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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.


100% of our surveyed volunteers say they use their volunteering skills outside of DC with their family, at school, work and in the community.

We have 281 active volunteers who contributed 23,404 hours, which resulted in savings on wages totaling $409,570.

211 Alberta Partners

  • United Way Alberta Capital Region
  • United Way Central Alberta
  • United Way Calgary and Area
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region

Mobile Partners

  • Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team (MRT)
  • Wood’s Homes – Community Resource Team (CRT)
  • Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority – Social Services Response Team (SSRT)
  • 9-1-1 Police, Fire & EMS

Partner Services

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

  • Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
  • Immigrant Services Calgary
  • 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 – Urgent Mental Health
  • Alberta Health Services – Adult Addiction Services
  • CMHA – SOS
  • The DI – Victim Services
  • The DI – Employment
  • Inn from the Cold – Housing
  • Alberta Justice – Probation
  • Calgary Police Service – Restorative Justice
  • Safeworks – Harm Reduction Satellite Site

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 Room 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.

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

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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.

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

Our Donors

AD Cheng Foundation

ATB Financial

ATCO Epic Employee Donations

Alliance Pipeline

Altitude Communications

Altus Group Ltd.

Beddington Heights Community Association

BedRock Realty Advisors

Benefaction Foundation

Birchcliff Energy Ltd.

Bosman, Myles

Business Fore Calgary Kids

Calgary Children’s Foundation

Calgary Foundation

Calgary Flames Foundation

Carter, Brad

CBN Printing Solutions

Cenovus Energy

Chisholm Thomson Family Foundation

Colliers International

Curry, Judith

Darkness Into Light/Pieta House

Daryl K. Seaman Family Fund

Dietsche, Linda


Ernie & Leah Hagel Family Foundation

Ed & Theresa Jang Charitable Fund

Enbridge Employees Club

Enbridge Inc.



Fleming, Randy & Diane

Freehold Royalties Ltd.

Gibson Energy

GLJ Ltd.

Government of Alberta

Grant Thornton LLP

Graydon & Dorothy Morrision Fund

Gryphon Corporation

Gwen Morgan & Patricia Trottier Fund

HAB Family Foundation

Hagel, Ernest

Harold & Betty Allsopp Fund

Heffring, Maureen

Horbachewski Family

Husky Energy

Imperial Oil Resources

Jupiter Resources

Kousinioris, John & Amanda

LAN Solutions Corporation


Listen Up Calgary!

META Productions

McKinnon, Peter

Monarch Siding Centre Inc.

Olympia Trust Company

Outrun the Stigma

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Nickle Family Foundation

RBC Financial Group Foundation

Rempel, Don

Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown

Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek

Ryan, Lori

Sam Ousher Switzer Charitable Foundation

Savard, John & Mercedes

Shaw Charity Classic

Shiminsky, Beau

Sidnell, Jane

Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation

Suncor Energy Services Inc.

TC Energy

Telus Commications

The Cole Foundation

TriSummit Utilities Inc.

100 Women Who Care Calgary

United Decorating Inc.

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance

Weber, Terry

Wesley, Helen

West, Sharon

Wickerson, Tom & Dianne

William S. Herron Family Charitable Foundation

Wilson, Jeff & Cathy

Wolfe Infrastructure Management Inc.

Viewpoint Charitable Foundation

Youth Central

Youth & Philanthropy Initiative Canada

ZGM Modern Marketing Partners