Promises by all parties fail to go far enough to address the opioid crisis that has claimed at least 10,440 lives since 2016. Imagine party leaders making tour stops in places like Kapuskasing, Parry Sound, Goderich or Renfrew only to find the entire population of these communities have been wiped out. This would be the […]Continue readingAll parties falling short on promises to solve the opioid crisis
More than one in five people say pandemic recovery is their top issue this election which is why Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Simcoe County Branch urges parties to think about increased access to mental health and addictions care the same way as lowering taxes, growing the economy and building schools. People have been waiting […]Continue readingPandemic recovery includes mental health and addictions care for all Ontarians
Content warning: This message refers to colonial and gender-based violence. CMHA Simcoe County Branch recognizes today, May 5, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) in Canada, also known as #RedDressDay. Today is a day to honour and remember the Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes Red Dress Day, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S)
www.mentalhealthweek.ca Thank you to our community for sharing these messages Sasha MacMillian – #SpeakUpForLee Barrie Police Chief Kimberly Greenwood CMHA SCB Catherine Cloutier – Navigatrice Régionale Francophone Acting Mayor of Collingwood – Keith Hull Mayor of Orillia – Steve Clarke Mayor of Springwater – Don Allen MPP Andrea Khanjin, Barrie-Innisfil Anahata […]Continue readingAre you ready! CMHA Mental Health Week May 2-8, 2022
As we celebrate Volunteer Week, CMHA recognizes that the majority of firefighters in our province are volunteers. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 18,000 Ontarians currently serve as volunteer firefighters. These individuals are trained to the same standard as career firefighters, and they volunteer their services while holding other primary occupations. Their […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates volunteer firefighters across Ontario
The province is less than 40 days away from electing its next government and a new campaign from CMHA branches in Ontario is encouraging voters to put one topic at the top of their election wish list: mental health and addictions care. CMHA’s “I choose” campaign will be using the next six weeks to spotlight […]Continue readingCMHA urges voters to “choose” mental health and addictions care
CMHA Simcoe County Branch joins organizations across the country this week in celebrating National Volunteer Week. The theme this year, Volunteering is Empathy in Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Empathy is a quality that can help people […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates National Volunteer Week 2022
CMHA is bringing Canadians together for a nationwide conversation on empathy with some special guests on May 2 at 12 pm EST to kick off Mental Health Week. The event will feature special guests Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Michael Landsberg and Kayla Breelove Carter and will be emceed by professor Nick Petrella. The panel will engage […]Continue readingJoin us for our nationwide Mental Health Week event!