The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington is receiving a big boost in helping to improve mental health care in Waterloo Region. CMHA WW has been named the 2017 investee by Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVP).
The partnership will include up to $25,000 of unrestricted annual funding for three years, amounting to a potential of $75,000 of funding dedicated to improving CMHA WW and its capacity to serve the community. CMHA WW will also receive free consultation, hands-on volunteering, and the network connections of SVP’s donor base.
“The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington is committed to improving the lives of those with mental health challenges,” says Fred Wagner, Executive Director of CMHA WW.
“To do so, we need to find bold and imaginative ways of fulfilling this important mission. We are more than thrilled that SVP has chosen to work with us over the next three years to offer us their knowledge, talent, experience, and financial support for becoming innovators and difference-makers in the field of mental health.”
“SVP is investing not only funds, but also providing access to the expertise of its partners over the next three years,” says Janet Kaufman, Board President of CMHA WW.
“CMHA is excited at the opportunity to expand and strengthen its organizational capacity by learning from the talented people who make up the partnership.”
“SVP is extremely excited to be partnering with an organization that is committed to making real change in the lives of Waterloo Region residents,” says Rose Greensides, Executive Director of SVP.
“[CMHA WW’s] willingness to give SVP ‘a seat at their table,’ as well as their leadership style, innovation and history of collaboration made this organization a natural fit.”
Photo from @SVPWR via Twitter.
About the Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
CMHA WW is Canada’s largest CMHA chapter and provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. CMHA WW serves everyone from children to adults to seniors, all under one roof. It is also the lead partner in Here 24/7, the single access point to the entire mental health, addictions and crisis sector in Waterloo Region and Wellington County.
About Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region
Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region was founded by local venture capitalists Tim Jackson and Jacqui Murphy in 2010. It is one of 40 networks worldwide, which donate money, time and donor talent to sustainably developing the capacity of local charities.
For further information or to arrange an interview, contact:
Martin Bauman, Communications Specialist
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington
1-844-264-2993 Ext. 2106 (office) / 226-979-4578 (cell)