Agrium Investing in Community
Calgary Counselling Centre simply couldn’t do the work we do without the help of our donors and that of the community. Their support allows us to provide professional, compassionate, and affordable counselling services to those who need it, without a wait list and without financial barriers.
This is especially important right now as many Calgary and area residents continue to weather the storm of our current economic downturn – thousands of families are faced with job loss or the threat of job loss and in 2015, 74% of our clients required financial subsidies for counselling services.
Recognizing the challenges many are faced with in our community, Calgary-based Agrium Inc. knew they needed to address the issue and show their support. In 2015 and 2016, Agrium has invested in our Defy Depression initiative. Defy Depression seeks to combat the rapidly growing issue of depression by catching it early with screening, ensuring people have access to the counselling services they need, training more counsellors, students, and mental health service providers on best practices, and continually analyzing and researching client results.
Agrium, a global leader in agricultural sustainability, strives to build and maintain relationships within the communities where they live and work by investing in programs that focus on youth, the environment, arts and culture, and health and wellness. By fostering and supporting programming that targets these four pillars, Agrium is enhancing and enriching the communities where they operate.
Thank you to Agrium for their continued generosity, confidence in our work, and commitment to defying depression in our community.