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October 17, 2014 CMHA included in mental health guide as a leading resource for military members and their families

Military Family Services (MFS) has identified CMHA in its guidebook, You’re Not Alone, as a resource for military families looking for mental health services and supports.

July 22, 2014 CMHA 2014 Conference in Calgary - Registration is now open!

CMHA Nation-Wide Conference – October 22nd-24th, 2014


Opening Ceremony and Keynote
Wednesday, October 22, 5:30 pm

Wednesday, October 22, 9:00 am—3:30 pm

Keynotes and Concurrent Sessions
Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24


July 3, 2014 CMHA congratulates Clara Hughes for finishing her big ride across Canada and for taking the conversations about mental health and mental illness right across the country

CMHA was a proud community champion

On Canada Day – July 1 – Clara Hughes, six-time Canadian Olympic medalist and national spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk, completed her 110-day, 12,000-kilometre bike ride around Canada. Clara rode through every province and territory, stopping in 95 communities across the country. And members of CMHA’s community locations welcomed her along the way with celebratory events, meet and greets, and gala dinners in her honour.

April 24, 2014 The C.M. Hincks Award winner has been selected: Congratulations to ATB Financial!

Award presented at EASNA’s annual conference this week

April 16, 2014 One Old Cell Phone in a Landfill is One Too Many

Recycle My Cell makes it easy for Canadians to do their part for Earth Day 2014

OTTAWA – April 16, 2014Recycle My Cell, Canada’s free cell phone recycling program, is calling on Canadians from coast to coast to recycle their old cell phones and accessories in support of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22. Results from the 2013 National Cell Phone Recycling Study released today show that while Canadians replace their wireless device approximately every 30 months, only 10% of survey respondents recycled their old device when they purchased a new one, with 42% putting the old device in storage.

April 14, 2014 Mental Health Community Committed to Repairing Damage Caused by Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Eleven national health organizations opposed to the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act expressed their disappointment in the legislative process that has allowed a bill to pass that could jeopardize public safety, limit recovery for victims, and cause harm to people living with a mental illness.

April 1, 2014 The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Proudly Announces the 2014 Champions of Mental Health Awards Recipients

(Ottawa, Ontario) April 1, 2014. Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) officially announced the winners of the Champions of Mental Health Awards for 2014. The annual Champions Awards celebrate individuals and organizations whose outstanding contributions have advanced the mental health agenda in Canada in the past year. This year, new categories were introduced to recognize youth and workplace mental health initiatives to offer a broader range of opportunities for recognition.

March 25, 2014 It’s Mental Health Week! May 5-11, 2014
Tell Us How You Really Feel

CMHA wants to know, “Are you phine or fine?”

To mark the beginning of our 63rd Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), we are launching our first-ever Be Mind Full initiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, “Are you phine or fine?”



March 13, 2014 Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk rolls into communities around Canada to help end the stigma around mental illness

Continuing the conversation about mental health and mental illness for another 110 days 

12,000 kilometres; 110 days; 95 community stops. Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes will drive positive long-term change in the way Canadians perceive mental illness and talk about mental health by biking around Canada and visiting schools and community groups in every province and territory. Clara’s Big Ride is another opportunity to engage Canadians in a dialogue about mental health and continue the conversations from Bell Let’s Talk Day.

March 5, 2014 Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk gets ready to roll in support of Canadian mental health
  • Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes will ride her bike 12,000 km around Canada, bringing the mental health conversation to communities in every province and territory
  • Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk begins March 14 in Toronto and concludes July 1 as part of Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

Featured Events

Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice Conference

June 26-27, 2014

Main Conference Site: Life Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia (Site for Posters/Exhibitors)
Interactive Video-conference Satellite Sites (Full Program)
University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George)
UBC Okanagan Campus (Kelowna)
Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops)
Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria)
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Registration is now open!

International Innovations in Mental Health Series: InSHAPE

Please join CAMH and CMHA Ontario, in partnership with the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership, for a FREE presentation about InSHAPE, an evidence-informed intervention using physical activity to improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental health illness.

Registration is now open for the CMHA Conference!

Changing Perspectives…
Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health and Addictions

Visit our conference website for all the details!

Oct 16th, 2013 | Institutes
Oct 17th-18th | Conference

CMHA Ottawa is pleased to host the 2013 National CMHA Conference at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON

National Conference on Peer Support

The Canadian Mental Health Association is proud to join Senator Romeo Dallaire by lending a helping hand to promote Canada’s first National Conference on Peer Support to be held in Halifax Nova Scotia from 30 April to 2 May 2014.

Being, Belonging and Becoming: Social Inclusion in an Age of Diversity

September 9, 10, & 11, 2013
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
2013 National Conference
Fort Garry Hotel & Conference Centre
Hosted by the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society

CMHA and Partners for Mental Health launch ‘Not Myself Today’ workplace mental health campaign

Campaign aims to raise awareness and funds in support of workplace mental health

notmyselftodayPartners for Mental Health (PFMH) and CMHA will officially launch the ‘Not Myself Todayworkplace mental health campaign across Canada on May 9th and it will run to June 6th.

This is primarily a fundraising campaign that will solicit funds and support for improving mental health in the workplace while bringing issues related to workplace mental health to the forefront. PFMH has designated CMHA workplace mental health programs and services and its annual Bottom Line Conference as the focus of this campaign.

The final day of the campaign, June 6th will be Not Myself Day @ Work. On this day, there will be a blitz of activity with special events in workplaces across Canada.

For more information and to support CMHA and workplace mental health, please visit the ‘Not Myself Today’ website.

10th Anniversary of the Bottom Line Conference marks the first-ever nation-wide conference

Register now

The 2013 National Bottom Line Conference on Workplace Mental Health in Vancouver, February 27-28, is fast approaching.

The Bottom Line Conference (BLC) is an annual CMHA conference that addresses workplace mental health issues. With the release of Canada’s first-ever national workplace Standard, The National Standard of Canada – Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Prevention, promotion and guidance to staged implementation (The Standard) in January, this year’s conference, Celebrating a New Era in Workplace Mental Health: Putting National Standards into Practice, will focus on ways to implement the new standard, how to improve mental health in the workplace and how CMHA can help.

It's Movember!

Grow a ‘stache’ and support male mental health initiatives in Canada

The beginning of November marks the start of Movember’s month-long fundraising campaign that challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. Movember Canada announced in September that it will be addressing mental health, in addition to prostate cancer, as part of its Movember 2012 campaign.

CMHA’s new strategic plan, Strengthening Our Collective Impact: A Strategic Plan for CMHA, marks the beginning of a new era for CMHA

After 10 months of extensive consultation with hundreds of CMHA locations across the country and with key mental health partners, CMHA is sharing, during Mental Illness Awareness Week, its vision for the future and telling its compelling story of upcoming transformation.

Housing Symposium

September 27-28, 2012
The Coast Plaza Hotel, Vancouver, BC

Recovery Is Not Possible without Housing

The goal of this housing symposium is to launch a national community of practice as a mechanism to support further developments in relation to housing and supports for people living with a mental health problem or a mental illness. There are many excellent programs that focus on housing and related supports throughout Canada. These programs include a broad spectrum of housing with supportive approaches that make the link between housing, supportive structures and the contribution to recovery and wellness.

At this conference we will network, learn, share practices and discuss common challenges that hinder the development of our practice, as well as opportunities to further contribute to national advancements in housing and related supports for people living with a mental health problem or a mental illness in Canada.

For details and registration, visit