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RECOVERY from mental illness is possible ... with safe and affordable housing and appropriate supports.

Affordable housing for the mentally ill

Since there is a shortage of affordable housing for the people with mental illness, the Government should expand the number of safe, affordable independent housing units in order make recovery possible.


The Federal Government should increase the funding for provincial governments and non-profit groups to provide housing for the mentally ill.

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Culinary Arts Program

The students have been hard at work learning soups,stocks,sauces,braising and the ever popular deep frying.  July 7th will be the start of the training at the PCA kitchen where they will be expanding their knowledge and skills in preparation for the Café.

Vancouver Community College

Café 335 is part of the Culinary Arts program with Vancouver Community College’s Culinary Arts faculty.

Cafe 335

Often the best therapy is a job.

…the power of recovery!

New JOB opportunities offered by Coast Mental Health

Clara Hughes

 Clara’s Big Ride Welcome Event in Vancouver

The Welcome Event is happening at the Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Saturday,May 17th from 12:30-2:30pm.

Celebrate Clara’s arrival in our city.

To read more about Clara,click HERE.

Clara Hughes


Clara Hughes is a six-time Canadian Olympic speed-skating and cycling medallist and the national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk. Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk is a 110-day national bicycle tour through every province and territory,beginning in Toronto on March 14, 2014 and concluding in Ottawa on July 1, 2014. As part of Clara’s Big Ride,Clara Hughes will cover 12,000 km and visit 95 communities along the way. Clara’s Big Ride will help grow awareness,acceptance,and action to create a stigma-free Canada.

Not all right acts are just but all just acts are right.

First,here are the conditions that must be fulfilled for an act to be morally right:

  • The person must be a moral person –wanting to do what is the right thing to do
  • The person must be capable of assuming responsibility for his action.
  • The person must have freedom of the will.

Second,here are the conditions that must be fulfilled for an act to be just:

  • An act of impartiality which is one’s duty to do
  • Recognize a person’s rights to an object of interest
  • Act from a morally good motive – a desire to do what is the right thing to do
  • Giving a person what he deserves

From this comparison,it is evident that the three conditions that have to be met for an act to be morally right are shared by both – ‘right’ and ‘justice’. However,the list of conditions for an act to be just includes tree additional conditions. Let me illustrate the difference with the following story.

Emma’s Story – Just and Right Action

To read more, click HERE.

What is required for a person to deserve a reward?

Ordinarily,a person does not deserve a reward for having done a morally good act,that is,for an act which is right and was done from morally good motives or from a desire to do one’s duty. For example,a person normally does not deserve a reward

  1. for acting from morally good motives alone.
  2. for deliberately not doing something which is a wrong act. For example,a child is not rewarded for not throwing snowballs at cars on the street.
  3. for being a morally good agent,that is a person who has a disposition to do what is right. For example,a person is not rewarded for having a disposition to assist first graders button up their coats.
  4. for doing his duty. If he did his duty from a sense of duty instead of from fear of punishment,he might deserve approval but,normally,not a reward.

People seem to deserve rewards only for the two situations

  1. person performs a difficult duty which many people frequently fail to perform
  2. when a person does something which is beyond the call of duty.

In summary,it would seem that in most situations people do not deserve anything more than approval.


Did Arthur deserve a reward?

To read more, click HERE.

What is a morally good motive?

A morally good motive must meet two conditions. A person who has a morally good motive must a) believe that a certain act is right and b) he must have a desire to do what is right. Just believing something is not a motive;just a desire to do what is the right thing to do is not a good motive. Both conditions must be met.

He did it because he believed it was right” really means that he believed it and he wanted to do what is right or his duty. It does not include ‘a desire to do what is the right thing to do’. Hence,he did not act from a morally good motive but from a sense of duty. ‘Wanting to do one’s duty’ must be distinguished from ‘wanting to do what it is right’.

Arthur’s desire to do what is the right thing to do. (Emma’s story)

To read more, click HERE.