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CMHA Ottawa offers training programs for professionals, employers, educational institutions and the general public who work with or care for persons living with a mental illness. Workshops are offered on the dates and at the cost indicated. Please use the contact information for each program to register or obtain further information.
We are always happy to discuss your training needs and adapt our training programs, scheduling and fees on an individual basis as needed. If you would like some information about CMHA offering a custom workshop at your location, please complete this form and we will get back to you to discuss your training needs.
For more information on Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders, Intensive Case Management Training and Motivational Interviewing, please contact Françoise Drouin-Soucy. For information on all the other workshops, please contact Renée Ouimet.

Renée Ouimet
Director, Capacity Building and Education
613-737-7791 ext. 124

Françoise Drouin-Soucy
Program Manager
613-737-7791 ext. 325
You must register online at under training. If you cannot register online or want to confirm your registration and check availability, please
call our office at 613-737-7791. Please note that registration must be received one week prior to the workshop dates. 
 Method of Payment Online with PayPal.
 Visa or MasterCard only. NO DEBIT CARD accepted
Limited meter parking is available for a maximum of $8.00 per day, payable by coin or credit card.
1355 Bank Street, south of Riverside Drive, opposite Billings Bridge Plaza
Training facility: 4th Floor, Suite 402

Cancellations and refunds
Full refunds, less a $20.00 administration fee, will be given when a written request is received two weeks prior to the date of workshop. Registration may be transferred to another person. There will be a $25.00 charge on all returned cheques.

(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). The standard training experience for suicide prevention in our community, presented in collaboration with LivingWorks. (2 days)

Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders

An interactive training program for professionals who work with people with co-occurring mental illness and substance use. (3 days)

Intensive Case Management Training

This training program is designed to help front line workers better understand the context, roles and functions of intensive case management within our current mental health system. (3 days)

It Did Happen - It Does Matter

Training for professionals that provides a conceptual understanding of male sexual victimization and specific skills to work with clients who are traumatized. Offered in collaboration with The Men’s Project. (2 days)

Living Life to the Full (LLTTF)

Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) is an interactive course designed to help individuals deal more effectively with everyday life challenges.

Mental Health Works

Complex Issues. Clear Solutions. Workshops for Management on mental health issues in the workplace.

Motivational Interviewing

Introductory and more advanced interactive workshops teaching the principles, skills and methods of Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help individuals move towards positive changes. Develop the spirit and practice of MI designed to explore and resolve ambivalence to change. (2 days or 4-day Advanced Workshop)

Myths and Realities of Mental Illness

An interactive workshop for frontline workers and community members. Provides the knowledge necessary to recognize behaviours associated with mental illness, recovery concepts and community resources. (1 day)


A workshop for the community that prepares participants to identify and engage people with thoughts of suicide and connect them with further help and care. (3.5 hours)

Training and Resources to Enhance Employment Supports (TREES)

Training and Resources to Enhance Employment Supports (TREES) is an innovative mental health training program pioneered in Ottawa in 2012. This interactive three-day training session builds the capacity of employment service providers so they can work more comfortably and confidently with job seekers who have mental health problems.

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