Officer. Over the past 12 years, Robyn has served in a number of roles at Distress Centre Calgary (DCC). From her start as a practicum student, through to her coverage as Interim Executive Director over the past [...]

Robyn Romano announced as Chief Executive Officer for Distress Centre2021-10-22T10:43:57+00:00

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response

2021-03-17T13:57:44+00:00

One year of pandemic response at Distress Centre Calgary This is part one in our multi-part series exploring Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one year after we first activated our business continuity plan and went remote for the safety of our staff and volunteers. It hasn’t been an easy journey; we’ve encountered many challenges and 2021 continues to [...]

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Crisis Program Response2021-03-17T13:57:44+00:00

50 Stories Part 47: Joan Roy – From Practicum to Executive Director

2020-12-01T15:02:38+00:00

Image: Joan Roy speaking at our 2014 Lend An Ear Breakfast. Read - 50 Stories Part 46 The unfortunate passing of Executive Director Carol Oliver brought a period of leadership instability to Distress Centre, until the Board appointed 25-year staff member Joan Roy to the ED position in June 2013. Joan recalls the offer: [...]

50 Stories Part 47: Joan Roy – From Practicum to Executive Director2020-12-01T15:02:38+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

Staff Spotlight: Natasha Dharshi

2019-11-20T16:20:33+00:00

Natasha Dharshi began volunteering on the Distress Centre crisis lines in 2014. The experience she gained at Distress Centre and the skills she learned propelled her through every job she would work after Distress Centre, from forensics to homelessness to addictions, and ultimately lead her back to our agency five years later. Natasha moved out [...]

Staff Spotlight: Natasha Dharshi2019-11-20T16:20:33+00:00

Jerilyn Dressler named Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

2018-10-29T16:56:53+00:00

Congratulations to our Executive Director, Jerilyn Dressler, who was named in Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2018. We're very proud of Jerilyn for receiving this well-deserved recognition. [edgtf_button size="" type="" text="Read the Story" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.avenuecalgary.com/City-Life/Top-40-Under-40/2018/Jerilyn-Dressler/" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Jerilyn Dressler named Top 40 Under 40 Class of 20182018-10-29T16:56:53+00:00

Michael Kirui: From Kenya to the Distress Centre crisis lines

2018-10-16T00:02:46+00:00

In loving memory of Martha. "My grandma was so loving and caring. She always said to me ‘Do unto others as you would have them unto you’. She never got tired of helping people, and I do what I do to honour my grandmother and the God that she believed in." – Michael Michael Kirui [...]

Michael Kirui: From Kenya to the Distress Centre crisis lines2018-10-16T00:02:46+00:00

Celebrating 10 years of fund development with Distress Centre’s Roxanne Cote

2018-06-26T23:09:27+00:00

In tribute to Carol Oliver. For Distress Centre, the development and on-going successes of the fund development team is essential to achieving our mission of providing compassionate, accessible crisis support that enhances the health, well-being and resiliency of individuals in distress, all at no cost to the individual. It is because of Distress Centre’s dedicated [...]

Celebrating 10 years of fund development with Distress Centre’s Roxanne Cote2018-06-26T23:09:27+00:00

Kate Billett: A passion for helping others

2018-05-01T22:34:17+00:00

When Kate Billett was 16-years-old she made a decision to pursue social work. “I wanted a career where I could help people,” says Kate. “I developed a passion for crisis line work and mental health, so that’s what ultimately drove me into social work.” Originally, Kate thought she wanted to be a teacher, but her [...]

Kate Billett: A passion for helping others2018-05-01T22:34:17+00:00
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