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8 May, 2017

Join us for our 16th Annual General Meeting

2017-05-08T09:32:46+00:00 Categories: Announcements, Client & Family Information, CMHA News, Events|

We warmly invite you to attend our 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 16, 2017! We will be celebrating the retirement of our first and only Executive Director, George Kurzawa, and his 16 years of service in the Niagara community. We're also pleased to announce that Camille Quenneville, Chief Executive Officer of CMHA Ontario, will be our keynote speaker. She has been advocating for meaningful change in this role since 2012. RSVP on Eventbrite by Thursday, June 8! Click here. EVENT DETAILS: Date: Friday, June 16, 2017 Time: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet will be served until [...]

2 May, 2017

9 Ways to GET LOUD for mental health

2017-05-01T22:58:53+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

Want to help make a difference in the movement towards positive mental health for all Canadians? You can start by getting loud with CMHA provincial offices and branches across the country this week during our mental health week campaign. Reducing discrimination and stigma is paramount so that people no longer feel shame due to a mental illness and will no longer wait to seek the support and help they need. Here are just a few ways you can GET LOUD and be a part of the conversation that challenges stigma. Visit the official CMHA Mental Health Week website – www.mentalhealthweek.ca [...]

1 May, 2017

Ride Don’t Hide Press Release

2017-06-23T14:11:57+00:00 Categories: Announcements, Events, Media|

RIDE DON’T HIDE CMHA NIAGARA URGES CANADIANS TO BECOME MENTAL HEALTH MOTIVATORS Canada’s Largest Mental Health Bike Ride Brings Together Community Role Models to Fight Stigma & Encourages Help-Seeking Behaviour St. Catharines, Ontario – We all have the power to be a mental health role model and positively impact Canada’s mental health landscape. That’s the message from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) as it gears up to host its annual Ride Don’t Hide event, Canada’s largest mental health bike ride, taking place in more than 30 communities across the country from Newfoundland to British Columbia on 25 June. A [...]

1 May, 2017

CMHA Mental Health Week is here!

2017-05-01T22:23:02+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

CMHA Mental Health Week started in 1951 to raise awareness for mental health in Canada. Held during the first full week in May, CMHA Mental Health Week is now a popular awareness week. Provincial offices and branches hold CMHA Mental Health Week events and activities in hundreds of community locations across Canada. CMHA Mental Health Week offers millions of Canadians practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health. We are asking Canadians again this year to join us to GET LOUD for Mental Health. To GET LOUD means speaking out against the discrimination and stigma directed at people with [...]

11 April, 2017

Board Member Recognized with Brock University Award

2017-04-11T10:19:35+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Volunteer|

CMHA Niagara Board Member, Christopher Yendt, was awarded the prestigious Brock University President’s Surgite Award in April. The annual award recognizes students who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in a student club, organization, association or team; done something exceptional that helped to advance Brock’s academic reputation; made a significant contribution to student life at Brock; or provided a valuable service to Brock or the Niagara community. Congratulations, Chris! Read the full story linked below. https://brocku.ca/brock-news/2017/04/presidents-surgite-award-winners-honoured/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=MarCom%20FB%20post&utm_campaign=Student

4 April, 2017

CMHA recognizes the value of family caregivers

2017-04-04T13:24:02+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

On April 4, CMHA Niagara joins organizations and communities across the province for Family Caregiver Day, a chance to recognize and celebrate the value of caregivers to Ontario’s families, health care system, and economy. According to the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, there are over 3 million unpaid caregivers in the province, providing support to loved ones facing illness, mental health issues, disability or challenges associated with aging. More than 500,000 family caregivers in Ontario are between 15 and 24 years old, and nearly 375,000 caregivers are 65 years and older. Caregivers are typically not perceived as a population in need of care [...]

23 March, 2017

Canadian Mental Health Association on Budget 2017: ‘A great start’

2017-03-28T10:13:57+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Media|

(St. Catharines, 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 on par with physical health care, and in proportion to the burden of illness. The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for continued investment in mental health – especially in community-based services and support – to bring Canada in line with [...]

13 March, 2017

New federal funding may help remedy historical deficits in mental health

2017-05-08T09:44:51+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Media|

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased that the federal government and the Government of Ontario have reached a health funding agreement, which includes new targeted funding over 10 years for investments in mental health care. The Government of Canada has agreed to provide the province with an additional $4.2 billion, with $1.9 billion to be used in support of mental health initiatives and $2.3 billion for better home care. “We believe these additional funds will begin to remedy the historical funding deficits that have impacted those individuals and their families struggling with mental health and addictions challenges,” [...]