Applications and criteria for the next CIF Education and Leisure Fund will be distributed Monday, June 24, 2013. Applications will be available at Vancouver mental health teams, mental health organizations, psychiatric units and on this website.
For more information please contact:
Joan Schofield, Program Assistant,
Consumer Initiative Fund
604-736-2033 Local 2202
About this funding:
This project provides funding of up to $400.00 to mental health consumers for education and leisure courses or activities. Recipients can take more than one course/activity if the cost is less than $400.00 and must be willing to pay the difference if the cost exceeds $400.00.
Individuals are eligible to receive funding once every two years. Applicants must be a resident of Vancouver and be receiving mental health services in Vancouver.
The Education and Leisure Fund is open two times a year. Applications are randomly selected in a draw done at the Consumer Initiative Fund offices.
Personal development, life style enhancement, vocational training, education and well-being are key components of recovery. The goal of this project is to provide opportunities for individuals to take courses they would not otherwise be able to access and to build capacity.