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Events

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CMHA Niagara hosts and/or participates in various events throughout the year in the Niagara Region. Posts in this category will include information, updates, and recaps on these events, such as Women and Wellness, Ride Don’t Hide, and Talk Today.

20 October, 2017

Bruce Trail expedition raises awareness for mental health

2017-10-20T15:38:49+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Events, Media|

Amy Tunstall is dedicating a month to hike a million steps along the Bruce Trail to raise awareness of mental health for Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Niagara. Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath runs along the Escarpment from Tobermory to Niagara, spanning 900 km of main trail. Now having travelled nearly 700 km, Tunstall will conquer the last 200 km of her journey and is inviting people to join her on her trek at specific checkpoints. From October 22-27, she will be hiking through Hamilton and surrounding regions as she completes the home stretch to Niagara. "Amy's thru-hike of [...]

1 October, 2017

CMHA Niagara recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week

2017-10-04T11:27:59+00:00 Categories: Campaign, CMHA News, Events|

The first week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). MIAW is an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). CAMIMH's mandate is to ensure that mental illness and mental health are placed on the national agenda so that Canadians receive appropriate access to care and support. CMHA is an active member of CAMIMH and is proud to support its annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign during MIAW. This year’s MIAW encourages [...]

28 September, 2017

A Million Steps for Mental Health

2017-09-28T11:31:04+00:00 Categories: Campaign, CMHA News, Events|

On Monday, September 25 Amy Tunstall, the founder of Aim Outside, took her first steps for awareness on Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath in memory of her father. She will travel 900km of the Bruce Trail from Tobermory to the Niagara Region with a steadfast determination to shatter stigma and connect individuals to mental health resources. As the founder of Aim Outside, a project that tackles mental health issues while bringing insight to the healing benefits of the great outdoors, Ms. Tunstall has travelled over 17,000 km across two continents, five countries, and ten provinces. Long, adventurous treks are [...]

27 September, 2017

Grande Parade 2018

2017-12-08T09:59:55+00:00 Categories: Events|

We had the opportunity to showcase the spirit and energy of our incredible staff, volunteers, and their family members at the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival's Grande Parade for the second year in a row. There was no shortage of enthusiasm as our group danced to Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" and Sarah Bareilles' "Brave" along the crowded streets of St. Catharines. We'd like to thank all the Niagara residents that cheered us on, waved, or shouted words of gratitude our way. Your encouragement made the blaring heat a lot more bearable to endure. A HUGE shout out goes to [...]

26 July, 2017

Register now: Mental Health for All Conference

2017-07-26T13:28:08+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Events|

From September 18 to the 20, the Canadian Mental Health Association will be hosting the second annual Mental Health for All Conference at the Hilton Toronto. Brought to you in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), this unique forum in the mental health arena brings together hundreds of leaders and thinkers, all working toward one goal: mental health for all. This year, the conference is built on the theme: “it takes a nation.” The chronic underfunding of mental health is a Canadian reality and Canadians have been [...]

26 June, 2017

Record-breaking Ride Don’t Hide event raises over $1.5 million for mental health across Canada

2017-06-26T17:58:28+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Events|

176 Niagara riders take part in Canada’s largest mental health bike ride, breaking down stigma and building a community of hope (St. Catharines, ON) – 6,700 mental health supporters took part nationally in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride Sunday, June 25 raising over $1.5 million for mental health programs and services. Niagara’s 3rd annual ride was hosted at Brock University this year. In Niagara, 176 riders raised approximately $28,223 for local community mental health programs. Additionally, Freedom 55 Financial: A Division of London Life will be matching their corporate team’s $6,000 donations, bringing [...]

21 June, 2017

There’s still time to register, raise funds, and win!

2017-06-22T11:59:54+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Events|

Ride Don't Hide is just around the corner, but there's still time to get involved! Online registration closes on Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. After this date, day-of registration rates will increase to $50 per person, though children 12 and under still ride free. If you haven't already, register today: www.ridedonthide.com/on/niagara There's also time to raise funds, and we have some pretty great prizes to be won if you help us reach our $30,000 goal! Not sure how to fundraise? We have some tips to get you started: http://cmhaniagara.ca/uncategorized/fundraising-you-can-do-it/ We've raised $14,118 (47% of our goal) so far. With 4 [...]

19 June, 2017

Ride Don’t Hide event details

2017-06-22T12:12:58+00:00 Categories: Events|

With Ride Don’t Hide just around the corner, you’re probably wondering where you need to go and when you need to be there. We have the answers for you! Registration: Open from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & opening remarks: 9:05 a.m. Warm-up session: 9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Face painting: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Lunch: Begins at 11:00 a.m. Don't forget to wear a helmet! Wave departure times: 35km - 9:30 a.m. 15 km - 9:45 a.m. 5km - 10:00 a.m. We will be hosting this event at Brock University in Zone 2, parking lot V. This is the lot [...]

12 June, 2017

Paul Everest Memorial Golf Tournament Supports Mental Health

2017-06-22T14:41:35+00:00 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

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 [...]