mental health

Mental health campaign gains $100,000 from financial security provider

New Westminster, B.C. – {September 4, 2018} – Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life are helping to shine a […]

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Mental health campaign benefits from Pacific Blue Cross gift

New Westminster, B.C. – {March 27, 2018} – Pacific Blue Cross is helping to shine a light on mental health […]

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Miranda Tymoschuk’s Story

Miranda Tymoschuk is acutely familiar with the healthcare system. The 21-year-old Maple Ridge resident has undergone a dozen surgeries so far after being born with a rare condition called posteromedial tibia bowing. She has required numerous procedures to lengthen and straighten her left leg. But in recent years, she has been focused as much on her mental health as her physical health after struggles with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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BMO takes lead on mental health at Royal Columbian with $1M gift

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 6, 2017} – BMO Financial Group is making a major contribution to Royal Columbian Hospital […]

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Royal Columbian Hospital redevelopment moves forward

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 6, 2017} –A new acute-care tower, a larger emergency department, and upgrades to existing spaces […]

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Law firm pledges to mental health expansion at Royal Columbian

McQuarrie Hunter LLP
A mid-sized law firm with local roots going back decades is supporting the region’s mental health needs with a gift towards redevelopment at Royal Columbian Hospital.

McQuarrie Hunter LLP has pledged $75,000 to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation for the new 75-bed Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre. The new facility, being built during phase one of hospital redevelopment, will provide a significant opportunity for groundbreaking research, increased psychiatric training and state-of-the-art patient care.

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Starlight Casino and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Announces Partnership With The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation

Starlight Casino, through Gateway Casinos & Entertainment’s corporate giving program, GatewayGIVES, has announced a multi-year partnership with Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation towards the new Mental Health and Substance Use Wellness Centre being built as part of a large hospital redevelopment.

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Joyce Kubu-Haynes

“Mum, you’ve never been so good.” Those words from her children bring comfort to Joyce Kubu-Haynes, who has lived with mental illness for decades.

Hospitalized on three occasions, the 76-year old Coquitlam resident is grateful to Royal Columbian Hospital for helping her continue to live independently, enjoy time with family and friends, and manage her illness with daily medications.

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Janice Kirkrod’s Story

If Janice Kirkrod wrote a book, she knows what she would call it: There’s Light at the End of the Tunnel. Over the last three decades, the 75-year old Surrey resident has felt the darkness as well as the light, as she battled a depression that often left her in tears and with little energy to do much.

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Variety funds music therapy at Royal Columbian Hospital

Funding from Variety – The Children’s Charity is helping elevate the mood, encourage communication and reduce anxiety for children admitted to Royal Columbian Hospital’s Pediatric Unit.

Those are among the benefits of a music therapist, whose work is being funded by a $20,000 contribution from Variety to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation.

A further $15,000 grant will help support families from outside the Lower Mainland who face financial hardships because a child or pregnant mother is hospitalized at Royal Columbian.

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