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The b4stage4 momentum is building…

Almost six weeks have passed since we first released our manifesto – the five pillars for better mental health in British Columbia. Today, we have over 1,300 signatures across 64 constituencies!

That’s 1,396 people and counting – standing with the Canadian Mental Health Association in calling for a system of care that addresses mental health, addiction and physical health equally. We couldn’t help but recognize this achievement for what it is – a bold call to action and an increasing momentum towards change.

Here are just a few of the diverse voices we’ve been able to hear from:

Last week, we gathered at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall to acknowledge all of the amazing support we’ve received. Oak Bay Mayor, Nils Jensen, and Bev Gutray stood beside long-standing b4stage4 supporters Maureen Palmer, and Omar Alasaly – a producer/writer/director and pharmacist, respectively – who each shared their story and reason for joining the campaign.

Next week, we’ll be moving on to the next step of our campaign: the b4stage4 conference in Victoria. We’ll be bringing together international leaders, policy makers, researchers, and advocates to help BC think differently about mental health and addiction.

It’s an an opportunity for British Columbians across the province to come together to enact change. The time is now. Let’s seize it together.

Have you joined the movement?

There are still a few seats at the conference. Be part of the conversation with our conference speakers and take part in shaping the landscape of mental health and addictions care.

Register today!

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