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About CMHA NS

The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division [CMHA NS] supports the resilience, recovery and well-being of people living with a mental illness and those experiencing mental health challenges across the province.

We deliver safe, inclusive evidence-based programs, training and navigation support that Nova Scotians need to be well and stay well. These programs are free to access and available to everyone living in Nova Scotia.

We advocate for policy change that supports the
social determinants of health, including housing, employment and job insecurity, working life conditions, social inclusion and non-discrimination, and access to affordable health services of decent quality.

We are also part of a federation, which means we are a collective of organizations across the country, bound together by a brand and mission.

Nova Scotians can rely on CMHA-NS for:

Our Vision: A Canada where mental health is a universal human right.

Our Mission: We empower and support the voices of all those seeking assistance on their
mental health journey. We are dedicated to eliminating stigma, so all feel safe and not alone.


Our Impact:

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Our Strategic Plan

In April 2022, our staff and board collaborated to create a strategic plan that would act as our roadmap for the next three years.

The goal of this plan is to provide clarity and direction within our organization that will allow us to strengthen our collective impact, increase our profile and help shift public perceptions about mental health and mental illness.

The most important part of any successful strategy is people, so we started this plan by asking
as many as we could.

Through individual interviews and open and honest discussions we surveyed over 500 stakeholders in the community, including our clients, our branches, all levels of government and our peers in the nonprofit sector.

We talked to as many of them as we could. And most important of all, we listened.

CMHA NS employs 19 people across the province, and we can be an even more powerful force for good if we can work together with our branches and board of directors even more, guided by a new three-year strategic plan.

This plan sets out who we are as an organization, what we want to be known for, and what we plan to do for the next three years to take us there. READ MORE


Contact Us

Main Line: 1.877.466.6606
E-mail: [email protected]

Executive Director Karn Nichols

Direct Line: 902-517-2401

Website: novascotia.cmha.ca
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]

Mailing Address:

CMHA Nova Scotia Division
Suite 201
3-644 Portland Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B2W 6C4

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