Another year has come and gone, a busy one for the Albert Career Development Centre (ACDC) and Caledonia Activity Place (CAP). I thank the staff for their hard work in keeping these agencies viable in our community. The board of directors of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Albert Inc. supports and governs two agencies, the Albert Career Development Centre and Caledonia Activity Place at 5295 Route 114, Hopewell Hill.
The focus of ACDC is to train and support clients for meaningful employment opportunities in the community. The team is working hard to move this endeavour forward. Last year, we saw new clients in our programs, as well as the return of some familiar faces. Two students were hired via the Canada Works Project; this made for another successful summer full of fun programs.
Online auctions have been successful raising funds for our centre. Thank you to all who donated items and placed bids. Our building continues to be a popular rental venue for a variety of community events.
The board of directors encourages the community to be involved with our work and participate in the programs we offer. The staff works closely with Forest Dale Home for programs and activities for both clients and residents. Each year we provide bursaries to deserving students at Caledonia Regional High School.
I commend all involved in the continued support of mental health awareness and education. I enjoy serving on the board of directors and welcome new members to help ensure these agencies continue to thrive in our community.
Barb Haire is the chairperson of CMHA Albert Inc.