How to get involved

Call for volunteer bursary reviewers

We are currently looking for Review Panel Members to complete our small panel on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 10am-4pm.This is a unique opportunity to be part of a review panel that has a direct influence on the lives of BC youth! Your insight will be invaluable to our panel.

Volunteer Position/Title:

Bursary Review Panel Member

What is the Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary?

The Blue Wave youth mental health program at the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division offers the Janice Lee Blue Wave Bursary to two BC students who are pursuing their first year in post-secondary education or training. The bursary honours the legacy of Janice Lee, an 18-year-old who struggled with depression and anxiety for six years and died by suicide in 2006. The following year, Blue Wave was created by her family to help break the silence around mental illness in teens and to provide support earlier. The vision of the Janice Lee Blue Wave bursary program is to invest in the resilience, wisdom and potential of young people and to reduce some of the barriers they face during the major transition from secondary school to higher education. More information here.

We are looking for volunteers to help review and score bursary applications at our in-person review panel. The panel will take place on Friday, June 23rd from 10am-4pm at the CMHA BC Division office. Lunch will be provided

Detailed List of Duties:

Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required


*Please note: By volunteering as a bursary reviewer, you will be unable to act as a referee for anyone applying to the bursary for a period of five years. You would also not be able to apply for this bursary or a similar bursary for adults that our organization offers (i.e. Lorne Fraser Scholarship & Bursary), due to unfair knowledge of our selection criteria.*

Interested? Please email [email protected] with resume and cover letter.