At CMHA Kelowna we are committed to building homes, building lives and building community – so no one feels alone. That’s why we are proud to announce we are developing a new initiative that will help anyone in our community to become confident to confront life’s challenges, support one another and experience happiness.
“Discovery College” (working title), is an innovative approach to education that enables individuals to develop their own strengths in order to recognize, understand and manage challenges. Attending courses through Discovery College will empower anyone to discover what is possible and pursue their aspirations.
Widely known as Recovery Colleges, this model was first designed for people with mental health problems or illness. Now, with the growing understanding that the skills needed for living well are relevant to anyone, the concept has expanded. Today, health professionals, family members, the public and peers make up the students who are attending the more than 80 colleges in the U.K. as well as Canada’s largest Recovery College operated by CMHA Calgary.
We are excited to bring this initiative to Kelowna.
In order to help people live their best lives, we need your input. We want to understand the kind of challenges you are facing. Stress? Anxiety? Worry about the future? How can this initiative help you discover your possibility?
Please fill out this short, anonymous survey. It will take about 10-15 minutes but if you have more to say you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with Discovery College in the subject line.
As we research, develop and prepare to launch this initiative, we are thankful for the financial support of the Vancouver Foundation. We are also grateful for our partnership with CMHA Calgary, who is providing information to help us learn from their experience as operator of Canada’s largest Recovery College.
Below is our timeline for this exciting initiative. Our goal is to have limited courses available to the public by January 2020. If you have any questions please email email@example.com with Discovery College in the subject line.
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