Everyone deserves an equal chance at the best possible mental health. But many people don’t have access to the foundations that would allow them to attain their best mental health. It’s about more than access to health services. We also need: to be a valued and equal member of the community social connections and a […]Continue readingThis Giving Tuesday, help us take down barriers
We’re calling on the BC Government to ensure inclusivity for everyone with a disability – regardless of whether it is mental or physical. The BC Government is developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and meaningfully participate in their communities. We have until November 29th to […]Continue readingHelp make BC accessible for everyone!
CMHA BC is honoured to present the 2019 Nancy Hall Award to Fostering Change, a campaign led by Community Organizers with lived experience that seeks to change public policy for youth ‘aging out’ of government care in BC. The Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award is awarded annually to honour the spirit of the […]Continue readingFostering Change Awarded the Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award
CMHA BC Division received 8 nomination packages for three positions available on the CMHA BC Board of Directors: Alasaly, Omar – Victoria Aldridge, Faydra – Vancouver Atherton, Jane – Courtenay Dhawan, Nishi – Vancouver Kennett, Randy – Victoria Lim, Angelica – Burnaby Lord, Coralee – Chilliwack Paul, Raegan – Langley Based on the priorities identified […]Continue readingResults of the 2019 Board Election
The Intake Coordinator conducts intake and exit questionnaires with families referred to the Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour Program to help assess referrals for program fit. Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Behaviour is coaching service effective in reducing behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12. The position acts as one […]Continue readingJob Posting: Intake Coordinator
The Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division is pleased to invite you to our 66th Annual General Meeting to meet our new CEO, Jonny Morris. Join us for the AGM and stay for food & drink, a presentation on exciting new research, and our annual recognition and awards. September 27, 2019 – 5:00 pm to […]Continue readingDon’t miss this year’s AGM, Impact and Awards Night!
By the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association While some people who consider suicide do so fleetingly or only once in their lives, others may experience ongoing thoughts of suicide or experience them off and on over time. People may feel that suicidal thoughts are holding them hostage. Experiencing […]Continue readingWhat is a safety plan, and how can it prevent suicide?
The Community Action Initiative (CAI) was created to strengthen the role and capacity of the community sector to address substance use and improve mental health for British Columbians. The grants manager leads implementation, management and administration of approximately $2M million in grants/bursaries in addition to supporting training, evaluation and knowledge exchange activities. The primary role […]Continue readingJob Posting: CAI Community Grants Manager
Canadian Mental Health Association encourages resiliency skills building to cope with stress caused by natural disasters. With British Columbia bracing itself for what could be another intense wildfire season, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will be hosting a series of free community talks aimed at helping people build resilience and find ways to safeguard […]Continue readingCMHA to host a series of Community Talks on coping with disaster stress
BC’s leading mental health non-profit responds to the release of A Pathway to Hope, the Province of BC’s mental health, substance use and addictions 10-year plan “A Pathway to Hope is a great start at the changes we need to see in BC’s mental health, substance use and addictions care,” said Jonny Morris, CEO of […]Continue readingCMHA BC welcomes government’s shift to focus on prevention and early intervention