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CMHA Mental Health Week
May 6 - 12, 2024
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Workshops & Corporate Training

CMHA Toronto provides mental health workshops and trainings across Toronto to help people and organizations develop the skills they need to create and maintain safe living and working environments. By addressing the needs of our community, we can promote mental health and wellness for all.
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Toronto Marathon for CMHA Toronto

Join CMHA Toronto and runners from across the globe for the Toronto Marathon on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

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Mental Health For All

At CMHA Toronto, we take a client-first, recovery-oriented approach to supporting people and their families when they experience mental health challenges or live with mental illness. By integrating health and social care, we provide services that aid in long-term wellness.

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By integrating health and social care, we provide services that aid in long-term wellness including housing, employment, community connections and so much more. Our community-based programming means we can partner with clients to support all aspects of their wellbeing: mental, physical, financial, emotional and spiritual.
800+
affordable and supportive housing units to keep people living with mental illness housed.
6000+
clinical clients participate in CMHA Toronto programs each year
5900+
clients benefit from CMHA Toronto Information and Decision Support services each year
95%
of clients felt CMHA Toronto services helped them deal more effectively with life challenges
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At CMHA Toronto, we celebrate the diversity that makes up Toronto's cultural fabric, and commit to serving all members of the community. Our doors are open to provide community-based mental health support to individuals and their families from all races, cultures, religions, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, and ages - at every stage of their mental health journey.

As a registered charity, CMHA Toronto relies on the support of our funders and donors to offer programs to those in need.

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VOLUNTEER

CMHA Toronto volunteers play a crucial role in enhancing the well-being of our community.
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STUDENT
PLACEMENT

CMHA Toronto offers placements for students in social work, project management, paralegal, nursing, occupational therapy and more.
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TO GIVE

Help create belonging and hope by contributing to CMHA Toronto and our leading community-based mental health work.
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In November 2023 the City of Toronto green lit city-wide expansion of the Toronto Community Crisis Service. Catch up with Painted Sky, a crisis worker and Indigenous specialist with TCCS, and learn more about how his own Indigeneity informs his work, and why it’s important to practice with an Indigenous lens to best serve Indigenous people who are facing mental health challenges in Toronto.
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In 2019, CMHA Toronto’s Health Equity Coordinator approached Terry Pariseau with an idea. She and other staff had attended San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety training and wanted to set up a Truth & Reconciliation Committee. They believed that Terry, a member of Bear Clan from Mahingan Sagaigan (Wolf Lake First Nation), was one of the best people to help establish it.
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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto celebrated a vibrant and high-impact Mental Health Week from May 6 to 12, with the theme “Compassion Connects – A Call to Be Kind.” The week engaged the community through a series of events and activities aimed at promoting the power of compassion.
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Hear from CMHA Toronto’s Hospitals to Homes (H2H) case managers Ezhil Souparamnian, Jeev Param and Varun Midha who speak about their unique role providing rapid access to resources and service navigation for clients leaving hospital and returning to their communities after mental health treatment.
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For those hospitalized with mental health concerns, an abrupt discharge may leave them unsure of what type of community supports are available or how to access them. Enter Hospitals to Homes (H2H): an innovative program developed by CMHA Toronto and Scarborough Health Network that provides rapid case management, usually within 48 hours of discharge, helping to ease the transition from the hospital to a well-supported return to home and community.
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You will often hear therapists and counsellors suggest that “one of the best ways to help ourselves is to help others.” There’s solid evidence that shows volunteering to be good for our overall mental health. Lara Fruitman, RSW, an employment support worker with CMHA Toronto, summarizes the reasons why, in addition to the good it does in our communities, volunteering is also a boon for our individual mental health.
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Murray Segal, former Deputy Attorney General of Ontario, has served on CMHA Toronto’s board of directors since 2015. Now approaching the end of his term, he spoke with us about why he was motivated to volunteer with CMHA Toronto, some of CMHA Toronto’s key achievements during his tenure, and why he would encourage other leaders to consider volunteering.
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Kalil Magtoto recovered from his own mental and physical health challenges by putting “one foot in front of the other” – literally. While training for his first half-marathon, he rekindled his commitment to raising awareness of men’s mental health and discovered that running in community is a powerful catalyst for personal and social change.
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Join Dorothy Leroux, peer facilitator, and Aaron Smith, member, who share their reflections on Routes and why it’s grown to be a vital source of connection, camaraderie, and hope for each of them.
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West Office
700 Lawrence Ave W,
Suite #480 Toronto,
ON M6A 3B4

East Office
1200 Markham Rd,
Suite #500 Scarborough,
ON M1H 3C3

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