Carol Hamilton, Mayor, City of Colwood

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Support to Establish a Clubhouse International in Greater Victoria

At the B.C. Mayor's caucus held September 2014, Mayor's unanimously concluded it a top priority for all communities within Britich Columbia to deal with the rising issue and crisis around mental health, addictions and homelessness.

The City of Colwood recognizes the importance of the creation of an innovative and collaborative space dedicated to creating opportunities, purpose and dignity for those with mental health challenges.

The establishment of a Clubhouse International within Greater Victoria will provide opportunities for people who face mental illness with a safe environment to recover and support productive lives through reintegration within the workplace and community.

The City of Colwood supports the efforts of Moms Like Us to establish a Clubhouse International in the Greater Victoria Area.

On behalf of Colwood Council I would like to applaud Moms Like Us for their efforts to raise awareness of this need and in ensuring those amongst us with challenges are given the opportunity to continue with successful lives through the type of holistic program.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Hamilton, Mayor
City of Colwood