OCD Awareness Week 2017 Paint Nite Fundraiser

        

 

  Thank you to all of the friends of the OCD Centre who came and participated in our Paint Nite fundraiser to recognize International OCD Awareness Week 2017!

Our EVEnt was a big success and the evening was a lot of fun! 

 

  • On Thursday October 12th friends of the OCD Centre participated in a Paint Nite Fundraiser

  • Painters had a chance to discuss some myths about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  •  Each painting took on a unique look that reflected the individuality of the painter behind it

       

 OCDC Employees Lindsay and Tiffany

    Friends of the OCD Centre

The OCD Centre of Manitoba is looking to fill the position of Executive Board Member – Treasurer. Board meetings occur once a month with one annual general meeting in June. Board members must also contribute throughout the year to different portfolio items involving outreach, education, and promotion events. 

 

We are currently seeking individuals with accounting and payroll knowledge and previous board and/or executive experience. Specifically we are looking for knowledge of non-profit finances, budgeting, bookkeeping, payroll and remittance, and non-profit year-end. The estimated accounting time is 4-5 hours a month. This is in addition to monthly board meetings. 

 

As we are a mental health non-profit, we prefer candidates with lived-experience (individual or family/friend) with OCD, OR experience in the health care /mental health field.

 

Please contact us for more information. 

 

 

Manitoba Health is currently reevaluating its mental health and addictions services. They are looking for feedback from people with lived experience in mental health and/or addictions and information on service encounters. 

They are looking for information regarding services access, quality and diversity of care, awareness of services, and service provision. This survey is not service specific, so you do not have to have accessed OCDC services to fill it out. 

Remember – Your input matters! Help the province make changes that matter for you.

You can find the survey for individuals here: http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mha/surveys.html

 

The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is offering two upcoming courses in July and September on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the recommended treatments for OCD, and is used in our Building Blocks support group. Please contact the Mood Disorders Association for more information. 

Megan, Tamara and Grace present
Tiffany (OCDC Executive Director) with a certificate of participation in YIP at the 2017 YiP Gala on May 18th

This year the OCDC participated in The Winnipeg Foundation’s ‘Youth in Philanthropy’ Program. Students at Vincent Massey School contacted the office to arrange a meeting with one of our board members in order to learn more about the OCD Centre and what kind of gaps a small grant could fill. Dianne Budgell (co-chair president) was happy to sit and chat with participants to explain what OCD is and how our organisation services the Winnipeg and Manitoba community through peer-support group meetings and education/outreach projects. We were incredibly lucky to be chosen as recipients of a small grant that will help us purchase a laptop for educational presentations and help us to train our support group facilitators. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of YiP in 2017!

The Youth in Philanthropy program is an initiative created by The Winnipeg Foundation to introduce high-school students to the idea of philanthropy and community outreach and development. There are currently 23 different participating schools and community youth organisations, and since it’s conception the YiP Program has granted more than 1.5  million dollars! You can find out more about YiP here.

The OCD Centre is proud to announce the launch of our new website! Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers we now have a space to share information and resources on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding Disorder, as well as keep the public aware of how we are working every day to raise awareness of OCD and related disorders. In the coming months the pages on this site will grow, so check back for updates!