CMHA Ottawa has updated the majority of our programs to be delivered via a virtual platform during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be releasing training dates and other updates during 2021-22 as we progress with new information.
We are currently releasing the fall 2021 schedule for online registrations NOW OPEN. Winter/Spring registration will open in fall of 2021 and information on virtual or classrooms sessions will be updated at that time.
Please note that any training programs we run at this time, will be done so in a virtual online environment and access to a computer with sound and video is required. We encourage participants to download the Ring Central Meetings Application (powered by Zoom) in advance of their session. Get the download HERE.
The Canadian Mental Health Association Ottawa branch offers training programs and workshops for professionals, employers, educational institutions and the general public who work with or care for persons living with a mental illness. We offer programs in both English and French by qualified and certified instructors.
Our training season runs from September to June each year for general public programs and workshops. An overview of the sessions we have planned for the 2020-2021 season are listed below.
We also offer on-demand sessions of many of our programs throughout the year based on your group or organizational needs. For more information on how to request an on-demand training session, please visit our training request page.
For detailed information on each of the courses below please click the links. If you would like to download or print a learning program guide – click here.
- ASIST 11 Tune-Up
- Integrated Treatment for Concurrent Disorders
- Intensive Case Management Training
- Mental Health Works
- Motivational Interviewing
- Advanced Motivational Interviewing
- Myths and Realities of Mental Illness
- Suicide to Hope (S2H)
2020 – 2021 Training Season Overview
You must register online for training. You can access our online system by clicking here, via the Events schedule or the individual course descriptions throughout the site. Registrations must be paid via Visa or Mastercard, we do not accept cash or debit cards.
If you cannot register online or you are experiencing difficulties with the online tool, please call our office at 613-737-7791, ext 217.
All program registration deadlines are one week prior to the event date, so be sure to register in advance as we cannot accept late registrations.
Cancellations and Refunds
Full refunds, less a $20.00 administration fee, will be given when a written request is received seven days prior to the date of workshop. Registration may be transferred to another person. There will be a $25.00 charge on all returned cheques.
If we need to cancel your training session, you will receive an email notifying you of the cancellation. If we are running the session again during the training season, you will have the option to transfer your registration to later in the year. If we are not running another session or you do not wish to transfer your registration, we will refund you the cost of the program in the same manner in which you originally paid.
Parking is free of charge and on a first come, first served basis.
Coffee, tea and water will be served for all public programs and we recommend participants bring a bagged lunch for full day events. There is also a small variety of local cafes or restaurants in the area should you wish to purchase your lunch.
CMHA Ottawa Branch
311 McArthur Ave, Suite 301
Frequently Asked Questions
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For additional questions or information please contact our Learning & Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 613-737-7791 ext 217