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You make the difference

With your help, we can make a difference. Your donation helps promote mental health in your community and provides hope and help to those affected by mental illness. Thank you for your support!
You can make a donation online through

Or by cheque payable to:
Canadian Mental Health Association
South Okanagan Similkameen
102-1873 Main Street
Penticton BC V2A 5H2
Our Charitable Number for Income Tax Purposes  13272 7538 RP0001. Receipts will be issued for donations over $20.00.

Where the need is greatest

CMHA – SOS aims to change the way we think about, talk about, and treat mental health and addiction issues. It’s a big task, but with your help, our B4Stage4 campaign and Living Life to the Full programs can create a much-needed shift in our approach to mental health and addictions.

Help teens with mental health and substance use issues

Blue Wave is a youth program that includes Living Life to the Full for Youth—CMHA BC’s transformational program to help youth build personal capacity: emotional health, problem-solving and coping skills—in a safe group setting.  The Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary supports educational goals of under-19 youth with mental illness and addiction.

Honour a friend or loved one

A gift in Honour is a great way to recognize an important person or organization in celebration of a special occasion such as a birthday, holiday or marriage. A gift in Memory is a way to remember and honour a loved one who’s passed away. CMHA BC will notify family members when you make a gift In Memory.

Support educational and career goals

Mental illness should never stop anyone from seeking higher education.  Join founder Lorne Fraser in ensuring people who’ve experienced mental illness can pursue their chosen career. Since 1982, over 150 students have benefited from bursaries and scholarships through the Lorne Fraser Educational Fund.

Corporate donations and sponsorships

CMHA BC enjoys working with our corporate community in unique and creative ways that meet both business and community interests.  Your donation or sponsorship adds value to every facet of your organization’s strategic goals and supports one of the most important public health issues in Canada.  For information on unique giving opportunities, contactLeah Schulting, Executive Director at 250 493 8999 or Email:

Ensuring your gift has the right scope

CMHA BC has a provincial scope. Our programs, services, and policy work impact people across BC (though some of our programs also have a national scope).  If you’d prefer your donation have a national impact or support programs and services in your local community, you can find and designate your gift using our CMHA locator.

Other gifts

If you don’t find the kind of donation you want to make or the right fit for you, or if you would like to make a gift of securities, life insurance, or make a bequest as part of preparing a will, please talk to Leah Schulting, Executive Director at 250 493 8999 or Email:

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