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Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC

AMSSA is a unique province-wide association that strengthens over 70 member agencies as well as hundreds of community stakeholder agencies who serve immigrants and newcomers, and build culturally inclusive communities, with the knowledge, resources and support they need to fulfill their mandates. Vision: A just and equitable society in which everyone benefits from social and economic inclusion. Mission: AMSSA facilitates collaborative leadership, knowledge exchange and stakeholder engagement to support agencies that serve immigrants and build culturally inclusive communities. Values: Inclusiveness, Integrity, Mutual Respect, Equity, Diversity, Collaboration. Experience: Since 1977 AMSSA has been providing a diverse range of settlement and integration support and capacity building services including developing and facilitating networking and training events and producing highly relevant information resources. AMSSA also convenes a broad range of BC interest and stakeholders groups to discuss and collaborate on immigration, economic and BC community inclusion issues. AMSSA is also one of the first organizations in the sector to frequently use technology as a cost effective, highly accessible engagement model to distribute information and promote dialogue. All of our settlement and integration capacity building activities are infused with innovative approaches, and are based on AMSSA’s deep values of inclusiveness, integrity and collaboration.  (Read More...)
The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA)

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization servicing the Windsor-Essex Region in Southwestern, Ontario. Since 1983, we’ve been committed to the provision of specialized clinical treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders. As the primary regional source for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, BANA is a leader in the promotion and acceptance of diverse body shapes and sizes through the adoption of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Since its inception, BANA has provided services to thousands of individuals of all ages, genders and social/economic backgrounds with an ongoing case load of approximately 300 clients. In addition, we annually organize and host 250 educational health promotion presentations and programs that reach more than 20,000 children and adults. Services are provided free of charge, without age restrictions and are supported by the Ministry of Health and the Erie St. Clair LHIN. For more information visit www.bana.ca.  (Read More...)
Hope In Bloom

Hope in Bloom provides the beauty of nature for breast cancer patients living in Massachusetts. The all-volunteer non-profit plants indoor, outdoor patio and in-ground vegetable or flower gardens at the homes of people in active treatment for the disease. Gardens deliver their own special brand of medicine and recipients enjoy the benefits as they look toward the future.  (Read More...)
Schizophrenia Society of Canada

The mission of our schizophrenia association is: to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research. The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979. We work with 10 provincial societies to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. At SSC we are committed to: Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce mental disorders stigma and discrimination Supporting families and individuals Advocating for legislative change and improved schizophrenia treatment and mental health services Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts.  (Read More...)
American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on our site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.  (Read More...)
Grief In Common

Feeling lost, isolated and alone in your grief? Finding people who understand can be a big challenge in grief, but the right support can help. Grief in Common is the only online community that has been designed to connect those who are grieving based on background and similar experiences of loss. Our site is constantly monitored to create a safe, warm and welcoming environment. Professional grief facilitators are on hand to provide one-on-one support or answer any questions you may have. Sign up today to create a profile that outlines who you are, who you’ve lost and the circumstances surrounding that loss, and make a connection with someone who understands.  (Read More...)
Grief Healing

Information, comfort and support for anyone coping with or anticipating the loss of a loved one, whether that is a person or a cherished animal companion. Includes useful articles on various aspects of loss (including pet loss), recommended book lists, inspirational writings and poetry, and categorized links to dozens of other helpful resources ~ including the Grief Healing Blog and the online Grief Healing Discussion Groups. Hosted by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC, a nationally certified grief counselor who also specializes in pet loss.  (Read More...)
SupportGroups.com

SupportGroups.com is a safe social support network that allows members to join more than 220 condition-specific groups, seek emotional support, and find other members who are confronting the same problems. Our mission is simple: make everybody feel better. Join the fastest-growing online support network. Get the help you deserve today.  (Read More...)
Open To Hope®

Open to Hope ® is a non-profit with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. We invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion. The Open to Hope Mission: Helping people find hope after loss. Our Vision: To provide an online forum to support people who have experienced loss: to help them cope with their pain, heal their grief and invest in their future. Website Definition: OpentoHope.com is an online website where people can share inspirational stories of loss and love. We encourage our visitors to read, listen and share their stories of hope and compassion.  (Read More...)
Team Luke

Team Luke Hope For Minds exists to enrich the lives of children with a brain injury and give hope to their families through support and education. We are a non-profit in Texas that supports families with children who have suffered an acquired brain injury. At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children can improve over time if families have access to educational materials, therapeutic services, and adaptive equipment for their children. Our goals are to help families pay for items not covered or partially covered by insurance, provide emotional support, advocacy and education, as well as build support communities.  (Read More...)

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