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Presentation to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act 

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By Stacy Ashton, Executive Director On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 I presented to the Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act in British Columbia. This invitation was extended to the Crisis Centre of BC as a result of our submission to the Committee in April. The  presenters on the panel included: Stacy Ashton, Crisis Centre […]

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Help the Centre win $20,000

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Help the Crisis Centre of BC win $20,000. By donating through the CanadaHelps website you help increase the chances of us winning a $20,000 prize from CanadaHelps. As we continue to answer more calls than pre-pandemic, every gift helps our frontline, essential work.  Every dollar donated via the CanadaHelps donation page counts as an entry […]

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A Frontline Volunteers Journal

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By —- —- (anonymous for privacy) Dear reader: Behind every call to the Crisis Centre of BC is a human—a highly trained crisis responder—who has committed to picking up the receiver when the phone rings or clicking ‘accept’ when a chat request pops up. I am grateful to one of our volunteer crisis responders who […]

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Insights Series: Volunteering as a Crisis Responder

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Series Author: Judy Swens   “How do I volunteer as a Crisis Responder at the Centre?”  “Do I have to have previous experience?”  “What’s the training like?”  “What happens when I show up for my first shift?” These are some of the questions folks may ask when they first start thinking about volunteering as a […]

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