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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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Finding Good Footing: Mental Health in the ACMG

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By Fergus Allen For some, the call of the mountain is inescapable.  This was the case for Peter Tucker when he first set eyes upon the Rockies. Upwards of four decades later, Peter now serves as the executive director of the ACMG, the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, Canada’s foremost authority on the training of […]

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