Get Involved

It is our goal to serve and support the members of the Port Alberni Community. If you want to join our community and support individuals with mental health issues why not get involved! You can donate directly to CMHA Port Alberni and support the work we do. You can come attend an event we host; join our Clubhouse Program; or you can organize your own fundraising event to help those suffering from mental illness. To become a member of CMHA Port Alberni community check out our become a member page

                CMHA Port Alberni is seeking qualified applicants to join the Board of Directors. 

 If you or anyone you know has a desire to serve and improve the lives of people in our community, please send a letter/email indicating your interest. Every enquiry will be responded to by the current President of the Board. 
 
We welcome all qualified applicants, however, having a diverse Board that represents the communities we serve and shares the vision we have for CMHA, is extremely important. As a result, we encourage members with strong governance backgrounds and a commitment to our values to consider running for Director regardless of their particular skill sets. 

Although all competencies are valuable, we would like to further strengthen our existing Board expertise in the following areas: 
• Accounting and Finance—Relevant experience including: oversight or management of financial statements, budgeting processes, audit, and taxation requirements. 
• Legal—Relevant experience including: Board governance requirements, Societies Act, Bylaw implementation, Labour Law, Landlord Tenancy Law, conflict of interest, and general legal principles. 
• Marketing and Fundraising—Relevant experience including: Web design and maintenance, Donor facilitation, Community fundraising, Direct request fundraising, Grant research and writing 
• Mental Health therapy-Relevant experience including: Counselling therapy, medical interventions, clinical experience. 
• Administration-Relevant experience including: Office management, team management, small business management, middle level and above large organization management. 
• Cultural Relations-Relevant experience including: education or knowledge of culturally modified practice, cultural sensitivity, colonial affectation, and decolonization awareness, LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity.

 

 

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3178 2nd Avenue
Port Alberni BC  V9Y 4C3
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Phone: 250-724-7199
Fax: 250-724-5635
Email: sue.mcgiveron@cmhaportalberni.ca