Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mental Health Advocacy Training Project

Not-for-profit organizations and groups that work on behalf of people with mental disabilities are eligible to apply for funding under the Mental Health Advocacy Training Project. The project goal is to enhance the capacity of Nova Scotian communities to provide individual and systemic advocacy for people with mental illness.

The grant is the outcome of a settlement reached in a complaint by H. Archibald Kaiser against the Executive Council of Nova Scotia in 2002. This is the third phase of funding proposals made available by the Human Rights Commission, and in co-operation with the Disabled Persons Commission.

The total funding available is $30,000. The deadline date for proposals is Friday, March 27. Proposals will be rated based on the criteria outlined in the guidelines. A complete package is available at http://www.gov.ns.ca/humanrights or by contacting the commission at 1- 877-269-7699 or TTY at 1-866-811-3732.

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