Monday, 2 June 2008


PLEASE try hard to come out for 1 hour on June 7th - it's just from 1:00 to 2:00 at the corner of our church! This isn't a difficult thing to do, and can actually be fun - especially if we get LOTS of people out. These Stands are making a huge statement and are growing in numbers.

The June 7th Province-wide Stand is on a roll!

16 Stands have already confirmed for the big event on the 7th. The early-bird honour roll includes:

* Housing advocates in the Tri-cities, Burns Lake, Squamish, Duncan, and Vancouver
* Streams of Justice
* Surrey teachers
* Nelson Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran churches
* City-wide Housing Coalition (Vancouver)
* Vancouver Catholic, St. James Anglican, Mennonite Brethren and St. Andrew's Wesley churches and Christchurch Cathedral
* Random Acts of Kindness and Homeless Nation

Day after day we are hearing from new Stand groups-the Lookout Emergency Aid Society in New Westminster, the Canadian Mental Health Association in Duncan and the Catholic Community Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

June 7th is going to be exciting, a demonstration of the determination of dozens of organizations and communities throughout the province. With turquoise signs and banners we are going to put affordable housing for the homeless and for low- and moderate-income people on the front pages. And keep it there until all levels of government take responsibility for this vital human right.

Will you stand with us on June 7th?



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2008 Moving Lives Forward Scholarship

2008 Moving Lives Forward Scholarships

Eli Lilly Canada, BC Schizophrenia Society and Mood Disorders Association of BC (MDA) are offering the Moving Lives Forward Scholarships to help people with a severe and persistent mental illness - bipolar, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder - reintegrate into society. We want to offer financial assistance for both academic and vocational opportunities in which students can work to acquire the training necessary to secure a meaningful job. The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2008. Please see attached poster for details.

To receive an application form, please contact me by email at or telephone at 604-873-0103.

Thank you,

Greg Fromson
Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia
202-2250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 5P9
Tel. 604-873-0103
Fax 604-873-3095

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2008

The Lilly - BCSS/MDA Moving Lives Forward Scholarship will be effective for Fall 2008-Spring 2009
school year only. Applicants must be planning to attend school in the 2008/09 school year.

**For an Application Package or further information:
please call MDA at 604-873-0103 or email
Mood Disorders Association of BC
202 - 2250 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N 5P9
Fax: 604-873-3095
BC Schizophrenia Society
201-6011 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC V7C 4V4
Fax: 604-270-9841
The goal of the Moving Lives Forward Scholarship, offered by Eli Lilly Canada, the
BC Schizophrenia Society and the Mood Disorders Association of BC, is to help people
acquire the educational and vocational skills necessary to reintegrate into society,
secure jobs and regain their lives.

You do not need to be a member of the Mood Disorders Association of BC
or the BC Schizophrenia Society to be considered eligible for a scholarship.
Eligible applicants must:
●� Be diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness:
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or schizoaffective disorder
●� Be receiving medical treatment for the illness, including medication and
psychiatric care
●� Submit an application package that includes:
1. A completed application form **
2. A letter - no more than 3 double-spaced typed pages
3. Recommendation forms from 2 references**

Eligible Programs:
The scholarship is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational
opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree from an accredited
●� High School Equivalency programs
●� Community College, Trade or Vocational School programs
●� Bachelor or Graduate degrees
NOTE: Non-credit, online or home study courses are not covered under the scholarship

The applications will be judged by a committee using the following criteria:
●� Completion of applicant requirements
●� Submission of letter describing your career and study goals. Your experiences and learning
to cope with a mental illness may also be included. The letter should be no more than three,
double-spaced, typed pages.
●� 2 Reference Forms
NOTE: Interviews may be requested.

Lilly - BCSS/MDA Moving Lives Forward Scholarship
Scholarship Awards: 6 scholarships of $750 and 2 scholarships of $1,500