Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday?

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday was created to be a day that gives back to the community and it launches this Tuesday, November 28, in Calgary.

We invite you to participate in Giving Tuesday by making an online donation to Calgary Counselling Centre.

Where your support goes

Calgary Counselling Centre is a registered charitable organization committed to providing compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services.

Last year, 60 % of our clients were individuals, couples, and families that had help paying their counselling fees through the generosity of the community. In total 34, 477 hours of counselling were provided.

This Giving Tuesday, consider making your holiday donation to help children, youth and families access the services they need with no wait list and without financial barriers.  Your donation will make a huge impact to the families we serve.

commUNITY Tile Campaign

Mental health impacts all of us in some way. Chances are, someone you know – a friend, a neighbour, a co-worker, a family member, or perhaps even yourself – is struggling. But what can we do to help?

Please consider purchasing a commUNITY tile in support of expanding mental health service through our capital campaign. By purchasing a tile for yourself or for your loved ones, you are ensuring members of our community get the compassionate, professional, and affordable counselling services they need, without a wait list regardless of ability to pay. For $125 per tile, you can make a real difference and be part of a lasting legacy.

For more information on our capital campaign please click here download our tile form or contact:

Karen Dick
Development Officer
403.691.5904 or via email

We all carry labels. Mother. Father. Daughter. Son. Sister. Brother.

Some labels are healthy and fit our lives well. But what about the one’s that hurt? The one’s that don’t fit who we want to be?

Sometimes, labels limit our well-being. Depressed. Angry. Difficult. Violent. Fat. Useless. Damaged. Unhappy. When these are the labels we use to describe ourselves, our life-story is limited and we find little room to grow.

Labels can’t begin to tell a person’s story. But for a person in crisis, that’s often all they can see; it’s all they hear. It’s a burden they shouldn’t have to carry.

In 2011, Calgarians accessed over 35,000 face-to-face counselling sessions at the Centre. But 78 per cent of our clients do not have the means to pay for counselling.

This is where you can make a difference. You can alleviate the burden for people who cannot afford counselling by enabling them to receive the help they need to live full and productive lives.

Every person makes a difference. When we help one person we help our entire community. Your support can change lives and our city for the better.

  • $35 can provide an at-risk adolescent with the resources to build self-esteem.
  • $250 can provide critical counselling sessions for a family in crisis.
  • $1,000 can help a person who has lost all hope overcome the crippling effects of depression.

For more information or to donate please contact:

Karen Dick
Development Officer
403.691.5904 or via email

Ethical Fundraising

Calgary Counselling Centre is committed to fundraising practices that respect donors’ rights to truthful information and privacy. We are also committed to responsible management of the funds that donors entrust to us, and to reporting our financial affairs accurately and completely. Click here to view our 2015 Annual Report.

Donor Privacy Obligation

We are comitted to protecting the privacy and confidentiality
of your personal information. The information you provide to us will be
used to assist in the proper administration and acknowledgement of your
gift, to issue tax receipt and to fulfill your information requests. We do
not share donor lists or information.