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. That’s why CMHA Ontario calls on political parties to commit to urgently-needed investments in supportive housing for Ontarians in need. […]Continue readingOntarians deserve a place to call home
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is May 7-13, 2018 This year, Mental Health Week is not only about the 1 in 5 Canadians who experience mental health issues. It’s about the 5 in 5. 5 in 5 of us have mental health. We all have a state of mental health. We all have it, […]Continue readingGet Ready to #GetLoud for Mental Health Week, May 7-13, 2018
Every year, the CMHA Mental Health Week conversation gets very, very loud. It gets loud on social media, in our homes, and in our workplaces. In our schools and across our campuses. It gets loud in the halls of Parliament and in city and town halls across the country. This year, it will get even […]Continue readingGet Ready to Get Loud!
It’s time to press for progress. That’s the theme of International Women’s Day this year. Celebrated on March 8 around the world, the annual awareness day has a special emphasis on action for gender parity, including in the mental health and addictions sector. A number of studies on women’s health have demonstrated strong links between […]Continue readingCMHA calls for action on International Women’s Day
On February 28, individuals and organizations across the country will come together to celebrate Pink Shirt Day, an annual anti-bullying campaign. Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy […]Continue readingCelebrate Pink Shirt Day on February 28th!
For decades, mental health 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. But we’re on the cusp of something big. For the […]Continue readingJoin CMHA in the call to erase the difference
Bell Let’s Talk Day a reminder about Ontario’s Lack of mental health and addictions services (Thunder Bay, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018) – This year, people in Thunder Bay have an opportunity to push for lasting change on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Sign the petition at www.erasethedifference.ca and send a strong message to provincial election candidates that […]Continue readingBell Let’s Talk Day a reminder about Ontario’s Lack of mental health and addictions services
(THUNDER BAY, December 7, 2017) – A Thunder Bay family who raised $16,000 for local mental health initiatives in honour of a family member who died by suicide is encouraging the community to join them in speaking openly about mental illness and suicide prevention. Proceeds from the Darryl Stubbings Memorial Golf Tournament held this past […]Continue readingLocal family raises $16,000 for mental health in Thunder Bay region
CMHA, Thunder Bay Branch (CMHA -TBB) is pleased to announce they have been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been Canada’s trusted accrediting body for Health Care Organizations for more than 55 years. Accreditation is a process where organizations measure themselves against national standards […]Continue readingCMHA, Thunder Bay Branch awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thunder Bay Situation Table aims to help Community’s at-risk individuals (Thunder Bay, Nov. 7, 2017) – A new community-led initiative officially launched today is bringing together dozens of partners from various fields to help some of Thunder Bay’s most vulnerable individuals. The Thunder Bay Situation Table includes representatives from more than 30 […]Continue readingThunder Bay Situation Table aims to help Community’s at-risk individuals