Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara branch, has been providing mental health programs and services to assist individuals 16 years and older with their short and long-term mental health goals for more than 50 years. CMHA Niagara is a registered charity providing a continuum of mental health services. This means we assist those with early signs of mild to moderate unwellness, those with more severe daily living impacts, those with diagnosable mental illness and those recovering from mental illness.
MISSION: Our purpose is to strengthen mental wellness in the Niagara community.
VISION: A Niagara where mental health is recognized, supported and optimized.
VALUES: Service. Respect. Integrity. Teamwork. Competency.
Learn more in our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan.
We could not do the work of strengthening mental wellness in Niagara without the support of our funders. Learn more.
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Accessibility Policy and Plans
CMHA Niagara is committed to providing accessible service that follows principals of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity for all people. For complete details, read our policy statement and learn more about our accessibility procedures and Multi year accessibility plan.
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Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province and one territory, CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive. To learn more about CMHA National, click here.
Locally, in St Catharines, CMHA started with a group of volunteers in 1966 who established the local branch in 1967.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Niagara South Branch (formerly Welland Branch) received its Charter in November 1975, serving residents in the communities of Welland and Port Colborne. In 1989, they expanded to include the Niagara Falls Branch catchment area.
In 2001 CMHA Niagara North and CMHA Niagara South amalgamated to form CMHA Niagara, and continues to be a leader in providing adult mental health services and programs to individuals 16 years and older across the entire Niagara Region.