Canada felt the emotional impact of a bus crash that took the lives of 15 people last Friday, and many have struggled to come to terms with the tragedy in the days that followed.
Since then, a GoFundMe page has been set up that has raised more than $7 million for the victims of the crash and their families.
The Calgary Police Service has also organized a Community Forum for residents of Calgary who feel impacted by the tragedy, whether directly or indirectly.
Resources will be made available for those who feel distressed about the situation, and while a release from CPS states that the event will not involve any form of counselling, there will be agency representatives present who attendees can speak with to receive further support.
“Everyone responds differently to large-scale events such as the Humboldt tragedy, and it is important that anyone struggling to process their thoughts or emotions reaches out for help,” the release states.
“This is not limited to people who are directly affected by the tragedy.”
The forum is free for all to attend, and aims to inform both people affected by the tragedy and those supporting them.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Police Service Headquarters – 5111 47th Street NE, Calgary