Tyler Chislett Memorial Fund
Tyler Chislett, a friend to the Bonnyville Health Centre, died from suicide in 2015. His death prompted the creation of the Tyler Chislett Memorial fund in memory of his life lived in the service of others.
We raised $13,850.00 in donations at the annual Gala 2017.
The Bonnyville Health Foundation is very encouraged by the community’s response to this fund. To date, with your generosity, we have raised $42,000. In just over a year in operation, this is what we have accomplished:
- We have authorized $5000 of our annual budget towards education material in support of patients and their families utilizing the Adolescent Mental Health Clinic in Bonnyville.
- We have contracted Ms. Ariel Haubrich M.ED Phych , speaker to present “Stress, Drugs and Rock “N Roll”, to all front line workers and other stakeholders in health care at the Bonynville Health Centre, April 25 and 26, 2017.
- We are currently planning a summer camp in 2017, in partnership with Imperial Oil. Their donation of $25,000 will mean this innovative pilot project in Bonnyville will positively impact the health of patients utilizing the Adolescent Mental Health Clinic.
- We were part of a luncheon at the Bonnyville Health Centre when a crew from CTV Alberta Prime Time visited Bonnyville to showcase the Bonnyville Mental Health Committee’s work with youth in our area. The program created from these interviews aired Monday, January 16, 2017, http://alberta.ctvnews.ca as part of a week in the media about mental health. Bell Let’s Talk aired Wednesday, January 25, 2017. This program is part of a national initiative to increase the dialogue about depression and mental health issues across Canada. It can also be viewed online. Check out Bell Let’s Talk. http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
- We are currently part of a planning group that will be bringing a drama group to Bonnyville this year to perform for adolescents on the subject of mental health.
Bonnyville Health Foundation
5001 Lakeshore Drive
Postal Bag 1008
Bonnyville AB T9N 2J7
Charitable Tax Registration # 866399488RR0001