The vision of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia is:
■ to reach all Nova Scotians who are directly or
indirectly affected by schizophrenia;
■ to focus on the individual, not the illness;
■ to promote wellness and recovery; and
■ to reduce the stereotyping, prejudicial
attitudes, and discrimination all too often
associated with mental illness.
Mental health is always front and center of all that we do. This is evident in our education programs and support services, in the information we provide to the public, as well as in our participation as members of advisory boards and committees. We work in collaboration with all our mental health partners, including the Mental Health Coalition of Nova Scotia, Partners for Mental Health, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Our core belief is that people with mental illnesses like schizophrenia can live a life of meaning and purpose. The focus of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia is to promote the goal that each individual will be able to return to a quality of life which meets each person's own perception of needs and expectations.
Annual individual voting membership is provided with a tax-deductible donation of at least $15.00 to the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia.
By becoming a voting member of the Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia (SSNS), you will help support the crucial programs and activities of the Society, and, collectively, we will have a stronger, more effective voice when advocating for changes to legislation and improvements in services. Your membership will allow you to become part of a community-based network of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers dedicated to assisting individuals directly affected by schizophrenia, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues, and communities.
The annual membership is valid from September 1st to the following August 31st, and includes email messages exclusive to members, optional membership with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC), invitations to all meetings of SSNS and/or SSC members, reduced fees to SSNS conferences and events, etc.
Chapters of the SSNS convene monthly education & support meetings. Membership with the SSNS includes the option to become a member of one of the chapters of the SSNS or our support groups. If you would like to become a member of the SSNS, please print the Membership Form and submit it to us along with your tax-deductible donation. Tax receipts are either emailed to you or mailed out to your home or business.
Become a Member Online
If you prefer to become a member or renew your SSNS membership by making a secure tax-deductible online donation using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express), Interac, or PayPal, please click here. You will receive an immediate tax receipt by email. Please type the words SSNS Membership in the “Message/Instructions for Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia” box that appears when making your online donation. If you would also like to opt-in to membership with the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, please type the words SSNS Membership and SSC Membership in this box. You can also note your chapter or support group affiliation in this box.
You can also become a member of the SSNS by making your tax-deductible donation over the telephone using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Please call our provincial office at (902) 465-2601 or 1-800-465-2601 (toll-free in Nova Scotia). Tax receipts are either emailed to you or mailed out to your home or business.