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Media Releases

July 18, 2016 CMHA’s Workplace Collaborative voted one of top providers in Canada

CMHA is honoured and thrilled to be among the top four Mental Health Service Providers in the first annual Readers’ Choice Awards. More than 17,000 ballots were cast.

July 5, 2016 Steve Lurie, Executive Director, CMHA Toronto, Appointed to Order of Canada

steve_0-245x300Steve Lurie, Executive Director of the CMHA Toronto Branch, has just been named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of this country’s highest honours.

For more than 40 years, Steve has been a tireless advocate, fighting to improve the mental health system and serving as a voice for people who are often marginalized because of mental health stigma and discrimination.

June 9, 2016 A Call to Action to Prevent Youth Suicides: Statement from CMHA and CASP

Anytime a young person takes his or her own life, it’s a tragedy. But in instances where there are multiple lives lost in such a short period of time, it’s devastating to communities. As with the suicides in Attawapiskat First Nation and Pimickamak Cree Nation, we are deeply saddened by the suicides in Woodstock and the terrible impact they are having on families, friends, teachers and the community.

June 1, 2016 Ride Don't Hide

More people are talking about their mental health,  but they’re still a minority according to Ipsos survey

May 31, 2016 CEDA moved to support both CMHA and Fort McMurray relief

It was May 2, 2016, Day One of Mental Health Week.  It was also the beginning of wild fires that would wreak havoc on the Fort McMurray region.

May 27, 2016 CMHA Fort McMurray Mental Health Fund

Urgent appeal to Canadians:  A CMHA Mental Health Fund for Fort McMurray

May 25, 2016 Talk Today

CMHA partners with Canadian Hockey League to launch Talk Today.

March 8, 2016 CMHA announces Dr. Patrick Smith as new national CEO

Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than 20 years.

February 23, 2016 Leaders Not "Walking the Talk" on Workplace Mental Health, National Survey Reveals

Survey shows majority of leaders fail to follow words with action on improving conditions at work

Download Workplace Mental Health in Canada: Findings from a Pan-Canadian Survey here.

July 31, 2015 $10 Million in federal funding for Canadian CMHAs

(July 31, 2015) – The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, announced late yesterday that Canadian Mental Health Association’s across Canada will receive $10 million over the next three years from the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.