Dr. Jean Moore was a lifetime advocate, educator and community volunteer leader. She held posts with the Canadian Mental Health Association in BC, Alberta and nationally, serving for over 50 years. Dr. Moore has also lent her skills to First Call: BC’s Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, Community Legal Assistance Society and Theatre Terrific. You can donate to the fund through CMHA’s Impact Funds.
Former CEO Bev Gutray served CMHA for 26 years, working closely with Jean Moore. “Dr. Jean Moore was the Board Chair when I first started. Jean is the advocate that made us realize how important it was to concentrate our efforts on children, youth and families,” she said in 2019.
Jonny Morris, current CEO also had the opportunity to work with Dr. Moore. “I will always remember her steadfast compassion, expert advice, and clear vision for how systems need to change for the better.”
In 2006, CMHA BC launched the Dr. Jean Moore Endowment Fund in Child and Youth Mental Health, named to reflect Dr. Moore’s passion and influence. Dr. Moore long maintained that the negative impacts of mental illness and addiction can be prevented though early identification and intervention. Contributions to the fund are held in trust, with annual accrued interest used to support priorities in child and youth mental health. Dr. Moore passed away in June, 2022.
Purpose of the Fund
To enhance, through innovation, the lives of children and youth living with or at risk for mental illness.
Contributions to the Dr. Jean Moore Endowment Fund in Child and Youth Mental Health support a fund held in trust, in perpetuity. Annual accrued interest is used to support priorities in child and youth mental health and substance use issues, as identified by the Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division.
Launched in April 2006 with an initial $5,000 donation and matched by CMHA BC, as of March 2022 the fund now totals $127,000.
For more information about CMHA’s Impact Funds, contact email@example.com.