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We could not connect Calgarians with compassionate, accessible crisis and mental health support 24 hours a day without our valued partners in the community.

Our Impact Funders

United Way Logo Alberta Government Log Alberta Health Services Logo City Of Calgary Logo Calgary Homeless Foundation Logo

Mobile Partners

  • Mobile Response Team (MRT)
  • Wood’s Homes – Eastside Community Mental Health Services
  • Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority – Southern Alberta Child Intervention Services (SACIS)
  • 9-1-1 Police & Fire
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Edmonton Region

Partner Agencies

In addition to our 24 hour crisis and 211 line, we also answer the following:

  • Crisis Services Canada – Canada Suicide Prevention Service
  • Calgary Senior’s Resource Society – SeniorConnect
  • The Way In – 403-SENIORS
  • Bullying Helpline
  • Family Violence Information Line

Community Partners

Through an application process, our community partners provide Distress Centre with volunteer practicum students for 8-10 weeks so they can receive valuable work experience.

  • BowWest Community Resource Centre
  • Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA)
  • CUPS Calgary Society

CAA/SORCe Partners

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Alberta Health Services logo
  • Alberta Health Services – Urgent Mental Health
  • Alberta Health Services – Adult Addiction Services
  • The DI – Victim Services
  • The DI – EDiversion
  • Inn from the Cold – Housing
  • Alberta Justice – Probation
  • Calgary Police Service – Restorative Justice
  • Safeworks – Harm Reduction Satellite Site
  • The Alex – Street Team

Program Partners

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ATB Financial supports the recruitment, training and support of over 240 highly-trained volunteers. They also funded the Community of Care Volunteer Training Program at our new office.

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ENMAX is a long-time supporter of our Volunteer Appreciation event and of the Basic Needs Fund which provides financial support to Calgary’s most vulnerable.

RBC logo

RBC has been supporting Distress Centre since the ‘70s. They are a long time funder of our ConnecTeen Program and 24 hour phone, daily chat & text support services for youth.

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Husky has also been a long-time supporter of our Basic Needs Fund.

For the past 50 years RBC has been a proud supporter of Distress Centre. Our commitment to youth mental well-being through RBC Future Launch is focused on prevention and early intervention programs to help provide young people timely access to knowledge, supports and care, when and where they need it. We believe that no one should face a mental health issue alone. At RBC, we stand strong beside Canadians when it comes to mental health. We know that Distress Centre is dedicated to serving the mental health needs of Albertans and we congratulate them on half a century of service.

- Jerilynn Daniels | Regional Director, Community Marketing and Citizenship | Royal Bank of Canada

Major Donors

AD Cheng Foundation

Alliance Pipeline

Altitude Communications

ATB Edmonton - Financial Head Office

ATCO Structures & Logistics

Business Fore Calgary Kids

Curry, Judy and Steele

Calgary Children's Foundation

Calgary Flames Foundation

Calgary Foundation

Calgary Police Service

Canada Post Community Foundation

Capital Power Corporation (CPC)

Cenovus Energy Inc.

CNOOC International

Colliers International

Dewar, Lisa and Wayne

Dietsche, Linda

ENMAX Corporation


Forbes, Robert

Foster, Orrin

Freehold Royalties Partnership

Gibson Energy


Global News Calgary

Gordon Phillips

Grasby, Sean

Graydon and Dorothy Morrison Fund

Harold and Betty Allsopp Fund

Haslam, Ian

Herman, Shawn and Shannon

Horbachewski Neil and Lee

Hossli, Tanya

Husky Energy Inc.

JSS Barristers

Kousinioris, Amanda

Krown Produce

Laut, Steve

Lexus of Calgary

Like a Rock Fund

MacKinnon, Peter

Mikkelsen Family Fund

Monarch Siding Centre Inc.

Morrison Homes

NOVA Chemicals Corporation


Patola, Kenneth and Cynthia

Pelton, Crystal and Kelly

Pieta House

Public Health Agency of Canada

Pulse Seismic Inc.

RBC Financial Group Foundation

Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown

Ryan, Lori

Sam Ousher Switzer Charitable Foundation

Shaw Charity Classic

Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation

Strangemann, Marcus

Sutcliffe, Todd

TC Energy

The Barnes Family Foundation

The Gwyn Morgan & Patricia Trottier Foundation

TransAlta Corporation

Trca, Chad Aaron

TriSummit Utilities Inc.

True Aim Concepts Ltd.

Viewpoint Charitable Foundation

Wesley, Helen

William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation

Wilson, Jeff and Cathy