Surrey, BC — Two Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) branches within Ontario will be receiving a sizable donation from CB Supplies. The York/South Simcoe and Peel/Dufferin branches will each receive $5,000 for a total donation of $10,000 to CMHA.
“The challenges of mental health come in many different shapes and forms,” said Warren Lowe, president of CB Supplies Ltd. “But the stresses of the past two years — the COVID-19 pandemic and global economic crisis have put more people at risk for mental illnesses. The CMHA does important work by providing resources and support to individuals with mental illness so they can overcome these challenges.”
CB Supplies donates to the charity is part due to its program such as the Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic (MOBYSS), reports the manufacturer/master distributor. The mobile walk-in clinic supports those aged 12 to 25 years old by offering a safe space to talk to a medical or mental health professional. It is staffed by a nurse practitioner, youth mental health worker, and peer support specialist and is free and confidential. A health card is not required and there are no referral requirements.
“We are incredibly grateful for CB Supplies Ltd,” says CMHA Peel Dufferin’s Senior Director, Clinical Strategy and Services, Lisa Ali. “As a community we’ve been through a lot over the past two years. Calls to our 24/7 crisis support phone line increased by 45 per cent and calls to our intake line have increased by 30 per cent since the start of the pandemic. Housing, food security, physical health, discrimination, and social isolation all have profound impacts on our mental health. The services we offer take these factors into account, but this holistic approach wouldn’t be possible without the support of people like Warren and companies like CB Supplies Ltd.”
The two cheques were given at an event located at CB Supplies’ new facility in Mississauga. Wholesalers, contractors, and other industry partners met at their new 81,000 sq. ft. facility to celebrate the company having been in business for 60 years.