(Toronto, March 23, 2017) CMHA congratulates the Federal Government for demonstrating a strong commitment to mental health in Canada in its 2017 Budget. The Government’s significant investment in mental heath is a great start toward correcting the historical, woeful underfunding of mental health in this country. However, there is some way to go before mental health care is funded […]Continue readingCanadian Mental Health Association on Budget 2017: ‘A great start’
OPEN LETTER Ottawa, ON, November 9, 2016 The Hon. Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Minister of Health The Hon. Terry Lake, British Columbia Minister of Health The Hon. Kelvin Goertzen, Manitoba Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living The Hon. Victor Boudreau, New Brunswick Minister of Health The Hon. Dr. John Haggie, Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of […]Continue readingThree Leading National Mental Health Organizations Call for Targeted Mental Health Funding in the Health Accord
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) officially partnered on May 24, expanding the mental health and suicide-awareness program Talk Today. The announcement, made at the CHL’s national championship tournament, the Memorial Cup, marks the first step towards linking each of the 60 major junior teams with the CMHA to ensure […]Continue readingCMHA partners with Canadian Hockey League to launch Talk Today
CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health! Getting loud means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that usually go hand in hand with mental illness. It means using your voice to raise awareness and build […]Continue readingGet Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week
Canadians from coast to coast will join the conversation again this year to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Bell’s annual Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign encourages people to start the conversation about mental health with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing that simply talking has a significant impact on reducing stigma. In […]Continue readingHelp CMHA support Bell Let’s Talk Day!
The latest edition of Bell Let’s Talk took over the Twitterverse and airwaves on January 27, and the one-day stigma-busting campaign didn’t disappoint.Continue readingBell Let’s Talk gets people talking again
Announced July 30 by Minister of State for Social Development, Candice Bergen, CMHAs in 13 cities will receive $10 million over three years from the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities to deliver “Creating Opportunity – A National Approach”. The project, developed by CMHA Toronto Branch with the participating divisions and branches, will partner with employers […]Continue readingCMHAs across Canada receive $10 million
The Provincial Recovery Champions Committee along with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) have released a video to promote the new Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice. The video provides personal stories, opinions from mental health professionals and explains how new policies may be put in place to shift from the traditional clinical-oriented approach to a recovery-oriented […]Continue readingGuidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice