News and Events
This report highlights the incredible progress CMHA has made on many fronts in this past year. We are leveraging our expertise, capacity and dedication in new ways.
Public profile of mental health issues across Canada continued to be high this past year, and CMHA is more determined than ever before to advance its vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
This holiday season, MasterChef Canada contestants will cook up a storm and CMHA may get the whole pie.
CMHA and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) honour volunteers that have made a significant contribution to helping survivors of suicide. The Freddi Ford Award is presented each year to a volunteer or grass-roots worker who has made an exemplary contribution by helping survivors of suicide start support programs and training activities.
Ottawa, ON, (Tuesday, December 2, 2014) – Thirty-nine national health-care organizations that comprise the Health Action Lobby (HEAL) issued a consensus statement today calling for the federal government to embrace the Canadian Way of addressing national health issues through compassion, consensus, and collaboration.
Toronto, November 19, 2014 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is pleased to announce the Directors of its National Board for 2014 – 2015 and its new Board Chair, Irene Merie.
This year, three awards were presented as part of CMHA’s national awards program. Two internal awards, the Strengthening CMHA Award and the Consumer Involvement Award – were both presented at CMHA’s nation-wide conference in Calgary (Oct 22 – 24). While the third award, The C.M. Hincks Award, which is given to a recipient outside of CMHA, was presented this past April.
CMHA is now accepting applications from workplaces that have demonstrated a solid commitment to maintaining employees’ mental health, for the Clarence Meredith Hincks award.
Goal of Award
As the nation-wide 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.
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.
Be a part of a major paradigm shift in mental health education at SIM-one’s 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition!
November 25, 2014 at the Better Workplace Conference Spotlight Session
Session Sponsored by:
Mary Ann Baynton has long been a pioneer in the field of workplace mental health and her sessions at previous Better Workplace Conferences have been the highlight for many participants.
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)
Register Now: http://bit.ly/PsychHealthyConfReg
Registration is now open!
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.
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
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.
September 9, 10, & 11, 2013
Schizophrenia Society of Canada
2013 National Conference
Fort Garry Hotel & Conference Centre
Hosted by the Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
Campaign aims to raise awareness and funds in support of workplace mental health
Partners for Mental Health (PFMH) and CMHA will officially launch the ‘Not Myself Today’ workplace 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.
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.
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.