In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when public health authorities asked everyone to shelter in place and practice physical distancing, our team at CMHA Ottawa knew we would have to act fast to stay connected with our clients. We immediately acquired more than 150 smartphones, set up data plans, and begun to distribute […]Continue readingInspiring story of CMHA Ottawa smartphones pilot project featured on CBC
Dear Clients of CMHA Ottawa, I hope this message finds you well. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic—also known as the coronavirus—our agency has made some changes to how we deliver our services in the face of this unprecedented public health crisis, and these changes will affect how you interact with your CMHA Ottawa worker, if […]Continue readingA letter to all clients of CMHA Ottawa from our Executive Director [Re: COVID-19]
For the past several days, the pandemic response team at the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has been following the up-to-the-minute recommendations of Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health in order to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 pandemic in each facet of our operations and to keep our staff and clients […]Continue readingCOVID-19 Update: Services at CMHA Ottawa
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) network consists of 30 branches across the province that provide community-based clinical and social services to Ontarians living with mental health and addictions issues. CMHAs recognize that mental health is influenced by many factors including life experiences, workplace or other environments, and the social and economic conditions that shape […]Continue readingCMHA’s 30 branches concerned about negative impacts for clients if “disability” definition changes for ODSP
The Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is delighted to announce the arrival of Bill Egan, the agency’s new Director of Human Resources. Bill brings to his new role at CMHA Ottawa more than 20 years’ experience in the field of HR. He joins the team by way of Canadian Blood Services, where […]Continue readingCMHA Ottawa warmly welcomes Bill Egan, new Director of Human Resources
Leading community mental health services provider to be headquartered in new, central location (Ottawa, Aug. 20, 2019) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has announced plans to relocate its offices to the city’s thriving Vanier neighbourhood this coming fall. The community-based charitable organization has purchased and […]Continue readingCMHA Ottawa announces relocation to McArthur Ave.
The FREE BounceBack telephone coaching program might just be the right option for 2SLGBTQ+ people across Ontario. Through BounceBack, adults and youth 15+ learn skills to help manage worry and anxiety, combat unhelpful thinking, and become more active and assertive individuals. Our BounceBack coaches receive 2SLGBTQ+ sensitivity training to better understand the issues and life […]Continue readingLook for the CMHA BounceBack booth at Pride 2019!
We’re extremely grateful to our partner organization the Ottawa Mission for their continued support in helping individuals living with a mental illness and experiencing chronic homelessness. For Mental Health Week they profiled CMHA Ottawa’s Robyn Henderson, who does intensive case with Mission clients, in an on-line story: “May 6 – 13 is Mental Health Awareness […]Continue readingThe Ottawa Mission profiles CMHA’s Robyn Henderson
Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health.Continue readingGet ready to #GetLoud!
CMHA Ottawa volunteers play a crucial role in our organization and our community. Without the dedication of volunteers, many programs offered by our branch would not be possible.Continue readingCMHA celebrates National Volunteer Week