The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the nation-wide leader and champion for mental health in Canada. Founded in 1918, CMHA has grown to over 135 branches in communities across Canada. Our vision is mentally healthy people in a healthy society. We are dedicated to supporting resilience and recovery for people with lived experience of mental illness and their families, and promoting mental health for all. We accomplish this through advocacy, education, community-based research and services.
While continuing to provide critical support services, we work to empower organizations and individuals to improve mental health in the workplace, at home, and in the community because mental health begins where we work, live, and play.
A provincial charity and community leader celebrating 61 years, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division promotes the mental health of British Columbians and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness; substance use and addictive behaviour are within the scope of the organization. CMHA BC does this through building capacity, influencing policy, developing resources and providing services. CMHA BC is part of one of Canada’s oldest charitable organizations, working towards a shared vision: mentally healthy people in a healthy society. In BC, the CMHA family has 19 branches serving more than 82,000 people across 100 communities. CMHA BC shares a national vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society. Learn more at www.cmha.bc.ca.
Learn more about CMHA branches participating in Ride Don’t Hide across Canada: