Other Mental Health Organizations

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, we provide direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.
As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. These services are tailored to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

 

Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the MHCC brings together leaders and organizations from across the country to accelerate these changes.

Each of its initiatives and projects is led by experts from across the country who bring a variety of perspectives and experience to the table. The MHCC’s staff, Board and Advisory Committee members all share the same goal – creating a better system for all Canadians.

The MHCC is funded by Health Canada and has a 10-year mandate (2007-2017). Among its initiatives, the MHCC is creating the country’s first mental health strategy, working to reduce stigma, advancing  knowledge exchange in mental health, and examining how best to help people who are homeless and living with mental health problems.

Schizophrenia Society of Canada (SSC)

The mission of the organization is: to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.

SSC is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979.

We work with 10 provincial societies to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. At SSC we are committed to:

  • Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce stigma and discrimination
  • Supporting families and individuals
  • Advocating for legislative change and improved treatment and services
  • Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts
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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to quickly share a fundraiser for a friend of mine, Uliana Nevzorova. On June 25, 2017, Uliana, along with thousands of other cyclists will ride to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada, as well as raising $1,700,000 for mental health programs and services. Uliana is personally trying to raise $1000. If you’d like to place a donation toward this worthy cause, please visit Uliana’s fundraising page on Facebook here.

Good luck Uliana!

Caelin

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