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)

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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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

8 March, 2017

CMHA celebrates International Women’s Day

2017-03-08T09:17:58+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Events|

On March 8, CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event held to mark the social, economic and political achievements of women. The theme of IWD this year is Be Bold For Change, which highlights how everyone can be a leader by taking actions every day to support gender parity. CMHA recognizes that social determinants of health such as income, education and employment status have been found to put women at greater risk of poor mental health than men. CMHA Niagara offers a three to six month transitional housing support [...]

27 February, 2017

Talk Today is almost here!

2017-03-09T16:17:49+00:00 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 [...]

26 September, 2016

Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade

2017-04-06T13:39:15+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Events|

On Saturday, September 24, 2016 we participated in the Niagara Wine Festival Grande Parade for the first time. The weather was perfect, the energy from our friends, family, and staff was high, and the encouragement and support we received from the community was incredible! It's okay to not be okay, and we decided to drive home that message in our inaugural float this year. All of our participants decorated a white t-shirt with two statements on the front and back. Personal insecurities, challenges, or mental health issues were displayed bravely on the front of each shirt, while the statement on [...]

19 September, 2016

Local charity baseball game raises $5,000 for mental health

2017-01-04T09:57:44+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Donor Recognition, Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s amazing what a community can accomplish when residents and local businesses come together. On Sunday, August 7 the Welland Chiefs Baseball Club hosted their first charity baseball game, Strike Out Stigma, to support local mental health programs and services. Thanks to the dedication of Event Chairs Jennifer Richards and Steve Maurice, the Welland Chiefs baseball team, and their cohort of volunteers, the event was a great success! Nearly 200 people attended, including 30 players between the two Niagara District Baseball Association (NDBA) teams and 20 dedicated, friendly volunteers. While they lost a close game against the St. Catharines Cobras, their fundraising efforts counted as an inspiring win for anyone impacted by mental illness in the Niagara [...]

28 April, 2016

Green for Mental Health – LIUNA Station, Niagara Falls, Brant St. Pier

2017-01-04T09:57:45+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News, Events, Media|

LIUNA Station, Niagara Falls, Brant Street Pier among more than 40 local landmarks to shine green for Mental Health Week (Hamilton, April 28, 2016) – A mental health initiative launched earlier this month by Hamilton radio station AM900 CHML, in conjunction with several community partners, is growing rapidly. More than 40 businesses, organizations and buildings in the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara areas will be lit green during Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 65th annual Mental Health Week from May 2 to 8. Lit buildings in Hamilton include city hall, LIUNA Station, First Ontario Centre/Hamilton Place, McMaster University’s University Hall, Hamilton [...]

29 February, 2016

CMHA Niagara at Talk Today!

2017-01-04T09:57:45+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Events|

On Sunday, February 28th, CMHA Niagara staff, clients, volunteers, and general supporters, attended the Niagara IceDogs vs. Erie Otters afternoon game.  We got everyone's attention with our photo booth and our beautiful bright green hats with our logos proudly embroidered on them!  Another highlight was CMHA Niagara's very own Gary, Intake Coordinator for St. Catharines, getting to drop the puck (pictured below).  GREAT JOB, GARY! And a big thank you to everyone who came out, checked out our table and photo booth, and cheered on the Talk Today initiative, promoting positive mental health for all!

10 February, 2016

Talk Today

2017-01-04T09:57:45+00:00 Categories: CMHA News, Events|

Canadian Mental Health Association branches across Ontario have partnered with the Ontario Hockey League to provide their teams with mental health supports and training.  This partnership came to light after one of the OHL Players for Saginaw Spirit died by suicide in 2014. The OHL recognized that these young players needed help to keep their mental health in as good a shape as their physical health. CMHA Niagara partners with both the Niagara IceDogs and the Erie Otters to provide each team's players and staff training on how to recognize the symptoms of deteriorating mental health and how to ask [...]