Maya Veronica Cassady Mental Health Wellness Fund

Witty, spicy, fun, bright, caring and beautiful.  These are the words that describe Maya Veronica Cassady. Maya loved animals and nature and everyone loved Maya. She was a top student and was preparing for her university studies in the Netherlands. 

We will miss Maya’s cheeky sparkle, her infectious laugh, her deep and passionate thoughts.

Along with Maya’s family, West Vancouver Schools, has set up the Maya Veronica Cassady Mental Health Wellness Award to honour Maya’s heroic fight for her mental wellbeing. This is an annual award gifted to a student who needs financial assistance as they seek ways to improve their mental health. The award is to help provide hope and support to students on their personal journey towards mental wellness. Bowen Island residents will be given priority.

The Crisis Centre of BC is committed to being there for people when they need it most. If you or someone you know is in crisis or considering suicide, please reach out:

  • Anywhere in BC 1800SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433
  • Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (no area code required)

Online chat services are also available (noon-1am) in BC & Yukon, for Youth and Adults

Please note:

  • In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, West Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund representative unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
  • This fund’s granting purpose is subject to change.