The role of your Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) is to represent you and your perspectives during debates and government assemblies. The BC Provincial Election will be held on May 9, 2017 where citizens will vote in the new Legislative Assembly. Now is the time to have your voice heard. Email the people who are running for office. Send a bold message that mental health and addiction are important voting issues in your community.
Will you take a minute to tweet your candidates? Let them know that you stand behind the b4stage4 declaration! Simply fill out the form on this page and the system will automatically identify your candidates from each party based on your postal code.
Together we can influence practice through policy by asking our representatives to invest smart for mental illness and addiction prevention and early intervention programs that will improve our system of care.
We believe change in these five areas will lead to better mental health in British Columbia:
- Focus on prevention and early intervention
- Build an accessible addictions health care system
- Strengthen recovery closer to home, in community
- Improve crisis care
- Lead change in mental health and addictions