For general inquiries on our programs and services, please call 905-641-5222.

The following 24/7 crisis and information is available:

Distress Centre Niagara: 905-688-3711

COAST: 1-866-550-5205 (Press 1)

Mental Health and Addictions Access Line: 1-866-550-5205 (Press 2)

CMHA News

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Staff and volunteers within the agency share what’s happening at CMHA Niagara.

This can include:

– New programs coming up
– Funding that has been allocated to CMHA Niagara
– Upcoming events
– New hires welcomed to the agency
– Retirees acknowledged for their service

12 June, 2017

Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament Supports Mental Health

Categories: CMHA News, Donor Recognition, Events|

On June 3, 2017 the Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament set out to make a difference for the second year in a row, raising an incredible $4165 in donations for mental health. In honour of their son's memory, this tournament helps raise essential funds that directly support the services we offer to residents of the Niagara Region. We'd like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Everest fa12mily, and everyone else involved in this endeavor, for supporting the work we do and the cause we stand for. Because of your support we are better able to serve Niagara and connect [...]

8 May, 2017

Join us for our 16th Annual General Meeting

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 [...]

11 April, 2017

Board Member Recognized with Brock University Award

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

23 March, 2017

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

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

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,” [...]

8 March, 2017

Living Life to the Full: Courses Coming SOON

Categories: Announcements, Client & Family Information, CMHA News|

We are pleased to announce that the following Living Life To The Full (LLTTF) workshops will SOON be offered at each of our Morrison, Jarvis and Page Street locations: 6760 Morrison Street - March 27th through May 29th - 10:30 until noon 20 Jarvis Street - March 30th through May 18th - 10:30 until noon 36 Page Street - May 2nd through June 20th - 1:30 until 3:00pm This LLTTF course helps people to make a positive difference in their lives.  There are eight 90-minute weekly sessions that are open to adults who are willing and able to: complete homework weekly, and commit [...]

1 March, 2017

Mental health response expands in Niagara

Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Media, Services|

Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team increases after successful pilot program (Niagara, March 1, 2017) – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Niagara and the Niagara Regional Police Service are expanding the services of the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) following the success of the program to date helping individuals in crisis. As of March 1, the MCRRT will work 12-hour shifts Noon until Midnight daily in St. Catharines and Thorold, up from seven-hour shifts. Through expanded Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) funding, CMHA Niagara can now hire an additional full-time mobile mental health crisis worker. This expansion to the MCRRT [...]

27 February, 2017

Talk Today is almost here!

Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Events, Services|

In a given year, one in five people in Canada experiences a mental health problem or illness. There are no limitations to those who may be affected. High-performance athletes in their teenage and early adult years often face significant stress and life’s challenges can seem immense. Not only are they facing the pressures of excelling and reaching the next level in their sport, but they’re also doing so during critical educational and social periods in their lives. TalkToday was designed to provide support to these young people and to destigmatize the negative connotations associated with seeking help. Talk Today is [...]

9 February, 2017

Supportive housing, psychotherapy, youth services get funding boost

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services. The Ontario government has committed to investing $140 million over three years – and an additional $50 million over each of the following three years – in supportive housing, psychotherapy and services for youth. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins made the announcement at Routes, CMHA Toronto’s social resource centre, on Feb. 8, calling it a “big step forward” in an attempt to achieve parity between the importance of mental [...]

2 December, 2016

Auditor’s Report: Why Can’t We Follow Our Own Advice?

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The Auditor General just released a recent report regarding Child and Youth Mental Health. The report identifies a number of issues including inactivity on the previous plans. We know that mental health is an issue. We are well aware that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime and most mental health problems start in childhood and adolescence. Consequently, in June 2011 the government of Ontario launched its Comprehensive Mental Health And Addictions Strategy focusing on children and youth and spending about $190 million. In 2012 the Moving on Mental Health strategy was launched to bring [...]