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Crisis lines present recommendations at the Budget 2023 Consultation

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On Friday, June 17th, Stacy Ashton, Executive Director of the Crisis Centre of BC in Vancouver presented recommendations for improving British Columbia’s crisis care response system at the Budget 2023 Consultation Public Hearing. Ashton presented as part of the BC Crisis Line Network, which is the network of crisis centres located across the Province of […]

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Crisis Lines as the 911 Mental Health Option: Issues Brief

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Background: Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act On April 30, 2022 the Special Parliamentary Committee on Reforming the Police Act released Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia, the culmination of two years of multi-partisan inquiry into police governance, police involvement in complex social issues, including mental health and addictions, systemic racism in […]

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Media Release: Response to Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia

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Response to Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia April 28, 2022 Vancouver, BC – Today’s release of Transforming Policing and Community Safety in British Columbia by the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act is another step in our shared responsibility to respond to and support individuals in crises and suffering from mental […]

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Media Release: Volunteer Appreciation Week

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Media Release The Invisible Safety Net for British Columbians: Volunteer Appreciation Week April 19, 2022 Vancouver, BC — In recent months and years, British Columbians have endured both the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a multitude of natural disasters and now a war in Ukraine. And throughout it all, volunteer crisis responders have consistently provided […]

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