Professional Development & Public Education

Intervention skills.  Anger diffusion.  Conflict resolution.  Stress management.

It's not likely you've ever found these subjects snuggled nicely between Customer Relations and Project Management, but they are extremely important!

The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region offers the internationally recognized Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) & safeTALK courses as well as our award winning in-house training, adapted to suit the needs and goals of most agencies, organizations and businesses.

Our experienced and knowledgeable trainers educate not only our own volunteers, but also students and teachers from high schools, colleges and universities, as well as employees of social service agencies, government departments and other professional groups.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela


Knowledge is power

We encourage you to learn more about the professional development courses we offer. With a bit of knowledge, we can make a difference in the lives of so many who are suffering in silence.

If you’d like more information on our professional development courses or you’re ready to book a session for your workplace, please fill out our online request form.