Kim Duffus Appointed as New Executive Director for Capital Mental Health Association
Following a national search, the board of Capital Mental Health Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kim Duffus as our new Executive Director. Kim replaces Pam Edwards who retires at the end of March.
Kim brings an extensive background in nursing and 30 years’ experience in not-for-profit, community-based health care management.
As BC’s Regional Director for Saint Elizabeth Care, Kim managed their home support agency in Victoria. For the last three years she primarily worked in Vancouver to oversee the amalgamation of a large community agency, otherwise destined to close, with Saint Elizabeth. Kim also has prior experience as Executive Director of South Victoria Homecare, a not-for-profit community homecare agency. During her tenure the agency grew by an order of magnitude and added several new care delivery programs.
The Board looks forward to working with Kim and is confident that her skills and expertise will greatly benefit Capital Mental Health Association in its ongoing provision of services to people experiencing mental illness. For more information about our programs, designed to promote hope and recovery, please visit www.miravictoria.ca.
President, Board of Directors
Capital Mental Health Association
A society inclusive of people with mental illness that empowers them to live independent, healthy, and sustainable lives.
To provide an environment that safeguards potential and supports growth and development
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Recovery: taking the first step
Mental illness often has no visible manifestations and, therefore, may go unnoticed. Experiencing a mental illness may be isolating, sometimes feel frightening or embarrassing and may seem overwhelming. Whether you have a mental illness, or are someone with a loved one who has a mental illness, you need to know that experiencing a mental illness is not the end of the road and that recovery is possible. At Capital Mental Health Association, we know that it is possible to have a mental illness and still lead a life that is fulfilling, with the capacity to work, enjoy recreational activities, volunteer, develop relationships and be an active member of your community.
We believe that each person who experiences mental illness has the capacity to move forward, to learn and grow, and that even the smallest steps towards recovery can achieve an improved quality of life. We understand that sometimes it can feel impossible to take those next steps, big or small, on your own, so we are here to help.
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Recreation, Employment, Education, Housing.
Capital Mental Health Association offers a variety of programs and opportunities for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a mental illness. Our services are designed to promote hope and recovery and offer people experiencing a mental illness the supports needed to achieve success in their life. At CMHA each person is treated as an individual, and we listen to your choices and encourage you to take risks. We have a variety of recreation and wellness programs for different ages, abilities and mental health concerns, and a Supported Employment and Education Coach Program. Along with our programs we offer subsidized housing that includes four apartment buildings and three group homes. We also provide mental health support services to over 100 people living in rental suites in the community.
For more information visit our Programs page.