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May 29, 2015 CMHA receives award for dedicated partnership with telecommunications industry

Peter Coleridge, National CEO, accepted on behalf of CMHA the Connected to the Community Award for CMHA’s participation in the Bell Blue Box mobile device recycling program, at the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association’s Connected to the Community Awards presentation on May 27, 2015 in Ottawa.

May 20, 2015 CMHA thanks CEDA for its generous support during Mental Health Week

CMHA would like to thank CEDA for being one of its major sponsors during Mental Health Week. In addition to their support, CEDA has helped increase awareness and reduce the discrimination and stigma associated with mental illness by holding a fundraising event.

May 20, 2015 RCMP Gets Personal with Mental Health

Assistant Commissioner Gilles Moreau Shares Own Mental Health Story

Ottawa, ON – The RCMP is speaking out about their commitment to mental health by joining forces with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and sharing the personal story of Assistant Commissioner Gilles Moreau, the RCMP’s mental health champion.

May 4, 2015 It’s CMHA’s Mental Health Week! May 4–10, 2015, now GET LOUD for mental health

TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2015 – It’s the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 64th Annual Mental Health Week!  And this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!

April 28, 2015 CMHA develops certified psychological health and safety advisor training

Helping organizations improve psychological health and safety or implement the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

In developing this groundbreaking certification for individuals and consultants, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Workforce Mental Health Collaborative wanted to help break down barriers and seize opportunities for those who are trying to support implementation of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard).

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.

Featured Events

Canadian Mental Health Association Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor Training

June 8 and June 9, 2015

Join us in Toronto to be designated as a CMHA Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor (PH&S Advisor). Duration: 2 Full days Cost: $1500 per participant.

The intention is that employers will see those with this certification as having the practical expertise to help with improving psychological health and safety or implementing the Standard in their workplaces.

After your training you should be able to:

  • State and demonstrate your ability to adhere to the overarching principles of a CMHA Certified PH&S Advisor.
  • Assess readiness for change.
  • Prepare employers to proceed with a psychological health and safety assessment.
  • Apply tools to assess and analyze psychological health and safety.
  • Give and accept feedback in a constructive way.
  • Present to employers – the business case, assessment processes, and implementation plan.

Contact Sarika Gundu, National Director, Workplace Mental Health Program at for more information.