We recently developed a new strategic plan: Pathway to a Successful Future: Strategic Plan 2017-2020. With this new direction forward, we have updated our Vision, Mission, and Values:
In partnership with clients, families and the community, we provide best practice services through education, advocacy, therapeutic supports and assistance with social determinants, to improve mental health recovery and quality of life.
Mentally healthy people thriving in an inclusive society free from stigma.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge adheres to the following client-centred values:
Self-Determination – We are grounded in a philosophy of recovery, increasing the capacity of clients and families to build resilience, become more empowered, make informed
choices, and to transform choices into actions with successful outcomes for each person.
Social Justice – We address the barriers and discrimination that impact people’s quality of life. We support equitable access to resources, so everyone can fully participate in society.
Collaboration – We continuously build on community experience and expertise in the delivery of mental health and addictions supports. Our partners are: individuals who use our services, families, community service providers, staff, volunteers, students, our Board of Directors, and provincial and national partners in mental health and addictions.
Diversity and Inclusion – We respect the dignity, integrity, beliefs and cultures of all people and seek to continuously provide safer environments for recovery.
Innovation- We value the continuous momentum of ongoing quality improvement in the provision of effective and evidence-based services and supports.
Accountability – As a publicly funded charitable organization we are committed to using ourfunds as efficiently and effectively as possible and to being open to the highest standards of public scrutiny.
We operate on a strong foundation supported by three pillars, which support our belief that mental health for all is possible. Our pillars are:
Knowledge: Through education and open dialogue we can help to provide our community with a greater understanding of mental illness, and to eliminate stigma.
Hope: Through our services we are able to foster hope that we are a community where everyone who needs help, gets help.
Belonging: Through our programs we are able to promote belonging to a community which is an important part of recovery.
To us recovery is defined as…
An experience where you actively engage in your own process, working independently and with others to enjoy a meaningful life in your own community, to fully exercise your rights and freedom as citizens, and to achieve the quality of life you desire.
Our approach to recovery is…
Working together in partnerships of empowerment and respect for lived experience, embracing key principles of hope, self-determination, responsibility, and social inclusion.
Embracing the recovery approach…
We recognize that you are a unique individual with the right to determine your own path towards mental health, well-being, and a meaningful fulfilling quality of life.
Providing client and family-centred care
We are committed to putting our clients and families first. In all of our services and programs we work with clients and families to understand their needs, and put their priorities at the centre of what we do. We respect people from all walks of life and value diversity. We continuously strive to make our spaces safer and more supportive, so that every person can explore meaningful ways to experience recovery and improve the quality of their life.