Depression is treatable

We focus on depression because it affects one in five people at some point in their lives. It's the leading cause of suffering and disability worldwide. Given that there is effective and reliable treatment, the problem is not how prevalent depression is but rather that less than half of those with depression seek treatment.

Feeling better is within everyone’s reach. Anyone can learn the skills to feel better, one step at a time.


How can this simple quiz help?

When you’re feeling down, anxious, not yourself, it can be difficult to take action and it may seem impossible to overcome these feelings.

But taking one simple step can move someone that’s struggling in the direction of learning the skills needed to tackle these feelings. The NDSD quiz has proven to be that easy, first step towards feeling better.


Register as a partner

Help your organization and community get #OneStepBetter and spread the word. You can help reach a wider audience by spreading the message to your network through social media and internally to staff. In our NDSD partner toolkit, you’ll have everything you’ll need – social media images, sample social media content, postcards and bookmarks, email signatures, and much more!


Become an NDSD 2024 sponsor

Sponsors play a pivotal role in helping promote NDSD in different platforms such as radio, TV, transit, social media and other digital platforms. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to become a sponsor, please view the Calgary sponsorship package, call 403.691.5905, or email us.

New for 2024: Additional NDSD Sponsorship Opportunities are available in Alberta communities including Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer. See the Alberta sponsorship package.


Thank you to our sponsors and partners


Action Dignity

Alberta Medical Association

Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

Alia — @lifewithalia.xo

Alyssa Mcmasters — @alyssasmcmasters

Ambrose University

Ania Basak — @therealaniabasak



Aventa Centre of Excellence for Women with Addictions

Better Business Bureau

Bow Valley College

Business Council of Alberta

Cabin Brewing Company

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

Calgary Arts Development

Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens' Association

Calgary Economic Development

Calgary Firefighters Association

Calgary Foundation

Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Captivate Benefits

Cate — @catekittlitz


Centre for Sexuality

Chirp Foods Inc. (McDonalds)

CMHA Calgary Region

Cold Garden Beverage Company

Courtney Walcott

crackmacs/cmcalgary — @cmcalgary

Dandy Brewing

Date Night YEG

Date Night YYC

Dave Arora

Derek Hovinga — The Inbound Lab

Diamond Valley Chamber of Commerce

Erin Audrey — @bloomdesy

Forward Housing


Government of Alberta

Hive Developments

Hockey Calgary

Immigrant Services Calgary

International Live Events Association — Calgary Chapter

Isabella Veira

Jessica Janzen — @thejessicajanzen

Joelle Tomlinson — @joelle_t

John F Gerrard — @john_f_gerrard

Kelly Brothers Productions

Krave Automotive

Kristal Hawryluk — @luckyfin_mamaof2


Leftovers Foundation

Lethbridge Family Services

Local Laundry

Melanie Laurene — @melanielaurene

Menz League

Michael Nikolai — @mnikolai6918


Mount Royal University

Naz Rahman - @miniinaaz

New Level Brewing

Northwestern Polytechnic

Optima Living

Platform Calgary

Poolside Digital

Pride Centre of Edmonton

Rachel Astro — @rachel_jones_ross

Resilient You Art Therapy

Righteous Gelato

Sarah Hovind — @sarahsociables

Silvia Galvez

SocialRise Inc

Sunnyside Market

Tanis Larson — @tanislarson

The Alex

The Bridges Society

This Is Our Shot

Tish Duffy — @strong_bodies_by_tish

United Way

University of Alberta

University of Calgary

University of Calgary Graduate Students Association

Village Ice Cream


YYC Cycle


¹ The screening test does not attempt to offer a diagnosis but points out to participants the presence or absence of depressive symptoms and offers a referral for further evaluation if needed. Individuals can then seek further evaluation with their preferred provider.