CMHA Employment Programs
CMHA of North & West Vancouver
The Canadian Mental Health Association of North & West Vancouver serves the community through employment programs, supportive housing, youth recreation programs, community building peer support groups, and low or no cost counselling. We build community understanding and support for those with mental illness through advocacy, education, training, and research. Our work helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and supports recovery from mental illness. We also work to eliminate the stigma and shame clouding mental illnesses.
CMHA N&W Vancouver has two case managers at the WorkBC Centre – North Vancouver who focus on finding employment opportunities for people with lived or living experience of mental illness. Our case managers help with return-to-work action plans, provide one-to-one employment counselling, general career planning and connect clients to community resources. Our volunteer program can assist with gaining valuable transferable skills that build confidence and experience: northwestvancouver.cmha.bc.ca/volunteer
CMHA operates the HOpe Café, a social enterprise that employs people with lived experience of mental illness. Though currently closed, pending the reopening of the Hope Centre at Lion’s Gate Hospital, the café’s mission is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for our employees and the community. CMHA also provides customized mental health training for business, organizations, workplaces and employers seeking to support the mental health of employees and learning to respond with respect in interactions with the public. Please visit BC Hub for Workplace Mental Health for more resources.