All PCFC staff and volunteers have personal experience with the mental health or addictions systems, either directly or supporting a loved one. We understand what it is like to live each day being affected by mental illness.

The number one objective of the PCFC is ensuring that people living with mental illness and addictions have the best quality of life, both within the hospital setting and in the community.

The Council offers resource information, support, and education to service users, providers, and are contracted by a number of organizations to partner for system improvement both locally and at the broader regional/provincial level.

The PCFC strives to have a strong voice in the mental health system. We bring the client & family voice to most committees at Waypoint, as well as Regional & Provincial tables when possible.

What We Do:

  • Offer support to patients and their families

  • Assist with system navigation and offer resources

  • Represent service users on hospital committees, working groups and policy development/consultations

  • Share the client & Family voice to partner for system improvements

  • Facilitate a variety of peer-led support and self-help groups and services

  • Provide 1:1 Peer Support and transistion services

  • Offer Education, a robust Volunteer program and supported employment opportunities

  • Network with other regional and provincial Peer initiatives

  • Operate a community Members Social Club