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Centre for Mental Health and Addiction

Architect's impression of the new Centre for Mental Health and Addiction
New site, new model of care
We are building a new provincial tertiary mental health and substance use treatment centre on the Riverview lands in Coquitlam for adults with severe substance use and mental health issues.

The new centre will be a key part of the continuum of specialized services provided by BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services. 

It will be a centre of excellence in the care and treatment of people with severe mental health and substance use challenges and increase the current capacity at the Burnaby Centre by 11 beds. The Ministry of Health, through funding provided to PHSA, has committed almost $101 million in capital funding to design and build the new centre. 


The location and design of the building will align with the vision and master plan prepared by BC Housing (see "A vision for renewing Riverview" on the Renewing Riverview website) for the redevelopment of the Riverview site. The redevelopment plans outline the importance of trees, open spaces and therapeutic landscapes on the proposed building site. 

To view a rendering video of the new facility, click here

  • In March 2017, EllisDon Corporation - Parkin Architects Limited was selected as the preferred proponent to design and build the new facility.  
  • On November 17, 2017, a ground breaking ceremony on the Riverview Lands marked the start of construction.
  • Read the most recent project update here.

SOURCE: Centre for Mental Health and Addiction ( )
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