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March 17, 2014 CMHA staff receives The Royal's Inspiration Award

We are very pleased to announce that Linda O’Neil, our Public Education Consultant within the Capacity and Education Division program, received The Royal’s Inspiration Award on February 28, 2014.

January 24, 2014 CMHA Ottawa available to comment on mental health in the workplace on Bell Let's Talk Day

(Ottawa, January 24, 2014) – On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, Tim Simboli, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ottawa Branch will be available to speak to the media about ways people can improve and maintain their mental health in the workplace.

January 17, 2014 Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa Research Forum 2013 (video)

The Alliance brought community partners together this past November for its annual community forum on homelessness. The organization reflected on 10 years of service to end homelessness in the city, as well as innovative ways to move forward.

November 5, 2013 Celebrate 60 years of service with CMHA Ottawa's anniversary video

Join us in celebrating 60 years of service in Ottawa’s mental health community and hear from past executive directors, employees and clients.

October 16, 2013 CMHA National Conference starts today with celebration of 60th anniversary of CMHA Ottawa

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) national conference, “Changing Perspectives…Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health and Addictions”, hosted by CMHA Ottawa, opened today at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, with several specialized institutes taking place. The main sessions and keynotes will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17-18.

May 22, 2013 CMHA Ottawa Receives Exemplary Accreditation Standing

May 2013

Accreditation photoThe Canadian Mental Health Association Ottawa Branch is pleased to announce that on May 7, 2013 the agency was awarded Accreditation with “Exemplary Standing”, the highest standing granted through this review. This is all the more exceptional in that it is the agency’s first attempt at achieving Accreditation. In doing so, CMHA Ottawa met 100% of the Required Organizational Practices and 100% of the High Priority Standards.

Featured Events

Mental Health Week: "Stigma and the Mental Health Professional" featuring Dr. Heather Stuart

When: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Where: R.A. Centre, Clark Hall (2451 Riverside Dr)
Time: 8:30am-10am

Free financial literacy workshop for mental health workers

When: April 30, 2014
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank St, Suite 402
Time: 2-4pm

Transitioning from Youth to Adult Mental Health Services Forum at the University of Ottawa

When: April 16, 2014
Where: University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) Building, Room: 4007
Time: 9am-1pm

Innovative TREES program helps employment service providers

Training and Resources to Enhance Employment Supports (TREES) is an interactive training session that builds the capacity of employment service providers, so they can work more comfortably and confidently with job seekers who have mental health problems.

When: April 15-17, 2014
Where: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank Street, Suite 402

CMHA Ottawa and RBC hosting a talk on the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

Date: March 11, 2014
Time: 1:30pm
Location: RBC Carlingwood (in the shopping centre), 2121 Carling Ave.

CMHA Ottawa shares Curtis’ story of hope on Bell Let's Talk Day

(Jan. 28, 2014) Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day, a national initiative aimed at raising funds, increasing awareness, reducing stigma and changing people’s behaviours and attitudes about mental illness.

Moods Expressed's Annual Art Sale

Date: November 29, 2013
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Location: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank St, Suite 402, Boardroom A

Free financial literacy workshops for adults living with mental illness

Date: Every Tuesday from Jan. 28th to Mar. 4th, 2014
Time: 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: CMHA Ottawa, 1355 Bank St.

2013 Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention Conference

Creating New Pathways: Trauma Informed Approaches to Suicide Prevention

Date: Oct 1-2, 2013
Place: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Website: http://caspconference.ca

Registration for the CMHA National Conference in Ottawa is open

Changing Perspectives…
Addressing the Social Determinants of Mental Health and Addictions

Visit our conference website for all the details!

Oct 16th, 2013 | Institutes
Oct 17th-18th | Conference

CMHA Ottawa is pleased to host the 2013 National CMHA Conference at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, ON

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