Date(s) - 11/07/2015
The Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser and open forum which will include the screening of the film NCR: Not Criminally Responsible on Saturday November 7th, 2015 at Aultsville Theatre.
The film recounts the story of Sean Clifton, a former Cornwall resident, who was declared not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder after he stabbed Julie Bouvier in the storefront of the Cornwall WalMart store in 1999. The film looks at both sides of the discussion and personalizes the moral concerns raised regarding mental illness.
The NCR film and story has been covered in all major newspapers across Canada and globally in Ireland, England and the Bahamas. This will be the first screening for the general public in Cornwall. After the screening there will be an open forum with a respected panel of guests including John Kastner, the director of NCR; Noella and Andy Bouvier, Julie’s parents; and Christine Penney, Vice-President of Community Programs at CCH.
The Foundation is currently raising funds for the new Addiction and Mental Health Centre which will be located on the McConnell property. There are seven services that will make the move to the new building, with occupancy projected to take place by the end of 2016. These services include: Addiction Services, Assertive Community Treatment Team, Adult Counselling Treatment Services, Children’s Mental Health, Mental Health Crisis Team, Psychogeriatric Services and Community Withdrawal Management Services. These services currently operate on 3 different sites in leased spaces in the city of Cornwall. “Having all community based services under one roof will help with access and transfer from one program to another”, explains Christine Penney, VP of Community Programs. Please visit www.cornwallhospitalfoundation.ca to purchase your tickets today.