We are excited to share our 2016 Annual Report, a look at how our programs connect with each other and the community.
In 2016, the Crisis Centre connected with over 102,000 individuals through our Community Learning and Engagement and Distress Services programs.
Some highlights of the year include:
- Connected with almost 36,000 individuals throughout our phone and chat services;
- Delivered a record number of trainings to individuals across the Lower Mainland, creating suicide-safer communities with participation from 115 community agencies;
- Launched new Self-Care 101 workshop for youth and along with our other workshops enabled 8,000 youth to gain practical tools for building resiliency;
- Expanded our volunteer base to include new administration and technology volunteer programs aimed at attracting working professionals in the administration and IT industry who want to give back;
- Created 15 new agency partnerships to enhance community capacity to respond to suicide;
- Provided leadership on the Canadian Distress Line Network steering committee to launch a National Suicide Prevention Service scheduled to begin at the end of 2017; and
- Launched the first phase of our 3-year Follow-up Project designed to improve outcomes for individuals at risk of suicide.