The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions. We work to increase access to mental health education and awareness for all, raising funds for vital programs and services that help make this possible, province-wide. 

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Our Mission is to make a difference in the lives of Nova Scotians by supporting mental health initiatives in our communities. Our annual Nova Scotia Health Authority Mental Health & Addictions, Central Zone Grants and Community Grants fund important work. These grants offer learning opportunities, relationship development, recovery and integration supports, and most importantly, hope for mental health consumers and their loved ones.

Our Vision is a future where Nova Scotians with mental illness are thriving in our communities. Moving forward, we aim to raise and distribute more grant dollars annually.

Our Values are built on the following pillars:

We Care. We genuinely care about the one in five Nova Scotians living with a mental illness/addiction, and our sole focus is on making a positive difference in their lives.

We Enable. We exist to raise money in the community and in turn fund initiatives in the community.

We are Accountable. We are stewards of the money we raise and are responsible to our donors and volunteers to ensure transparency, integrity, efficiency and public trust. We work with discipline but not paralysis.


Our charitable registration number is: 8586 35675 RR0001