Individuals with serious mental health and addictions conditions frequently identify housing as one of the most important factors in achieving and maintaining their health. However, for many, maintaining safe and affordable housing can be difficult.Continue readingOntarians deserve a place to call home
Sign the petition. It’s official – 10,000 Ontarians agree – mental health & addictions care should be a priority for all candidates in the upcoming provincial election.Continue reading“Erase the Difference” campaign reaches 10,000 signatures
Get Ready to Get Loud! Every year, the CMHA Mental Health Week conversation gets very, very loud.Continue readingGet Ready to Get Loud!
The impact of mental health in the workplace is astounding. Consider that the cost of mental illnesses to the economy is $51 billion a year and that each week 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to a mental health issue.Continue readingSupporting mental health is good for business
Read our origin story here.Continue readingHappy birthday to us! Today is the 100th anniversary of the creation of CMHA in Canada!
CMHA Ottawa is delighted to present a Creative Well Theatre Project play during Mental Health Week for the third year in a row.Continue readingUnique play to be presented during Mental Health Week on May 9
For decades, mental health and addictions services in communities throughout Ontario have been chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. The result: it’s impossible to meet the needs of Ontarians. Wait times are up. Programs have been cut. People are falling through the cracks.Continue readingJoin CMHA in the call to erase the difference
CMHA Ottawa volunteers are a vital part of our team. By giving generously of their time, talents and energy to support the work of our organization throughout the year, volunteers make many of our programs possible.Continue readingCMHA celebrates National Volunteer Week
Amalia has struggled with her mental health her whole life. When she became really ill in 2015, she was hospitalized for a month.Continue readingAmalia’s story — CMHA PEI
Every day, more than 3 million Ontarians provide support to loved ones facing illness, mental health issues, disability or challenges associated with aging. On April 3, CMHA Ottawa joins organizations and communities across the province for Family Caregiver Day, an annual event to recognize and celebrate the value of caregivers […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes the value of family caregivers