CMHA Toronto partners with West Toronto’s Ontario Health Team to improve the mental health of all with free community workshops

April 20, 2023

The Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto Branch (CMHA Toronto) is proud to announce its partnership with the West Toronto Ontario Health Team to deliver a series of free mental health workshops to the public. 

 The workshops will be focused on promoting mental wellness, providing support, and building resilience for individuals and communities during these challenging times. The partnership is part of CMHA Toronto's commitment to providing accessible and inclusive mental health resources to everyone in the community. 

"We’re thrilled to partner with CMHA Toronto to deliver these much-needed workshops facilitated by team of community educators that collectively speak ten languages and have experience in health and social services,”
Kashtin Fitzsimons, Director of the West Toronto Ontario Health Team.

"We're thrilled to partner with the West Toronto Ontario Health Team to bring these workshops to the city’s west end," said Michael Anhorn, Chief Executive Officer of CMHA Toronto. "Improving the mental health of all has always been a priority for our organization, and we know that the pandemic has made it even more crucial to provide support and resources to those in need." 

The workshops will cover a range of topics, including stress management, mindfulness, and self-care. They will be delivered by trained facilitators, who will provide practical tips and strategies to help participants manage their mental health and build resilience. 

"We're committed to promoting mental wellness and providing support to everyone in the community"
Michael Anhorn, CEO, CMHA Toronto

“Our community partners identified mental health supports as a key priority for West Toronto. We’re thrilled to partner with CMHA Toronto to deliver these much-needed workshops facilitated by team of community educators that collectively speak ten languages and have experience in health and social services,” said Kashtin Fitzsimons, Director of the West Toronto Ontario Health Team. 

The workshops will be offered at no cost to participants, virtually and in-person. Participants will also have the option to join small discussion groups after the workshops to connect with others and share their experiences. 

"We're committed to promoting mental wellness and providing support to everyone in the community," said Anhorn. "We're grateful to West Toronto’s Ontario Health Team for partnering with us to make these workshops possible." 

The workshops will be offered throughout the year, and registration will be available on the WTOHT’s Eventbrite profile. Anyone interested in participating in the workshops can visit wtoht.ca or contact wtoht@4villages.on.ca for more information. 

About West Toronto OHT 

The West Toronto Ontario Health Team is a consortium of 35 organizations in the West Toronto area which help coordinate care between hospitals, primary care, home and community care services, long-term care homes, congregate settings, and other services to deliver an improved and seamless healthcare experience for those receiving care in West Toronto. The West Toronto Ontario Health Team seeks to make health and social care delivery equitable through their vision of working collaboratively with patients, caregivers and the community. 

About CMHA Toronto 

CMHA Toronto is the city’s leading community mental health agency. We provide accessible, quality care for people in Toronto through programs, research and advocacy. From supporting individuals experiencing a mental health crisis to providing tools that support day-to-day mental health, when people need support in Toronto, we’re here to help create belonging and hope. Learn more at cmhato.org 

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