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BC Mental Health Foundation

The BC Mental Health Foundation is the fundraising arm of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), driving continuous innovation and impact by amplifying public understanding, reducing stigma, and harnessing untapped community support for British Columbians with a combination of serious mental health, substance use, and other significant healthcare needs.

The Foundation supports:

  • prioritizing overdose prevention, overall well-being, and the dismantling of systemic and colonial structures that continue to harm British Columbians in need of high-quality mental health care;
  • garnering widespread community support to better understand, advance, reduce stigma, and action evidence-based recommendations toward system-change in the field of Correctional Health Services, Forensic Psychiatric Services and Adult Mental Health & Substance Use;
  • acknowledging the role that colonialism, residential schools, and inter-generational trauma plays in the health and safety of Indigenous youth, adults, families, and communities.

The BC Mental Health Foundation (“BCMHF”) is currently nested under Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and together, BCMHSUS and PHSA are ready to launch the BCMHF’s trajectory to becoming a vibrant, and thriving Foundation, by moving from being nested within PHSA to a fully independent Foundation.

BCMHSUS and PHSA leadership are committed and excited to provide full administrative, communications and financial systems support for incoming Interim Board Leadership. With current net assets (approx. 1M) as well as an established partnership with Coast Mental Health Foundation to reduce recidivism, BCMHF is well positioned to invest in the necessary infrastructure required to ensure elevated fundraising activity.

A vital first step in the revitalization is to recruit three Interim volunteer Board members to lead this important transition beginning in April 2024. This newly formed Board will play a pivotal role in leveraging our existing fundraising abilities, manage the transition to an independent Foundation, and hire and onboard new Foundation staff leadership.  All of these will combine to position the Foundation for a stable and vibrant future.

For more information or to apply, please get in touch by email or fill in this confidential form.


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