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CMHA is now accepting applications from workplaces that have demonstrated a solid commitment to maintaining employees’ mental health, to receive the Clarence Meredith Hincks award.
Goal of Award
As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA recognizes inspirational leadership, innovation and excellence in maintaining and improving mental health for all. This year, CMHA would like to select a workplace that exemplifies the criteria for this award.
On its fifth anniversary, Bell announced they will extend Bell Let’s Talk – an initiative to raise awareness about mental health and help reduce the stigma associated with mental illness – for a further five years and at least $100 million in total funding.
Toronto, September 23, 2015 – This election, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is calling on federal parties to commit to sustainable funding of mental health and addiction services and programs for all Canadians. Based on a Nanos poll commissioned by CMHA, 90% of Canadians support a federally funded 10-year Mental Health Transition and Innovation Fund that would improve access to timely, high quality mental health and addiction programs and services in all provinces and territories.
And we need your help! #GETLOUD for increased mental health funding!
As a responsible employer, you provide a physically safe environment for your workers. But what about their psychological health and safety? Are you doing enough to help your staff be their best selves at work?
Are you looking for mental health tips or interested in more information about a specific mental health issue? CMHA’s Brochures can help you learn more about mental health, mental illness and addiction.
More than 6,000 riders of all ages took part in Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health on Father’s Day
(Toronto, ON) This Father’s Day, more than 6,000 mental health supporters took part in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride, raising more than $1.1 million for mental health programs and services. All Ride Don’t Hide funds raised locally will go towards mental health programs within the local communities.
Canadians overwhelmingly support more funding for mental health, mental illness and addiction
Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2015 – On the heels of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) successful 64th annual Mental Health Week campaign – where Canadians were encouraged to take action to reduce discrimination and stigma and demand more and better access to mental health programs and services from their elected representatives – CMHA is releasing key results from a Nanos Research poll on mental health funding.
For decades CMHA has been educating the public about mental health and mental illness through its annual Mental Health Week – held the first week in May – and through its other nationwide mental health programs and services. In the last few years, CMHA has garnered support for developing meaningful mental health education and skill building initiatives, programs and services – particularly in the workplace and in the communities we live.
CMHA now asking all provincial governments and police forces to act
Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, introduced the Police Record Checks Reform Act (PRCRA) in the provincial legislature this week. The new legislation outlines what can be disclosed by police officers on police records and legislates procedures on requesting, conducting and disclosing police record check information.
November 9-10 2015
8:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.
This groundbreaking certification training program is for individuals and consultants who want to help organizations improve psychological health and safety in their workplaces or implement the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard).