Canada Post Foundation supporting mental health

On October 26 we were fortunate to be named one of the grant recipients from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.  This year over $1.5 million was given to 32 non-profit, community based organizations that are helping to provide support and programming for people living with mental illness.

Covenant House will use this money to train our front-line staff on how to best work with youth who are suffering from mental illness or addictions. This training is critical as approximately 50% of the youth who stay in our Crisis Shelter are struggling with either mental health or addictions issues.

Thanks to this training, our staff will be better equipped to work with these youth and make appropriate referrals, which will allow them to stabilize their mental health and improve the management of their addictions.

You can help the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health continue to make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness by either buying a mental health stamp or donating to the Foundation at your local Canada Post branch.

 

Pictured: (l to r) Wayne Stremel, Canada Post Supervisor– Nanaimo; Tim McGurrin, Director, Communications, Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health; Tristan Klassen, Development Officer for Covenant House Vancouver, Mike Shearon, General Manager, Pacific Region, Canada Post

Click here for the public service announcement.

On October 26 we were fortunate to be named one of the grant recipients from the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health.  This year over $1.5 million was given to 32 non-profit, community based organizations that are helping to provide support and programming for people living with mental illness.

Covenant House will use this money to train our front-line staff on how to best work with youth who are suffering from mental illness or addictions. This training is critical as approximately 50% of the youth who stay in our Crisis Shelter are struggling with either mental health or addictions issues.

Thanks to this training, our staff will be better equipped to work with these youth and make appropriate referrals, which will allow them to stabilize their mental health and improve the management of their addictions.

You can help the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health continue to make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness by either buying a mental health stamp or donating to the Foundation at your local Canada Post branch.

 

Pictured: (l to r) Wayne Stremel, Canada Post Supervisor– Nanaimo; Tim McGurrin, Director, Communications, Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health; Tristan Klassen, Development Officer for Covenant House Vancouver, Mike Shearon, General Manager, Pacific Region, Canada Post

Click here for the public service announcement.