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About Coast

An informal client session


Coast Mental Health was created as a non-profit society in 1972 in response to a growing need in the community for services to assist people recovering from a serious mental illness. We operate in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia providing approximately 1200 people with supportive housing and 3500 clients living in the community with a wide variety of programs and services. 

Coast fosters a client-driven, recovery-oriented environment that promotes restoring health, personal growth and a return to society for individuals with a mental illness through advocacy and providing direct programs and services.

Since its inception, Coast has not only focused on services but has also placed emphasis on clients being members of Coast so they have a role in determining priorities and how services are provided. Creating and maintaining a healthy community is the foundation of what we do.


Coast advocates, supports and promotes recovery of persons with mental illness


A society where possibilities become reality.

Coast is the proud holder of an Exemplary Level Accreditation from Accreditation Canada.

Registered Charitable Organization Information

Coast Mental Health Foundation

RCO Income Tax Number: 86150 8018 RR0001

Society Incorporation Number: S-43738

Coast Foundation Society

RCO Income Tax Number: 1186 6524 RR0001

Society Incorporation Number: S-10762

GST # 118866524-RT-009

Coast Social Enterprises Foundation

Society Incorporation Number S-0049564

Audited financial statements for the Foundation are available upon request to Isabela Zabava, Executive Director, at

Audited financial statements for the Society and the Social Enterprises Foundation are available upon request to Darrell Burnham, CEO, at