David Kirby

David Kirby

2023 Partnership, Collaboration & Connection Award - Calgary

Clinical Services Manager

Distress Centre

Nominator Comments:

David Kirby is a clinical services manager at the Distress Centre in Calgary. He has been a leader in the Emotional Wellness Response Team (EWRT) collaborative for over a decade. The team is a collaborative of 13 Calgary based non-profit and government organizations who collectively provide emotional wellness during disaster responses in Calgary.

In his role as the off-site coordinator, David demonstrated an unwavering commitment to ensuring the well-being of evacuees and fostering collaborative efforts among various agencies and organizations involved in the response. David’s leadership and collaborative spirit shone when ensuring shifts to provide psychosocial support to the NWT evacuees that were filled. His dedication went above and beyond the call of duty.

David serves as an inspirational figure in his community.

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