Web Site: www.cmha.ab.ca

The Canadian Mental Health Association in Alberta

The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of the oldest volunteer organizations in Canada. We believe in social justice, individual and collective responsibility, self-determination, maximum community integration and access to appropriate and adequate resources and supports that will enable individuals, groups and communities to increase control over and enhance their mental health.

The Alberta Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association is the senior legal entity in Alberta and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Association’s activities in Alberta. These roles include: developing and coordinating public information initiatives; innovating projects with Province-wide implications; providing social policy leadership and strong government influence; and communication and coalition building with other provincial agencies and organizations.

The structure of CMHA allows sharing and cooperation on a nation-wide basis while the “grass roots” emphasis enables the organization to be responsive to local and community needs.

At the local level throughout Alberta the Organization sponsors direct services such as housing, suicide prevention training, community outreach, social-recreation, education, crisis intervention and advocacy and social support

For more detailed information visit our web site at www.cmha.ab.ca.