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.

Sinceely,

Elizabeth May, O.C, M.P.
Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands
Leader of the Green Party of Canada