Nova Scotians with mental illness will soon have more support and advocates.

The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division will receive about $30,000 from the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission to deliver the Mental Health Advocates Training Project.

The grant is part of a settlement agreement reached in the human rights complaint of H. Archibald Kaiser against the Executive Council of Nova Scotia.

The government agreed to provide $90,000 to the commission to be allocated to projects to assist people with mental disabilities in accessing legal education, justice services, and other advocacy initiatives.

This is the third and final grant to be allocated in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission.


In the first phase of the project, Reach Nova Scotia, a charitable
organization providing access to justice and human rights, received
$30,000 to develop a framework for legal education and advocacy for
mental-health consumers.

The second funding allocation was granted to the Legal Information
Society of Nova Scotia to develop an extensive resource manual for
training mental health advocates.

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