Dissociative Society of Canada

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

We are fundraising for the start-up costs for the Dissociative Society of Canada, an organization dedicated to the education and advocacy of Canadians living with a Dissociative Disorder.

What is a Dissociative Disorder, you might ask? A Dissociative Disorder, as defined by DSM and International Diagnostic Criteria (ICD), are 4 psychiatric conditions with chronic dissociation, and they are:

Dissociative Identity Disorder And it’s subsets (OSDD and poly fragmentation)

Depersonalization

Derealisation 

Dissociative Amnesia

As of right now, roughly 1.1 million Canadians live with a Dissociative Disorder, and more likely than not without the specialized support and advocacy. Due to a lack of awareness and education within the medical and mental health communities, these specialized supports are few and far between and often privatized. This often leads to a difficult choice: survive or thrive?

The Dissociative Society of Canada hopes to eradicate this choice and help Canadians thrive with these disorders with a location in every province and territory by not only offering therapeutic supports, but;

- training for mental health and healthcare professionals
- Medical and dental health care for our clientele
- Advocacy and policy 
- Community outreach
- Legal supports

And our eventual goal is to be in every province and territory, and have our information and support offered in FR, EN & regional Indigenous languages

But we need your help! Building a not for profit from the ground is expensive. We are raising a minimum of 9K for the following:

- website translation into Indigenous languages (3200)
- Website translation into French (1000 cad)
- Website development of the translations (3000)
- The remaining 1800$ will take care of Go Fund Me’s fees and provide some breathing room for any other incidentals that may come up during the process.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Shelly Snow 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • samadhi ananda  
    • $5 
    • 4 mos

Organizer

Dissociative Society Of Canada 
Organizer
North York, ON
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