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

Community 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 (leave of absence)

  • Currently serving as National Training Coordinator for Canada Suicide Prevention Service
  • Master Trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

karen[at]vicrisis.ca


Debbi Mahaffy, Crisis Line Services Manager / Trainer, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Debbi Mahaffy

Crisis Line Services Manager

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

Community Education Trainer (Casual)

Facilitator:

  • Master Trainer, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Registered Trainer, safeTALK: suicide alertness training
  • Crisis Intervention Skills Training (CIST)

 

staff_lucie Lucie Cermakova

Crisis Chat/Texting Coordinator

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

Community Learning & Engagement Coordinator

  • 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)
  • Trainer, safeTALK: suicide alertness training

mattd[at]vicrisis.ca
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Shawna Gibbs, Trainer, Crisis Line Volunteering, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Shawna Gibbs

Crisis Line Coordinator of Volunteers

shawna[at]vicrisis.ca
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Joanne Hogan, Office and Website Manager, Vancouver Island Crisis Society Joanne Hogan

Office Manager and Promotions Coordinator

joanneh[at]vicrisis.ca
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