Women and Wellness

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Women and Wellness is an annual event hosted to educate guests and provide information on mental health and mental illness. This fundraising event helps to provide immediate counselling services to residents in Niagara with proceeds supporting CMHA Niagara’s Walk-In Counselling program.

Join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018 for our 8th annual Women and Wellness event! This educational fundraiser has grown every year and continues to support CMHA Niagara’s Walk-In Counselling, a much needed mental health resource in our community. Be a part of a fantastic evening of learning, prizes, and fun that supports a great cause. REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/women-wellness-2018-tickets-40781841586

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.

Raffle Draw Rules:

Raffle prizes will be drawn in the following order:

  1. Beauty Package
  2. Theatre Package
  3. Sports Package
  4. Grand Prize

After each prize is drawn, tickets will be returned to the barrel and eligible to be drawn for subsequent prizes.

Volunteer Application
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please complete a volunteer application form.

Our 7th Annual Women and Wellness event on Thursday, February 16 was the biggest educational fundraiser we’ve hosted to date. With generous support from our sponsors, donors, and guests, we raised a record-breaking $56,479.31 on the night of the event in support of our Walk-In Counselling service.

The event hosted over 700 women (bringing Club Roma to capacity), and featured a panel discussion for the first time since its inception in Niagara. The panel included Stuart Dorricott, Board President of CMHA Niagara; Andrea Lindsay, Board Member of CMHA Niagara; and Mary Barzyk, Program Manager at CMHA Niagara. The panelists shared their personal experiences and professional expertise in answering commonly asked questions related to mental health concerns. The event also welcomed Susan Stewart, comedian and author, as the evening’s keynote speaker.

Once again, we are incredibly proud of and grateful for our amazing group of volunteers who make this evening possible. Their unrelenting dedication to building a mental wellness community is nothing short of inspiring.

SAVE THE DATE: The 8th Annual Women and Wellness event will be held on Thursday, February 15.

See the write-up in “Our Niagara” here.



Thank you to everyone who supported this event!!

See the write-up in “Our Niagara” here.

The 6th Annual Women and Wellness event was held on February 18th.  The event was held at Club Roma in St. Catharines and featured Valerie Pringle, a broadcaster for 35 years and now philanthropist for mental wellness, as the keynote speaker.  Tara McKendrick, Quality Manager at CMHA Niagara, spoke about the value of our Walk-In Counselling service for Niagara residents.  As an added feature, Something Something Productions produced monologues surrounding the issue of mental health and mental illness specifically for this event!  CMHA Niagara is so proud of our volunteers and the evening they have worked tirelessly on.

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5th Annual Women and Wellness 



To view more information on past Women and Wellness events, click here.


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)