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Since 1989, the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) has been empowering families and caregivers who have a loved one with a mental health concern by providing support, education, coping skills and self-care strategies. Families who have a loved one with a mental illness experience significant stress, which can impact their own health, relationships, careers and financial situations. We are based on a self-help model which respects and supports the expertise that families have regarding the mental health of their relative and their experience in the system. We serve families in the Greater Toronto Area and Peel Region through our offices in Etobicoke, Rexdale, Scarborough, Downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton.
Support. Research. Hope.
The mission Cure SMA Canada Society is:
To fund the best possible Canadian research in search of a treatment or cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
To support Canadian families and individuals affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy in every province and territory.
To work closely with CURE SMA (USA) and the Scientific Advisory Board in our selection of recipients of research and trial grant monies.
To offer and supply information to any Canadian requesting it.
To support Canadian families and individuals affected by SMA as newly diagnosed, during the affected person’s lifetime and the family after an affected person passes.
To offer support for activities that bring families and individuals together mutually benefitting all that are involved. (example: the annual SMA conference, SMA Family Camp, Parent’s retreat)
To support individuals with their fundraising activities benefitting Cure SMA Canada.
To supply members with newsletters for the purpose of information, connecting and communication.
To connect families to each other through various methods including our website, social media, through our national office, our newsletter and group activities.
To help families realize they are not alone with the diagnoses of SMA. That Cure SMA Canada is here for them and will support them in any capacity we can. We understand, because we too are affected by SMA or are parents of children born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Out of the FOG was launched in 2007 to provide information and support to the family members and loved-ones of individuals who suffer from a personality disorder.
Dealing with a loved-one or family member who suffers from a personality disorder can sometimes feel like navigating through a fog. FOG stands for Fear, Obligation, Guilt - feelings which often result from being in a relationship with a person who suffers from a Personality Disorder. The FOG acronym was coined by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier in their book Emotional Blackmail. It is our hope that this site may help some navigate out of the FOG in their own lives.
Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques. For the minor children of single parents, it offers them the opportunity to meet peers living within the same family structure and thriving. No more standing out in the crowd or feeling isolated because they are part of the single parent family.
Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization, based in Canada, committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. To help bring attention to this reality, Little Warriors offers a free workshop called Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse to educate adults on how to help prevent child sexual abuse. The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch located east of Edmonton, AB is the first of it’s kind long-term treatment centre for children ages 8-12 years old who have been sexually abused. The Be Brave Ranch gives child sexual abuse survivors the essential support they need to grow into happy, healthy adults. To learn more about Little Warriors visit www.littlewarriors.ca
HealGrief, a nonprofit, is a social support network for people who are grieving, bereaved or for those just wanting to help them. By taking a modern approach to the way individuals communicate a loved one’s death, HealGrief brings family, friends and communities from around the globe to a virtual place to grieve and heal together. Everything they do is inspired by their core mission: guiding one’s journey with grief into a healthy grief recovery.
From the moment a loved one dies, HealGrief.org guides individuals through grief’s journey. They begin by taking the place of the traditional obituary. At no cost, users create a funeral notice and can choose to disseminate it to family and friends around the globe. From within the funeral notice, virtual candles are lit and memories are shared. Cathartic to users, this provides instant comfort as the funeral notice transitions into a celebration of the decedent’s life. This online interaction, changes the way we handle grief, but ultimately provides comfort as one journeys to a healthy grief recovery.
Additional no-fee programs include a virtual:
Candle Gallery - Individuals can light and share a virtual candle in memory of their loved one;
Before I Die…wall - A virtual wall provoking thoughts about living life, to its fullest, every day.
Loss Project & Artful Healing - Inspiring healing through art.
PetsCountToo! - Providing tools to guide a child’s first experience with death into a healthy grief recovery.
MAMH convenes stakeholders across the behavioral health and public health community to address policy, budget and legal issues affecting those at risk for or living with behavioral health conditions. We disseminate knowledge emerging from clinical research, program evaluation and innovation developments to inform and activate diverse audiences in the Commonwealth and beyond. MAMH solves problems in disparities in benefits and access to care through strategic advocacy partnerships. We target reforms in public policy, service delivery and payment methods to improve access to care and end disparities in receipt of a broad range of benefits, treatments and recovery supports upon which our constituents depend to protect and improve their mental health and well being.
The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) was founded in 1988 and is the professional association that represents Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) in our province. What does this mean for members of the public? It means that if you receive counselling services from an RCC, you can have confidence in their experience and qualifications – that they have met the highest standards of their profession. Today, we represent over 3,900 Registered Clinical Counsellors across BC.
Every person who receives the ‘RCC’ counselling designation in British Columbia has met specific educational and training criteria required by the BCACC. What’s more, our RCC members have not only met the academic, clinical competence and professional requirements, they have voluntarily committed themselves to practice according to an ethical code of conduct and standards of practice.
For more information on the RCC designation and our requirements for membership, please visit our website.
The Mission of Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Inc. (Stop the Silence) is to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. Our overarching Goals are to 1) promote CSA awareness, prevention, and healing; 2) stop child sexual abuse and related forms of violence; and 3) celebrate the lives of those healed. CSA is not one group’s problem; by expert accounts it is a silent pandemic throughout the United States and the world, creating havoc – for the affected children, the adult survivors, and the society. It can be prevented and treated with a conscious and sustained effort. Stop the Silence helps provide that effort.
The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support is a center of learning for undergraduates, graduates and professionals. The latest reports show that 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys have autism. As a result of these growing numbers, the need for well-trained therapists, teachers, healthcare providers, policy makers and advocates is crucial.