We have a better future in mind.
Originally formed in 1998, as the Alberta Hospital Edmonton Foundation, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) was founded on the ideal of transforming care for mental health and addictions in Edmonton by building resilient organizations and communities.
The original founders believed that with advocacy and monetary support from donors like you, the lives of individuals requiring mental health and addictions care could improve. They saw the potential of patients to live happier, healthier lives if they had access to the appropriate resources.
HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY PEOPLE – FREE FROM MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION.
TO ENHANCE MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS RECOVERY THROUGH RESEARCH AND INNOVATION, EDUCATION AND CARE.
SUCCESSFUL TOGETHER —We are collaborative. Working together allows us to get more done, faster.
BOLD —We are realistically optimistic. We are resilient. We are ambitious.
TRUSTWORTHY —We strive to be transparent in our goals and the work we do. We want to be held accountable for our promises.
THRIVING —We walk the talk. We celebrate our wins. We are compassionate. We are devoted to understanding mental health.
This original visionary spirit inspired the Foundation’s creation and still guides us as we expand our promise to build better mental health and addictions care for people across Alberta.
Today, we operate within communities across the province seeing where aid is needed, while also supporting the healthcare system, allowing us to take a systems approach towards transforming the delivery of mental health and addictions care.
In this task, our community has been vital to our success. The Foundation has always been supported in fundraising by a dedicated group of donors and sponsors who share our vision. These champions of change have sparked many changes in mental health and addictions education, research, recovery, and care in Alberta.
In fact, within our lifetime, most of us will experience challenges with our mental health or addictions. Mental illness can affect any of us. Any age. Any gender. Any race. Any neighbourhood. Any day. We are all susceptible. And though, like our predecessors, we still see a system not fully equipped to effectively serve, we are confident that with your support we are igniting change.