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Job Posting – Executive Director

Job Posting – Executive Director

The Executive Director will possess strong governance knowledge and report to the BC Schizophrenia Society Board. A proven leader, the ED is responsible for the overall performance, impact and growth of the organization. Displaying strong financial, fundraising, administrative and programmatic insight, the ED will be responsible for a $2.3M budget.

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Yes2Me Scholarships sponsored by the Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and B.C. Schizophrenia Society

Yes2Me Scholarships sponsored by the Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and B.C. Schizophrenia Society

Apply online today for a chance to receive 1 of 14 scholarships through the “Yes2Me” Scholarship Program. The Otsuka-Lundbeck Alliance and B.C. Schizophrenia Society are celebrating the efforts of young people living with mental illness by providing lucky recipients $1,000 to pursue their educational goals and build a better self for a brighter future ahead. Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

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Visions Magazine: Families & Crisis – B.C. Mental Health Act

Visions Magazine: Families & Crisis – B.C. Mental Health Act

Our Executive Director, Deborah Conner, summarizes BCSS’ position on the Charter Challenge to the B.C. Mental Health Act in the latest volume of Visions.

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“The B.C. Mental Health Act Protects My Daughter” by Susan Inman

The B.C. Mental Health Act Protects My Daughter by Susan Inman

Provisions in British Columbia’s Mental Health Act that protect people with severe mental illnesses are currently under attack. A challenge filed in B.C.’s Supreme Court argues that both inpatient and outpatient involuntary treatment are violations of people’s human rights. The plaintiffs are two individuals who have received involuntary treatment as well as the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.

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“Charter Challenge To B.C. Mental Health Act Is Misguided” by Marvin Ross

Charter Challenge To B.C. Mental Health Act Is Misguided by Marvin Ross

Two B.C. patients have just launched a Charter challenge to the province’s Mental Health Act. The last challenge to a Mental Health Act that I am aware of was in Ontario where expanded civil commitment rules and the provisions of Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) were challenged. That was unsuccessful. A CTO is an order mandating treatment in the community. The case …

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Help to Find Help

Help to Find Help

Need to know how to find services in your area? Want to connect to a local BCSS family support educator? This tool will ask you some questions about your situation and help you find resources and information .

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2016/17 Annual General Meeting & Panel Discussion: The Highs & Lows of Cannabis and Psychosis

Join us on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at the River Rock Casino Resort (Whistler Ballroom A & B, 8811 River Road Richmond, B.C.) for the 2016/17 Annual General Meeting for B.C. Schizophrenia Society. We will also be hosting a special panel discussion on cannabis and psychosis afterwards. There will be an opportunity for people to ask our panelists questions after the discussion. Refreshments will also be available after the discussion.

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