Elizabeth May, O.C., M.P. Leader of the Green Party of Canada
Re: Clubhouse International - Victoria, BC
I attended an information session of this global organization in May of this year. I am aware that services are woefully inadequate and that mental health and addiction issues threaten lives, particularly among our youth. Ottawa has experienced first-hand recently how mental illness can ravage lives if left untreated and ignored.
I offer my fully support to in the establishment of a Clubhouse International in Victoria, BC as soon as possible. This program will provide people with serious and persistent mental illness a place where theya re welcomed, wanted, needed and expected each day. I wish you success in your quest to establish such a model in Victoria.
Thank you for helping to raise awareness of this extremely important issue. Rest assured that I will continue to advocate for improved mental health care.
Elizabeth May, O.C, M.P.
Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands
Leader of the Green Party of Canada