The Mission and Values
Currently co-chaired by Penny Bradley, E.D. Alex House and Dr. Jennifer McIvor, Co-chair, Together-SSWR. Core members currently include: Stephanie Beck, E.D. Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Sherry Sinclair, Program Manager, South Surrey/White Rock Family Practice of Physicians, Gordie Hogg, Community Advocate/Brella BOD/Politician, Dr. Elizabeth Bannerman, Psychologist, Kathy McIntyre, Community Advocate/Hospice BOD, and Denise Darryl, Sources ED of Women, Seniors, and Community Services.
To create transformative growth in our community’s mental wellness.
1-Transformative Growth- We believe in the process of change that results in a strategic, significant, and positive transformation.
2-Our community- We believe in elevating the community member’s voice as the key stakeholder, including the collaboration of all wellness groups to realize a collective, co-created outcome. Community members include various individuals as well as related systems (couples, families, neighborhoods, various working groups, or other connected groups).
3-Mental Wellness- We believe in holistic (mind-body), prevention, and a broad range of experience in mental wellness/unwellness.
We believe in promoting equity in mental wellness.
We believe that promoting equity means engaging in cultural humility, and actively elevating diversity and social justice within our work.
We also believe that equity means placing the individual at the centre of their wellness, honoring their diverse needs and views of wellness within our community.
We believe in interventions that deeply understand the resident voice and need before the solution.
We believe in inter-organizational openness, sharing of resources, and collaboration.
We believe in the power of innovation to create transformative growth.
We believe in a systemic approach that captures a variety of both individual and organizational factors.
We believe in an approach that is open, dynamic, and curious, while also creating a clear, iterative, framework for concrete outcomes.
We believe in the importance of interventions that have an enduring sustainability within our changing community.