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Distress Centre takes over City of Calgary Information Centre’s database

Despite the large number of social services available in Calgary, people who need help often don't know how to find it. The system of sup...

Jan 22, 2019

Make the Right Call: Contact 211, not 911, for non-emergency help and information

211 Alberta, the number to call to connect to government, community, health and social services, has released its 2017 statistics. The nu...

Feb 11, 2018

211 Calls up in wake of Fort McMurray wild fires

Thousands of Fort McMurray evacuees have made their way to Calgary to escape the devastating fires in the Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo regi...

May 12, 2016

Distress Centre partners with Calgary’s emergency services to promote 211

Distress Centre has partnered with the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department and 9-1-1 to promote 211 for citizens in need. ...

Oct 14, 2015