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Supporting those affected by schizophrenia as they lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. 

 
 96% of those living with schizophrenia report that they have experienced discrimination due to their illness. Discrimination in finding employment, finding housing and other aspects of daily living! This discrimination is clearly portrayed in an article published in the Globe and Mail by one of our long standing members, Amy Willans. SSA is very proud to highlight Amy and her article in our 2018 Annual Campaign “See Me, Not My Illness” Amy’s article can be found here:  I'm not crazy, I'm not dangerous, I just need your understanding -   The Globe and Mail    Please help SSA reach our campaign goal of $150,000.00 so we can continue providing support to those living with schizophrenia, who like Amy, find themselves coping with the isolating effect of discrimination in their daily lives.

96% of those living with schizophrenia report that they have experienced discrimination due to their illness. Discrimination in finding employment, finding housing and other aspects of daily living! This discrimination is clearly portrayed in an article published in the Globe and Mail by one of our long standing members, Amy Willans. SSA is very proud to highlight Amy and her article in our 2018 Annual Campaign “See Me, Not My Illness” Amy’s article can be found here:

I'm not crazy, I'm not dangerous, I just need your understanding - The Globe and Mail

Please help SSA reach our campaign goal of $150,000.00 so we can continue providing support to those living with schizophrenia, who like Amy, find themselves coping with the isolating effect of discrimination in their daily lives.

Online Auction!!

SSA's 7th Annual Campaign "See Me, Not My Illness" runs until December 31, 2018.

We are hosting an Online Auction as part of our 7th Annual Campaign! This Auction will run from BLACK FRIDAY (Nov 23) until 3:00 pm on Friday, December 7 on both the SSA Facebook Page and our website. Item descriptions are below each picture and bids can be placed by clicking “Bid Now” below or emailing info@schizophrenia.ab.ca. The Website and Facebook Page will be updated by 9:00 pm each day to reflect the highest bid. Winners may arrange to pick items up at either our Provincial Office at 4809 48 Avenue, Red Deer AB, or our Edmonton Branch at 5215 87 Street, Edmonton, AB.

Funds raised throughout the campaign, will support Albertans living with schizophrenia and their families.

Happy Bidding‼️


 Item Description: Inspirational coloring book that has instilled hope for those living with mental illness that recovery is possible and provides good tips for all of us to maintain mental health. Pencil Crayons included.  Author: Elizabeth Anderson  Starting Bid: $7 Bid Increments: $2

Item Description: Inspirational coloring book that has instilled hope for those living with mental illness that recovery is possible and provides good tips for all of us to maintain mental health. Pencil Crayons included.

Author: Elizabeth Anderson

Starting Bid: $7
Bid Increments: $2

 Who's Puurfect- Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")  Current Bid: $75 Bid Increments: $2

Who's Puurfect- Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")

Current Bid: $75
Bid Increments: $2

 Item Description: Black T-Shirt with powerful message for those living with schizophrenia. Size XL (we only have 3 of these shirts left in stock)  Current Bid: $4 Bid Increments: $1

Item Description: Black T-Shirt with powerful message for those living with schizophrenia. Size XL (we only have 3 of these shirts left in stock)

Current Bid: $4
Bid Increments: $1

 Sailors Delight - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")  Current Bid: $20 Bid Increments: $2

Sailors Delight - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")

Current Bid: $20
Bid Increments: $2

 Ballet Rehearsal - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")  Starting Bid: $25 Bid Increments: $2

Ballet Rehearsal - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")

Starting Bid: $25
Bid Increments: $2

 Alberta Landscape - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")  Current Bid: $70 Bid Increments: $2

Alberta Landscape - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")

Current Bid: $70
Bid Increments: $2

 It was the cat! - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")   Current Bid: $25 Bid Increments: $2

It was the cat! - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17.5")

Current Bid: $25
Bid Increments: $2

 Happy Go Lucky - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x14")  Current Bid: $15 Bid Increments: $2

Happy Go Lucky - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x14")

Current Bid: $15
Bid Increments: $2

 Fishing in the Dark- Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17")  Current Bid: $45 Bid Increments: $2

Fishing in the Dark- Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 14"x17")

Current Bid: $45
Bid Increments: $2

 1 Night stay at the  Radisson Hotel Red Deer , includes Jacuzzi Suite and Breakfast for Two.  Current Bid: $135.00 Bid Increments: $10.00

1 Night stay at the Radisson Hotel Red Deer, includes Jacuzzi Suite and Breakfast for Two.

Current Bid: $135.00
Bid Increments: $10.00

 Home Sweet Home - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 13"x18.5")  Current Bid: $85 Bid Increments: $2

Home Sweet Home - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 13"x18.5")

Current Bid: $85
Bid Increments: $2

 Grab The Toboggan! - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 12"x17.5")  Starting Bid: $50 Bid Increments: $2

Grab The Toboggan! - Jana Salloum was a tenant who resided at SSA’s Kentwood housing program and then later moved to our Lovella Apartments. Sadly, in 2013 Jana passed away. Jana was a talented artist whose humor and cheerfulness was contagious. She will always be missed by her SSA family. (measurement 12"x17.5")

Starting Bid: $50
Bid Increments: $2

 1 ft x 3 ft original art peice done by a local artist who was born in Weyburn, Saskatewan. She has just recently found her love for painting and the calming affect it has on her. She beleives strongly in mental health awareness and wanted to contribute to our campaign. Donated By: Tylere Gordan  Current Bid: $125  Bid Increments: $10

1 ft x 3 ft original art peice done by a local artist who was born in Weyburn, Saskatewan. She has just recently found her love for painting and the calming affect it has on her. She beleives strongly in mental health awareness and wanted to contribute to our campaign.
Donated By: Tylere Gordan

Current Bid: $125

Bid Increments: $10

 SSA "swag" package includes: XL HOPE T-Shirt, SSA to go cup, SSA Lanyard, 2 SSA pens.  Current Bid: $14 Bid Increments: $2

SSA "swag" package includes: XL HOPE T-Shirt, SSA to go cup, SSA Lanyard, 2 SSA pens.

Current Bid: $14
Bid Increments: $2

I Am Living with Schizophrenia

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Someone I Care About Has Schizophrenia

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I Want to Learn More About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a highly misunderstood disorder. Through community education, we plan to change that.

1 in 100

1 in 100 people are living with schizophrenia — around 34,000 Albertans.

34,000

SSA served over 34,000 individuals affected by schizophrenia this year.

200+

Supportive employment for over 200 people living with schizophrenia.

359

This past year SSA presented to  359 community groups across Alberta.

 
 

Programs & services

We provide services and programming to empower those affected by schizophrenia through peer support, education, and supportive housing and employment. Many of our programs and services are available in person, over the phone, and online.