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Welcome to our Member Spotlight Page. This special feature showcases GPVSB’s most valuable assets– our members! Spotlighting members from across the GPVSB spectrum. Our revamped Member Spotlight reflects the rich tapestry of our membership and Highlights information about our outstanding members.   For a complete list of current GPVSB Members click HERE.   Not a Member - join GPVSB today! Click here! for membership information.

Interested in more information or Volunteering with a featured GPVSB Member? Contact agencies directly or visit their website for more details.

*Information gathered for the Member Spotlights is obtained from the respective Agencies.


Grande Prairie & District Victim Services Association

The mission of Grande Prairie and District Victim Services is to provide a highly skilled, compassionate level of service to any victim of crime or tragedy, through our dedicated staff and trained volunteers

Joan Suddaby - GP & District Victim Services Executive Director

Inside the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment is the main office of the Grande Prairie & District Victim Services, they also have a satellite office in Spirit River. The recognized charity partners with the RCMP, the City and County of Grande Prairie and other agencies to provide much needed services to the area.  When Residents of GP and area are victims of crime, experiencing a family crisis or tragic event the Victim Services are there to support them. The Organization is there to help individuals who are a victim of crime with Victim Impact Statements, Financial Benefits Program, and in cases with a conviction Restitution.  They offer support during police investigations and court proceeding, helping to prepare the victims for what to expect in terms of testifying, how the trial proceeds, attending the hearings for support and provide referrals to any services needed like counselling.  Advocates and staff are able to provide immediate crisis intervention on the referral of the RCMP or other agencies they can help with domestic violence, stalking, sudden deaths, dating violence, and harassment, help with obtaining protection orders, and provide information, dealing with stress and grief/trauma support. They are dedicated, compassionate and prepared to provide emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to victims of crimes and tragedies, as well as witnesses and family members.

Read more: Grande Prairie & District Victim Services Association

Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta North West Region

Vision: To Provide Resources to Foster Communities of Mentally Healthy People.

Mission: To Promote Mental Health for Individuals and Our Community.

CMHA ANWR Executive Director Debra StonerSince 1995 the Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta North West Region (CMHA ANWR) has been serving Grande Prairie helping those with mental health issues and addiction.  A branch of the national CMHA this organization works to provide tailored programs and services to assist those in need in our area.

CHMA ANWR helps support the community in various ways; their main office located downtown at Willow Place, is an apartment building with 57 units owned & operated by the agency.  Built in 2003, the bachelor suite apartments house individuals with mental health problems and/or recovering from addictions. Tenants within Willow place; must qualify for affordable housing, be able to pay rent and live independently with support.

 Willow Place is also home to CMHA ANWR’s Hub Resource Centre, with funding from Alberta Health Services, this program offers those with mental health and or in recovery the chance to partake in planned activities, such as collective kitchen to prepare group meal, arts & crafts and social gatherings.  The Hub helps develop social interaction and grow community support and resources for participants, Volunteers help with planning and instructing many of the Hub activities. A recently launched initiative to help support the Hub programs is Treats & Sweets this volunteer run Ice Cream Stand located south of Centre 2000 has CMHA ANWR employees and Willow Place residents selling snacks to the community. The Treats & Sweets Stand also helps promote CMHA ANWR & Willow Place to the public while at the same time gives clients community engagement. 

Read more: Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta North West Region

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