Our Supporters



A Note of Thanks from Our Executive Director


Dear Donors,

I want to sincerely thank you each of you for your support of Distress Centres. Our team couldn't be more grateful to the thoughtfully generous people and organizations like you who make the life-sustaining emotional support services that we provide possible. 

Each year we receive approximately 120,000 calls to our 408-HELP line from people in Canada who are at their most vulnerable. Of these calls, 60% are taken after-hours by our volunteers when other health and social services programs are unavailable. Your generous support has allowed us to listen, reassure and remind people in moments of doubt that their life is valuable, and give them tools to make the decision to stay & thrive. Because of you, we've been able to connect our callers to hope by offering emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help when necessary. We've also been able to bring together survivors of suicide and homicide loss to provide safe spaces where they can begin the healing process. 

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all that you have contributed towards our projects. Every bit counts. We appreciate each and every one of you.

Best Wishes & Kind Regards, 

Alison Caird
Executive Director, Distress Centres


Individual Donors - $1000.00 +

  • Anonymous
  • Alain Thibault
  • Andrea Kusters
  • Cindy & Robert Blakely
  • Liz and John Breen
  • Esme Hurst
  • Faye Murphy
  • Gren Schoch
  • Isberg Charitable Trust
  • James & Barbara Stewart
  • Janet E. Dewan
  • Anne, Jim and Marion Garner
  • Joan Wright
  • John and Josie Watson
  • Judith R. Wilder
  • Julia Kane
  • Lisa Swartzman
  • Margarita Citron
  • Perry & Cheryl Mercer
  • Rap Foundation
  • Bob and Gayle Cronin
  • Sandra Simpson
  • Shelagh Wilson
  • William and Martha McDonald
  • William Szego


Employees' Charitable Fund

Foundations & Community Partners

The B& B Hamilton Foundation
Eva's Thanksgiving Fund 
  • Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
  • Bedford Park United Church Women
  • Donald F. Hunter Charitable Foundation
  • Dyland French Hope Foundation
  • E.W. Bickle Foundation
  • Humber Valley United Church Women
  • Martha Mallon Foundation
  • The Andrew Ferrone Memorial Fund (Drew's Crew)
  • The BLG Foundation
  • The Caring Foundation
  • The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation
  • The Harry E. Foster Charitable Foundation
  • The Henry White Kinnear Foundation
  • The Robert Campeau Family Foundation


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Cybility Studios
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Jacox Harley-Davidson
Joe's Hamburger
Lake Simcoe Arms Pub & Restaurant
Lamorea Productions
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Motorcycle Mojo Magazine
Motorcycle Supershow
Neal Brothers Foods
Percel Inc.
Petite Thuet
PFAFF Harley-Davidson
Q107 Classic Rock
Ralota Technologies Inc.
Ready Honda
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Rochon|Genova LLP
Stitchy Lizard
Terraplan Landscapes Architects
The Motorcycle Show Toronto
Yamaha Motor Canada
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