Donor Bill of Rights

The Board of Directors of the BC Mental Health Foundation is in place to ensure that donors:

Are informed of our mission, of the way we intend to use donated resources, and of our capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes;
Are informed of the identity of those serving on our governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities;
Have access to our most recent financial statements;
Are assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they are given;
Receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition;
Are assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law;
Can expect that all relationships with individuals representing our organization will be professional in nature;
Are informed whether those seeking donations from our organization are volunteers, employees of BC Mental Health Foundation, or hired solicitors;
Can expect that BC Mental Health Foundation will not share or sell a mailing list that includes the donor’s name;
Feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers;

Donor Resources

The BC Mental Health Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds to support the work of the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

The Foundation will raise funds and awareness for initiatives that have province wide benefit for individuals dealing with mental health and substance use issues.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority, providing a diverse range of specialized, “one-of-a-kind”, tertiary-level mental health and addiction services to people across the province. BCMHSUS also has a provincial leadership role, and works with an extensive network of community partners and service providers across BC as a support and a resource in areas such as Research, Knowledge Exchange, Health Promotion and Illness Prevention, and System-Wide Improvements.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource centre that provides mental health and substance use information, resources, and support to children, youth and their families who reside in British Columbia (BC).

All services provided by the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre are free, and include educational events for families, educators and health professionals.

Visit the website for additional information, resources, and contact details.

Crisis Line
The Crisis Line Association of BC (CLABC) is the provincial association representing member crisis lines from across BC. The organization, formed in 1998, became a registered non-profit society on March 14, 2007 and is dedicated to ensuring that every person in BC has access to the needed emotional support and critical services that crisis lines provide.