MPA In The News

Vancouver Sun Front Page - December 14, 2016
'Sock Granny' behind annual feat of kindness for Vancouver's homeless

The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows News - April 22, 2016
Assisted living facility for mental illness opens in Maple Ridge

Fraser Health Newsroom - April 22, 2016

Beckman Apartments officially opens in Maple Ridge

Vancouver Sun - April 27, 2016
The affordable housing dilemma: wood or concrete

Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Times - April 25, 2016

Beckman Apartments supportive housing opens in Maple Ridge

The Abbotsford News - May 22, 2016

Construction underway on 50-bed mental health facility in Abbotsford

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BC woman’s Charter challenge forces provincial government to provide legal representation to all people detained under the Mental Health Act

by Heather Campbell | Mar 08, 2017
MPA Society is proud to have embarked on a collaboration with Mr. Haughian, by providing space at our Resource Centre for a drop-in clinic to assist individuals to prepare for Mental Health Review Boards.

In the Fall of 2016, MPA Society was approached by Mr. Brett Haughian to discuss concerns about individuals seeking representation at Mental Health Review Boards and the lack of assistance available to them. As an organization that is passionate about and dedicated to ensuring that people with mental illness receive the support they are entitled to and are offered information and opportunity to make informed decisions and choices about their health and recovery path, we were eager to explore possibilities.

MPA Society is proud to have embarked on a collaboration with Mr. Haughian, by providing space at our Resource Centre for a drop-in clinic to assist individuals to prepare for Mental Health Review Boards. With the support of MPA staff and the local mental health teams, the clinic was quickly publicized throughout the city and Mr. Haughian was able to assist many people who either had a scheduled hearing, or had questions about the process and their legal rights under the Act.

We congratulate the recent decision shared in the attached Press Release and celebrate the victory achieved that will now ensure funding to CLAS (Community Legal Assistance Society), to provide legal representation to qualifying individuals. We are grateful for the efforts and courage of all involved in making this happen!

BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre Press Release