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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.

9 May, 2018

Learn about the crisis collaboration that works!

2018-05-09T09:42:46+00:00 Categories: Events|

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.

2 May, 2018

Mother’s Day Mama Market to support Mental Health

2018-05-04T14:27:20+00:00 Categories: Events|

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 [...]

17 April, 2018

A Special Evening of Story & Song for Mental Health

2018-04-17T14:48:49+00:00 Categories: Events|

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 [...]

1 March, 2018

Talk Today makes noise for Mental Health

2018-03-01T13:23:44+00:00 Categories: Events|

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 [...]

15 December, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Women and Wellness

2018-01-03T13:27:58+00:00 Categories: Events|

Only two months until our 8th annual Women and Wellness event! Here's what you need to know: Date: Thursday February 15, 2018 Location: Club Roma, St. Catharines Time: Doors open at 5:45 p.m., program starts at 6:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Ann Dowsett Johnston Theme: Mental Health and Addiction Eventbrite registration opens January 11, 2018. For table reservations of 10, please call 905-937-4351. We hope to see you there!

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 [...]

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