Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

Other Names: Columbian Centre Society

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Vancouver Island Mental Health Society (VIMHS) is a non-profit charitable organization demonstrating excellence in psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with mental health and addictions concerns, and/or cognitive challenges. We engage communities through programs that promote recovery, social inclusion, safe housing, and public education. HOUSING We operate Gateway House, a 10 bed licensed residence which provides 24/7 support. We have 3 semi-independent residences housing a total of 18 people who require a moderate amount of support. We provide support for two independent living residences: Boundary Crescent (41 units), and Rosehill Apartments (4 units). Our COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM provides education to the larger community regarding mental illness, addictions and homelessness.

  • map-pointCharitable Organization

  • map-pointBusiness Number: 122112816RR0001

  • map-point14 full-time staff


2018 Revenues: $2,359,919

<b>2928</b>: Total cash given to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>1750</b>: Total amount of non-cash gifts (e.g. securities, equipment, buildings, artwork, other in-kind gifts) made to the charity for which tax receipts were issued.
<b>9815</b>: Total amount received from other registered charities.
<b>29263</b>: Charities don’t issue tax receipts when a donor can’t be identified or doesn't want one. This category also includes collection boxes.
<b>1454814</b>: Total amount received from any level of government in Canada.
<b>861349</b>: Income that doesn’t fit into other categories, such as sales revenue, interest and investment income, membership fees, etc.

2018 Expenditures: $2,304,183

<b>2128536</b>: Total amount spent on charitable programs. "Programs" cover all charitable activities the organization carries out on its own.
<b>4071</b>: Total amount spent on fundraising, including office expenses, overhead, promotion costs, etc.
<b>171576</b>: Total amount spent on management and administration, including board meetings, accounting, rent, office supplies, etc.
<b>0</b>: Total amount of gifts to qualified organizations. The majority of these donees are registered charities but some other organizations qualify as well.
<b>0</b>: Expenses that don’t fit into another category, including political activities.

Assets, 2018 Year End: $1,342,272

<b>581112</b>: Total cash readily available.
<b>39685</b>: Amounts owed by individuals and organizations.
<b>0</b>: Amounts invested in individuals and organizations
<b>711349</b>: Land and buildings at fair market value as well as equipment, vehicles, etc. The figure is net accumulated ammortization.
<b>10126</b>: Assets not falling under one of the other categories.

Liabilities, 2018 Year End: $722,048

<b>234094</b>: Short-term portion of debt obligations such as loans, mortgages, notes, and payments due for goods and services received.
<b>0</b>: Amounts owing to founders, directors/trustees and like officials, non-arm’s length employees or members.
<b>487954</b>: Liabilities not falling under one of the other categories.

Worldwide Locations

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society's headquarters is located at 2356 Rosstown Rd., Nanaimo BC, V9T3R7.

Breakdown of Programs


Fundraising Methods

Auctions Collection Plate Dinners Mail Corporate Sports