Election Day in Ontario is fast approaching which means now is a crucial time to ensure that mental health and addictions care remains a core ballot box issue. All three main political parties have, in fact, made mental health and addictions care a key commitment in their platforms. Let’s let candidates know this is a promise you expect them to keep. CMHA Niagara is encouraging all Ontarians to sign an online petition with a message to candidates: fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. Sign the petition and join the 12,000 other Ontarians who’ve already [...]
The 3rd annual Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament is coming up on Saturday, June 2 at the Innerkip Highlands Golf Course. To date, this memorial golf tournament has raised $5,435 in support of local mental health initiatives. Enjoy 18 holes of golf, dinner, and fantastic prizes. Proceeds from this third-party fundraising event will support mental health in Niagara. Please contact Peter Everest (email@example.com) for more details.
In the spirit of Police Week, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) is hosting an event where we will be talking about our crisis collaboration that WORKS. Come out to this public event on May 15th at the St. Catharines Public Library. The event will run from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Rotary & Banker's Room. This event is open to the public, FREE to attend, and refreshments will be provided.
Number of days to election: 30 Number of Ontarians demanding funding parity for mental health: 10,000+ (Niagara, May 7, 2018) – If there’s one simple thing you can do for Mental Health Week (May 7-13), it's join the 10,000 other Ontarians who’ve signed CMHA’s online petition urging political parties to fund mental health and addictions care like physical health care. With a provincial election one month away, now is a crucial time to add your voice and demand funding parity. Visit erasethedifference.ca and sign the petition. “We all know someone who’s been touched by mental health issues. Whether it's a challenge [...]
Looking for something fun and meaningful to do this weekend? Head over to the Stevensville Memorial Hall for the Mother's Day Mama Market on Saturday, May 5th! They're open from 10 AM - 3 PM. There will be over 25 local artisans and vendors, Flashbox photo booth, and a penny raffle and auction benefiting CMHA Niagara's Urgent Support Services program. Admission is free, all the event organizers ask is that you help educate those in need of mental health support in the Region by spreading the word and learning about the supports that are available in our community. They will be [...]
Every year, the CMHA Mental Health Week conversation gets very, very loud. It gets loud on social media, in our homes, and in our workplaces. In our schools and across our campuses. It gets loud in the halls of Parliament and in city and town halls across the country. This year, it will get even louder in support of mental health for all. Because we all have mental health. When we are mentally healthy, we feel good about ourselves, and we enjoy our life and the people in it. We can be creative, learn, try new things, and take risks. [...]
On Friday, April 20th, Essential Collective Theatre will present “Around The World And Home Again: A Benefit for Canadian Mental Health Association” at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines. This one-woman show is about a Niagara singer who travels the world only to discover there’s no place like home. The show promises to be a wonderfully eclectic evening of music and stories and will be available for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tenja Hagenberg, the show’s star, and Monica Dufault, Artistic Director of Carousel Players, began this project a year ago. When Tenja tragically lost her brother to his [...]
This month we were grateful to receive a generous donation of essential toiletries from Wishlist Niagara in support of our Safe Beds program. Safe Beds provides short term crisis support (3-5 days) in a safe, therapeutic environment as an alternative to hospitalization. During their stay, clients work with staff members to develop short terms goals, coping strategies, and an individualized recovery plan to work towards during and after their stay at Safe Beds. Each client receives a “welcome kit” with essential toiletries and is provided with 3 healthy meals per day. Thank you to all the friends and family of [...]
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara Branch, is currently seeking volunteer members for its Board of Directors. As the oldest and largest adult mental health agency in Niagara, we are looking for a resident of Niagara who is committed to continuing our work in system integration and continuous quality improvement. The successful candidate will be required to serve until June 2019 with the option of additional years to a maximum of 8 years, with a time commitment of approximately 10-12 hours per month. This includes board meetings on the fourth Thursday evening of each month, committee work and preparation. We [...]
Talk Today is one of the most comprehensive mental health programs for amateur sports in Canada. Its aim is to promote the mental health of young athletes and to spread awareness about the benefits of positive mental health throughout communities across the country. On February 22 and 23, 2018 we celebrated our partnership with the OHL with a game day. We work with the Erie Otters and Niagara IceDogs through the Talk Today program, and both teams won their games against Saginaw Spirit, 4-1! Thank you to everyone who attended and visited us at our table. How Talk Today helps [...]