An inclusive community that promotes emotional well being, human dignity and social justice where people are valued and opportunities in all aspects of life are available to everyone.
We are committed to supporting individual recovery and promoting mental wellness within families and communities.
- A Client Centered Approach
We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects diversity and is inclusive of all. We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all persons.
- Committment to Recovery
We are committed to implementing recovery based practices.
We are committed to ongoing quality improvement.
- Innovation & Creativity
We are committed to learning and growing as an organization.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), as a national body founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. The Thunder Bay Branch was first organized in 1955 by a volunteer group of citizens concerned about a lack of community services and public awareness for mental health.
In 1975, the Thunder Bay Branch was officially chartered as a branch of the national organization. Today we are an accredited organization providing a comprehensive range of recovery based mental health services.
CMHA Thunder Bay service delivery is based on the philosophy of Recovery. We support clients in a process of change whereby individuals work to improve their well-being, live a self-directed life, and strive to achieve their full potential.
Our Thematic Goal
We will meet our Mission by achieving the following:
We will strengthen our leadership and regional recognition as a Recovery Oriented Service Provider by focusing on our work force, our community partnerships, and the people we serve; with a highlight on quality and performance improvement and outcome measurement
Our Strategic Objectives
We will achieve our Thematic Goal by:
Identifying and acting on opportunities that will offer evidence and raise our profile and recognition as an innovative, forward thinking, responsive, recovery focused community-based mental health organization.
Developing a comprehensive human resource plan inclusive of recruitment, retention, professional development and succession planning; that ensures we have a sustainable work force that will further our vision, mission and values.
We will identify and solidify key community partnerships and alliances that strengthen our relationships between the addictions and indigenous service sectors.