OUR ORGANIZATION

The Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC) is the provincial association representing member crisis lines from across BC. The organization, formed in 1998, became a registered non-profit society on March 14, 2007 and is dedicated to ensuring that every person in BC has access to the needed emotional support and critical services that crisis lines provide.

 

With this in mind, CLABC developed two provincial networks: 1800SUICIDE and 310Mental Health Support. The networks enhance immediate access to 24-hour crisis line services for anyone at anytime from anywhere in BC. Easy to remember, toll-free phone numbers use routing technology to direct calls to the nearest crisis line network partner. During times when demand for service is high, the technology automatically re-routes the call to  other network partners thereby increasing response capacity. 

Once connected to the crisis line, the caller receives the same emotional support, crisis intervention and community resource information that would be provided to those callers who dialed their local crisis line number.

 

To learn more about how you can support our work, please contact us at the phone number or address listed at the bottom of the page.

OUR APPROACH

The 1800SUICIDE and Mental Health Support networks operate on a common approach and make decisions that support a commitment to:

  • Better Practices

  • Empowerment

  • Inclusivity

  • Collaboration & Cooperation among members and Community Stakeholders

  • Respect

  • Accountability

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Akhila Blaise
President

 

Distress Services Co-Director Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Vancouver

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Sandra Boulianne
Vice-President

 

Executive Director

Crisis Centre for Northern BC

Prince George

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Thaddée Bergler
Treasurer

 

Program Manager
Fraser Health Crisis Line

Surrey

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Stacy Ashton
Secretary

 

Executive Director

Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Centre of BC

Vancouver

Michelle Nelmes
Director

 

Crisis Line Coordinator

Interior Crisis Line Network

Kelowna

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Asha V Croggon
Director

Director

Interior Crisis Line Network

Interior Region

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Maria Weaver
Director

 

Operations Manager

NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education & Support

Victoria

 

1800SUICIDE
(1-800-784-2433)​

310Mental Health Support
310-6789
(no need to dial area code)

Crisis Lines provide

empowering support

one call at a time

CLABC

crisis line
association
of bc

Crisis Line Association of British Columbia

Crisis Lines provide

empowering support

one call at a time

CLABC

crisis line
association
of bc