11,000+ partners and volunteers. 5,000+ staff.
87 Divisions, Branches, and Regions.1 National Office.
Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
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.
With one national office, 11 divisions in all provinces and one territory, and 75 community-based branches/regions, we provide services and supports to over 1.3 million Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 5,000 staff and 11,000 volunteers.
Our History in Nova Scotia
Canadian Mental Health Associations in Nova Scotia are the oldest community-based mental health and addictions charitable organizations in the province.
Founded in 1908, the CMHA NS Division provides provincial leadership for mental health in Nova Scotia. CMHAs in Nova Scotia support the mental health of all Nova Scotians. This is achieved through the provision of community-based supports and services that promote positive mental health-quality of life, and prevent mental ill-health related injury and disease through:
- Strengthening our Collective Voice by developing collaborative and supportive relationships among multiple sectors and partners, in support of mental health for all;
- Ensuring Quality Services through the provision of quality and timely, evidence-based mental health promotion- injury disease (mental health and addictions) awareness, education, training, programs and initiatives that mental health and quality of life for all Nova Scotians; and,
- Enhancing Organizations’ Health by providing provincial and local community leadership to pilot and deliver innovative evidence-based mental health promotion, injury-disease recovery-based prevention supports and services for all Nova Scotians.