You can make a difference in the lives of those living with the effects of mental illness.
Your contribution to the Clubhouse Society of Edmonton & Area will be put to use immediately to assist with:
- Supplies, equipment
- Clubhouse facility upkeep
- New program initiatives
- Special projects
- Ongoing operating support
DONATE BY MAIL
Mail your gift (cheques payable to Clubhouse Society of Edmonton & Area) to:
Prosper Place Clubhouse
10455 172 Street
LOOKING FOR OTHER WAYS TO GIVE?
United Way Donations
You can designate your United Way contributions to the The Clubhouse Society of Edmonton & Area. Let your company United Way representative know that you wish to designate your contribution to the Clubhouse. They will provide you with all of the information that you will need to designate your gift.
Double your gift. Find out if your company has a Matching Gift Program. A Matching Gift is a corporate gift that either equals or exceeds your contribution to The Clubhouse Society of Edmonton & Area. Ask the human resources department to provide you with the necessary form to fill out and send to us.
Charitable No. 891234742RR0001
ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
Who is affected?
- Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague.
- One in five Albertans will be affected by a mental illness in their lifetime,
- Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational, income levels, and cultures.
- Lost productivity due to mental illness costs the Canadian economy about 6 billion annually.
How common is it?
- Schizophrenia affects 1% of the Canadian population.
- Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, causing mild to severe impairment.
- Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.
- Alberta has the second highest suicide rate in Canada.
Sources: The Report on Mental Illness in Canada, October 2002. EBIC 1998 (Health Canada 2002), Stephens et al., 2001
Alberta Mental Health Board, Mental Health Needs of Albertans select
factors and Findings, December 2007 http://www.mentalhealthresearch.ca