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.
The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canada released one year ago today
Toronto, January 16, 2014 – CMHA is pleased to join the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in recognizing the one year anniversary of Canada’s first-ever National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canada.
OTTAWA, December 6, 2013 – Over the last several days, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) have been moved by the recent deaths by suicide within the Canadian military and are concerned about suicidal behaviour among university students and military veterans. We are deeply saddened by these personal and societal tragedies and share in the devastating impact these have on family members, colleagues, friends and on university campuses across the country.
(Ottawa) December 6, 2013 – As members of Canada’s mental health community, the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) are deeply saddened by losses of life by suicide.
Following an announcement by the Government of Canada that it will re-instate Bill C-54 (to be re-numbered Bill C-14), the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, in the Senate of Canada, a coalition of 12 national health organizations are looking to collaborate with the government to amend the Bill so it supports victims without perpetuating the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.
OTTAWA, October 25, 2014 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) commends the Government of Canada for its recognition in last week’s Speech from the Throne that Canada is, above all else, an inclusive, caring society and that it is the federal government’s intention to, “take further steps to see that those traditionally under-represented in the workforce, including people with disabilities, youth, and Aboriginal Canadians, find the job-training they need”. CMHA also remains optimistic that it can work with the Government and other stakeholders to markedly improve the legislation related to “violent offenders found not criminally responsible for their actions” that will be re-introduced during this Parliamentary session.
- Bell announces Official Route and National Partners for Clara’s Big Ride
- Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes to ride her bike around Canada, visiting schools and community groups in every province and territory to talk about mental health
- National Partners Aimia, BMO, Canadian Tire, Cisco, CTV, Lundbeck, President’s Choice and Samsung helping to take the mental health conversation further than ever before
- Local mental health organizations across the country preparing to host Clara in their communities
Local events and activities planned in hundreds of CMHA community locations across Canada
Toronto, May 6, 2013 – With all the stress and challenges of life today, it’s important to pause and reflect on our mental health and well-being. That’s what Canadians are being encouraged to do as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launches its 62nd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) today. CMHA locations coast to coast started MHW by greeting morning commuters with mental health tips and facts, handing out mental health information at local malls and coffee shops, hosting free yoga classes and holding mental health walks in various communities.
CMHA to receive proceeds from national Bell mobile phone recycling program
Ottawa, April 22, 2013 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is pleased to announce a new way for Canadians to promote mental health while helping the environment – by recycling mobile phones, batteries and accessories through the Bell Blue Box program.
CMHA to play an important role in helping workplaces implement new Standard
Toronto, January 16, 2013 – Today, Canada takes an important step for mental health as the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Bureau de Normalisation du Quebec (BNQ) release the country’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. CMHA applauds the release of the Standard, which defines and sets a higher standard for workplace mental health.