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With your help, we can make a difference. Your donation helps promote mental health in your community and provides hope and help to those affected by mental illness. Thank you for your support!
Our charitable business number is #88844 1995 RR0001. Receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
You can make a donation:
By mail or fax with this donation form (PDF). Please make cheques payable to Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division.
Online by clicking the button below:
When you donate, you may choose which fund you would like your donation to go towards:
Where there is the greatest need
Donations targetted here support priority areas at BC Division and CMHA branches around BC.
CMHA BC Division Endowment Fund
We have established an endowment fund with the Vancouver Foundation, the conditions of which provide donors with the security that their initial donation will not be eroded as only the interest from the fund is available for the Association to draw on annually.
Dr. Jean Moore Endowment Fund in Child and Youth Mental Health
This fund honours an outstanding CMHA volunteer, Dr. Jean Moore, and her passion for child and youth mental health. Interest from this fund is available for the Association to draw on to support work in this area, as determined by the Board of Directors.
Dr. Nancy Hall Speaking Up Speaking Out Fund
Named in honour of Dr. Nancy Hall, this fund supports CMHA’s continued work in public policy and systemic advocacy at the provincial level and providing an informed independent voice on the impact of the public mental health system on the lives of people with mental illness and their families.
Lorne Fraser Educational Fund
Created by Lorne Douglas Fraser in the early 1980s, this fund also an endowment fund whose capital is never eroded. The interest revenue generated each year from the fund is used to create $500 and $1000 bursaries for people with mental illness who wish to pursue post-secondary education. Since 1982, the Lorne Fraser Fund has helped over 150 British Columbians pursue their educational dreams.
Women and Wellness
The Women and Wellness charity event was founded in 2004 by Helen MacDonell after her brother Duncan's tragic suicide. Out of a desire to raise awareness and decrease the stigma of mental illness, she invited friends to her home to share stories, laugh, cry and be reminded to take care of themselves. Today, the event with a theme of "touch your heart and lift your spirit" sees women come together to share mental health stories and listen to engaging and touching speakers.
Ride Don't Hide
Michael Schratter is a Vancouver school teacher living with bipolar disorder. On August 1, 2010, he left on a one year global journey to raise awareness of mental illness and shatter the stigma that surrounds it. Cycling 40,000 km, his trip took him across 6 continents and 30 countries, raising over $75,000 for CMHA BC. With Ride Don't Hide, Michael Schratter hopes to shatter the stigma, one pedal at a time.
After a successful five years the Blue Wave Foundation has been gifted to CMHA BC in May 2013. Now a program of CMHA, Blue Wave continutes to make a difference in the lives of youth struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and/or mental health issues. It's mission is to raise awareness, encourage solutions, foster hope and end the stigma of mental illness.