June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with […]Continue readingC.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. celebrates National Indigenous People’s Day!
TORONTO (ONTARIO) May 6, 2019 – To mark its 68th annual Mental Health Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) calls for a national mental health promotion strategy to help shore up Canadians’ mental health in the face of rising rates of mental illness worldwide. The call is one of six recommendations outlined in a […]Continue readingCanadian Mental Health Association calls for new mental health promotion
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge is pleased to announce that this week May 6 to 12 is Mental Health Week. Our key messages are: The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Annual Mental Health Week is May 6-12, 2019 Each May, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons rally around CMHA Mental Health […]Continue readingThe Canadian Mental Health Association’s Annual Mental Health Week
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.), joins the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (C.C.S.A.) in recognizing National Addictions Awareness Week from November 26 to December 2, 2018. Below, please find a letter from Rita Notarandrea, M.H.Sc., C.H.E., Chief Executive Officer for C.C.S.A. regarding the week. The Canadian Centre on […]Continue readingNational Addictions Awareness Week
On November 22, C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. joins communities and organizations across the country to mark National Housing Day and recognize the challenges faced by many people in finding a place to call home. National Housing Day calls on the need for safe and affordable housing for all Canadians. Across the country, 1.7 million people are in […]Continue readingNational Housing Day recognizes the importance of safe and affordable housing
As of today (Oct. 17), the recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada. Canada joins Uruguay, the first country to have legalized cannabis, and several U.S. states in taking a public health approach to manage cannabis production and use. In legalizing cannabis, the Government of Canada is taking a bold step in ending […]Continue readingMental Health and Legal Cannabis in Canada
The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of the oldest continuing voluntary health organizations in Canada. It began existence as the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene (C.N.C.M.H.), founded by Dr. Clarence M. Hincks and Clifford W. Beers in January 26, 1918. Hincks was very interested in the field because he had experienced bouts of […]Continue readingHistory of C.M.H.A.: Celebrating 100 Years
The language around substance use issues can help or hinder recovery. That’s the message of this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (N.A.A.W.), an annual campaign from November 12 to 18 led by Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addictions. This year’s N.A.A.W. theme is Words Matter, drawing attention to how the use of stigmatizing language […]Continue readingC.M.H.A. H.K.P.R. recognizes National Addictions Awareness Week