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April 22, 2015 CMHA is encouraged by mental health provisions in yesterday’s federal budget

Ottawa, ON, April 22, 2015 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is encouraged by yesterday’s federal budget, Economic Action Plan 2015, and the government’s efforts to improve the mental health of all Canadians.

April 22, 2015 CMHA responds to incorrect and misleading comments by Nova Scotia Community Services Minister

In a CBC News interview (April 17, 2015), Joanne Bernard, Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services, was quoted saying that her government is “[…] not looking at funding national organizations that have millions of dollars in bank accounts nationally that they can filter down into the provinces as need be”.

April 22, 2015 CMHA and Bell Let’s Talk encourage responsible recycling on Earth Day and beyond!

CMHA and Bell Let’s Talk encourage Canadians to recycle their old mobile phones and other electronics responsibly through the Bell Blue Box program on Earth Day (April 22) and during the rest of the year.

April 17, 2015 National bike ride puts mental health on the radar

More than 6,000 Canadians in 28 cities cycle for Ride Don’t Hide on June 21

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is kicking off its national fundraiser, Ride Don’t Hide, with a call to all Canadians, including cyclists and mental health supporters, to join the movement that’s sweeping the nation. On June 21, 2015, thousands of Canadians in 28 communities across the country will take part in the fourth annual Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride to raise awareness about mental health and reduce the discrimination and stigma around mental illness.

April 8, 2015 CMHA thanks this year's Mental Health Week sponsors!

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been a champion for positive mental health since 1918 and has played an important role in improving people’s understanding of mental health and mental illness. CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 and it is now a popular week for a variety of mental health and addiction awareness and education campaigns, activities and events across the country.

February 27, 2015 Lighting the way for better workplaces

Canadian Mental Health Association recognizes NAV CANADA for innovative workplace mental health program

Vancouver, British Columbia – The organization responsible for Canada’s civil air navigation has received an award for advancing mental health in its workplace through a pioneering peer support program.

February 25, 2015 NAV CANADA receives C.M. Hincks Award for commitment to mental health in the workplace

On February 24, NAV Canada received the C.M. Hincks Award at CMHA’s annual Bottom Line Conference in Vancouver for fostering mental health in the workplace.

February 24, 2015 Stories from the Front Lines; Solutions from the Survivors

National conference opens a discussion on what needs to change to protect the psychological health of front line workers 

February 17, 2015 Improving mental health in Canada: It’s not academic

The Mental Health Strategy for Canada and the 2007 Senate report Out of the Shadows at Last, make specific recommendations to all governments to increase funding for mental health and mental illness in Canada.

February 17, 2015 Mental health problems cannot be solved by corporations alone, government action is needed

The content below is a Letter to the Editor from CMHA’s CEO, Peter Coleridge, submitted to the Globe & Mail in response to the Globe’s health columnist, Andre Picard’s article, “#BellLetsTalk is fine, but real action is needed too.”

Featured Events

2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition December 4-5, 2014 | Toronto, ON

Be a part of a major paradigm shift in mental health education at SIM-one’s 2014 Ontario Simulation Exposition!

Exploration and Consultation on a Psychologically Safe Workplace

November 25, 2014 at the Better Workplace Conference Spotlight Session

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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.


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

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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.