Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Green Shield Foundation, Citizen Advocacy is able to continue its work with its matching program for seniors. We receive more and more requests for help specifically for seniors and this grant will help us reduce our waiting list by at least 30 people over the course of the year. Thank you Green Shield Canada!
Thank you Sylvie for your Christmas message!
A big thank you to the BMO who donated $400 to WICA this week just in time for Christmas!
The residents of the Church Apartment Program enjoyed their annual Christmas party along with participants of other community groups as part of the West Island Mental Health Network. A big thank you to the staff of RBC who once again volunteered their time to serve lunch at the event.
Christmas came early for the residents of WICA’s housing program (CAP) this week. Diane Veuhoff and Giselle Doucet were able to purchase new vacuum cleaners, pillows, and bed linen for some of the residents, thanks to Canadian Tire in Kirkland. WICA was given a $1,500 donation from the Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec.
Thank you to a group of employees from Merck Frosst Canada’s Employee Charity Trust who donated their time to prepare meals for the 44 residents of CAP, a subsidized housing program for people living with mental health issues. The group donates their time once a year to cook at Farley House, one of two apartment buildings in Pierrefonds. In addition to the two apartment
WICA extends a big thank you to Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec for its $1,500 donation to our Church Apartment Program. We will now be able to provide some of our residents with much needed household items.
A big thank you to the Pointe-Claire Oldtimers who donated $2,500 to WICA! The donation is a result of their annual hockey tournament which raises money for local community groups.
Let’s face it, in spite of positive public relation campaigns, there is still a stigma attached to mental health issues. When people think of someone with a mental health problem the image of the Calgary bus beheading in 2008 comes to mind and more recently, the Ottawa shooting of a young corporal by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. Both men are reportedly to have struggled with their
As a WICA community worker, there are many facets of the job besides making a match between our protégés and their volunteer advocates. In following up with one of my matches last week, my phone call was answered by a tearful family member who is the primary caregiver of her elderly mother. She needed more help than the volunteer could provide and she was at