While the provincial branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association investigates goings-on at the Kamloops chapter of the association, the ASK Wellness Society is helping the CMHA run its operations.
Christa Mullaly, executive director of the Kamloops chapter of the CMHA, has been relieved of her duties, with pay, while the investigation continues.
The provincial branch of the CMHA has said it is looking into “operational challenges” at the Kamloops chapter, without providing details.
The provincial branch has assumed management of the Kamloops chapter, with help from ASK Wellness.
ASK Wellness executive director Bob Hughes told KTW that while his group will support the organization as it has since the investigation began last month, he added that ASK hasn’t and will not assume overall management of the CMHA.
The Canadian Mental Health Association provides mental-health services people. In Kamloops, the CMHA runs the Emerald Centre shelter on West Victoria Street and will manage the adjacent supportive housing project that is under construction.