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Ms. Alison Caird is President of Crisis Services Canada, Chair of Distress Centres Ontario and Executive Director of the Toronto Distress Centre. She can be reached at 416-598-0168 or

In French

Charles Laframboise is the Executive Director of the Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region. He can be reached at 613.238.1089 or

Lisa O’Blenis is the Executive Director of Chimo Helpline, New Brunswick. She can be reached at 506-450-2937 or


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Press Release - November 28, 2017


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Stephanie MacKendrick named CEO of Crisis Services Canada

December 13, 2018

November 23, 2018 -- Alison Caird, President of the Board of Crisis Services Canada (CSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie MacKendrick as Chief Executive Officer.

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World Suicide Prevention Day - September 10, 2018

September 10, 2018

“Taking a Minute” to Reach out to Someone in Need is the theme of this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day.

Taking the time to reach out to someone in need can make all the difference in someone’s life. Whether it’s a friend, colleague or family member, the offer of support and a listening ear can help reduce levels of distress and be the first step on the path to recovery.

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Canada Suicide Prevention Service Calls for Help Outstrip Expectations

June 30, 2018

Launched on November 28, 2017, the Canada Suicide Prevention Service (CSPS) pilot program has been providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention support via voice, cha and text, to people in need across Canada. Despite no active promotion, the demand for help has far exceeded all expectations and CSPS is urgently calling for funding to increase capacity to meet this demand and continue providing vital support.

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High-profile suicides draw wave of attention to the issue of suicide across Canada

June 13, 2018

The sudden deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain, has brought shock and a wave of media attention to the issue of suicide across Canada.

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CATA Awards 2018

May 17, 2018

Founding and Interim CEO/CTO Roberta J. Fox Wins CATA’s Wilfred Laurier University Public Sector Leadership Award in Advanced Technology

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