Youth Mental Health Canada is a grassroots, community-based, youth-led charitable non-profit organization focused on youth, family, and community engagement for mental health education, support, advocacy, and change. We operate on a sustainable, educational model, receive no government funding, and have no paid staff. The funding for Directing Change is a result of the recommendation of one of our Facebook supporters and the generous donation of her employer and employees from George Weston Ltd. and Choice Properties REIT.
The Directing Change program was initially founded and funded as part of Each Mind Matters: California’s Mental Health Movement and statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students. These initiatives are funded by counties through the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).