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CMHA Local Events

See complete list of CMHA Mental Health Week events below or click on a province from the sidebar to narrow events list to your community.
Check back often as new events are added daily!

Walk for Awareness

May 7, 2014
1:00pm – 4:00pm
North Battleford

Walk for Awareness starting at the Saskatchewan Hospital -ending at North Battleford City Hall.

For more information, contact: Jane Zielke – 306-446-7177.

Community BBQ hosted by CMHA Battlefords Branch

May 5, 2014
11:00am – 2:00pm
Community BBQ: Smokie on a bun, cookies, drink – $6

For more information, contact: Jane Zielke – 306-446-7177

Flag Raising Ceremony

May 5, 2014
Battleford Town Hall – 1011 103rd Street, North Battleford, Sk
Hosted by CMHA Battlefords Branch.

For more information, contact: Jane Zielke – 306-446-7177.

Hugs & Kisses & Ride

May 5, 2014
Clarkson GO Station Malton GO Station, Mississauga & Bramalea GO Station, Brampton

During Mental Health Week we will be at the Clarkson, Bramalea and Malton GO stations during morning rush, distributing our Hug Cards (mental health tips) and Hershey’s Kisses (to sweeten your day). Stop by, ask questions and get information.

Thank you to GO Transit and Hershey’s Canada for supporting this important mental health awareness event. Below are the dates we’ll be at each station:

Clarkson GO: Monday, May 5th
Bramalea GO: Tuesday, May 6th
Malton GO: Wednesday, May 7th

For more information, visit the CMHA Peel website.

Mental Health Awareness

May 6, 2014
Community Door, 7700 Hurontario, Brampton L6Y 4M3

Join us as we launch Mental Health Week with a discussion on the importance of Mental Health Awareness.

Download the event flyer for more information.

Enter to win with Global BC and Ride Don't Hide

May 5 to May 11

For Mental Health Week, May 5-11, CMHA BC and Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide are hosting a contest with Global BC to win everything you need to ride this incredible event in style.

The exciting prize pack includes:

  • One million Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum Points
  • Miele Road Bike from Rocky Mountain Bicycles
  • Sugoi RS Pro Kit

Watch Global BC Morning News for contest details and enter online at for your chance to win, starting May 5.

Don’t forget to sign up with your friends and family to join the Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride on June 22 supporting CMHA’s mental health programs for women and their families in BC at

For more information, contact:

Free Webinar - Mental Wellness: Understanding and addressing mental health in the workplace

June 2, 2014
9:00 am to 10:30 am PST

Statistics show that 44% of working Canadians have had or have a mental illness, and the employees of small businesses aren’t immune. This workshop will help you understand your responsibility as employer to address mental illness in the workplace.

This seminar will outline five things you can do to create a psychologically healthy and safe workplace:

  • Prepare you for the likelihood that either you or one of your employees will experience a mental illness during their working years.
  • Learn how to respond to an employee who is struggling
  • Gain access to free resources available for your workforce
  • Learn how being proactive can help you heighten engagement, improve productivity and lower absenteeism.

Hosted by Small Business BC. Presented by: Julia Kaisla, Community Engagement Director, CMHA BC

For more information, visit the event website or contact:

Buy a Bracelet! Show your support for women's mental health

May 10, 2014

Show your support for women’s mental health with your pink Ride Don’t Hide bracelet. Starting May 10 through to June 22, bracelets will be available for a $2 donation at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across BC.

Don’t forget to sign up with your family and friends to join your local Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide community bike ride on June 22. It’s the perfect accessory as you get ready to ride in this incredible event!

All funds raised support CMHA programs for women and their families in BC.

Find your local BC community Shoppers Drug Mart Ride Don’t Hide event at

Vancouver Whitecaps #BuckUp for Mental Health

May 3, 2014 to May 17
Vancouver, BC

From now until May 17, when CMHA welcomes Clara Hughes to Vancouver for Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk, the Vancouver Whitecaps FC are inviting their fans to donate $1 online or at their 40th anniversary match on May 3. Their goal is to raise at least one dollar per fan!

All funds raised will help support Clara’s Big Ride Vancouver Community Champions The Kettle Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division.

Visit for details, and to watch a video on why mental health is an important cause to Whitecaps FC Defender Andry O’Brien.

For more information, contact:

CMHAVB Chinese Mental Health Promotion Program

Starting from May 5, 2014
Running all week!

Learn to Sing for Wellness
Date and Time: Monday, May 5th, 2014, 7pm-9pm
Place: CMHAVB, #110-2425 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC

Mental Health Week–Mental Promotion Booth
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 11am-1pm
Place: VCC, Broadway Campus

Wellness & Life Skills Workshop–
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 2pm-4pm
Place: Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Speaker: Shirley Ley, Canadian Certified Counsellor