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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.

September 17, 2013 CMHA Toronto’s Mark Henick to share his inspirational story of recovery at upcoming TEDxToronto

Watch it live! 

Mark Henick, Case Manager at CMHA Toronto, will be speaking at the upcoming TEDxToronto Conference on Thursday, September 26th. TED is a nonprofit devoted to ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’, and provides a platform for exceptional ideas and a catalyst for profound change.

February 12, 2013 CMHA Mental Health Works program mentioned on Canada AM panel

Mental Health Works website On a panel discussion regarding mental health in the workplace this morning on Canada AM, CMHA’s award-winning Mental Health Works program was mentioned as a resource for Canadian workplaces to effectively address the many issues related to mental health in the workplace. Click here to visit Mental Health Works website for more information.

November 13, 2012 CMHA Durham Receives Exemplary Accreditation Standing

Oshawa (November, 2012) – The Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA Durham) has achieved the highest level of excellence award from Accreditation Canada exemplifying their ongoing commitment and dedication of providing clients and their families with the highest quality health services. It is with high honour that CMHA Durham accepts this ‘Accreditation with Exemplary Standing’ with this being their fourth Accreditation since 2003 when CMHA Durham was the first CMHA branch in Canada to receive a full Accreditation from Accreditation Canada.

October 9, 2012 CMHA Durham Receives Award for Healthy Living Program

Oshawa (September, 2012) – In August 2012, the Healthy Living Program (HLP) at Canadian Mental Health Association Durham received great news recognizing their excellence and innovation in healthcare. The HLP was awarded the designation of Leading Practice from Accreditation Canada. The program will be formally recognized in February 2013 at the Accreditation Canada Quality Conference.

October 2, 2012 The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division Welcomes Camille Quenneville as CEO

The Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division (CMHA, Ontario) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Camille Quenneville as its incoming Chief Executive Officer.

October 19, 2011 Queen’s University Students Organize Mental Health Awareness Initiative

Campus-wide initiative aims to eradicate mental health stigma

To support mental health and wellness at Queen’s University, students have organized Queen’s Wears Green, designed to help improve student access to available mental health resources and services. A student rally will be held on November 4 from 11 am to 1 pm at the ARC with keynote speakers Brenda Miller, CEO at the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kingston Branch, and Eric Windeler from The Jack Project; and the Queen’s student group Existere.