Ways to Get Involved

You can make mental health matter. There are many ways you can help CMHA promote the mental health of everyone and support the resiliency and recovery of those experiencing mental illness.

How to Donate to CMHA Vernon

Your gift supports the Canadian Mental Health Association – Vernon District in its mission to promote mental health and help those with mental illnesses. As a nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA-Vernon facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. Because of your support, lives are being saved and transformed!

Donate in person or by mail

Cheques can be made payable to: Canadian Mental Health Association VERNON BRANCH

3100 – 28th Ave.
Vernon, BC
V1T 1W3

Cash donations can be made in person Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 pm

Thank you to our Supporters

We are incredibly grateful for our supportive community for making our mission of a mentally healthy community a reality. From individual/organizational donors to community partner event organizers, sponsors of our signature events and those who have donated in honor or memory of their loved ones, we could not do all that we do without you.

We would be happy to work with you to determine an opportunity that best suits your needs and wishes including Legacy Giving, sponsoring an event or having your own. Please contact CMHA Vernon Fund Development and Communications Manager, Cera Brown for details.

Cera Brown
Fund Development & Communications Manager
250-542-3114 ext 224
[email protected]

Online Donation Form

Careers at CMHA

Looking for a career with the Canadian Mental Health Association?

If you care about mental health and you have the right skills, then CMHA Vernon may be the place for you.  We are big believers that mental health begins where you live, learn, work and play. Together, we can make a difference.

While qualified CMHA BCGEU members have first consideration, all interested candidates should apply.  CMHA Vernon is committed to building an inclusive workplace and community and seeks candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Please send your resume to [email protected]




Administrative Assistant
Reports To: Director of Finance
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU – Grid 5
Wage: $20.50 – $22.64/hr.
Classification: Regular Full Time (36 hours per week)
Job Posting Start Date: November 10, 2021
Job Posting End Date: November 18, 2021
Start Date: TBD

JOB SUMMARY:The administrative assistant will perform diverse and confidential administrative support for several departments in the organization. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in bookkeeping and will exhibit a kind professionalism while assisting participants in navigating our programs. This position requires strong attention to detail and accuracy, strong database experience, the ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines.

• Provide administrative support for HR, Finance, Rehab and Wellness, Employment Programs and Housing
• Maintain confidential hard copy and electronic, participant and employee records using database software
• Take minutes of meetings as required
• Schedule meetings and appointments
• Perform receivables, payables, and other accounting clerical tasks
• Maintain statistics on program expenditures as required
• Assist in preparing and formatting reports, documents and letters using a variety of software programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Payworks, SnapAP, and Sage 300
• Organize regular team meetings including the preparation and distribution of documents
• Perform other related duties as required

For more information about this position click here.

EXTERNAL Positions

Social Enterprise Coordinator
Reports To: Manager of Employment Services
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU – Grid 31
Wage: $25.27 – $27.43/hr
Classification: Temporary Full-time (36 hours per week) until return of incumbent
Job Posting Start Date: October 29, 2021
Job Posting End Date: November 6, 2021
Start Date: TBD

JOB SUMMARY: The Social Enterprise Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the recovery of adults living with mental illness through by providing meaningful and purposeful volunteer opportunities. This position is responsible for mentoring volunteers in landscaping, janitorial, and recycling collection and disposal positions. The Social Enterprise Programs provide valuable volunteer experience for CMHA participants and a beneficial service to local businesses and the school district in the city of Vernon. The Social Enterprise Coordinator will maintain a positive working relationship with both volunteers and recycling/lawns maintenance customers and will coordinate the recycling pick-ups, volunteer and lawns maintenance schedules. This position will also be required to train volunteer drivers, so the ability to drive a large vehicle and trailer is imperative. The Social Enterprise Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Manager of Employment Services to continually measure the effectiveness of the program and develop new program initiatives. Through collaboration with the Manager of Employment Services you will work to develop new and innovative social enterprise programs within the community.

For more information about this position click here.

Youth Wellness Programs Coordinator
Reports To: Manager of Wellness and Rehabilitation
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU – Grid 31
Wage: $25.27 – $27.43/hr
Classification: Temporary Part-time (20 hours per week) until return of incumbent
Job Posting Start Date: October 28, 2021
Job Posting End Date: November 4, 2021
Start Date: TBD

JOB SUMMARY: The Youth Wellness Programs Coordinator plans, promotes and provides mental health prevention, education and recreation/wellness programing to youth in our community. This program exists to support youth in all aspects of mental health by equipping youth with knowledge and tools to help manage their mental wellness while also building meaningful relationships with other peers who may have similar experiences in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Goals of the program include raising awareness to enhance understanding and empathy for those living with mental health concerns, reducing the stigma of mental illness and providing prevention-based recreation/social programs that include education and peer support components in a fun and supportive environment. CMHA Vernon currently delivers 3 different youth wellness programs with the target groups and ages being “Kids group” ages 7-10, “Tween Group” ages 11-14, and the “Teen Group” ages 15-18. This position will ensure that youth voices are heard and prioritized when creating and delivering program content by working alongside youth and their families to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our youth community members.

For more information about this position click here.

Residential Facility Nurse – Part-time

$36-$48 /hr per BCNU Collective Bargaining Unit

The Residential Facility Nurse provides resident support and clinical nursing care to psychiatric clients within a patient and family-centered care model.

Working independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary team, consult, confer and collaborate with the IH Mental Health (MH) facility Case Manager. Demonstrate continuous improvement in evidence-based practice, advancing clinical competence.


  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Valid BC Driver’s License

Residential Mental Health Worker – Casual

$21.00-$23.00 per hour

Working as part of an integrated team, the Residential Mental Health Worker provides support and assists residents with problem solving, decision making, developing life skills, and maintaining care plans.

Required certificates: First Aid /FoodSafe


Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CMHA VERNON Member!

By becoming a member of CMHA you are:

  • Providing hope to the 1 in 5 Canadians who are directly affected by mental illness
  • Supporting specialized services across BC and in your community
  • Joining a movement to build a community of hope, support and inclusion for people with mental illness
  • Showing you care about mental health in BC and in your community

Your membership includes:

  • Membership with your local CMHA branch, CMHA BC Division and CMHA National
  • The opportunity to vote for members of our governing board of directors
  • A free subscription to the award-winning Visions Journal

Annual membership fees:

  • $20 Individual
  • $5 Individuals on limited income

To become a CMHA member or to renew your membership, please attend the office located at 3100 – 28th Ave. Vernon, BC. Here is a pdf of the membership form. 

You may also send your completed membership form by mail with payment (cheque or money order) to:

Canadian Mental Health Association, Vernon & District Branch
3100 – 28th Ave
Vernon, BC  V1T 1W3

Fax: 250.549.8446
Email: [email protected]

Alternatively, you may securely purchase your membership online via Paypal.

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