Administrative Staff

Elizabeth Newcombe, Executive Director, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Elizabeth Newcombe

Executive Director, Vancouver Island Crisis Society (since 1992)

elizabeth[at]vicrisis.ca
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Lyndsay Wells, Community Education Program Coordinator, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Lyndsay Wells

Public Education Program Coordinator

Facilitator:

  • Master Trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training (CIST)
  • GRASP High School Training (Growth, Resiliency, Acknowledgement, Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Planning)
  • Speak Out Reach Out Help Out for Grades 5 to 12
  • Customized training workshops
  • Regional Support for Suicide Bereavement Support

Published in International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies (Vol. 5, No. 1 - 2014): Connection and Relational Engagement in a Youth Suicide Prevention Program

lyndsay[at]vicrisis.ca
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Karen VanderSluis, Crisis Line Training Coordinator, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Karen VanderSluis

Crisis Line Training Coordinator

  • Trainer, Crisis Line Volunteering
  • Master Trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Member of Technical Working Group, National Suicide Prevention Service Steering Committee

karen[at]vicrisis.ca
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Debbi Mahaffy, Crisis Line Services Manager / Trainer, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Debbi Mahaffy

Crisis Line Services Manager / Trainer

debbi[at]vicrisis.ca
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Heather Owen, Promotions & Community Relations Coordinator, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Heather Owen

Promotions & Community Relations Coordinator

Facilitator:

  • Master Trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Registered Trainer, safeTALK: suicide alertness training
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training (CIST)
  • GRASP High School Training (Growth, Resiliency, Acknowledgement, Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Planning)
  • Speak Out Reach Out Help Out for Grades 6 to 12
  • Customized training workshops
  • Regional Support for Suicide Bereavement Support

Presents information sessions to communities about the Vancouver Island Crisis Society, Crisis Line, Crisis Chat, and Crisis Text

heather[at]vicrisis.ca
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staff_lucie Lucie Cermakova

Crisis Line Coordinator of Volunteers

  • Presentations in community about Crisis Line volunteering
  • Trainer, safeTALK: suicide alertness training

luciec[at]vicrisis.ca
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Kristina Reynolds, Administrative Assistant, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Kristina Reynolds

Administrative Assistant

  • Community Resource Database updates

kristina[at]vicrisis.ca
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Matt Dunae, Community Education Trainer, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Matt Dunae

Community Education Trainer

  • GRASP High School Training (Growth, Resiliency, Acknowledgement, Suicide Awareness, Prevention and Planning)
  • Speak Out Reach Out Help Out for Grades 5 to 12
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training (CIST)

mattd[at]vicrisis.ca

 

Shawna Gibbs, Trainer, Crisis Line Volunteering, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Shawna Gibbs

shawna[at]vicrisis.ca

 

Joanne Hogan, Office and Website Manager, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Joanne Hogan

Office and Website Manager

joanneh[at]vicrisis.ca
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