“I had a fellow message me on Facebook and tell me that he saw my story on Global and it touched him – he shared that he has been planning his suicide for a year and my story made him think that maybe there was another way.  Amazing!  Telling my story made it all worth while.”

Judy Wilkie, Client

The COVID-19 pandemic created uncertainty and distress for our community last year and it looks like our community will continue to struggle as the pandemic continues well into 2021. Now more than ever, Distress Centre needs to be available 24/7 to support those in crisis. Abiding by AHS restrictions Distress Centre adapts accordingly so that we have a combination of volunteers and staff providing support in our Contact Centre as well as remotely. Our professional counsellors continue to provide counselling sessions by phone and online.

We need your support during COVID-19. Please DONATE. Thank you.

There are many ways you can give to Distress Centre. You can become a volunteer, donate money, donate your bottles and cans through SkipTheDepot, or you can donate Aeroplan miles. In 2016 the social return on investment for Distress Centre was $7.42 for every $1 donated.


Until the end of 2021, Monarch Centres will match your donation, up to $10,000!

Ways to Donate


Until the end of 2021, Monarch Centres will match your donation, up to $10,000!

Donate online here.

Phone or Mail

To donate by phone, please call 403.266.1601.

We are available to take your call Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Please note, we are closed for lunch from 12 – 1 pm.

To donate by mail, please make cheques payable to Distress Centre and send to:

Distress Centre Calgary
Suite 500, 999 8th Street SW
Calgary Alberta


If you have questions about donations or would like more information, please contact Roxanne Cote, Resource Development Manager, at or call 403.266.1600.

Charitable Registration Number: 107021024RR0001

We want you to know that your donation is supporting someone in crisis right now.  Thank you.

We use our In Kind Gifts to support our fundraising events, Basic Need Fund, and reward our volunteers for a job well done. We gratefully accept the following:

  • Gift cards to restaurants, salons/spas, coffee shops, cinemas
  • Gift cards to support those clients in need – food, transit, toiletries, clothing (i.e. Walmart, Superstore, Shoppers, etc.)
  • Event tickets – CPO, theatre, concerts, Alberta Ballet, etc.)
  • Amusement Parks – Calaway Park, Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark, Fort Calgary, Calgary Tower
  • Printing
  • Marketing/Advertising support
  • Photography services

Please contact Roxanne Cote if you would like to make an in kind donation. You can also mail an in kind donation to:

Roxanne Cote
Manager, Resource Development
Distress Centre Calgary
#300 1010 8 Ave, SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 1J2

We really appreciate your generous donation.  Thank you.

Support Distress Centre with SkipTheDepot

Distress Centre is signed up with SkipTheDepot! SkipTheDepot will collect your bottles and cans from your house, bring them to the depot and then donate the returns to Distress Centre. A nearly effortless way to support our work!

Use our promo code, DONATEDISTRESSCENTRE, when donating to us!

Get started by filling out the registration form.

Aeroplan’s Charitable Pooling Program

When you donate your Aeroplan Miles to Distress Centre, you are helping us in many ways:

  • Purchasing recognition items for the volunteers who give their time to answer the 24 hour crisis lines;
  • Purchasing items for third party fundraisers and silent auctions, with all proceeds going to support the 24 hour crisis lines or ConnecTeen program
  • Helping with travel expenses for Distress Centre staff to present at, or attend conferences and events that support and positively impact our services.

To donate your Aeroplan Points, please click here to donate online or here to download and complete the Aeroplan Pledge Form.

How can I donate my car to support Distress Centre?

Donate A Car Canada accepts vehicle donations for the Distress Centre.

To donate a car, truck, RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to the Distress Centre simply fill out the DONATE NOW tab at

Donate a Car Canada can provide you with free towing in many areas across Canada.

When you donate your car it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. A representative will contact you after you submit your vehicle to confirm the appropriate processing method.

Donate a Car Canada takes care of everything so your donation is easy.

DONATE NOW at and Distress Centre will send you a tax receipt after your car donation is complete.

By donating securities, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds directly to us, as opposed to selling them and donating the proceeds, you can make a bigger impact and eliminate capital gains tax. This means more for the charity and a greater charitable tax credit and tax-efficient way for you.

Donate Securities

Whether it’s a birthday fundraiser, a push-up challenge, or a community walk or run, there are so many ways you can fundraise for Distress Centre and support people in crisis.

Have any questions about making a donation? Please visit our Donor FAQs page.